In the Garden

18
Oct

GARDEN MULCH 101

Need Answers to your Questions on Garden Mulch? Let’s take a quick course: Garden Mulch 101. THINK OF IT AS A SECURITY BLANKET Old Man Winter can be brutal on plants, trees, and shrubs. Taking time to prepare for a cold-spell is a no-brainer and your landscape will thank you for it. Choosing the right security blanket is as important as

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13
Apr

Your Garden Is Stirring — Here’s What to Do in February

Pacific Northwest Gardener’s February Checklist February is an exciting time in our region’s gardens. This is the month when we go from planning to doing. Dust off those gardening gloves and enjoy a few leisurely hours doing what gardeners do best — puttering. Does your garden need a little something? This is a great excuse to head to your favorite

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31
Jan

How to Plan Your Vegetable and Herb Garden

Your Vegetable and Herb Garden Source: garden-photos-com.photoshelter.com via Jenny on Pinterest When you are trying to plan your garden it can be kind of overwhelming to think of where to start. I remember the first time that we planned our garden we went wild buying all kinds of different seeds and didn’t really have any type of plan. We just

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31
Jan

FEBRUARY 1ST! SPRING IS AROUND THE CORNER! GARDEN TIME

FEBRUARY 1ST! SPRING IS AROUND THE CORNER! GARDEN TIME When To Sow & Set Out Transplants: February 1st! Spring is around the corner! Garden Time! Here’s a handy chart to help you determine when to plant vegetables in the garden. They’re divided into two groups: Cool-Season and Warm-Season with each having varieties that are hardier than the rest (these are

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30
Nov

Scented shrubs that can lift Winter Gloom

THERE is something magical about the gardens at this time of year. Even as the days get shorter and the garden looks more and more bare in these often gloomy winter days there are actually some special plants that perform real intoxicating wonders out in the gardens which tend to catch us out. They are the winter flowering scented shrubs

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1
Oct

When is Daylight Savings 2012?

Daylight savings 2012 will begin on the second Sunday of March and end on the first Sunday of November. In March, clocks are moved forward one hour from 2am standard time to 3am daylight savings time (or DST), and in November, clocks are moved back one hour from 2am DST to 1am standard time. The phrase “spring forward, fall back”

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26
Jul

All About Garden Mulches

GARDEN MULCHES FOR YOUR FLOWER BEDS All about garden mulches will help you sort through mulch options and choose the right security blanket for your flower beds. (Cypress is/was a popular bark mulch because it’s attractive and long-lasting) Popular but still visually appealing is the question. EAT AND RUN BUGS Without the summer sun’s rays striking it, soil stays cooler and

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23
Jul

Harvest Tips for the Freshest Vegetables

CORN Few things say summer like sweet corn, picked just minutes before eating. Sweet corn starts converting its sugars to starch the second you pick it, so it’s hard to find sweet corn more tasty than that from your backyard. Sweet corn takes space. It’s essential to plant a number of rows (more is better) because the ears are wind

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30
May

Summer Watering

WHEN TO WATER: We recommend watering in the early morning. This gives time for the water to soak down to the plants’ roots before the sunniest part of the day. You may also water in the late afternoon, just before sunset, unless you have mildew or fungus problems. If you water in the middle of the day, you will lose

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21
May

Vegetable Garden Growing Tips

A vegetable garden can be the perfect addition to your landscape. Growing your own vegetables organically ensures healthful produce and saves you the high prices of organically grown produce at the grocery store. When thinking about how to start growing vegetable the first thing you’ll want to look at is seeds and placement. Situate your vegetable garden in a sunny place and start growing

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