Archive for July, 2014

July/August Gardening Tips

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

July and August is a time to enjoy the garden. Don’t forget however to water and weed on a regular basis.. Plants cultivated over many seasons can be lost in a few days if they lack moisture during a particularly hot spell. Watering the garden: The primary rule of summer watering is to water thoroughly […]

A plant of the week – Impatiens

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Impatiens     (im-PAY-shuns) Most gardeners are familiar with ever-popular Impatiens, especially the common bedding flower types and the brightly-foliaged New Guinea impatiens. Impatiens is one of the few plants whose botanical name is also its common name, which alludes to the way the ripe seedpods shatter when touched, scattering seed up to several feet away. Most […]