It’s Time to Plan for a Successful Year in the Garden

Stockings are put away, cookie tins hold little more than crumbs, and the Christmas tree has literally been kicked to the curb—once again, the holidays are past and we look ahead to the broad horizons of a new year. In this season of rest for gardening, now is the time to dream and to plan for a successful year of growing once again. First, January is a great time of [...]

2019-02-16T05:25:00+00:00January 16th, 2019|Disease Control, Insect Control, Plant Care|0 Comments

Plant Now for a Fall Harvest

I love the month of August for many reasons—the upcoming Northwest Washington Fair, late-summer perennials full of color in the garden, and the slight change in the air that signals a new season drawing near. This year, as we anticipate the arrival of autumn (perhaps more eagerly than usual after a long, hot season!), we have much to look forward to. As you seek to revive a summer-weary garden, here [...]

2016-11-10T22:47:53+00:00August 17th, 2015|Perennials, Planting, Vegetables|0 Comments

A Cure for the Spring Itch

Even though it's still January, I have to admit I’m already feeling the itch to start doing some work around the yard, a sentiment I normally don’t feel until February at some point. If you’re also beginning to feel the “need to weed” or get gardening, here are some recommendations to keep you busy without getting ahead of yourself. First, let me offer a word of caution. Last year [...]

2017-01-12T00:15:01+00:00January 23rd, 2015|Annuals, Garden Tools, Winter|0 Comments