Garden Dilemmas, Delights & Discoveries, Ask Mary Stone, New Jersey Garden blog

Last of the Season Chores

Hello fellow readers, As requested, here’s some last of the season gardening to-dos. Protect your outside pots. Most concrete, glazed or terracotta pots, with or without plants, will crack if left out in the winter; with the exception of the high-priced ones made to withstand freezing

Overwintering Tropical Plants

Hello fellow readers, Weather apps are no longer providing frost advisories as the growing season is over! It turns out many of you share the wish to keep things going.  Scott emailed wanting to overwinter palm trees he bought this summer but doesn’t have room in his house.  His garag

Overwintering Potted Gardens

Hello fellow readers, With the recent below freezing temperatures my garden ghost routine of covering pots with sheets to keep them from freezing has begun. Admittedly it’s silly as acceptance that the growing season is over will eventually set in; about when I grow weary of the ritua