Blog

Local Stories From Local People

Controlling Bindweed

 

by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener

 

 

 

Many a gardener has had the displeasure of trying to rid their garden of a frustrating weed called bindweed.  Some people call it creeping Jenny or wild morning glory because, well, it ...

Read More >

Eliminating Weeds in the Garden

by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener       What is a weed?  People have different views on what is and is not a weed.  I see mullein as a beautiful plant with its fuzzy, silvery leaves and tiny yellow flowers.  I like to use them in my landscape around my potting shed.   My farmer …

Read More >

Shade Lovers

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener       Say goodbye to dull shady spots and hello to wonderful color, texture and shape.  Not all shade is the same and can be broken down into 5 different categories. Dense shade means that no light reaches this area.  Full shade will last all day, such …

Read More >

Luring Winged Wonders

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     Welcome butterflies to stay in your garden for every stage of their development.  Develop places for sunning, laying eggs, plant host plants for hungry caterpillars, add water sources and a safe place for metamorphosis. Most flowers or plants that attract butterflies need about 6 hours of …

Read More >

Pruning Tomato Plants

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     The main goal of pruning and staking tomatoes is to keep the fruits off the ground and protect them from sunburn.  Pruned plants produce bigger and earlier fruits because more of the plant energy is channeled into the fruit production and ripening and not into the …

Read More >

Caring for Petunias in Hanging Baskets

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     A hanging basket of petunias is sure to reward you with a bounty of colorful blooms all summer, that is, if you take care of it properly. Watering and fertilizing is critical when it comes to caring for petunias in a hanging basket.  Keep in mind …

Read More >

Animal Urine Damage in Turfgrass

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     Maintaining a nice, uniformly green lawn can be a bit of a challenge when Fido does his business on it.  As many of you know, turfgrass can be severely damaged by animal urine.   Fido may not be the only one to blame as those darker green …

Read More >

It’s Strawberry Pickin’ Time

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     Strawberry shortcake with a side of vanilla ice cream, strawberry pie loaded with whipped cream, home-made strawberry jam – got you hungry for them?  It’s that time of year to start enjoying the taste of those sweet and sometimes tart red berries. Strawberries are fairly easy …

Read More >

Viral Diseases of Raspberries

    by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     Red and black raspberries are vulnerable to a number of viruses and an infection can reduce yields by as much as 70 percent.  Mosaic, streak, leaf-curl and tomato ring-spot are the four main viruses of raspberries.  There are other raspberry disorders that can cause symptoms …

Read More >

Get your official copy of our

Destination Guide

Request Printed Guide

View E-Guide

Stay informed and sign up for the

Shipshe E-Newsletter

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.