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Jeff Rugg / Gardening

The Greener View: Dead Buds, Leaves and Stems

Q: We didn't have a real bad winter like a lot of people, but there were the usual cold spells and snow. As plants have started growing, I have noticed that some plants, like the early forsythias, are only blooming at the bottom of the plant. Is ...

The Greener View: Reading Garden Seed Packages

At first glance, the information on a vegetable seed package can be confusing. In reality, by reading the package, you will become an expert on that plant. The first thing you will notice is the picture. If it is a food, then the edible part is ...

The Greener View: Apple Scab Disease

Q: I have an arborist that I consulted about my crabapple tree last year. The problem, which he said is common, must be prevented in the spring. My problem is that he wants to do three treatments, which total over $400! Do you think I have to have...

The Greener View: Diagnosing Plant Problems

When diagnosing a plant problem, you must sometimes be part doctor, part coroner, part private detective and part historian. Each of these professions asks questions to help them come up with the correct answer to a problem.

In medical terms ...

The Greener View: Strawberry Pots

Question: A local store is selling strawberry pots already filled with strawberry plants. I was wondering how to take care of them, and if this is a good way to grow plants? How long will I get strawberries?

Answer: Strawberry pots can be a great...