Category Archives: Seasonal

How to take care of your garden throughout the different seasons.

How to Re-bloom Poinsettia

The Poinsettia houseplant still holds first place as one of the most favored holiday flowers. The question that is most frequently asked: "How can I keep my Poinsettia through the entire year and have it re-bloom next season"? This is a precise procedure but if done well you will experience a sense of accomplishment and...
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Jobs to Do in The Garden During April

April is the month when the blossom really comes into its own. From the whites and pinks of flowering cherries and fruit trees, to the snowy coverings on hedgerows, all make their mark with a show of colour. The blackbird is singing, the nights are drawing out and the sun is beginning to have some...
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April in The Flower Garden

Even in the smallest garden, April is the month when the growing season really begins to gather pace. Flower beds start to fill out with the bushy new shoots of herbaceous plants and leaves once again begin cover the branches of trees. With such fecundity its easy to let things slip out of control in...
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Plants for April

April and spring is well underway. Renewed warmth in the sun means there is a wealth of choice of plants for your garden. Here are a few of my favourites, along with varieties and how to care for them. (more…)...
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Planting Lavender is an Easy Spring Garden Project

Planting lavender is a great way to start off the spring gardening season. A little effort now will pay off for years to come as this low maintenance perennial yields its aromatic and useful blossoms. Purchase a plant from a nursery, choose the right location, prepare the soil and plant. Just add a little fertilizer...
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Fall Composting Ensures a Bountiful Garden

As the air turns cooler and the days grow shorter, our backyard gardens surrender their last fruits and vegetables of the year, and the last leaves fall from the trees. When we pull out the yellowing vines from the garden and bag leaves from the yard, we're a...

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Lawns Need Fall Fertilization to Survive Winter Stress

It may be hard to believe, but all the signs are there: The neighborhood children are back in school, dusk arrives a little earlier each day, and it is too cool to leave the house at night without a sweater or jacket. There's no denying that another summer is almost over. Read more

January in the Vegetable Garden

There's always plenty to do in even the smallest vegetable garden. There are some essential jobs to do in January as well as those that mean you will have a head start come the beginning of spring. Whether its getting ahead by planting early vegetables in the greenhouse or preparing the ground for this year's...
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January Jobs in The Flower Garden

There's always plenty to do even in the smallest of gardens and mid-winter is no exception. There are essential jobs that need to be done now in the flower garden and those that will ensure that you are ahead of the game come the beginning of spring. So put on your hat and gloves and...
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Gardening by The Phases of The Moon

An early winter walk with the dog this morning gave me a wonderful sight of a full moon, large and luminous in the early morning sky. It got me thinking about the superstition and folklore surrounding the practice of moon phase gardening. In recent years there has been renewed interest in gardening by the phases...
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