Most people find the prospect of pruning only slightly less frightening than Carrie Fisher reprising her role as Princess Leia in the latest “Star Wars.” And one pruning question weighs upon them more than any other at this time of year. Should I prune off the seeds from my crepe myrtle? The answer is yes. Or no. It all depends […]
It's crisp outside. Truly. My morning walk felt fresh and invigorating, as opposed to my normal humid trudge through the neighborhood. It's still August, but 70 degrees at 9 a.m. is a delight! I want to throw on a sweater and pick apples, carve pumpkins, and decorate the house
Cold frames need attention and perform best when kept cooler, rather than hot. For example, keep the temperature inside the cold frame below 60°F to 65°F for cold weather plants that grow best in spring or fall, and under 75°F for other warm weather plants. Be sure to prop the lid open when needed to help regulate the temperature.
August is not the best month for gardening here in north Florida. This weekend the temperatures are soaring into the triple digits. We let the garden go in August. It’s not intentional, but the heat and insects drive me inside in short order. I sneak out early in the morning just long enough to ...