Plant a tree

Posted by on September 22, 2016

Plant trees and shrubs and keep them watered when the weather is dry.    



Garden Glossary

Posted by on March 21, 2013

Phlomis

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 […]


September Garden Inspiration

Posted by on September 5, 2016

Gardening with Confidence Vivien Phillips Garden

September delights.  With the dog days of summer behind us, September opens with cooler air and less humidity, creating a fresh scent and a sense of excitement.  The source of this excitement may be for no reason other than it is bearable to be outside once again.   Indeed, September, and throughout the fall, is […]


September Garden Maintenance For The Southeast

Posted by on September 1, 2016

Muhly grass and salvia

Strawberry needs September (and August) is when the cell size of spring fruit strawberry buds is determined. The more favorable the growing conditions your strawberry’s receive now, the bigger the berries will be next year. Ensure that your strawberries get an inch of water each week. If nature doesn’t provide this, then plan to supplement […]