Often, it’s after hours when we head to the garden to wind down. On humid nights right now, Narcissus ‘Erlicheer’ sends a fragrant whiff my way. To catch us by surprise, various perennial rain lilies pop up spring through fall when times are right. Drought tough evergreen shrub Spiraea is a heritage garden classic, here | read more →
I don’t need a calendar to know when it’s February! Since last week, my Mexican plum’s sent bees into euphoria and “scent” me out for perfume that’s bottled in my memory. But this February fascinates me (sort of). After brutal cold punches, we soar into the upper 80s. Very quickly the waiting game of “dead | read more →
air date: February 25, 2017
Often, it’s after hours when we head to the garden to wind down. Amanda Moon from It’s About Thyme makes it a fragrant voyage with plants that glow by moonlight. Daphne lightens things up with sambac jasmine that perfumes containers or garden beds with intricate white flowers. Plus, find out why trees leaf out at different times as we head into spring. Got weeds? Herbalist Ellen Zimmermann joins Trisha to pick the weeds that are good for you! On tour, from childhood, Whitney Nolen knew that she wanted a small urban farm. Now, in a standard backyard, chickens supply eggs, and Nigerian Dwarf goats provide milk that she and neighbors turn into yogurt, cheese, and soap. Visit her garden in person on the 2017 Funky Chicken Coop tour on April 15.
This month's tips for how to care for your plants, pruning, fertilizing, lawn care, and preping for your garden. Read the entire to do list.