This is still a relatively controversial topic. Some people say it’s risky growing vegetables in these beds.
Dog and cat repellents work with some animals, but not all. The most effective way to keep dogs out of gardens is fencing.
I heard that putting crushed eggshells on flower beds is good for plants. What’s the best time of the year to do this?
Plants need both major and minor nutrients. Minor nutrients (also called “trace elements”) are usually supplied by the soil, but plants use major nutrients in large enough quantities that we should add them regularly.
It’s easier to choose native plants that are well-adapted to local conditions than to fight nature to acidify your soil.
If your rose bushes bloomed pink or yellow or were two-toned the first year, but bloomed red in years after that, you’re probably left with canes that grew from the rootstock—underground portions below the graft union.
Our carpet rose sends off tall “fishing pole” shoots. How and when should I prune these?
Most roses—particularly hybrid teas—are susceptible to black spot, a fungal disease that can be devastating.
Keeping houseplants free of mites can be a challenge, especially mite-prone plants such as ivy and palms.
Prevention is the best medicine for bronze birch borers. They are attracted to stressed trees, which are often planted in poor environments.