To Prune Or Not To Prune – That Is The Question

We should avoid any pruning in October to avoid unnecessary complications

QUICK ANSWER – NOT!! Here we are in the middle of October. The air has cooled down. Leaves are changing color and falling. It’s a beautiful sight! I love fall. When it comes to pruning, we need to control our eagerness with our pruners and loppers. There is something about fall that gets people to … Read more

October Gardening Tasks for 2022

It's now time to start with your October gardening tasks

FALL IS IN THE AIR WITH SHORTER DAYLIGHT HOURS AND COOLER TEMPERATURES Thank goodness for Tropical Storm Ian bringing us some much-needed rainfall. Up until Ian, September was very dry for us. As a matter of fact, as of September 28th, we have only had less than an inch of rain for the entire month … Read more

Coffee Grounds

Do you use coffee grounds in your garden?

THE PROS AND CONS OF USING COFFEE GROUNDS AROUND PLANTS I don’t know about you but when I decided to write this blog on coffee grounds nostalgia struck me. When I was growing up both sets of grandparents had large gardens. It was only natural for my grandparents to toss their coffee grounds into the … Read more

Professor Doug’s Nursery School

A group of children celebrating while learning about gardening terms

UNDERSTANDING GARDENING TERMINOLGIES Professor Doug here. Our local schools are now back in session for the new year. I thought that it was only fitting that we do some school work as well with gardening terms. I always stress knowledge being a major key to being a successful gardener. Knowing plant terminology is a major … Read more

My Perennial Highlight for September – Sedum Autumn Fire

Sedum autumn fire

Do you have a hot, dry, very sunny spot in your landscape that you can’t seem to find any plant to live in? If you do, then I think you should consider planting some sedums—especially AUTUMN FIRE. Basically, all sedums could be looked at as being succulent. They need lots of sunlight and excellent draining … Read more


September is the best time to start your fall planting

THE PLANT INDUSTRY LOOKS AT THE ENTIRE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER AS THE BEGINNING OF FALL We like to look at the fall planting season starting on the first of September and going through the end of November. Like the astronomical definition, our fall planting season begins with the autumnal equinox. Equinoxes are the result of … Read more

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