Archive for the ‘Gardening Techniques’ Category
      Planting a Butterfly Pot
      By lavender at Nov. 6. 2016. with No Comments

      It is charming to have colorful butterflies flitting around your home like flying flowers. Can you encourage their presence if you don’t have a flower garden because you live in an apartment or simply don’t have the time or space for one? Certainly it is possible, although you might not get them in the quantity...

      Soil Saving Tip for Patio Pots
      By lavender at Nov. 6. 2016. with No Comments

      When planting large patio pots it is customary to put something in the bottom of the pot to keep the drainage holes from clogging. The addition may be a layer of gravel or pieces of broken pot sufficient to cover the holes. After this is accomplished you start adding soil, and adding soil and adding...

      Coping with Weeds
      By lavender at Sep. 29. 2016. with No Comments

      As happy as we are to see the glories of spring, said glories are closely followed by the emergence of weeds that overrun our gardens and yards. If the area under cultivation is small. due diligence with a good weeding implement is generally all that is needed. However, if a much larger area needs to...

      Dealing with Winter Kill
      By lavender at Sep. 29. 2016. with No Comments

      Eric Chamberlain of Chamberlain Landscaping was the speaker at the Feb. meeting. His subject was getting your plants through the winter and doing repair work on damaged trees and shrubs in the spring.  For those who missed the meeting he made the point that the major consideration for successfully overwintering plants is to choose the...

      Rain Gardens Demystified
      By lavender at Aug. 5. 2015. with No Comments

      One of the sessions at the Native Plant Festival at Shaver’s Creek was on rain gardens.  Time constraints and choice of material left large holes in the presentation through which, those of us who were not familiar with the particulars, quickly tumbled. Considering the amount of digging and soil shifting involved in constructing a rain...

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