Lawn care in winter

Although frigidly cold weather without any snow cover (like we experienced at the beginning of this wretched winter) can stress lawns new and old, there's really no way we humans can mimic the insulating protection of snow.

Friday - 02/04/2011, 12:09pm EST

Don't let winter beat up your poor plants

As we cope with all this frozen misery, remember that our plants love a heavy cover of snow -- so feel free to move as much snow as possible onto garden beds and such.

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 02:04pm EST

Planting questions answered

Those trees are real bullies, with roots that steal every bit of food and water they can find, leaving little to nothing for other plants.

Saturday - 01/15/2011, 02:04pm EST

New Year's Resolutions that $ave You Money

Happy New Year! Time for our annual money saving, green-leaning resolutions for gardeners (and you normal people too).

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 08:15pm EST

Protecting spring bulbs, Christmas tree care

Although it's predicted to reach a blistering 36 Saturday, the nights have all been well below freezing, with no global warming in sight.

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 08:17pm EST

Gifts for Gardeners

Tick, tick, tickójust two weeks until Christmas Day -- time for my annual last minute gardener's gift list.

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 09:47am EST

Really live trees are ho-ho-heavy!

Time to issue my annual warnings to those of you planning on buying a truly live Christmas tree.

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 09:47am EST

Here come the ho-ho-holidays

The secret to keeping a cut tree fresh and supple indoors isn't in any magic mixture you place in the water holder.

Friday - 11/26/2010, 08:23pm EST

Bad trees and good leaves

You know how I've been saying that this is a great time of year to plant trees? Well, I should add that not all trees should be planted.

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 09:47am EST

Weekend marching orders

Your weekend marching (and non-marching) orders...

Friday - 11/12/2010, 09:47am EST

Stinkbugs, tilling and mulching

Brian in Warrenton has an important stinkbug alert.

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 09:47am EDT

Dig your Christmas tree hole

Speaking of holidays, it's time for some of you to start thinking about Christmas.

Friday - 10/29/2010, 09:48am EDT
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