THINGS TO DO 15 Minute – Cat Gardening (plus 10-14 days of growing time)– Cats are known to nibble on house plants that may not be safe for them. While barley, oat, rye, and wheat aid their digestion, they may contain ingredients that are not necessarily safe for cats. Pet store kits are much more … Continue reading “June Garden Tasks”
When Mother Nell (Mrs. James Smith) lived in her home Bide-a-Wee in Paducah a century ago, she was the first to have hanging baskets of Boston ferns on her front porch. To all who travel through Paducah today, her home is best known as Whitehaven Welcome Center (I-24, exit 7). Nothing adds more welcome to … Continue reading “Hanging Baskets”
To get the greatest value from your landscape plants, they should contribute to the beauty of the yard at least three seasons of the year. To increase the yard’s usage beyond daylight hours, you can add a ‘third’ season that extends use into the evening. Of all of the attribute of plants, it is color … Continue reading “A Garden of White”
Creatures and Critters, Who’s in the Garden by Carol J. Michel is a delightful gardening book for you or a confined garden friend. It covers from Garden Fairies to Dinosaurs and a myriad of creatures in between. Carol is a Garden.Comm member.
15-Minute Gardening– Save coffee pods for seed starters. Empty grounds, rinse, fill with damp starting soil, sprinkle seed and cover with a thin layer of mix. Place in a clear plastic container in which holes have been punch for a green house. Use a permanent marker to write the name and planting date on the … Continue reading “Things to do in your yard in May”
It seems as though for the past few years, spring has snuck up on most of us – it is not supposed to happen in January or February, and then it is catch up time the rest of the year. Daffodils were gorgeous, but came two to three weeks early, followed by all spring flowering … Continue reading “Caring for Roses”
Last fall, Mrs. Wallis’s Rose Arbor was repaired and painted by garden club members as they tried to avoid the decidedly thorny canes. They didn’t always succeed but agreed that the ‘New Dawn’ rose variety, originally planted in the 1940s by Mrs. Wallis, will show off its pale pink blooms against the pure white of … Continue reading “In the Arboretum – Spring Comes Early”
15 minutes– Install a rain gauge and keep record of the weekly amount of rain in your garden journal. It is a great project for school children. Most plants need at least 1” of rain a week, more during droughts. In Your Garden Many spring flowers are early and dying due to heat. Deadhead by … Continue reading “Gardening Tips – April”