How to have HANGING FERNS that are the ENVY of the Neighborhood
Want to know the secret to having gorgeous, lush ferns all through the hot Summer? I'll tell you. Psssst ... It's a DIY project! Every Spring, I buy Boston ferns in hanging baskets at Lowe's or Home Depot. My first secret is to remove the plastic pot they come in and replant them using a good-quality potting mix. I prefer to use coir-lined wire baskets. My BEST secret is to install a Rainbird slow-drip automatic watering system. It's a DIY project. Really. See the black tubes h…
On the Cover of Issue 127 - FineGardening
DESIGNER: Eve Thyrum LOCATION: Wilmington, Delaware LIGHT: High, filtered shade SOIL: Loamy, moist, well-drained soil due to an initial doubledigging with compost several years ago. The bed is now regularly […]
How To Landscape Your Home
Very little can change a house to a home more than landscaping. A well landscaped property adds value while providing an outdoor living space, rather than an area that needs to be looked after.
The Saturday edition of our local paper had a couple of articles that I thought would be of interest to you. Did you know that this is National Pollinator Week? Concern over the decreasing honeybee population has led scientists to create more awareness in the public about the important role bees play in maintaining the world's diversity of flowering plants. In the U.S. the number of honey bee colonies has declined by half since 1947. According to the head of the University of Illinois'…
Crepe Myrtle Planting Guide
The complete guide to crepe myrtles. Find practical gardening advice, tips, and information on beautiful, flowering crepe mytle trees.