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LET’S TALK GARDENING – April Gardening Chores

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

A LOT OF GARDENING ACTIVITIES AND CHORES FOR APRIL Finally, April has arrived. April is a huge gardening month. As warmer weather becomes more consistent, people are getting ready to spend more time outdoors enjoying their gardens and doing more plantings. Here are some great April gardening chores: GRASS-CYCLING April starts our lawn mowing season….

BONNIE’S GARDEN – April is National Gardening Month! Let’s Celebrate!

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

April is National Gardening Month. Is that perfect timing or what? Right now my yard is a riot of color—the lush rose pink of the redbud, the sunny yellow of the forsythia and daffodils, the little patches of rich blue muscari and light blue starflowers, and the yellow dandelions and purple violets dotting my backyard…

LET’S TALK GARDENING – The Benefits of Edible Landscaping

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

EDIBLE LANDSCAPING IS BECOMING A VERY POPULAR LANDSCAPING TREND I have been transforming my landscape to include more edible plants and fruits — especially with my container gardens. I recently moved a couple of years ago and I love my edible container gardens. So, you may be asking ‘what is edible landscaping’? Edible landscaping replaces…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Time to Party

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

So the first day of “official” spring was March 20, but when is spring really? Well, that depends on who you ask. In the United States, spring begins on the Vernal Equinox (on or about March 20/21) and ends on the Summer Solstice. Meteorologists, on the other hand, consider spring consisting of the months of…

LET’S TALK GARDENING – What’s All the Hubbub About Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Fertilizer?

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

AND, WHAT ARE MYCORRHIZAE? To put it simply—Bio-Tone is a starter plant food for organic gardening. And, it contains Mycorrhizae. Together they promote stronger roots, bigger blooms, and healthier plants. ORGANIC I can’t stress enough how I feel about using Bio-Tone. I will never plant anything without incorporating Bio-Tone in the hole when planting. So,…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Potatoes: Fried, Scalloped, or Mashed?

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

What’s more delicious than a steaming hot potato with melting butter or sour cream and chives? Or mashed potatoes? French-fries? Potato Chips? Potatoes are on many people’s favorite food list. But where did they come from? Whoever came up with the idea for potato chips or French fries? Let’s “Dig” for the Potato Facts Potatoes…

LET’S TALK GARDENING – Redbud Trees, Cercis Canadensis

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

A SURE SIGN THAT SPRING IS ARRIVING Yes, we have our peepers being noisy and some people use this as a sign that spring has arrived. To me, I like seeing our Redbud trees in bloom as the sign of spring. As I drive around the Richmond area I love seeing these trees in bloom…

LET’S TALK GARDENING – How To Select the Right Japanese Maple Tree

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

JAPANESE MAPLE TREES LEND A SENSE OF GRACE TO ANY SPACE Are you awed by Japanese Maple trees? I sure am and have been for quite a few years. My first true exposure to Japanese Maple trees was as a buyer and doing buying trips to Oregon. I fell in love with them. In Portland,…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Guide to Successful Composting

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Composting is beneficial for many reasons. It reduces waste in landfills and improves soil quality by providing food for earthworms and beneficial microbes that break it down into nutrients. Part of being an organic gardener is learning to compost. Can you just toss leaves, weeds, and kitchen scraps together? Well, yes — and no. To…

LET’S TALK GARDENING – Marching Into Spring

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

MARCH IS THE MONTH THAT WE, GARDENERS, HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO!!!!!!! Finally!!!!  March has arrived and we start to come out of hibernation and start “working out” in our gardens.  Mid-February gave us a good taste of winter with some snow, ice, and cold temperatures.  But, that’s OK.  That was last month.  March is…

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