July Do’s and Don’ts For Gardeners

Summer Flowers

July in the garden is a difficult month. You’re halfway through the growing year but the weather makes demands on you and your plants that cannot be ignored. Here’s how you and your garden can survive the month.

Caring For Containers in Summer

Container Garden

More and more people are discovering the joy of container gardening. They may have limited space – or limited time – in which to garden. For them a couple of containers on their balcony, patio, or porch steps will do the trick nicely. We are now in the middle of summer heat when all plants,

My Bay Laurel Victory

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Last week I managed to get out in the garden and complete a rather difficult task. My bay laurel tree had slowly grown to a prodigious size since I planted it 8-10 years ago. The glossy branches were healthy and wonderful but they were crowding their neighbors and threatening to dominate the front yard. It

Of Darkness and Light

Sunset On Water

I’ve always loved fielding questions from fellow gardeners about problems they are having. It helps to stretch my knowledge – and sometimes increase my humility when I make a mistake. One of the things I enjoy is following a Facebook group where gardeners across the country post problems they are having. Most of the posts

Pearls of Wisdom

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

— Jack London

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