Gardening

Planting Late Season Crops

Planting Late Season Crops

After harvesting early-maturing vegetables such as salad greens, radishes, peas and spinach, gardeners can plant other crops in midsummer for fall harvest. Some root crops, greens and other vegetables can be successfully grown from late June, July or even August plantings.

Growing Sunflowers in Containers

Growing Sunflowers in Containers

Container grown sunflowers are a great way to bring color from the garden and landscape onto your patio, porch, or even into your home.  Whether you grow them from seed yourself or buy them at a garden center, there are a few things you should consider when growing them.  Follow these tips to get the most out of your sunflower.

Petunia Care

Petunia Care

Petunias are simple yet beautiful flowers that make a great addition to any garden, balcony, porch, or yard.  They are also quite simple to grow and care for.  Still, if you buy plants and go through the trouble to grow them, you want them to stay healthy – even if they are fairly simple and straightforward.  This is why petunia care is important for you and your petunias.

Botrytis Blight: A Fungus Among Us

Botrytis Blight: A Fungus Among Us

This past week, I got a message from Laura Brinker.  She was having a problem with her geranium.  It had new buds on it that were seemingly dying before even blooming!  However, when she sent me a photo what caught my eye was the browning leaves near the bottom right of the photo.  I had seen this before…

That Plant's Bolted!

That Plant's Bolted!

That plant’s bolted!  …. What?  Plants can’t run!  So what does it mean when a plant bolts? If you are unfamiliar with the term, bolting may seem like an odd term. After all, plants don’t generally run away, which is the usual definition of “bolt” outside the gardening world.