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

Gardening ...

Here’s your gardening calendar for February.

For the First Half of the Month:

.Order seeds through catalogs to take advantage of early-bird discounts.

.Leave mulch on perennials continually; unfortunately, there are probably more cold days ahead.

.Prune ornamental plants like …

Escrito el 22 Jan 2010

Deicing ...

One problem I have with winters in Delaware is that we never know how mild or severe the weather will be. Even the weather forecasters have trouble predicting what kind of storm we will have. Who would have thought we …

Escrito el 12 Jan 2010

Gases de ...

WASHINGTON—Mediante una revisión exhaustiva de la evidencia científica y una consideración cuidadosa de los comentarios públicos, y en víspera de las conversaciones globales climáticas en Copenhagen, la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de EE.UU. (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció …

Escrito el 09 Dec 2009

Holiday ...

The holidays are soon approaching and stores are filled with all kinds of gift ideas. But for a gardener there is nothing better received then a gardening related gift. I have a big wish list of great garden gifts that …

Escrito el 02 Dec 2009

Selection ...

If you are looking for a fun family activity and you are planning to use a real Christmas tree this year, why not visit one of the many Delaware Christmas Tree Grower’s farms to find that special tree and tag …

Escrito el 01 Dec 2009

The ...

The December calendar is as follows:

First Week

• Collect pinecones, old bird nests, any remaining seed heads, etc. to be used in making wreaths and other holiday decorations.

• Spray seed heads and dried flowers with hair spray to …

Escrito el 25 Nov 2009

Firewood ...

November is here and we all have to face the facts that colder temperatures are demanding that we turn on our home heating systems or light our woodstoves and/or fireplaces. At our house, we have had our cut firewood stacked …

Escrito el 17 Nov 2009

America ...

Once a year the U.S. EPA officially reminds everyone that recycling plays a dramatic role in reducing pollution. This year American Recycles Day is celebrated on Sunday, November 15. It’s a great day to recommit to recycling – an important …

Escrito el 15 Nov 2009

Lo que los ...

Washington, D.C. (Conciencianews) – El hecho de que científicos hayan emborrachado a un grupo de moscas, es algo peculiar y diferente. Pero esos traguitos que les dieron de más no era solo para verlas ebrias, sino para analizar y estudiar …

Escrito el 14 Nov 2009