October 2006

Help from Minnesota

– Posted in: Garden chores, Recommended Links

The latest edition of Yard & Garden Line News, put out by the University of Minnesota Extension Service, is so full of handy information I'm tempted to quote the whole thing. First, there's a thought-provoking article on whether or not to wrap young trees to prevent sun scald. As with so many recommended practices in [...]

Curiouser and curiouser

– Posted in: Colchicums

As befits a good garden buddy, I gave some colchicum bulbs to my friend Bub several years ago. As a matter of fact, every time I dig up and divide a new kind, I give her some, so by now she has at least three kinds. But she's never bought any herself, so all that [...]