Have you ever planted something that seemed like the perfect plant but after a few years you realize this plant has taken over your garden. Whether the plant distributes what feels like a million seeds or sends out an abundance of runners, removing these plants […]
Soil Amendments: Our member Margaret toured a garden in Wells Maine that was fabulous! The plants were in beautiful condition, which the owner attributed to her work with soil. As the saying goes “gardeners build soil first, then plants!” This is her soil recipe, which […]
Can you believe March 20th is the first day of spring? OK, the snow outside makes it hard to believe. Before you know it, narcissus and tulips will be in bloom. Here is a beautiful arrangement created by our member Cookie. A great trick is […]
What is Witch Hazel? What is Witch Hazel used for? Witch hazel, as we know it, is an extract of the North American witch-hazel tree, Hamamelis virginiana. The bark and leaves are useful in traditional preparations, mostly topically. Witch hazel gets its medicinal properties from […]
Most people know that Ladybugs are beneficial bugs. They prey on Aphids, Whiteflies, and Colorado Potato Beetles. Take our quiz to see how well do you know these other bugs?
Our member Ray suggested we share this article about a doomsday fungus known as BDA that has condemned more species to extinction than any other pathogen.. https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/585862/