Most people living in a cold climate would probably tell you it isn't the cold that bothers them as much as the endless succession of dreary, cloudy days. (Heck, even people in the balmy Pacific Northwest complain about how dark it is in winter!) Well, today it was sunny for a change, so I went [...]
Join Gordon Hayward, Ethne Clarke, Kerry Ann Mendez and Paula (the four-star resort's head floral arranger) for a fun packed gardening event on Friday evening, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, 2010. Day-only and special overnight packages available. For more about all of the lectures and workshops, visit the Perennially Yours web page at www.pyours.com/gardenclasses.html [...]
Saturday, September 25 at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, NY. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Adrian Bloom is a world-famous garden designer, plantsman, author, lecturer and chairman of Blooms Nursery, Ltd located in England. Adrian will present two talks and have a book signing. $45 per person [...]
John Deal is the winner, chosen randomly by the random number generator. Thank you to everyone for participating! Botanical Interests will be holding other giveaways later on this year, so you will have other chances to win.
PopCap Games sent me a copy of their Plants vs. Zombies computer game. My 12-year-old son agreed to review the game. This is a compilation of his responses to my questions. Plants vs. Zombies is a defense type game. You are defending your house from the Zombies. It starts out easy but gets harder later [...]
A while back I wrote an essay for Horticulture detailing my attempt to figure out the difference between ladybells and creeping bellflower, and I wrote up a blog post with additional information. Anne Larson, the Des Moines Gardening Examiner, has tracked down more information about these two plants, including how to determine if you really [...]
Alina is the winner of the garden gloves. Her comment number was picked by the random number generator. Thank you to all commenters for participating. I hope you'll come back again!
The Home Depot $100 Gift Card giveaway ended yesterday. Time to pick the winner. Out of 35 qualifying comments (two were my replies), the random number generator picked number 7, which was Suzanne Offner. Congratulations, Suzanne, and good luck building those raised beds! Thank you to Home Depot for making this giveaway possible.
Home Depot wants you to check out their garden club, and they're offering a $100 gift card to one Cold Climate Gardening reader as an incentive to go take a look. I had registered with their garden club a long time ago, but hadn't been back in quite a while, and they've added a lot [...]
It's not much, but it's more than I had last year. There are two methods for getting Christmas cactus to bloom. One way is to keep it in total darkness from 6pm to 8am starting September 1st until buds form. The second way is to keep it cool (say 53F) from mid-September to mid-October. (Source: [...]