The Bruce Company Blog
Late May is a gardener’s favorite time of year! Every yards looks a bit like Munchkinland in technicolor. The spring weather has certainly been very interesting. The ups. The downs. And all of that rain, which has probably set us up for a fungal battle royale.read more
It’s almost June and many gardeners’ most hated day of the entire summer will soon be here-the annual emergence of the dreaded Japanese Beetles. Not much has changed for treatment of adult beetles, but there are a couple of really good options for controlling the grub stage.read more
Ingredients 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons oil-packed sundries-tomatoes, drained and chopped 1 tablespoon fresh basil, minced Black pepper, to taste Directions In a bowl, using a hand mixer (or by hand with...read more
It sometimes seems that there are secret tricks to successfully establishing trees and shrubs in your landscape. It isn’t that magical though. Most plants will thrive if they’re given the right growing conditions.read more
This spring’s alternating warm and cool temperatures have been great for seeding lawns and the frequent rains have helped with germination as long as they weren’t hard enough to wash out your seed.read more
Ingredients 1 Cup sugar 1/3 Cup all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp nutmeg 1/8 tsp salt 4 Cups sliced fresh peaches (3 to 4 large) 2 Cups sliced fresh strawberries (1 pint) 2 tsp lemon juice Milk, enough for brushing on 2 Tbsp blanched almonds 2 tsp...read more
Many gardeners use Mother’s Day weekend as permission from Mother Nature to plant all of their tender annuals and vegetables. But keep your ears tuned to your favorite forecaster.read more
It’s always thrilling to glance out your window and spot a hummingbird scouting your garden.read more
There’s just something about grilled cheese that’s so unforgettable. After all, who can resist melted cheese smacked between perfectly toasted, buttered bread?read more
No matter how long the winter actually is, it always takes forever to end. Since the outdoor chores that must be done conflict with more pleasurable activities, it may be hard to know where to start.read more
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