Arborist Advice: Why Should You Prune Your Trees During the Dormant Season?
The snow may still be falling, but your trees need care during every season.
Design Tips For Container Plantings Focused on Foliage
Oak Street Garden Shop and Local Market Menu The blue primrose will be pulled out and replaced when the heat of summer arrives… I’ve talked before about creating interesting container plantings with foliage and flowers, and here are a few more examples While this post is about choosing interesting plants for containers, the design concepts are used by the best garden designers for beautiful landscapes too. Plantings in pots are much less intimidating, though, and are a way to try new things just for fun. Use your container as a starting point to give you hints about what will look best. Does it contribute color or texture, or is it fairly plain? The point here is that leaves in plantings add color too and sometimes last longer in a design than flowers; so…
15 Vegetables Best Started from Seed
By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Issue 021117 Growing Vegetables From Seed Feb 11 - Wildflowers: Ready - Set - Grow Late winter is the ideal time to start wildflower seeds, but you can't just chuck them onto the landscape and expect success. We share all the local tips that ensure a spectacular showing of these bloomers. You will know the best seed, soils, food, and techniques that brings on the color this spring. Come early, this class can be standing room only Feb 18 - Gardening for Newcomers Learn all the mountain secrets to local garden success. This is an information packed class guaranteed to increase garden blooms and fruit this year. The first 10 students to bring $10 and a soil sample receives a pH soil test done on site with…
How to Revive Potted Plants
It’s the second half of summer and things in your container garden might be looking, well, not so great. Find out how to give your potted plants a mid-season refresh with these tips.
10 Stunning Landscape Design Ideas
Check out these ideas for collaborating with Mother Nature on the design of your yard.