Hate to say good-bye to summer? Me too! Today I will be bringing summer indoors for the winter by taking cuttings of my favorite annuals. Specifically, I must get cuttings of Persian shield and fishnet-stockings coleus and King Kong coleus. Once I get those covered, I might take cuttings of all the varieties of coleus,… Continue reading Tip of the Day
If you want healthy trees and shrubs, this is the best time of year to prune. Just be careful not to take off blossoms. For example, I will be leaving my lilacs alone; and since most hydrangeas blossom on old wood, I will leave them alone too. Mind you, if they needed it (if they… Continue reading Mel’s Green Garden – Tip of the Day
When did you start gardening? The summer of 1959, our first summer in Patricia Park (in Des Moines). That was the 1st time we lived in a home long enough and with a big enough yard to really garden. I was so into gardening then that when my youngest son, who was in kindergarten, was asked… Continue reading Interview with one of my favorite gardeners, my grandma!