Wednesday, May 27, 2020
If you grow peonies, place peony rings around the plants before they become too big and hard to corral. It’s a lot easier to guide the stems of this top-heavy perennial into a ring than to stake individual stalks. After the peony flowers have passed, the rings can be useful keeping other exuberant growers in line later in the summer.
Monday, May 25, 2020
We now have more tomato plants available for sale!
If interested in purchasing tomato plants or any others on our list, please email Susan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include your name and contact information
When your order is ready, Susan will contact you to make pick-up or delivery arrangements.
All plants will be priced according to their size, either $3 or $5
and can be paid for by cash or check.
Available Plants (first come, first served starting May 20th)
2 spider plants (chlorophytum comosum)—2 coleus—3 Shasta daisy—3 ajuga—3 bee
balm—6 bleeding hearts (pink)—6 variegated hostas—2 hydrangeas—6 columbine—5
hyssop (blue fortune) 1 climbing hydrangea—12 penstemon digitalis (foxglove
beardtongue)—3 aloe vera—3 lily of the valley
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
It’s been a cold wet spring so far, making now a good time to start your vegetable garden. Cold weather crops – lettuce, peas and onions, for example – can be planted now. But many vegetables everyone loves: tomatoes, beans and squash, want soil temperatures of 60 or 70 degrees (or higher), which may appear until June. Lay out your garden and put up a fence now, but delay purchasing pots of tomato, pepper, melon and other hot weather crops until it is closer to the time to set them out. Your garden will be more bountiful for starting at the right time.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
If you apply mulch in your flower beds, remember not to overdo. Two inches of mulch is usually enough to prevent weeds from germinating. Just as important, more mulch isn’t better. A too-thick layer (of three or more inches) blocks sunlight and prevents rising temperatures from warming the soil.