Many people think that as cooler autumn temperatures creep in, it’s time to stop gardening and start putting our gardens to bed for the winter. Not so! Fall is an ideal time for planting. The weather is cool but the soil is still warm enough for root development, daylight is gentler, and autumn rains typically keep the soil nicely moist. Trees, shrubs, perennials, lawns, vegetables, lawn grass, and yes, even annuals, love this kind of weather.
Hibiscus are confusing. Especially in the North. So let's take a closer look at the three most common hibiscus plants found in New England gardens.
In recent years, tree peonies have become increasingly popular and more readily available for landscape use. This plant is distinctly different from the herbaceous peony that we are so familiar with in our American perennial beds. The tree peony is a deciduous woody plant with fern-like foliage that produces larger flowers two weeks earlier than its perennial partner. These blossoms come in a wide range of shapes, colors and fragrances depending on the cultivar,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme may be the standard herbs we pull from our garden when cooking, but they are by no means the only options. Edible herbs, vegetables, and flowers can add color, flavor, fun, and surprise to your dishes. Here...
For all you “foodies” out there, are you aware that there are numerous blooms that are not only beautiful but also delicious? Flowers make a striking, colorful, textural and flavorful addition to salads, baked goods, cocktails, and more.
Favorite Edible Flowers
There are surprising blooms that can be tasty accents to your favorite dishes. For the best flavor and freshness, harvest blooms at their peak early in the day. Younger and older blooms or blooms of different sizes often have subtly different flavors,
Perennial gardens are a great creative outlet. They do best with a bit of planning, but that is what makes them so much fun. The knowledge gained with this hands on pastime is remarkable. The exercise, fresh air, and the reward of the added beauty and...
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