Archive for February, 2011
We gardeners tend to be particularly tuned into the weather, and although we can’t control how much it rains or how cold it gets, we can choose plants that tolerate challenging conditions. And one of the biggest weather challenges is drought. Fortunately, there are drought-tolerant species that require little or no supplemental water once established.
While most people enjoy seeing deer grazing in a field, they’re less amused when вЂњBambiвЂќ walks in and strips a newly planted vegetable garden, wildflower planting or display of beautiful spring tulips. Yet such backyard deer sightings are increasing in frequency across the country. Here are some techniques for managing deer and suggestions for deer-resistant plants.
February 10, 2011
В· Suzanne DeJohn В· Comments Closed
Tags: controlling deer, Deer-resistant plants, managing deer, preventing deer damage В· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials, Wildflowers
Whether you’re a planner or an impulse buyer, you can have beautiful gardens if you stick to some basic garden design principles. Here are some thoughts on using color to set a mood.
February 3, 2011
В· Suzanne DeJohn В· 2 Comments
Tags: choosing plants, color in the garden, designing perennial garden, garden design, garden planning, perennial color В· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Spring and Summer, Gardening in the Winter, How-Tos, Perennials