If you want to learn more about the plants native to your area, a good place to start would be The New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada by William Cullina. He has done a good job creating a general reference work that can help [...]
Thanks to Reading Dirt, here are instructions to make a Homemade EarthBox(TM), which is a type of self-watering planter.
According to the UK Phenology Network, "phenology is the study of the times of recurring natural phenomena especially in relation to climate." It's something gardeners tend to practice at this time of the year, as we're all anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring. (Well, us northern gardeners are still waiting, even if the rest of [...]
Greengirl, the newbie gardener writing for a Minnesota newspaper, has started her 2006 gardening season. Actually, she can't be labeled a "noob" anymore if this is her second season. She gets an awful lot of comments on some of her entries, and they are almost as much fun to read as her entries.
Question: What do you do with fifteen acres? Answer: That's a good question! My family and I have been working on the answer for over fifteen years. This probably won't surprise you, but we seldom come up with the same answer. I wanted the area immediately around the house to be devoted to ornamental landscaping. [...]
Not much. As is my habit every spring, I test my seeds to see whether they're still any good, or if I need to buy new ones. This is a very easy thing to do--you stick half a damp paper towel in a little plastic bag, drop in ten seeds (5 if you're starting to [...]
If you live within a day trip of Syracuse, NY, you might be interested in the Spring Gardening Seminar hosted by The Men's Garden Club of Syracuse and Phoenix Flower Farm. Entitled "Going Native," it's being held at the Craftsman Inn in Fayetteville, NY on April 1st. William Cullina, author of The New England Wild [...]
What kind of soil do you have? If you've gardened in the same spot for any length of time, you probably already have a pretty good idea. If you're shopping around for a piece of property, especially if you're new to to the area, knowing what the soil is like before you buy might help [...]
This time of the year, it's amazing what a difference a day can make. Thursday, snow on the ground. I couldn't have taken these photos on Thursday because these plants were still buried under snow. Friday, snow had melted, but nothing had bloomed. Yesterday (Saturday) the sun was shining and I had snowdrops blooming in [...]
There are lots of spots on our property that need a bench that don't have one yet. The most I've done so far to rectify this is to collect plans for building garden benches. Yesterday I got the latest issue of Lowe's self-published magazine, The Woodpost. (You can sign up here if you're interested.) In [...]