Get ready! It’s time to spray peach and nectarine trees for peach leaf curl! But first, a little story… When I was a kid, I was in charge of watering the family peach tree, a freestone variety called O’Henry. It was a delicious, juice-dribbling-down-your-chin kind of peach. I still have fond memories of taking a […] Finish reading: It’s time to spray trees for peach leaf curl!
Do you need to give a holiday or birthday gift but you’ve run out of ideas? Consider giving a citrus tree. There are so many different kinds! You can gift an orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, kumquat, pomelo, tangerine or even a mandarin tree. Just tie a bow around it and print a copy of this […] Finish reading: Citrus trees make a great gift!
Hello everyone, I took a break from my blog about two years ago. I just wasn’t feeling inspired to write. Sometimes a hiatus is a good thing, as I suddenly feel the creative juices flowing again. Lately the fall color is really making me smile, and I have some gardening opinions and ideas that I […] Finish reading: She’s Baaack!
Schefflera are tree-like houseplants with green or variegated green and off-white leaves. This cheerful houseplant can grow quickly in the right place, eventually reaching anywhere from four to eight feet tall. They are sometimes called umbrella plants. Schefflera Light & Temperature Needs Scheffleras need bright, indirect light. Otherwise the plant will become leggy. East and […] Finish reading: Houseplant Profile: Schefflera
There are more than 600 types of carnivorous plants, but most infamous of all is the Venus flytrap. Sundews and pitcher plants are also carnivorous, and all three are exceptionally beautiful plants. You can find carnivorous plants on almost every continent, (except Antarctica), and in every state in the United States. As a result of […] Finish reading: Carnivorous Plants
Hello gardening friends! As you may remember, back in 2013 I launched a Kickstarter to print my Miniature Gardening Book. The book is 8×8, and has 55 colorful pages pages of miniature gardening photos and ideas. I’ve gotten lovely feedback from purchasers who’ve been inspired and made gardens with their friends and family. Here is […] Finish reading: Miniature Garden Book for Sale!
Are you worried about mistletoe growing in your landscape trees? It may or may not be a cause for concern. You’ve probably noticed many trees have mistletoe growing in them and continue to survive. However, an infestation on a tree already weakened by drought or that has other problems might spell trouble in the future. Mistletoe […] Finish reading: Mistletoe
It’s Persimmon Time! Hello gardening friends, I haven’t written anything for my blog or website in quite a while. However, I’m back on track! I recently added an additional page to the Edible Gardening section under Fruit and Nut Trees. At the bottom of this page, you’ll find a new link titled Persimmon Trees. Persimmon Trees […] Finish reading: New Persimmon Page!
Daphne is an evergreen shrub with deliciously scented flowers. The fragrance lingers in the air in the garden, inviting you to get closer. The fragrant flowers may be light pink or white. Flowers bloom in late winter to early spring, depending upon your region. Plant leaves are either leathery, dark green and shiny, and one […] Finish reading: Plant Profile: Daphne odora
What does organic gardening mean? Does it mean what you think it means? Take this quiz and find out! Question-organically grown produce is grown: 1. without the use of any pesticides 2. with only home made pesticides 3. using organically acceptable pesticides. Answer-believe it or not, the correct response is number 3! Organic farmers use […] Finish reading: What is Organic Gardening?Pesticides Series