Monthly Archives: June 2011

Plants not flowering?

One of the questions I get asked most often is how to encourage a plant to produce flowers. It is most often a hydrangea or lilac that’s not flowering. Here is something that works for me. Give it a try … Continue reading

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North Country Gardening: New Release! North Country Gardening with Wildflow…

North Country Gardening: New Release! North Country Gardening with Wildflow…: “Native wildflowers are hardy plants that don’t require a lot of watering and virtually no fertilizer. They’re good for the environment and …”

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New Release! North Country Gardening with Wildflowers: A Guide to Growing and Enjoying Native Plants in the Great Lakes Region, by Neil Moran

Native wildflowers are hardy plants that don’t require a lot of watering and virtually no fertilizer. They’re good for the environment and will attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your property. Check out my new book on how to establish everything … Continue reading

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Garden tip: slow release fertilizer

Here is a timely tip for gardeners. Many of you are planting your perennials or looking to feed your existing perennials, as well as trees and shrubs. This tip is from a money saving tips booklet of mine called,  From … Continue reading

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Keep Those Hanging Baskets Looking Beautiful!

                Every year people spend good money buying hanging baskets to add a little color to a patio area or other living space. By mid-summer I’m hearing complaints that their hanging baskets, once so pretty, are now looking like a … Continue reading

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Plants That Can Take the Heat

As the old saying goes, “some like it hot, some like it not.” This saying can certainly be applied to plants. Here in the north country, too much heat is rarely a problem. However, I’ve discovered recently that some time … Continue reading

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Birds in Our Backyards

Connie Thompson has yet another issue of her popular birding newsletter available online. And get this: she’s just published her first book! Connie is an excellent writer and I’m anxious to see her first book: Fascination with Feathers. The book … Continue reading

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