Archive | April 2016

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Plant A Pollinator Garden

Theme gardens are becoming more and more popular. I shared information on building a cutting garden a few weeks ago. Today, I’m suggesting that you build a pollinator garden in another bed. We’re being told today that there’s a pollinator crisis. Bees, one of the best pollinators, are dying off and scientists have yet to […]

Spring Is A Nice time To Divide Perennials

Early spring is a good time to divide perennials. Dividing them now will give each section plenty of time to recover and begin growing and you, or whomever you give some to, will have the whole season to enjoy them before the plants fade this fall. If you want to get out in the garden […]

Cut Back Ornamental Grasses

In our area, ornamental grasses are the plants of choice for winter color and a break from the sea of white that surrounds them. Birds like these grasses for the yummy seeds they produce. Beyond that, these plants are virtually forgotten. In the other seasons of the year, their green blends in with the other […]

Emerald Ash Borer Scourging Rochester Area

If you have an ash tree in your yard that’s still alive, you need to take action now to save it from the dreaded emerald ash borer (EAB). I raised this warning here about a month ago, but read on and you’ll see why I am raising it again. I’ve visited Michigan, where this pest […]