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2312, 2017

Goodbye 2017 Gardening Year

By | December 23rd, 2017|Categories: Garden maintenance, Southern Gardens, The Winter Garden|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

With my windmill palms snugly wrapped for the winter, another gardening year ends at Woodland Cottage. And a new gardening year begins, with a fire to welcome the Winter Solstice and the arrival of the longer days that I love.

911, 2017

First Frost/Freeze of Season Due this Weekend in D.C. Area

By | November 9th, 2017|Categories: Garden maintenance, Houseplants, The Fall Garden, Tropical Plants, Weather vagaries|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Right on time, the first frost/freeze of the season is due this weekend, here in the Magical Mid-Atlantic, specifically Friday night. With the turning of the seasons comes a list of things to do to put your garden to bed for the winter season so it can rest: Without delay, bring your tender houseplants and tropicals inside. Check for insects and spray accordingly, if you believe in spraying. Once inside, I give [...]

907, 2017

Woodland Cottage’s Gardens on Tour

By | July 9th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Garden Tours, Garden Travel, Gardeners, Media, Southern Gardens, The Summer Garden, Water in the Garden|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

I had the pleasure of opening my garden a couple of weeks ago to the Garden Bloggers Fling, which meets annually in cities around the country. We had an international group visit the garden. It was great fun. I'd like to share with you a marvelous article by Pam Penick, who has the blog Digging. I think she captured the garden here at Woodland Cottage very succinctly. Thanks, Pam, for a nice [...]

2311, 2016

Holiday 2016 Newsletter

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Garden maintenance, Garden Tours, Garden Travel, Holidays, Houseplants, Random garden thoughts, Southern Gardens, The Winter Garden, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

  And here we are again—the holidays have begun! Here is a link to my Holiday 2016 Newsletter, full of reminiscences, news of this years trips, and garden advice. Enjoy--and Happy Holidays!

311, 2016

Please Continue to Water!

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The sunny, dry warmth continues here in the Magical Mid-Atlantic, particularly in the D.C. area, where I live. I am seeing a lot of stress in gardens, especially on plants that haven’t been in the ground too long. Please continue to water. My irrigation system has been running daily, and I am supplementing, by hand-watering, as needed. We need a few long, slow rains! Please be sure to lay the hose down at [...]

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Jeff MinnichJeff Minnich received his horticulture degree, with an emphasis on landscape design and nursery management, from Virginia Tech. His garden design firm, Jeff Minnich Garden Design, Inc., takes the client from initial design concept through the completed garden design. The firm sub-contracts the landscape installation through reputable, talented craftsmen. Jeff is a horticulturist, designer and all around plant fanatic.

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