Cooling weather doesn’t mean curtains for your vegetable garden (unless you live in Great Falls, Montana, where I’ve heard the growing season ends with the first snow on August 10.) Salad greens love temps in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. And as the photo above shows, you don’t even need a garden. A nice container will do.
more about: container gardening
When your wife who has never gardened before suddenly announces she wants you to help her put together her first container garden, you should put down your beer and say yes. Not only will you nurture an interest that will forever enrich her life, it will probably persuade her not to end yours. With those thoughts in mind, I took […]
Always on the lookout for great plants and ideas for YOU, Grumpy recently attended Ball Horticultural Company‘s plant trials in lovely Ventura, California. And out of all the wondrous visions my eagle eyes did hit upon, here is my favorite — a tower of velvety red petunias. Now get this — there are only three petunia plants in here. That’s because […]
Q: I am a teacher and was given a beautiful orchid plant at the end of the school year. It’s a month later, the small purple and white blooms have dropped and I’m left with a green stick. What do I do now? Deb Fort Mill, SC