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October can be a time of spectacular colors in your garden.
It helps to think of a growing blackberry vine when you’re about to cut back this blooming shrub.
Here are seven tips on how to plant bulbs now for beauty come spring.
Here are columnist Steve Smith’s suggestions for which tasks to do around the garden this month.
In this follow-up to a column on sunny borders, Steve Smith lists flowers to liven up a dark yard.
The heavier you trim a plant, the more likely it is to grow back profusely.
Let’s face it: Even in today’s society, the lawn is the man’s domain. It is literally his “turf” and, when left alone, he can spend… Continue reading
Fall has always been my favorite time of year, especially when I lived in California and the summers were so oppressive. While August can feel… Continue reading
As we move from late August into early September, it is not unusual to have our borders start to look a little tired. Part of… Continue reading
Believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about planting a fall vegetable garden. Cooler nights and shorter days are the triggers that… Continue reading
It’s been almost five decades since I had a college-level plant physiology class and studied the process of how plants move water through their vascular… Continue reading
At the bottom of every column I write is an invitation to send in your questions about gardening issues for which you would like answers.… Continue reading
the final lap of the summer gardening season, when all our hard work should come to a crescendo. August is… Continue reading
For me, part of the joy of gardening is watching winged friends visit my yard and flit about the shrubs, flowers, feeders and water features.… Continue reading
Before I purchased the Sunnyside Nursery back in 1989, I owned a landscape contracting business in California. That company designed, installed and maintained residential, commercial… Continue reading
and I mean lots — of summer-blooming perennials to choose from. But… Continue reading
According to weather guru Rufus La Lone of the Weather Cafe, July is shaping up to be a very pleasant month for gardening. Here are… Continue reading
Last week I gave you several tips on how to become a better gardener. As promised, this week I will enlighten you on how to… Continue reading
I have often thought about what it is about some people that makes them good gardeners and what it is about others that makes them… Continue reading
One of the things that drew me into the world of horticulture is the incredible diversity of plants that inhabit our planet. When you consider… Continue reading