#Fallisforplanting Fall-Planted Bulbs Guarantee a Colorful Spring Garden

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau Fall is in the air and that means it’s time for mums, pumpkins, apples… and planting spring-blooming flower bulbs! Invest an hour or two this fall to enjoy weeks of color next spring. Flowering fall bulbs have an important energy reserve. Inside each bulb is a reserve of stored energy that helps […]

Houseplants Make Us Happy, Keep Us Healthy!

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau The houseplant is making a comeback, and it couldn’t come at a better time than in the midst of a pandemic. With so many people these days working from home offices and generally spending more time in their kitchens, living rooms, and family rooms, houseplants provide environmental, health, and ornamental benefits […]

#FallisforPlanting Fall-Planted Bulbs Guarantee a Colorful Spring Garden

Fall-Planted Bulbs Guarantee a Colorful Spring Garden Fall is in the air and that means it’s time for mums, pumpkins, apples… and planting spring-blooming flower bulbs! Invest an hour or two this fall to enjoy weeks of color next spring. Flowering fall bulbs have an important energy reserve. Inside each bulb is a reserve of stored energy […]

#Fallisforplanting Perennials Plus Tomato, Bacon & Basil Tart 😋

Tips on planting your perennials this Fall Fall is a great time to add perennials to your Victory Garden 2.0! Fall may be a better time to plant perennials than spring. Like spring, fall has cooler, rainier weather that is more conducive to helping plants establish. Unlike spring, fall doesn’t subject freshly planted perennials to […]

#Fallisforplanting (Dividing) Bearded Irises Plus Marvelous Marigolds!

In this, the Year of the Iris, let’s talk a bit about a Victory Garden 2.0 fall gardening task that comes up every few years: dividing your bearded irises (Iris × germanica). This iris, often called German iris, produces large multicolored flowers in late spring or early summer that bear, on their slightly drooping sepals, a fuzzy “beard”, […]

Take Time Now for a Hydrangea Check Up

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau Are Your Hydrangeas Blooming? Every gardener I talk to, especially in the northeast and New England, is doing a happy dance this season: their hydrangeas are in full bloom. Despite temperature fluctuations, the sudden freezing temperatures of November 2019, and the wacky late spring weather we had (hailstorms, sub-freezing […]

It’s Time for A Bit of Summer Garden Maintenance!

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Victory Garden 2.0 “When the pandemic hit, I decided to plant a vegetable garden.” I’ve heard this from consultation clients and Plantrama listeners for the past three months, and my response is always the same. “Congratulations! You made a terrific choice.” I recognize that the […]

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