Garden Center Blog
We seem to be caught in a snow cycle. As I write this, I remember driving home from the airport during Sunday morning’s Austrian snowglobe snowfall. The snow fell gently and steadily, slowly obliterating the lines between hard and soft surfaces.
At long last. It’s time to take a deep breath, because the physical work, and often frenetic pace, of the growing season is over. Not having a million things to accomplish in the garden may make some folks bereft, but many others so happy.
Forcing spring bulbs into winter bloom was the rage in the 1800’s. Hyacinths were especially popular. But there are others to try, too. We love vases of paperwhites and pots of amaryllis. And with a little prep time, you can have pots of tulips and daffodils blooming in your kitchen in late February.
For many gardeners, Labor Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of the autumn lawn care season. Cooler temperatures and more regular rainfall make this an excellent time to start a new lawn or repair an existing one.
Do you have questions when it comes to fall bulbs? What are they, and how and when do I plant them are things that gardeners ask. Planting bulbs is simple and rewarding, especially when the shoots emerge after a long winter.
Plant for the march of color and watch the leaves transform to amazing shades of scarlet, gold and orange.
Weather-wise, August has been an unusual month. Instead of the usual August average of 4.25 inches of rain, we’ve received almost 16 as of Monday morning.
The end of summer is not the end of the gardening season.
Weeding is a dirty job, but someone has to do it.
Of all the flowers that bloom in August, I think that coneflowers are my favorite.