My pal Kathy, who recently painted her house a charming schoolhouse burgundy-red with white trim, is thinking about planting all white flowers. But wascally wabbits mow down everything she’s planted in front—except marigolds.
She does not like marigolds.
Are there any flowers besides marigolds that wabbits will not eat? They have even eaten daisies in [...]
I know it’s ugly. But please … don’t do anything with the fading brown foliage of your tulips and daffodils until the leaves are completely dry and brown.
That foliage continues to manufacture nutrients to replenish the bulb for next year. Those brief few weeks between flowering and going dormant are a bulb’s only [...]
Whoo hoo! Remember Dixie, whose wisteria hasn’t bloomed? I got this update from her today:
“We found the wisteria with huge blooms forming-WA-HOO!!! You were so right! Prune that puppy and it will bloom! Also, the ancient rose bush that I cut way back is sending out lots of new shots and setting on blooms too. [...]
My friend Stacey wants to divide some of her parents’ ornamental grasses to plant in her lovely yard. “What do we need to know before we do that?” she asks.
Luckily, ornamental grasses are some of the tougher customers in the garden. The very best time to divide them is in early [...]
Sorry for the long silence between posts, but I have a good excuse. I spent a week in Holland and Belgium as a guest of the Netherlands Bulb Information Center, followed by 10 days in Greece with my husband. Everywhere I went, I learned so much! I’ll be sharing a lot of it here, starting [...]