Aug 13, 2020 8:00 am
So, it’s hot, it’s humid, it’s time to relax. With hurricane season upon us, now is also a good time to do a walk around the garden and make an assessment as to what needs to be done before any storms.
Heavy growth weighs down branches,...
Jul 9, 2020 8:00 am
Summer means heat. When combined with rain heat creates growth, which leads to problems — especially with insects and fungus.
Insects, and there are many of them, love to munch on new, soft growth and denude a leaf to a skeleton very...
Jun 22, 2020 8:00 am
Juno was the goddess of marriage, pregnancy, and childbirth, which makes me wonder how she managed to tend her garden in June, a very floriferous month.
Obviously, that is why a majority of garden maintenance is now done by...
Apr 20, 2020 8:00 am
The garden, a place of peace and quiet; a place of refuge in times of stress and uncertainty; a sanctuary to ponder, rethink, dwell on issues in a quiet understanding way. It’s been that way through history, but particularly now when we are all...
Jan 31, 2020 8:00 am
Horticulture has always been “green” but today, “green” is a driving force in the marketplace where people with environmental concerns are blossoming in numbers.
Consider the not-so-new idea of staying healthy by growing your own fruit and...
Jan 8, 2020 8:00 am
Designing a garden is, to many, an interesting exercise in creating a mix of plant types that hopefully will turn out to be an attractive area which appends the home. The main components of a garden are shrubs, palms and trees with a smattering...
Dec 13, 2019 8:00 am
So, it’s the same old question: “What to buy a gardener for Christmas?” You now have a short period of time to make that decision.
December invariably lends itself to everything else bar working in the garden — except for a quick clean-up...
Nov 22, 2019 8:00 am
How often do you walk around your garden and check plants for pests, disease or broken branches?
It’s a necessary exercise in order to ensure a garden has healthy plants and soil.
Autumn’s shorter days and fading blossoms are a sure...
Sep 16, 2019 8:00 am
When designing a garden it makes sense to create a plan which is to scale.
A ratio of one-eighth to one inch is usually enough to give a visual of the total finished product and not just isolated areas.
The landscape should cover both...
Aug 17, 2019 8:00 am
Hedges, it would appear, are an inherent part of the Bermuda landscape, whether it is the need for privacy — though this is questionable with the height of the hedges — or simply an unfortunate syndrome that has melded itself in to the psyche of...
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