Outside in the Garden Neaten up the garden and edge beds. Rake soil and scatter collected seeds. Make notes as to plants to replace and areas to fill in this spring. Place pines and other evergreens prunings (except holly that dries prickly) on beds to protect plants and give a cleaner look. If fully dormant … Continue reading “Garden Tips – Winter Work”
The Arboretum is bursting when bloom from spring through fall, but have you ever looked at the color and texture of the Arboretum in the winter? To most, the winter garden is dreary and lacking all color, but a closer look will prove otherwise. Really look at a tree’s bark. It is the tree’s outer … Continue reading “In the Arboretum: The Beauty of Bark”
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“To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” ~ Alfred Austin, English poet. We are in that awkward transition time of year when it is often too early and too late to do chores. Take one day at a time and hope for the best. Generally, nature is forgiving. … Continue reading “Garden Tips – November”
There are so many wonderful trees in the Arboretum, sometimes it is hard to see the trees for the ‘forest’. Among the wonderful trees that you will find in the Arboretum is Diospryros virginiana, aka ‘divine fruit’. It is one that you would not readily accept If your only contact with D. virginiana, (persimmon) was … Continue reading “In the Arboretum – November”
Patron of Gardeners – October 2nd is is St Francis of Assisi Day, known for his love of animals and nature. 15 Minute Gardening – Label garden hoses “Not Potable”, since the PVC stabilizer can leach into the water. Potable are available from garden stores and on-line. Water Early and Deep – Always water early … Continue reading “October Things to do in Your Garden”
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