Category Archives: Gardening

It’s not too late to put the beds to bed

This is the last post for Proctor’s Apprentices this year.  Usually we go through the end of December.  We’re not sure if we’ll do our annual decorating for Thanksgiving at Samaritan House this year either.  Stay tuned as I may … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Proctor's Apprentices, Rob Proctor | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s time for some Fall action

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted.  Nothing significant was going on in the garden.  Every week we oohed and ahhed over the beautiful fall plants.  Now it’s time for action. It’s time to take some cuttings so … Continue reading

Posted in Container Gardens, Gardening, Patio Plants, Proctor's Apprentices, Rob Proctor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Autumn already

  Wow, it’s still August but getting cool here already.  60’s at night now and it’s been raining every day. I haven’t posted for the last couple of weeks.  We haven’t had our regular schedule now for a few weeks.  … Continue reading

Posted in Container Gardens, Gardening, Perennial Beds, Proctor's Apprentices, Rob Proctor | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s time for the second half

Have you been sitting and admiring your garden in full bloom?  We’ve ooo’d and ahh’d over the garden for the last three or four weeks.  We can still keep our garden in shape for the second half of the season. It … Continue reading

Posted in Container Gardens, fertilizing container gardens, Gardening, Patio Plants, Perennial Beds, Perennial Beds, Proctor's Apprentices, Rob Proctor, Summer gardening, Vegetable Gardens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 16 – It’s tour time!!

This week we didn’t meet in the garden on Wednesday.  Our videographer has other assignments so some of the apprentices met on Saturday.  I thought it was a great opportunity to share some of the more subtle things in the … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Proctor's Apprentices, Rob Proctor, Summer gardening, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Here it is – what you’ve been waiting for!!

COME ON DOWN – YOU WON’T REGRET IT!!

Posted in Gardening, Proctor's Apprentices, Rob Proctor | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Week 15 – What’s bugging you?

Today was live at the studio.  This is a repeat of an article I did last year.  Same subject, same good advice. Today we talked about controlling pests in the garden.  How many times have you killed a bug and … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Proctor's Apprentices, Rob Proctor, Summer gardening, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 14 – Garden fireworks will sizzle if you don’t let them fizzle

You can’t have that zing if you don’t have that thing – shu bop shu bop It’s getting hot outside and it’s time to re-enforce good gardening practices. Before we get to that;  around the garden today (it was magically … Continue reading

Posted in Container Gardens, fertilizing container gardens, Gardening, Patio Plants, Perennial Beds, Perennial Beds, Proctor's Apprentices, Rob Proctor, Summer gardening, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 13 – Summer clean up in the Hell Strip

Around the garden today: Today the apprentices split iris and cleaned up what Rob calls the Hell Strip.  This is the piece of land between the sidewalk and the street.  It’s hard to mow and water so why not put … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Perennial Beds, Proctor's Apprentices, Rob Proctor, Summer gardening | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 12 – Out with the old, In with the new

  Today in the garden the apprentices got rid of the plants that are cool loving and got ready for the hot weather.  That means out with the pansies and cool weather veggies and in with the beautiful summer bloomers … Continue reading

Posted in Container Gardens, fertilizing container gardens, Gardening, Harvesting your garden, Patio Plants, Proctor's Apprentices, Rob Proctor, Summer gardening, Vegetable Gardens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment