For many people with backyard ponds, fountains and other water-garden fixtures, the arrival of cold weather means draining the pipes and pulling the plug.
In simpler times, container gardening was small-scale landscaping using flowering annuals. Enjoy their color for one season and go with something new the next.
...just as vulnerable to predation."In my (Connecticut) garden, chipmunks devastate them," Curless said. "So will deer, voles and squirrels if they know where they are."You can contact Dean Fosdick at email@example.com
The dramatic loss of honeybees to changing land use, viruses and pesticides is alarming, and they are irreplaceable as pollinators.
Gardeners worried about the safety of synthetic pest-control products sometimes turn to botanically derived compounds instead. But many of those also contain toxic ingredients, such as nicotine, rotenone and pyrethrins.
While many gardeners scan the newly arrived seed catalogs to plan their next growing season, the industry's visionaries are pouring talent and resources into products and ideas they hope will be sown in years to come.
Plants you can walk on are attractive additions to pathways. These low-lying perennials can withstand heavy foot traffic, release pleasant odors when crushed, smother weeds, and cushion your step in the narrow spaces between bricks or flagstones.
...more about dealing with allergies while gardening, see this ACAAI website:http://www.acaai.org/allergist/news/New/Pages/whatsnew_gardening_allergies.aspxYou can contact Dean Fosdick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gardening is a forgiving pursuit. Get it wrong one year and you can start fresh again the next, wiser, with lessons learned. Study up between planting seasons.
...unsightly.Online:For more on mulches and mulching, see this Cornell University fact sheet:http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/factsheets/mulch/mulchland.htmlYou can contact Dean Fosdick at email@example.com
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