Spring For Some Different Spring Bulbs
Everyone plants tulips, daffodils and crocus. For next year, why not try something different? Be the first in your neighborhood to break the mold and introduce some fritillaria, ranunculus or bluebells into the spring landscape.
Some of us plant trees indiscriminately. In nature, however, dogwoods and redbuds grow with larger trees at the edge of the forest. Plant these spring beauties in the “understory” this fall to avoid the tree “undertaker” in the future.
Into The Pot For Thanksgiving
If you want to use your outdoor culinary herbs in your Thanksgiving dinner, put them into a pot now. No, don’t cook them; continue to grow them this fall so they will be fresh for November.
Dogwoods Are The New Red
A red twig dogwood in the cold winter snow can warm the landscape like a cup of mulled wine. Its cardinal-colored stems contrast beautifully against white snow and evergreens. If seeing some red this winter sounds appealing, give this shrub a try.
Professional Equivalency Constants for Herbicides
Sometimes adjusting the concentration of herbicide can mean the difference between it working and not working. Here’s how to calculate concentrations the way professionals do to make an herbicide more effective — and still safe to use.
Weekly National Garden Tours
The greenhouses have cooled off, and the outdoors is pleasant for walking. Trip over to the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington for a guided tour of the National Gardens. Check out this event and others on the two-month calendar.
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