Gosh, I love this time of the year where everyone decorates with pumpkins and old flowers get ripped out and mums go in. As much as I treasure Belgian mums, I must admit there is something special about mari-mums. I would ...Read More
Q: I think you wrote that the preferred time to till soil in a vegetable garden is during fall, not spring. Why is that? I have always tilled in the spring.
A: It doesn't matter whether you have a northern garden that is ...Read More
After a hurricane, you find beauty and pleasure in simple things and in my case it is the old-fashioned zinnia. Now I say old-fashioned because we grew them from generic seed packets so I don't really know the variety. I ...Read More
Clever Crocus Bulbs
Q: I always tire of winter long before spring comes. I was looking at the selections of spring bulbs in a catalog and thinking I might plant some crocuses throughout my lawn. Do they require different ...Read More
WASHINGTON -- It was hard to miss the red and white gingham tablecloths, the lively green plants and the red and blue furry creatures jumping up and down above a pile of hay in the White House Kitchen Garden this week.
When I moved into my new house about this time last year, I was quick to notice my neighbor's flowers across the street. I could see drifts of wonderful tall blue flowers coupled with the complementary orange of swirling ...Read More