40th ...

In 1970, a Senator from Wisconsin named Gaylord Nelson raised his voice and called on every American to take action on behalf of the environment. In the four decades since, millions of Americans have heeded that call and joined together …

Escrito el 22 Apr 2010

This year the winter snow storms caused lots of damage by breaking and tearing branches from many of my landscape shrubs and trees.

So, most of my April has been pruning off, trying to repair injured plants and cleaning up …

Escrito el 16 Apr 2010

Sussex ...

The Sussex County Master Gardeners are pleased to announce the opening of the Sussex County Garden Helpline for the 2010 gardening season.

The Helpline is a free and valuable gardening resource for the residents of Sussex County.

Master Gardeners are …

Escrito el 06 Apr 2010

Moles are ...

One pest that I get telephone calls and e-mails on almost all year long is moles. Moles are small mammals that create underground tunnels that are evident by mound-type (runways) across lawns, gardens, pastures and woodland areas.

These are used …

Escrito el 02 Apr 2010

April ...

The following is your garden calendar for April:

The First Half of April:

Feed shrubs and roses — read label directions for special instructions.

Take a soil sample to determine the exact amount of nutrition the soil needs to grow …

Escrito el 29 Mar 2010

April is fast approaching and many of us will soon have our gardens amended and prepared for the new growing season. And if you are like me, you have seeds left over from last year, the year before and some …

Escrito el 18 Mar 2010

Planting ...

Boy, after this winter and all of the snow, we gardeners are more than anxious to get our garden soil ready for the early spring cool season plants and seeds. Unfortunately, most soils are going to be too wet for …

Escrito el 04 Mar 2010

Start ...

I always look forward to March. My seed orders have arrived and it is time to get a jump on the growing season by starting my seeds indoors. Starting seeds is relatively easy. In most instances, following the directions on …

Escrito el 25 Feb 2010

A Changing ...

Despite intense, sometimes contentious negotiations — most recently at a meeting of world leaders in Denmark — the likelihood of a binding deal on global carbon emissions appears remote. Virtually all nations agree about the potential severity of climate change, …

Escrito el 23 Feb 2010

Building a ...

One gardening activity that is perfect for this time of year is cold frame construction or reconditioning your old cold frame. This small unheated, wooden structure or greenhouse with a removable plastic or glass top has many uses. For example, …

Escrito el 15 Feb 2010

2010 ...

As I drive through town and walk around my back yard, I notice that deciduous shrubs and trees are absent of leaves and flowers. Well, what do I expect? It’s January in Delaware. Us gardeners need to see green and …

Escrito el 12 Feb 2010

Over ...

Caring for houseplants in the winter is one of my gardening weaknesses. I either forget to water them when they need it, or water them too often. Proper watering of houseplants is one of the trickiest areas in that over-watering …

Escrito el 29 Jan 2010