How to Prune Lilacs correctly addresses the different reasons to prune. Each may have it's own method. Many complain that their large lilac is not blooming and there can be many reasons why, which I talk about in this post Lilac Not Blooming? One reason can be that your lilac has not been pruned well or correctly. Let's start with the reasons to prune. the Lilac has been neglected for years Common Lilacs can last for decades but they bloom best on wood that is under 5 to 6 ... Read More about How to Prune Lilacs correctly!
Prune Clematis for Top to Bottom Blooms, this is not a general clematis pruning guideline but how to renovate an overgrown or spindly growing one. Again I need to repeat, this is not how you prune your clematis generally. This post is really about one way to renovate clematis that may be blooming all on top but down below is bare vines yet you don't want to cut it all off at once. This is my Warsaw Nike clematis. It is in Group 3, a Summer bloomer that blooms on ... Read More about Prune Clematis for Top to Bottom Blooms
Let's grow a container vegetable garden on a budget. This container garden can fit on a patio, porch or balcony. Enjoy delicious vegetables without a lot of fuss. Would you like to grow a container vegetable garden? Plant up this budget and beginner friendly container so you can enjoy fresh vegetables to make a salad or include in fresh recipes right out your door. Happy April! To get a free download of a printable April Calendar page just see the link at the end of this ... Read More about A Container Vegetable Garden you can Grow
Do you need seed starting mix? Seed starting can be an easy way to get tons of plants on a budget. Especially if you want special varieties! I see it all the time, garden enthusiasts showing how they start seeds and stating that you must use seed starting mix. Is that completely accurate? In short, no. I have been seed starting for my garden for 20+ years and I have tried many methods. Note: the one caveat is if you live in a very high humidity climate seed starting mixes do help to ... Read More about Do you need Seed Starting Mix?
Japanese Maples are a favorite tree for their bright foliage and interesting shapes. Japanese Maple trees are not difficult to prune or train so they are looking their best. I am not an expert or trained, I have just experimented with seedlings I have grown and am passing on what I have learned so far. Japanese Maples are so beautiful no matter what time of year. Especially if you prune and train Japanese Maples into beautiful shapes. In Spring they emerge with bright foliage and ... Read More about Prune and Train Japanese Maples