April 15 - May 15: We're in that confusing part of the calendar when roots are waking up, but leaves are not yet safe from frost. What to do?
The plain brown tubes that hold toilet paper, paper towels and gift wrap are great seed starters. The leeks in this tube were started on March 15. In less than a month, the roots are so long they're growing out of the container.
I've never been a big fan of impatiens (they're too thirsty) but I am in the minority on that point. Impatiens are wildly popular annual flowers and a mainstay of garden centers.
Today, last year's potato crop became this year's seed potatoes.
Here's Winter Savory today, Easter, March 31, next to a picture of the same plant posted in early February: Any plant that holds its color, scent and leaves that well through the winter is worthy of consideration for the herb garden!
A favorite armchair-gardening activity of mine is creating lists of plants for special conditions.
With plenty of winter and two hurricanes behind us in southern New England, our trees are much the worse for wear. Here are some thoughts on how to manage storm-ravaged trees in the coming months from my recent article in the New London Day/Zip06.
What is an oxymoron? It's usually used to describe two words or concepts that don't belong together (the usual cliche is "military intelligence"). Do "snow flowers" qualify?
The Connecticut Garden & Landscape Trail is a brochure with the names and locations of garden centers, nurseries, and public gardens in the state. It's offered at many garden center check-out lanes and in travel kiosks around the state. This year, the Suffield Regional chapter of the Future Farmers of America added a new twist by designing a "stamp your passport" program.
People often ask: Can we recycle plant pots? That question has a surprisingly complex answer (see below). This display at the Connecticut Flower Show caught my eye.