Winter

Overwintering Tropical Hibiscus Indoors

Overwintering Tropical Hibiscus Indoors

Earlier this week I got a message from Darren and Tiffini.  They were looking for tips on bringing their hibiscus inside for winter.  Nothing adds a lovely tropical flare quite like a tropical hibiscus. While hibiscus plants will do fine outdoors in the summer in most areas, they need to be protected in the winter.

Fall Garden Tasks

Fall Garden Tasks

Autumn is here, and soon we’ll start seeing cooler temperatures as winter approaches.  October is the perfect time to start preparing for the transition to freezing temperatures.  Here are some fall tasks that will help prepare your garden for winter.

When to Plant Wildflowers

When to Plant Wildflowers

Fall is the perfect time for planting wildflowers.  Think about it!  In nature wildflowers produce their seed in the fall.  The seed then falls on the ground, goes dormant during the winter, and then sprouts in the early spring and summer.  You can easily replicate this same process.

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.

The Meaning of Rose Colors

The Meaning of Rose Colors

I have a confession to make.  My wife and I watch The Bachelor. I think I like it more than her, but for totally different reasons.  It is the best comedy on television!  I think the producers are wise to this. That’s how the crazies stick around for so long!  We all know they made Arie keep Krystal around for the ratings.  Anyhow, I think Arie should give out colored roses to let the ladies know how he feels.  That would really crank the drama up to 11.  Here’s why…