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For most people, holiday seasons bring with them warm memories from years past. Traditions are the stuff those memories are built on, and each family has its own special tradition that comes either from the long ago past or...
If you live in a cold-weather zone, you know that winter can be hard on garden plants. Here are tips for protecting your valuable woody plants. Watering: Good winter care starts with thorough watering in the fall. When the garden season draws...
As a rule, the first widespread frosts occur in the UK around September time. Higher ground will tend to see frosts earlier than low-lying ground. A ground frost will damage only the most tender plants, but it is a...
You could be forgiven for thinking the November is a time when the garden starts to shut down for winter and nothing much is going on. Look more carefully and you might be surprised. November is often thought of...
November ushers in cooler temperatures which means gardeners can focus on adding color and fall vegetables to their gardens.
With shorter fall days, it can be a challenge to find time to complete all that needs to be done in the garden before winter. Add Mulch Around Trees Spread several inches of organic mulch around trees to the tree's drip...
Every fall intrepid gardeners ponder their properties and plan for the new year. Or, more likely, every spring property owners drive about and jealously wonder why they did not plan ahead for beautiful spring colors bursting from tulips, daffodils...
November in the vegetable garden and winter is beginning to take hold. Beds that were filled with late season produce are now laid bare, stems of runner beans have died off twisted around their supports and the greenhouse is...
If you want large bulbs bursting with flavor, plant your garlic in the fall. You will have to wait until the next summer to harvest, but it is worth the wait.
Its time to start planning ahead for a dazzling showcase of spring flowers. Plant an assortment of spring blooming bulbs before the first frost such as Lily of the Valley, Daffodils, Tulips, Crocuses, Bearded Irises, and my favorite flower the Hyacinth.