Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Plant Up Bulbs for Forcing

Paperwhites need no chilling period, make great Christmas gifts and brighten everyone’s home during the winter months.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Time to Prune Your Evergreens

The cuttings can be used to make holiday arrangements for the house, fill window boxes or outdoor containers. And don’t be concerned if pine or arborvitae are dropping some of their needles now. This is a normal part of their renewal. All evergreens shed their leaves at some time, just not all at once like deciduous trees.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Indoor Gardening

This is the rest period for indoor plants. Stop regular watering of cacti and most succulents during the winter months. Check monthly and water only if you see signs of wilting. Other house plants need less water to go along with the reduced sunlight and cooler temperatures they are experiencing. Eliminate fertilizer for the resting plants. Mist or add humidity with pebble trays for plants uncomfortable with dry air that comes with central heating.