This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Many of you will be giving hanging flowering baskets as a Mother’s Day gift. Along with giving the basket, make sure to include a package of fertilizer.
Another year of going from winter to summer. Still, it will feel nice to have sunshine.
It was so nice to be outside on the sunny and warmer days we have had in the past few days. Now, if we can convince Mother Nature to keep the warm weather coming, we all can get around to some real gardening.
The April showers continue to hit our area. This past Monday had to be one of the coldest rainy day we have had in a long time. Hopefully the weekend sounds like it will be a bit better.
The weather report shows warming temperatures for later in the week. Let’s all cross our fingers and hope that it will truly be the start of real spring weather.
Why do you put mulch around the plants in your yard? You probably like the way the flower and shrub beds look after the mulch is in place. There are many reasons to put mulch around the plants.
April 1 St. is Easter Sunday. Part of the tradition of this holiday is giving flowers. In particular, people will give the spring flowering bulbs as Easter gifts. This would include tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, crocus and of course Easter Lilies.
I would guess that none of could believe that we are having the 4Th. northeaster of the month of March. I don’t know if that is any kind of record but I am sure that if it is a record it isn’t a record that we are willing to celebrate.
I don’t think that anyone had a clue that the snowstorm last week would create so much devastation to the trees in our area. At home, we lost 2 major limbs on one dogwood and 2 major branches on our ornamental flowering plum.
Two weeks ago, many people were talking about an early spring this year. You may want to unfriend those people on social media! Another Wednesday snowstorm for this week and possibly another snowstorm for Monday. When it comes to spring weather, I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas.
The first day that this column appears in the newspaper is the last day of February. With any luck, March will be kind to us and the weather will hopefully get progressively warmer through the month of March.
It’s not Spring! In all my years, Spring has never arrived in February. As a matter of fact, the official first day of Spring arrives in March and that day usually is not spring type of weather.
We are now in the middle of February. I have some good news for you. It is time to start gardening. No, you are not going to fill the window boxes with geraniums. No, you are not going to plant the tomato plants in the garden.
As I write this column, the ground is pretty much free of snow. There is a forecast for snow on Wednesday but that is supposed to turn to rain. And warmer temps are expected this weekend.
The weather has been varied this past month. We have had some cold days; some warm days and some snowy and or rainy days. I have noticed that there has been a steady flock of birds at the feeder. I have also noticed that there have been signs that deer have been in the yard.
Many people like to grow houseplants. Houseplants can be easy to grow. However, one of the comments that I hear a lot when people want to grow
Last week, I talked to you about watering houseplants. Even though it is far from the planting season outdoors, let me tell you this week how you should be watering your outdoor plants.
“How often do I need to water this plant? Should I water it once a week? Should I water it every day?” These are questions I get almost every day from my customers.
My guess is that you probably aren’t going to be planting anything outside for the next few weeks. With that being said, it is time to start thinking about the things you can do in the spring that will make you a more successful gardener.