Garden Helpers, gardening, Perennials

Should you cut back your perennials in the fall?

Cutting perennial's dead foliage to the ground in the fall certainly won't hurt them. Once the stems are dead, they're dead! Cutting plants back also means one less task in the spring and keeps things looking neat and tidy. However, cutting back the dead stuff may hurt any beneficial bugs that have moved into their… Continue reading Should you cut back your perennials in the fall?

Flowers, Garden Helpers, Seeds

How to Grow Wildflowers

GROW WILD! INDIGENOUS PLANTS DEFINED ~ a plant that lives or grows naturally in a particular region without direct or indirect human intervention. When it comes to sowing wildflowers, the most common misconception is that you can wander out onto your lawn, shake one of those pretty cans of wildflower seeds into the wind, and nature… Continue reading How to Grow Wildflowers

Did You Know, Fast Facts, Five Fast Flora or Fauna Facts For Friday, Flowers, Garden Helpers

Five Fast Facts about Bumblebees

There are over 255 different species of bumblebees in the world. The largest is the Bombus dahlbomii which can grow up to 4 cm (1.6 inches) long. The smallest is the Perdita minima who measures in at less than 2 mm.Unlike honeybees, bumblebees do not die after stinging. Bumblebees flap their wings 130 times per… Continue reading Five Fast Facts about Bumblebees

Fertilizer, Flowers, Garden Helpers, Soil, Vegetable

Roses Love Alfalfa

Alfalfa is to Roses what Kale is to Humans. Ridiculously good for whatever ails you. Alfalfa is a common forage crop rich in nitrogen and other trace nutrients. You can purchase alfalfa in pelleted or meal form from any livestock feed store in 50 lb (22.6 kg) bags for a very reasonable price. You can… Continue reading Roses Love Alfalfa

Garden Helpers, Health, Ocean Plants, Trees

Five Gusty Gifts Hurricanes Give

When you find out a hurricane is roaring your direction your first thought is unlikely to be, “Bring on the gifts!” However, there is usually a brilliant life giving reason behind every natural climatic event, and hurricanes hand out several unique botanical gifts. Unfortunately, these “gifts” are often served up with a huge side order… Continue reading Five Gusty Gifts Hurricanes Give