07 April 2021

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How to assess, treat frost, freeze damage in plants

How to assess, treat frost, freeze damage in plants


In the Garden
I am happy to report that most of Sandhill Gardens survived last week’s freeze. I used some old blankets and burlap sacks to protect so...
31 March 2021

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Don’t panic when a cold snap hits

Don’t panic when a cold snap hits


In the Garden
It has been an enchanting spring, so far. We have been blessed with warm weather and have not felt the brunt of the storm systems that ha...
24 March 2021

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It’s spring! Time to get out into nature

It’s spring! Time to get out into nature


Spring began in almost perfect fashion. Saturday was a beautiful day to get out and play in the dirt....
10 March 2021

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Hyacinth flower of the year

Hyacinth flower of the year


In the Garden
We have looked at three of the National Garden Bureau “Year of” designations in recent columns. This week, we will discuss the two re...
03 March 2021

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Beans named edible plant of the year

Beans named edible plant of the year


The National Garden Bureau has named the garden bean as the edible plant of the year....
24 February 2021

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Monarda chosen perennial of the year

Monarda chosen perennial of the year


The National Garden Bureau has named monarda as the perennial plant of the year for 2021. Regular readers will remember that a couple of weeks ago tha...
17 February 2021

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Overview of All-America Selections for 2021

Overview of All-America Selections for 2021


The first round of All-America Selections for 2021 have been released. Three flowering plants and three vegetables are among the plants given this hon...
03 February 2021

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Plan for interest in your winter garden

Plan for interest in your winter garden


Last week, we began plans for the work to be done in the landscape this year. We discussed plans to increase winter interest, especially in the parts ...
27 January 2021

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Time for planning your garden

Time for planning your garden


Winter days are for planning. Of course, there are those nice days when one may be out in the garden doing some clean-up and enjoying the winter inter...
20 January 2021

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Writing connects columnist with other gardeners

Writing connects columnist with other gardeners


After the year I have had, I feel like I am 700. Actually, this column is No. 700 that I have written. It started as a way to earn my volunteer hours ...