Green Thumb – Summer Checklist

By the middle of summer, some of our enthusiasm for gardening may be waning a little bit. However, some of our very favorite plants are about to appear in our gardens to be enjoyed this month. Annual plants should be filled out and looking beautiful in July. Annuals in the ground more

Green Thumb – Phlox: What To Do About Powdery Mildew

Do you have a love-hate relationship with your garden phlox? The large clusters of long-blooming flowers are sweetly scented and oh-so beautiful. Their nectar attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. The downside is that once the heat and high humidity of summer rolls in, white spots can appear on the stems, leaves and more

Green Thumb – I Can’t Leave… Something will be Blooming

The flower garden of our dreams has beautiful color all season long. We look longingly at catalog pictures, attend seminars, read advice from experts, and know every garden center within 50 miles.   We buy new plants, pull out dead plants, get divisions from friends, and move things around more

Green Thumb – Spring Checklist

Spring Checklist It’s spring! As gardeners, we can’t wait to get out and begin planting our gardens, but in March we still have to wait for Mother Nature to give us the go ahead. This is a good time to do some planning for the gardening season ahead and start on more