Category Archives: Garden

Day of Roses

2010/09/10 Garden No comments

Rose lovers rejoice. Now when the repeat bloomers are glorious in their fall splendor, experts offer advice and tips to create the look in your own yards. The Penn-Jersey District of the America......

Favorite September plant – hardy begonias

2010/09/10 Garden No comments

Just when many of your other flowers are on their last legs, worn out from a summer of blooming, the hardy begonia comes on strong. In a moist, shady spot with well-drained soil, the naturalizin......

Favorite August plant – crape myrtle

2010/08/11 Garden No comments

Our unusually hot summer may be browning out lawns and killing evergreens, but heat-loving plants like crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia) are putting out exuberant displays right now. At the edge of t......

Favorite July plant – daylilies

2010/07/01 Garden No comments

When you and your plants are wilting in the summer heat, it’s a pleasure to have no-fuss bloomers brightening your garden with little effort. Versatile daylilies serve as a bridge between season......

Hay now! Instant garden by the bale

2010/06/15 Food, Garden One comment

So it’s time to plant and you haven’t even tilled your garden yet, or maybe don’t even have a garden space to till. Straw bales can offer a temporary planting option to see you through the seaso......

Favorite June plant – Strawberries

2010/06/10 Garden No comments

The first bite of real, locally grown strawberries has to be one of the best sensations of spring. Now, when they’re coming in like gangbusters, the abundant harvest is a luxury. If you don’t ha......

Eat your landscape

2010/05/17 Food, Garden No comments

Want landscaping that looks good enough to eat? Trade your flowerbeds for fruits, herbs and vegetables and you’ll have the ingredients to whip up gourmet meals right at your doorstep. Go......

Bloom time

2010/05/14 Garden No comments

If it’s spring, it must be garden tour season, a must for voyeurs and avid green thumbs alike. Where else can you view tropical poolscapes perched near school athletic fields, shady green......

Favorite May Plant – Weigela

2010/05/13 Garden No comments

The fickle cycles of spring weather often leave me mourning the abbreviated bloom time of some of my favorite plants. This year my lilacs bloomed and were browning in the space of three days, do......

Favorite April Plant – Eastern Redbud

2010/04/13 Garden No comments

The month is filled with spectacular flowering trees as magnolias and dogwoods all welcome the season in clouds of pink frothiness. A drive down President Avenue, or a visit to the Amos Herr Hou......