Archive | April 2012
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Good “dirt” is essential for gardening success. Every gardener yearns for good, rich topsoil. To realize that, however, you may need many dollars and a dream. That’s because the builder probably scraped the topsoil away when he excavated to build your house. Some builders stored topsoil on site until your property was ready for landscaping. […]
Friday April 27 is Arbor Day in New York, but there’s nothing wrong with observing it the following day, on Saturday, when everyone is available for a family outing. That outing should start in your yard, not by piling in the car and going off to the garden center. Rather than buying a tree and […]
As plants awaken to begin life anew this spring, many trees in one genus will awake with much of their insides eaten away. As the weather warms up, the culprit that did this will eat its way out of the trees and fly away to satisfy another appetite – mating – so the carnage can […]
There is always a touch of sadness, or at least melancholy, when your beautiful, potted Easter lilies begin to wither and die. That doesn’t have to be the last of them, however. You can plant them outside to continue giving you joy year after year. As the flowers fade, cut them off and throw them […]