Archive for the ‘Gardening Techniques’ Category
      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...

      Planting Pots and Baskets
      By lavender at Jul. 5. 2015. with No Comments

      There is a lot of sound advice available for planting pots window boxes and hanging baskets but some of it is only learned by trial and error. Preparing the pot is important. Preparing it to suit its location and your life style is even more important. Of course you want a planter that had adequate...

      Pruning Shrubs
      By lavender at Apr. 7. 2015. with No Comments

      If we weren’t under tons of snow this would be the time of year that we would be starting to prune trees and shrubs. If we ever do get out from under the white stuff it would be wise to check whether the shrub that you are pruning does not bloom on old wood. While...


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