Q: Is there something out there that will melt snow that won’t harm my plants or my dog? I know there are “pet safe” stuff out there, but I don’t know what it is in it! Which means to me, not good. I’d like a non-chemical method to use. We do shovel, but since our [...]
Winter Care for Butterfly Bushes Question: We put in some butterfly bushes this year and want to know if we should trim them back for the winter. Is there anything else we should do to them?
Answer: In regions where they are marginally hardy, butterfly bushes (Buddleia) can be winterkilled quite badly, some years even [...]
QUESTIONS: I want to grow my own plugs indoors. I had a greenhouse a while back but don’t have it any longer and I’d like to grow some plugs indoors.
Ans 1: For many years now, I started nearly all my garden plants indoors. I used a 2′x4′ metal shelf system with wooden (wood chip [...]
It is native to Northern Turkey, the Southern Caucasus Mountain region and Southern Iran where it grows on rocky hills and scrub areas. In other words, it is a weed. Which is exactly the quality it makes apparent in a rational planned garden. Like many weeds we adopt, it does its own thing. Latin name: [...]