What to use for an early spring garden

Planting an Early Spring Garden. I had been wondering about the right time to plant for early spring at the Boys and Girls club’s vegetable garden.  That was when I ran across my friend Farrell the painter.  Farrell is one of those careful craftsmen who can do things like paint trim without masking tape or […]

Raised beds for a vegetable garden

Building a raised vegetable garden I have a jar of peppers on my table that makes my eyes water even though I haven’t opened it yet. I’m going to tell you about raised vegetable gardening and a wonderful project on Maple Street. You’ll find out about the peppers at the end of the article. We […]

Pruning Knockout roses

When do I prune my Knockout roses?  Frances Bonner asked if she should prune her Knockout roses since it was well into November, but they were still blooming prettily.  Lots of people have asked the same question.  Actually, I get a lot of questions about caring for these wonderful plants.  There are two main reasons for […]

How to Plant Pansies

It’s pansy planting time here in the southeast.  We are busy cleaning up the spent begonias and petunias before they turn to mush in the next week or two.  Then we replace them with pansies.  Glorious pansies. I like pansies for several reasons: They brighten up the winter landscape. They seem to be hardy enough […]