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Grow 607: Mediterranean bay laurel, pot

Late Winer! Mediterranean bay tree is right at home in a pot Dear Janet, I have a Mediterranean bay laurel, now about ten years old and five feet tall. Each summer I put the plant outside. I water it when it seems dry but never fertilize it because I cannot find information about the type of fertilizer to use. I would appreciate any information ab......

Grow 608: Dahlia tubers, garlic clove sprout

Late Winter! Dahlias need warmth but garlic needs cool to grow   Dear Janet, I haven't planted dahlias before.  Am I better off ordering tubers by mail or are there garden centers locally that will have a good selection early enough to plant late this spring? Any other advice? C.R.  Dear C.R., Where you buy depends on if you want growing plants ......

Grow 609: African Violet, stall dahlia tubers

Late Winter! Flowerless African violet may need a new pot Dear Janet, I have a beautiful African violet and it blooms away. Now it has stopped blooming, but continues to grow. Is my pot too small and if I transplant it will it continue to grow? I hate to try without knowing if that is right, to transplant it. I'd hate for it to die. N.C. Dear N.......

Grow 640: Store tender plants, mulch, slugs, fertilizer, lawn, lights

Fall topics: Overwintering tender plants, Fall leaves over mulch, Mulch/slug matters, Ornamental grass, Dwarf Alberta spruce reverts, Prune roots of trees you're keeping small, Vertical mulching for tree roots' health, Dahlia and Canna storage, Pumpkin recycling, Fall lawn care, Fertilizer, and sulfur for rhodies, and Nixing the heavy footed......

What's Up!

...in these departments.   What's coming up this week: In this department are the hot topics for this week and weeks before, by season.  Click to choose from these topics.                                 Subscribe This week in Janet & Steven's gardens: Quick run-down of what to do, when. Green thumbs up, green thumbs down:  Our p......

The most recent articles

April 11, 2014 Please Sponsor us! This site is our gift to you. On those days when our resources lag, your dollars keep us all growing. This week The silver maples flowered, crocuses were as loud in color as the spring peepers were in voice, the first daffodil opened, all six weeks late but sooooo lovely. We almost put away our soil-sa......

Clean gloves, wet mulch

Green thumbs up to a clean pair of gloves to switch into after a break, or when the gardening's been especially muddy. We spend a good sum on gloves but it's money well spent, given the abrasives, irritants and infectious agents our hands meet every day. (Love gloves as we do? Don't miss the Gloverly Interlude called Guessing for Gloves in this week's ......

Pyramidal yews

Cut back in two steps on two overweight yews: Here's  a look at handling two pyramidal yews that had beefed up to a chubbiness unbecoming their station. Yew number one is a simple case, with marginally drastic cuts. Yew number two is taking the rockier road to regain its shape. Please be advised: Images may be shocking and the last ch......

Fast growers never quit

Weeping cherry: One of those problems with no final solution. We need your help as a Sponsor! Stumpers! All we can do is to share the pain and ease the pain with laughter. For instance: Whyizzit that fast growth comes only on plants ultimately too big for the average landscape? For instance, a gardener will never be done pruning this cute "little" w......

What's Up 192: Small tree bare circle, gifts, tools, cold jade poinsettia

What's Up summary of a week's news Issue #192, December 17, 2012 Janet Macunovich and Steven Nikkila help you grow We need you to Sponsor us!   We've just posted these items in What's Up  To download this issue in pdf: New tree best barefoot: Plant the flowers elsewhere! Why to start small with a new tree Jade's cold... and cut back Cold kil......

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