Storing dahlias

Posted by on October 26, 2016

Dahlias are cold hardy in Zones 8 to 11. If you garden in a colder zone, you’ll need to dig the tubers out of the ground a week or so after the first killing frost. Cut the stem off to 6 inches above the soil line before digging. Shake or wash off most of the […]

Garden Glossary

Posted by on March 21, 2013


A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z A Abiotic: A non-living organism. Acid: An acid or sour substance that has a pH below 7.0. Acidic soil: Acidic soil: The pH scale is logarithmic, from 0 to 14 […]

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday 26, 2016

Posted by on September 26, 2016

Helen Yoest and Lupin

THE WEEK THE RAIN Monday, 0.6 inch Tuesday/Wednesday, 1.1 inches Thursday, 0.1 inch THE DEEDS MONDAY Susan Harris and I drove back from Atlanta. My husband called and suggested I top off wherever I can since we are seeing shortages, closures, and limits. The first place we pulled into, had the pumps closed. We had enough […]

Fiskars and Harlem Grown

Posted by on September 15, 2016

Fiskars Project Orange

      Fiskars Orange Thumb Project is near and dear to my heart.You may remember when I worked with the fantastic Fiskars Project Orange Team to help select this year’s grant recipients. From there, we had the honor of choosing one grant winner to follow through their summer season. I choose Harlem Grown. The […]