March 18, 2010

Garden Knowledge:

Starting Plants from Seed

Starting seed indoors is a great way to save money when you need lots of plants for your landscape. With a sunny window, a sunroom or an artificial light set-up you can raise hundreds of dollars worth of plants for just a few dollars.
Be a Plant Parent!

Free Gardening Seminar

I'll be hosting a free online talk "Perfect Planting for Spring" on Mar. 27 from 11:00 a.m. until noon. You can learn the best tricks of the trade toward planting your annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees this spring. Best of all, you can watch and hear the talk at home directly from your computer! Click here to register


Come See Me

I'll be speaking at the Spring Home Show on March 19. "Topsy Turvy, Grow-Box, Hay Bales and More - Fun New Ways to Grow Vegetables" and hosting a remote broadcast there on Mar 20. The first 200 folks who register here get to see the radio show and get free admittance to the Home Show. Click here for more of my spring schedule.

Reader Questions:

 rhododendronQ: Our rhododendron had wilted leaves and when we pruned it there was a borer hole in the stem. Thoughts? Sharon N.

artichoke rootQ: My wife brought these roots from Russia to plant and we got five gallons when we harvested them. What are they? Dwight B.

Q: I noticed this unexpected beauty last weekend, leaves thin as a pine needle, with a white stripe, and a purple bloom. Name? Joe R.
Spring Croaker

Garden Calendar

Walter's To Do List for March
Look for scale, pick up camellia blooms, prune roses, ...more
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Ask an Arborist

Tree Profile: Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)

ask arboristThe red buckeye is a small tree native to the Southeastern U.S that blooms with upright stalks of bright red tubular flowers in spring. The large palmate leaves give it a tropical look during the rest of the season. The buckeye "nuts" that form in the fall are readily eaten by squirrels. Learn More

by Theresa Schrum

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Woodland Phlox (Phlox stolonifera)

cool plantSemi-evergreen ground cover native to the Eastern U.S. and Canada. Woodland Phlox is a charming plant and one of the most shade tolerant species of Phlox. In spring, the plant sends up stalks of bluish-lavender, white or multi-colored five-petaled flowers that attract butterflies. Mixes well with other early-blooming shade plants. Learn more...

by Theresa Schrum

Garden Events:

Mar 20 - Square Foot Gardening
Mar 27 - Callaway Plant Fair
Mar 27 - Fruit Growing Workshop

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