2009 is coming to an end. A new year is upon us.
I would guess that we would be having a white Christmas this year! Thankfully, the snow was light and relatively easy to shovel.
As the holiday season is upon us, you will likely want to decorate in your home. Plants and plant material have been part of decorating for many years.
For some people, it may have been a few years since they have had a real Christmas tree in their home.
The temperatures are still relatively mild. In many ways, it seems more like early spring than early winter.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. In the minds of many people, Friday is the beginning of winter.
Most yards have a corner of the yard that would be suitable for a compost pile
We have had a couple of nights of below freezing temperatures. I would guess that the annual flowers have seen their last days.
The leaves are dropping off the trees and the trees are taking on their winter look. Yuck! Time to rake the leaves.
We have already felt the chilly wind that signals the arrival of late fall.
Since we have had to pull out the winter coats, there is no denying that fall is creeping towards winter. Now is the time to get your yard ready for winter.
After talking to a few people this week, there seems to be some confusion about fertilizing plants in the fall.
September comes to a close, yet it is time to think of spring. If you want to plant tulip and daffodil bulbs,
In the fall of the year, the temperatures are cooling, yet the soil is warmer than the spring.
It has been a rough year for your lawn. After the winter, the moles had dug tunnels all over the lawn.
Mentally, it is so difficult to write the word September. But, September it is and the vegetable gardens should still be giving you a bounty of fresh vegetables.
Late August is a time when you may think that there is nothing to do in the garden.
The heat and humidity have really set in this week. Maybe this hot weather will help to ripen up all of those green tomatoes on your tomato plants.
As July winds down, the weather still seems to be fickle. We finally have gotten the warm weather.
It is mid August and the true days of summer have arrived. It is also nice to have some cooler days with less humidity. It makes it easier to work in the garden.
If you have been looking at your perennials gardens and they are looking a little sparse in the flowering department,
It has been so nice to see the sun for several days in a row.
We finally managed to put together a decent weekend.
June has come and gone and I must admit that the only good thing about it from a gardening standpoint is that we didn’t have to spend a lot of money to pay for watering our gardens. Here’s hoping July has better weather.
I am beginning to feel that I could write one column and use it for the last 3 weeks! Rain and all of the associated garden problems continue unabated.
The cloudy and damp weather seems to be continuing indefinitely. A week of sunshine would surely boost the spirits of everyone.
As I am writing this column, the weatherman is calling for a stretch of 5 days of rain and showers.
The month of May has come and gone and the planting season’s weather has been unusual, to say the least, but plants are growing at a steady pace.
Memorial Day has come and gone and planting season is in a frenzy mode.
Last week, I had talked to you about planting a vegetable garden.
Only in New England can you go from record high temperatures to the possibility of a frost in about 36 hours. It’s no wonder that we gripe about the weather!
After this weekend, I would guess we could say spring is here. Why is it that we always seem to go from temperatures in the 50’s to temperatures in the 80’s?
You would be hard pressed to think of it as being mid April. The weather just does not seem to co-operate.
I want you to take a walk in the forest. I want you to take a look at the trees.
We continue to have a typical March. March is made up of cold days, followed by warm days and back to cold days.
I hope you have heard it and seen it. In the early morning the birds are singing away.
I don’t think I am alone in wishing that there was no snow on Monday.
March is the cruelest month. Great words of wisdom. As I sit here on Monday writing this column, the snow is coming down.
The snow melts and then we get more snow and ice.
Every once in a while, I come across an article on gardening that really catches my attention.
We finally had our January Thaw. It took until February to have it, but it is nice to see how much the snow has settled.
There have been a few e mailed and written questions for the column.
Last week, I was telling you about the correct way to water your houseplants.
I would guess that if you do any amount of gardening, you know that plants need water.
Last week, I was telling you about the importance of having a quality soil for growing things in your garden.
The winter months are not a time to be doing a lot of gardening.