Summer Refresh - Spruce Up Your Garden

Midsummer is when you really want to be outside, enjoying your garden. However, heat, rain (or lack of it), and insects can take their toll. Maybe your garden …
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All About Mulch and How It's Different From Compost

It's spring, and the local gardening email groups are abuzz with questions about mulch, especially:  What to use?  But before we get to what,  let's look at …
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Organic Mulches for Fall

  Are your beds and borders mulched and ready for winter?  Mulches do a lot to moderate soil temperature, which means preventing freeze-thaw cycles that can …
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Mulch and the Middle-Aged Gardener

Mulch and the Middle-Aged Gardener Have you finished putting down fresh mulch in all your borders yet?  This is THE biggest job of the year for most gardeners …
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This Week in My Garden: Pruning Roses and Filling Up New Borders

Suddenly it's spring-like out there and OMG there's so much to do in the garden!  First, the regular spring maintenance:
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What to Do in Your Garden in March

  Here’s what most people do. They wait until it’s already warm and colorful outdoors before noticing that their yards look pretty bad and wondering what they …
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Compost Guru Frank Gouin Answers All Our Questions

  I'd heard Dr. Frank Gouin's name mentioned almost reverentially for years and wasn't about to miss his winter workshop at Homestead yesterday.    So without …
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