The USDA recommends that home owners conduct a professional, scientific, lab-based test of their soil annually, before application of fertilizers and soil amendments.
Fall may be a better time to plant perennials than spring. The cooler, rainier weather is more conducive to helping plants establish.
How can it be September already? The days are getting shorter, and if you are like me, you might have looked around your yard wondering where the last 6 months disappeared.
I loved selling these handmade ornaments when we had our Christmas shop at Behnke’s. I have a few listed on our online store but I have even more coming in soon. It's never too soon to think about Christmas!
As the cool autumn season begins its descent, you may think that the gardening season is over until next summer. But not so fast… Fall is the perfect time of year for planting cool weather crops!
This past June, my husband and I started taking walks each morning in our local park. We get there at 7AM each morning, and after all these weeks are becoming part of the regular walkers.
The other day while walking around our garden, there they were! Three different butterflies all together on my butterfly milkweed. And if you look closely, you will see the monarch caterpillars.
What a year this has been so far. So many businesses have had to close. So many events are closed. Last Spring, our graduates did not have their proms and graduations. The new normal we are told.
A few months ago, I shared with you the story of beginning gardeners Adrienne and Cordelia Neff’s Victory Garden. At the time, they had planned out the garden and got their seeds, put up a fence, and got to work.
I love ETSY! The whole idea that you can pretty much find anything on it and know for the most part it will be coming from a small business. For me, these gardening t-shirts have caught my eye.