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709, 2016

Please Be Sure to Water!

By | September 7th, 2016|Categories: Garden maintenance, Garden Travel, Southern Gardens, The Fall Garden, The Summer Garden, Water in the Garden, Weather vagaries|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I think all of us here in the Magical Mid-Atlantic were hoping for some good, soaking rains from Tropical Storm Hermine this past week; alas, it is drier than ever.  We must be very diligent about watering (soaking) our gardens as we prepare our plants to go dormant before they head into winter. I am beginning to see plants drying out in some of the gardens I am visiting. Please, please—WATER!!! [...]

804, 2016


By | April 8th, 2016|Categories: Spring Flowers, Weather vagaries|Tags: , |0 Comments

  Dear Friends in the D.C. area, I know this is getting old! Here we go again: Freeze Warning for Saturday night, April 9th. This Saturday night’s freeze could be the coldest of the recent late freezes. If it gets into the 20s, we could have widespread damage. In my own garden, there was some damage from the 31F or 32F we got the other night. I had damage on the new growth [...]

1903, 2016

Possible Frost/Freeze Early Next Week

By | March 19th, 2016|Categories: The Spring Garden, Weather vagaries|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Just as we were getting used to all this balmy, Spring weather, March rears its ugly side to hit us with possible damaging frosts and freezes on Sunday and Monday night (Monday night is predicted to be the coldest). Here are a couple of things to keep in mind over the next few days: Tender annuals, vegetables, etc. The average last frost date for the D.C. metro area is April 25th (earlier to [...]

2811, 2015

Holiday 2015 Newsletter

By | November 28th, 2015|Categories: Garden maintenance, Garden Tours, Garden Travel, Holidays, Newletters, Random garden thoughts, Southern Gardens, The Fall Garden, The Winter Garden, Travel|0 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays! Here is a link to my Holiday 2015 Newsletter, full of garden tips and information on our travels this year. Enjoy!

1810, 2015

FREEZE WARNING Tonight for the D.C. Area

By | October 18th, 2015|Categories: Container Gardens, Garden maintenance, Houseplants, Pruning, The Fall Garden, Weather vagaries|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Take photos of your favorite plant combinations, before the frost, so you can repeat them next year. Here, we have variegated spider plants, purple heart, and sprengeri asparagus fern, all tender to frosts and freezes. Right on time, the first freeze of the season is due in the D.C. area tonight. Not all areas will see a freeze (or even a frost), but it's time to prepare, just the same. With the turning [...]

908, 2015

Don’t Forget to Water

By | August 9th, 2015|Categories: Garden maintenance, Garden Travel, Southern Gardens, The Summer Garden, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As Summer slowly begins to slip into Fall here in the Magical Mid-Atlantic, we enter the hot, dry weather of August and early September. The first signs of Fall are just becoming evident: shorter days; a new, golden quality to the late afternoon and evening light; and the fading of many flowers and vegetables in our gardens. Besides watering and weeding, there is not much else to do in our gardens. Still, these [...]

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Jeff MinnichJeff Minnich is owner and principal garden designer of Jeff Minnich Garden Design, Inc., based in Arlington, VA. Jeff is a horticulturist, designer and all around plant fanatic.

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