Category Archives: Summer gardening

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 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

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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

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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 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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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 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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