As long as perennial plants are green, they are producing carbohydrates (food) to be stored in the crown and roots for winter. Once the foliage turns yellow, and then brown, it is safe to cut off stems and leaves. Each perennial plant goes dormant on its own schedule, so clean-up is not usually done in […]
Harvest season is here and plants everywhere are producing fruits, nuts, and seeds as part of their life cycle. In the landscape, we enjoy the benefits of this fruiting process….the beauty, the food benefits, and the wildlife that feed on the harvest. Some of our favorite shrubs showing off this time of year include: Chokecherry – a 6-10′ tall […]
Hopefully you had the chance to tune into the Garden Spot radio show, Saturday August 5, 2017. Andrea McFarland shared with you several common pests that wreak havoc on our gardens. Here is what she shared: Japanese Beetles: Adults are metallic blue-green, ½-inch beetles with bronze wing covers, while larvae are fat, white grubs with […]
A few photos that maybe didn’t fit in one of the blogs but is still worth posting.
A bittersweet day…beautiful gardens and a history lesson, along with the sadness of saying goodbye. One last walk on the Promenade outside our hotel in Galway was a must this morning. It was our last view of the sea before leaving the west coast to travel back to Dublin. A stop at Woodville Walled Gardens proved to be worthwhile. […]