Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Plan Your 2020 Garden!

Use these cold winter months to plan a new, small garden of something you have never grown before. It could be annual flowers from seed, summer and fall bulbs, perennial grasses or something that catches your fancy in a seed catalog. Breaking out of old habits keeps your garden interesting, and you might find a new passion.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Best Tip for Watering Houseplants in the Winter

Water sparingly between now and spring. If you keep your houseplants constantly wet (overwatered), they become a perfect breeding ground for fungus gnats. Those gnats, in turn, will quickly look for other plants to colonize. Allow soil in the pot to dry out somewhat between waterings.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Once poinsettias have started to lose their bracts, it's time to toss them

Toss holiday poinsettias as soon as they begin to drop leaves. It’s a tropical plant that requires a greenhouse to survive, let alone re-bloom, in New England. Once those bracts are gone, you’re left with a spindly, leggy plant that is toxic to pets.