Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Let them rest.

Stop fertilizing houseplants until next February – unless you keep them under lights. With late autumn and winter’s lower light levels, houseplants enter a resting phase. It will also help your houseplants if you keep your home on the cooler side (or place plants in a cooler room) and keep your houseplant’s leaves clean.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thanksgiving for your garden.

As you prepare for Thanksgiving and winter, remember wildlife needs a place to winter also. If you have room on your property, a brush pile gives birds shelter from both severe weather and predators. Dead flower stalks that have seeds are natural bird feeders, leaving them in place provides food.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Did you grow strawberries this year?

To protect them against winter damage, cover strawberry beds with a straw, pine needles or other loose, coarse material. Do not use tree leaves, which will pack down.