We know it’s important to provide flowers that attract butterflies, but there’s another important element that is often overlooked: the baby nursery. Without the specific plant species needed, called … [Read more...]
Explore my outdoor gardening tips including plant lists for unique situations, seasonal tips, propagation tutorials, and ideas for creating a wonderful garden in any size space.
There are plenty of vegetables and herbs to grow outdoors in fall and winter, even here in Canada, but you have to remember to get your crops started in mid-summer. The key is to allow the plants time … [Read more...]
Learn to grow dahlias using these tips to start your tubers in spring, extend the summer blooming season, and store them over the winter for blooms again next year. By avoiding common problems, you … [Read more...]
You can grow new plants from softwood cuttings (young stems) from many perennials including shrubs and bushes in your garden. Spring and summer are prime time for rooting these cuttings. Use these … [Read more...]
The idea that pine needles will change the pH of your garden soil and negatively affects some plants has been shared by gardeners for years. But can they really make soil too acidic? And is it really … [Read more...]
How can we attract a variety of pollinators to our gardens? Plant diversely. Each type of pollinator has unique needs that certain plants provide. Kim Eierman, author of The Pollinator Victory Garden, … [Read more...]
These step-by-step instructions show how to take clematis cuttings to grow new vines. It’s a simple propagation method using softwood cuttings. This is part of the Complete Clematis Care … [Read more...]