How to Scare Gardeners on Halloween

Tongue in cheek… just for some Halloween fun, I thought I’d see if I can spook any gardeners with some garden Goth. Some of these things might cause my gardener’s soul some sleepless nights: Night Raiders of the Orchard Ghosts would be welcome over these nocturnal haunters: mule deer, raccoons, foxes. At least ghosts can’tContinue reading “How to Scare Gardeners on Halloween”

The Sensory Pleasure of Houseplant Foliage

Of the many eventualities I tried to plan for in the garden back when we first began planting 20 years ago, gardening-without-knees wasn’t one of them. Back in late May, my knees decided to take a prolonged sabbatical. After various tests including MRI’s and a recommendation against surgery for now, it appears I will beContinue reading “The Sensory Pleasure of Houseplant Foliage”

When to Prune Garden Fruit trees, Flowering Shrubs and Perennials

After my last post, Time for a Tidy in the Spring Garden and Plant Nursery, there were a couple of questions about when to prune different plants in the garden, so I thought I would mull that over with you a little. It’s a big topic so we probably need to sit down in ourContinue reading “When to Prune Garden Fruit trees, Flowering Shrubs and Perennials”

Garden Fountains for Bird & Bee Habitat

Water fountains bring birds and a relaxing vibe to your garden. Year-round garden interest and habitat for birds, honeybees and hummingbirds.

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