Category Archives: Container Gardens

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Week 11 – It’s time for a trim

  Today was all about trimming stuff.  Tree stuff, plant stuff, old bloom stuff. Since we just had the tour and there was a special blog about it I’m not doing photos from around the garden today.  See previous post … Continue reading

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Proctor/Macke Garden Tour for the Tennyson Center for Children

It was a pleasant day for a walk in the garden.  It was overcast but a beautiful day, especially for taking pictures.  Refreshments were served on the lawn and everyone had a wonderful time.  The apprentices were on hand for … Continue reading

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Week 8 – It’s time for summer bulbs and time for tour

Around the garden today: Bulbs, corms, rhizomes, tubers, whatever the type, they come in red, orange, green, purple, white, yellow, small, medium, large, and gigantic. Dahlias, canna, calla lilies and gladiolus are a few of the things you can plant right … Continue reading

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Week 7 – Did your plants make it?

Darn those pesky late Spring snow storms.  This one had a hard freeze with it and in varying locations 4 inches to a couple of feet of snow.  What??? The apprentices helped Rob bring back out all the pots he … Continue reading

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Week 5 – Garden Math, Fertilizing and the Dead Heads

1 divided by 2 = 2.  1 divided by 4 = 4 right?  Well, today it does.  It’s time to dig up and divide your plants and it’s also time to start fertilizing those container gardens. Around the garden today: … Continue reading

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