Many types of dahlias do not survive the snowy cold winters here. We have to lift them out of the dirt or purchase new ones come spring. I wrote up a quick guide to digging up and storing dahlias over winter.
It’s that time of year again in the midwest time to start getting roses ready for winter. It time to start thinking of the changing of seasons and old man winter will be slowly creeping in. If you want your roses to survive over the cold winter months, you will have to do some planning ahead. Your planning starts toward the end of the summer in the midwest. Continue Reading →
Raised Garden Bed Out of Dresser. Here is taking recycling to extremes one might think. I think it is a creative way to recycle and make use of something that would just end up in the landfill. For those of you without a lot of space or love vertical gardening this might just work for you.
I received a question via e-mail from a fellow gardener asking general questions about starting & maintaining Rhubarb plants. Someone knows I grow mammoth rhubarb plants 🙂 . I answered his questions back via e-mail and decided to share the information on the site too. Continue Reading →
Tulip Care After Blooming
In the spring, your garden is singing with color and it all looks so beautiful but soon the colors fade and start to look messy. Your tulips start losing their leaves and the stems start to dry up. Read on for tulip care after blooming.
Water seems to have a soothing, magically calming affect on the body. It is beautiful, sparkling, and gentle. Water gardens can add interest to an otherwise bland backyard. They can include waterfalls, ponds and fountains. Continue Reading →
This is how I germinate my seeds in the spring. I like to recycle materials whenever I can. I have been rolling newspaper into seeding pots and using milk jugs as mini greenhouses for years. Continue Reading →
I have preserved flowers and herbs for many different projects over the years. There are several different ways to accomplish preserving flowers and herbs, but what it really boils down to is what kind of project you will do with the end dried herb or flower that matters. Continue Reading →
Rain Barrels to Survive Droughts – If you’re a gardener that has an unlimited supply of water, consider yourself lucky! There are many gardeners who live in drought zones where the garden and lawn watering rules are very constrictive to the health of gardens and plants. Continue Reading →
pH represents how acidic or alkaline it is. Soil pH is determined on a scale from zero to 14, with seven being a neutral pH that is neither acidic nor alkaline. If your soil pH is outside the range of 6.0 to 7.0 you may need to increase or decrease your soil pH.
If you’re thinking about starting a garden, the first thing you need to consider is what type of garden you might want to have. There are many different choices and often it can be hard to pick just one, but hopefully you can narrow it down by choosing a garden that is perfect for you. But by narrowing it down, you’ll make the gardening experience and work load easier on yourself and your plants.
Each year I’d purchased a spring flower arrangement for my Easter table. The flower arrangement was either a tulip, daffodil or hyacinth potted plant. Now, I just plant flower bulbs in fall for an Easter centerpiece.