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 [...]
Spring gardening tips in my article for the latest issue of Wrightsville Beach Magazine (Wilmington, NC). http://www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com/flash/2013-3/#/62/
After the Summer's heat, it's time to get back out in the garden and put it to bed for the Winter. Here's a link to your chores!
January. Blah. This year, at least, has been warm enough to accomplish a few things in advance of Spring. Friday, my excellent landscape crew came by and mulched my entire garden, from front to rear. Our county collects leaves in the Fall and shreds them, then lets them compost. They do the same with all the tree branches they collect throughout the year, shredding the pieces into a wonderful [...]
It has already started! I'm starting to see Crapemyrtles (Lagerstroemia indica and hybrids) that are hacked to sticks. Just today, I saw a large crew climbing tall ladders to maim several beautiful Crapemyrtles--looked like a colony of ants descending. My theory has always been that it's just a way for the landscape maintenance companies to justify getting a few more bucks out of their clients at a slow time [...]