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|Adding Color to Winter Landsccapes
Where's the color in a winter landscape?
Gardeners in milder climates have many options. They can turn to
cool-season annuals such as pansy, calendula, diascia, and dianthus
that can last from fall until early spring. But colder gardening
regions have fewer options. As a result, those winter landscapes
consist mostly of brown... More...
can beat the frost and save your geraniums by taking them inside to
overwinter. In freezing temperatures, unprotected annual geraniums will
turn a mushy green and die. They can be preserved, however, by
overwintering indoors before they get nipped by a hard frost. More...
|Letting Leaves Lie
the best way to deal with leaves in the yard is to mulch them where
they fall and let them decompose to release their minerals back to the
|Identifying Emerald Ash Borer
fall's colors emerge, it's hard to miss the striking gold and purple
leaves of ash trees lining streets and roads in many Midwestern U.S.
states. However, when emerald ash borer arrives, many ash trees planted
in towns, cities and conservation plantings could be lost. More...
Emerald Ash Borer
the beauty of summer flowers would last forever? Try extending their
beauty for months indoors by preserving them when they are at their
peak. Some flowers are easy to preserve: baby's breath, celosia,
yarrow, statice, globe amaranth, strawflower and artemesia. More...
| Baby's Breath
|Taking Care of Raspberry Plants in Fall
Avoid overfertilizing and supplemental watering of summer-bearing red
and black raspberries in the fall so that the canes can start hardening
off. Do not prune any raspberry cane at this time unless it is
seriously damaged or diseased. More...
|Planting Fall Flowers
Chrysanthemums, pansies and ornamental kale can add color to a drab
fall garden. Chrysanthemums have been cultivated for more than 1,500
years and come in a wide variety of colors and types. They flower in
many variations of yellow, gold, pink, white, red, bronze and
Lawn Mower on Green Field
|Fall Lawn Care
September is the time to take care of your lawn before the winter.
Since fall weather favors desirable, cool-season grasses, it is also a
good time to lay down sod or re-seed. If you are re-seeding, use a
blend of hybrid grasses that have disease resistance. More...
|Stopping Squash Bugs
Squash bugs (Anasa
tristis) feast on squash, melons, and pumpkins. Adults and the younger
nymphs suck the sap from the plants and feed on the fruits, causing
moderate to severe plant damage. More.
in Plain Sight
Lessons from a Zen Garden
Rainbow Mix Coleus Seeds
Homegrown and Handmade
A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living
The Winter Harvest
Gardeners Knee Pads
Sensing in Plants
Identification of Flowering Plant Families
Including a Key to Those Native and Cultivated in North Temperate
and How to Grow Them
by Peggie Schulz