Watering: How Much is Enough?

Watering can make or break your gardening success. Too much and the plants drown. Not enough and they turn to a crisp. Here’s what you need to know about …
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5 Tips to Help Plants Survive Your Vacation

Summertime often means going on vacation, taking trips and spending extended periods of time away from home.  If you’re an avid gardener this can spell trouble.
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Gene Sumi Makes Houseplant Care Make Sense

Homestead's gardening educator did some teaching at the December meeting of our Golden Spades group and the topic of houseplants couldn't have been timelier.   …
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What I Really Do in the Garden in August

The Garden in August Again, this isn't one of those looong lists of “chores” in the garden.  I’m a gardener of the low-maintenance school, and I always want to …
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Sumi on Surviving this Horrible Summer

This is NOT a normal summer, Gene Sumi told shoppers during Homestead's Myrtle Festival - in the middle of the longest hot spell in anyone's memory.  It all …
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What I'm Doing in the Garden, July Edition

More Pruning and Hacking Back First, I have to confess that this photo shows how my garden looked last month.  Those astilbes have turned crispy, so I removed …
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It's Summer Drought-Time. Are You Watering?

Suddenly I'm noticing signs of death-by-drought appearing all over my neighborhood.    Not just wilting, but some dead stems, too.  And I notice that some …
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The Wit and Wisdom of Andre Viette

The famous garden writer, nurseryman, and radio host Andre Viette delivered a whopping dose of his gardening "tips" to Homestead customers over the weekend …
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