March 2009

Mud Season Chores: Cleaning up

– Posted in: Garden chores, Mud Season

I hate to admit it to you Southerners, but when the snow melts, what it invariably reveals is…a mess. I'm not just talking about the dead vegetation that needs to be cut back. There's human-made messes that ought to be dealt with, too. But let's talk about the plants first. Cut back and clear out [...]

Mud Season Chores: Pruning

– Posted in: Garden chores, Mud Season

Mud season, despite its fickle weather, not only has color, but its own set of gardening chores. For those of us living in cold climates, these chores anticipate the growth that will soon come as so many plants emerge from dormancy. Growth is so slow at the beginning of mud season that it is easy [...]

Kerry Mendez, Garden Coach

– Posted in: Interviews

After reading about the symposium and poking around her website, I was surprised I hadn't come across Kerry Mendez before. After all, she gardens in my state, in a similar climate. Some of her gardens are featured in Gardens Adirondack Style, which I reviewed for Horticulture in 2006. I decided I needed to know more [...]