Spring: What Can I Plant & When?

These are general gardening tips, please use your intuition when deciding what the plant and when! For information on when spring is, see this previous blog post: When Is Spring? Very Early Spring. When the ground is workable, it is no longer frozen or too wet. You can plant: Trees as long as they areContinue reading “Spring: What Can I Plant & When?”

What is Frost? What Gardeners Need to Know

What is Frost? Frost is a thin layer of ice on a surface. It begins as water vapor (water in gas form) in the air at an above freezing temperature. It becomes frost when the water vapor meets a surface that is below freezing. The water vapor condenses, freezes, and becomes solid. There are differentContinue reading “What is Frost? What Gardeners Need to Know”

Toxic Dyed Mulch

Dyed mulches seem to be a common material used among homeowners and commercial landscapes today. Unfortunately, dyed mulches in black, red, and even brown is what is most available for purchase at big box stores, gas stations, and sometimes local nurseries. It can be more difficult to find mulch that has not been dyed, butContinue reading “Toxic Dyed Mulch”

The effects of late cold snaps

There’s a joke in Kentucky that goes something like this, “If you don’t like the weather just wait a day”. Yesterday I worked outside in a t-shirt and got hot (and a sunburn!) This morning I’m wearing my winter coat and hat! While most of the time, it’s just a blip to our fashion choices,Continue reading “The effects of late cold snaps”