Fall mums…are they hardy?

Planting mums in late summer/fall does have some risks.Sub-zero winters, freezing and thawing of the soil will heave the plant out of the ground and kill the roots. Mums planted in the spring have all summer for the roots to grow deep which makes them winter hardy. For a better chance of survival for fall…

Read More

Fall Planters: Mums, Zinnias, More

The cooler mornings are refreshing and energizing….                                                        Me and the plants. Something to gussy up your entrance, a gift for a friend, or for no reason at all. From your container designer guru.

Read More

There are still good vegatables to plant in late summer!

Here are is a list of crops that can still be planted mid to late August, we still have seed available. 60 Day Crops Root crops Leaf crops *turnips *swiss chard *leek *collards *early carrots *winter cauliflower *kohlrabi *early cabbage 30 Day Crops These crops take 30 days to mature and should be planted by…

Read More

What’s Bugging You – Week 6 Hover Fly

Most people view flies with such disgust. There are several species of flies that are not such bad guys. One of those is the Hover Fly. These amazing flies are one of the best predators of aphids. Here is an excellent link to learn more about these wonderful garden superheros. Hover Fly Happy Gardening!

Read More

My potted canna in bloom

I potted this prototype to showcase as a plan ‘o gram.  After 2 months, it is ready. I wanted the cannas to show color in curiosity of what the ‘Freckle Face variety looked like. Can you believe, this is one 5″ canna pot. I used a 14″ pot.  Sun to Part Sun is good. The beauty of…

Read More

American Garden Awards

Every year you, the gardener, get to choose their favorite flowers through this one-of-a-kind voting process. This year there are 4 contestants to choose from. You can either visit one of the local display gardens (we have two in Wisconsin) or vote online. Voting ends August 31. I have posted the link below to access…

Read More

Amazing Ancient Garden

I found this article while I was browsing the internet. I find these gardens absolutely stunning on two fronts, age and technology. They are at least 2000 years old. I think this blows gardening ancient Egypt away! Floating Gardens

Read More

What’s Bugging You – Week 5 Soldier Beetles

I have not heard of any specific insect problems this week. I thought it might be a good time to introduce you to a “super hero” that helps you control the “bad guys” in your garden. Soldier Beetles are one of those bugs that help control those pesky aphids and other “unwanted” pests. You might…

Read More