Winter Care of Indoor Plants

As the sun gets lower in the winter sky and days become shorter, less and less natural light reaches indoor plants. We also have more cloudy days in winter, which […]

Most Bulbs Do Not Need to be Dug and Stored

Question: When I lived in Indiana I had to dig my summer flowering bulbs every fall to prevent them from freezing. The climate here in Washington is much milder. Are […]

Leaves improve garden soil

Question: I am new at vegetable gardening and my garden did not produce as well as I had hoped. My neighbor said I need to improve my soil. How do […]

Plant Bulbs in Containers

Question: I would like to start some bulbs in containers for winter bloom. Could you explain how to do this. What kinds of bulbs should I plant? Answer: Various fall planted […]

Fall tree and shrub pruning

Question: I have shrubs which are blocking my windows and have grown over walkways. Is this a good time to prune them or should I wait until spring? Answer: Except for […]

Plant Bulbs Now for Spring Color

Question: I want to make a bigger impact with spring bulbs in my landscape next spring. Could you give me some pointers on landscaping with bulbs? Answer: It takes some planning […]

Lawn Planting Time

Question: I heard on the radio recently that fall is the best time to plant a new lawn. I am planning to plant a lawn in an area which was […]

Plant Chrysanthemums, Asters and Pansies Now

Potted chrysanthemums and asers are available in stores now. They are in bud and bloom and will give almost instant color for several weeks in the fall. Mums and asters […]

Caring for summer transplanted plants

Question: I recently planted a 10 foot maple tree in the ground. The roots had been covered with burlap and tied with twine at the top. After placing the tree […]

Large Indoor Plant Bargains

I have noticed sales on large indoor plants at two different big box stores recently. The prices seem to be very attractive on large size plants. I would like a […]

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