Hello fellow readers, We are officially through our risk of frost so it’s time to shop for annuals. Many nurseries sell perennials in flats as well. Bob from Hackettstown was brave enough to ask what the difference between annuals and perennials is. I am certain it is confusing to man
Hello fellow readers, Mother’s Day triggers shopping for Annuals as gifts and for continuous color in our gardens and pots. I’ll have to admit I often end up shopping despite the rush. There’s something fun about being in the frenzy of it all – The hurry to grab a plant cart,
Hello fellow readers, It’s challenging to talk when your mouth is wide open with a sucking device, dental tools and a set of hands. In fact it can be trying and I wonder if the strategy of encouraging conversation is to keep our mind off their work. Let’s just say I would rather go to
Hello fellow readers, One hundred columns ago, we began out garden chat. It’s far more than about digging in the dirt. Gardens relate to all that grows in this garden of life. So for column 101, it seems fitting to reflect on our very first topic; Proper Planting & Mulching.
Column updated April 1, 2021 Hello fellow readers, Divide and multiply, and while you’re at it, why not move those that may be better living somewhere else. Of course, I am referring to dividing and moving perennials, not family members :^) Sally from Wind Gap asked if spring is a go
Hello fellow readers, Our world is greening up, and the snowdrops are finally peaking almost a month behind last year. As predicted, the ticks have made a robust comeback after a long winter protected by the snow. Nasty pests I think our creator could have done without, though I suppo
Hello Fellow Readers, Remember Ed from Basking Ridge who wrote in about his digger dog? It seems Dulcie also loves a good game of fetch and Ed wonders how to create a lawn to stand up to speedy turns. His current lawn rolls up, has little root structure and is mostly crabgrass and cl
Have you noticed many evergreens look as though they were scorched this winter? John from Stone Church asked what to do about the brownish-red dry foliage, which is much worse on one side of his young white pines.
Hello Fellow Readers, At last its the official start of spring! One of the chores many delve into along with their spring cleanup is freshening up their mulch. John from Andover asked what mulch he should use. Last week we spoke about the trend in using cocoa mulch but learned it coul
As a designer, I am grateful for the joy of helping others beautify their surroundings which often leads to sharing encouragement and life experiences; the inspiration for my column and now blog. It's more than about gardens... it’s about learning and growing as we share Dilemmas, Delights & Discoveries in the garden of life…