Winterizing Your Garden

Winterizing Your Garden

With the gardening season coming to an end you have a few final tasks before you and your garden can settle in for a long winter’s nap. Remember, preparing the landscape for winter will pay dividends in the spring to come. Water Some of the most important winter prep...
Bulbs: An Investment in Spring

Bulbs: An Investment in Spring

Planting spring flowering bulbs before winter sets in is a gardener’s version of a 401K. Having those early flowers to look forward to helps us through the cold months of winter. But if you want that payoff in the spring, you need to make your payment now by getting...
When to Plant Spring Blooming Bulbs

When to Plant Spring Blooming Bulbs

If you want a beautiful garden full of tulips, daffodils and other bulbs this spring, you must plant them now in the fall. Many bulbs require a cold period (winter) before they can produce a flower, so as you remove your summer annuals, take a moment to dig a little...
Fall Gardening: What to do Now

Fall Gardening: What to do Now

Fall can be a confusing time for the novice gardener. Their gardens are producing less, if any fruit and flowers are starting to look tired and leggy. The weather is cooler and it seems like the time to garden has ended . . . or has it? Fall is a great time to plant!...
What is Blossom End Rot?

What is Blossom End Rot?

Blossom end rot is a common problem in tomato gardens. It appears as a round, brown, sunken area on the end of the tomato fruit opposite the stem. As fruit ripens the area turns dry and leathery. This is often caused by a lack of calcium. The best thing to do if you...
Summer Pruning Made Simple

Summer Pruning Made Simple

By Ken Muellers, Pruning Expert, Senior landscape Designer, CNLP April and May showers are bringing many flowers, along with a lot of new growth on the plants in the garden. In some cases, maybe a little more growth than wanted. That is where summer pruning comes in....