Brown Tips on Spruce Trees?
(May 21, 2015)
I notice the new growth on spruce trees in Idaho Falls is just starting to emerge from the brown caps at the tips of the branches. That reminds me that now is the best time to spray to prevent damage … Continue reading
Thank you, Yanks!
(May 19, 2015)
Several years ago I had the opportunity to travel to France with my daughter. It was a wonderful trip with many highlights including our visit to the beaches of Normandy on the anniversary of D-Day. As we arrived at the beach … Continue reading
(May 17, 2015)
Yes, it’s that time of year again when we face the return of the Western Tent Caterpillars. As soon as their eggs hatch in April or May, the caterpillars begin eating leaves and create “tents” – white, silky shelters that cover … Continue reading
(May 16, 2015)
A number of years ago I had the opportunity to travel to France with my daughter. One of the things that struck me about gardening in France (besides the huge number of window flower boxes) were the many espalier (is-‘pal-yər) … Continue reading
When is it safe to plant?
(May 16, 2015)
When is it safe to plant my tender flowers and vegetables? That is a question we hear often at the garden center this time of year. It depends on where you live, of course, as higher elevations and more northern … Continue reading
David Austin Roses
(May 15, 2015)
If you love roses, but don’t necessarily love to pamper them, a garden of David Austin roses is hard to beat. Known for their sheer exuberance of flower and wonderful fragrance, they also have a reputation for hardiness and dependability. David Austin roses … Continue reading