How To Protect Your Garden Water the soil thoroughly – wet soils hold heat better than dry soils. Move containers or unplanted plants indoors or in an attached garage that … Continue reading Protecting plants from spring freezes
Each spring Central Kansas gardeners and homeowners notice the small purple flowering weed called henbit which is beginning to flower now. This common lawn and garden weed often gets people … Continue reading Henbit, a weed with benefits
The poinsettia is typically the top-selling U.S. flowering potted plants, which has a lot to say about its colorful appeal during the winter season. The poinsettia’s traditional sales period is … Continue reading Poinsettias color the holidays
Everything has its season it seems and in 2020 the season of life for my 50-foot-tall thornless honeylocust tree came to an end. Talk about adding insult to injury. In … Continue reading Tree rings of joy
Trees are a vital part of every landscape, they provide the ‘ceiling’ for every outdoor room. But there are certain trees that are very good at reproducing themselves by reseeding … Continue reading Controlling volunteer trees
Winter days seem so short. Many gardeners, including myself, miss the longer days of summer when there was plenty of time to be outdoors in the garden. For us who … Continue reading Indoor plants improve the mood indoors
Is it possible that a spicy root like horseradish has a gift in store for us beyond just the sauces, flavorings, and sinus cleansing properties it is well known for? … Continue reading Horseradish-an invitation to be deep and potent
Composting is becoming a more popular activity for new gardeners and many have been doing it for years. It is one of best amendments gardeners can use to improve their soil, regardless of whether it is sand, silt or clay, and it’s free if you make it yourself.