21August 24, 2017


The end of August is near and that means that you have some chores to do. Let’s get started on the Honey Do list.

If you have the tall bearded iris in your garden, you will notice that the rhizomes are about half way above the surface of the ground.

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30June 22, 2017

The heat and humidity, along with very strong sun, has gotten many plants to grow at a rapid rate. This is the time where your plants are in need of being fertilized on a regular schedule. This is especially important for plants that are being grown in any type of container.

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33July 20, 2017

People often ask me how I come up with ideas for this weekly column. I tell people that when you get 6 people who come into the store with the same question concerning a problem in the garden, then I know it must be a widespread problem for many people. With that being said, this is what many people want to know this week.

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34July 13, 2017

Someone asked me last week if I had seen any Japanese beetles. So far, I have not seen any of these beetles. It could just mean that they are late in emerging from the soil. I would guess that, like last year, some people will be inundated with the beetles and some people will have few if any of the Japanese beetles.

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36June 29, 2017

So, how does your garden grow? I have had a chance to talk to a lot of customers this week and, in the process, to get some feedback on how their gardens are doing at this point in time. It would appear that some people are having good luck with their plants growing and other are having to deal with plants that are not growing too well.

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39June 8, 2017

The extended cool and rainy weather looks to be followed by a heat wave early next week. This roller coaster weather will have some ramifications for our plants. Let’s try to figure out what can happen and see if there is anything you should be doing to protect your plants.

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