Category Archives: Perennial Beds

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 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

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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 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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Week 33 – The yes and no of Fall garden cleanup

We’ve had a little snow and a couple of frosts and maybe a freeze so it’s time to get out and get the garden in shape for Spring and do some fall cleanup.  You should have already brought the plants … Continue reading

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Week 29 – It’s that time of year

I really can’t believe we had snow today already.  Last night was not freezing but tonight you will need to cover any plants, especially pots, you would like to have a little longer or would like to bring in for … Continue reading

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Week 25 – It’s all about the daisies

If your summer flowers are almost bloomed out you can add some color to your garden with Black-eyed Susans, also known as Rudbeckia.  These flowers come in yellow with different center colors as well as a burnt red called Cherry … Continue reading

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Week 24 – It’s time to reap what you sow

It’s HARVEST TIME!!  If you have a veggie or herb garden it’s time to get out there and enjoy the fruits of your labor.  Peppers, tomatoes, squash, onions, beets, carrots, beans, eggplant, cucumbers, oregano, basil, sage, thyme, dill.  What did … Continue reading

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