Gardening With Tony

Gardening With Tony

UNITED STATES—This does not seem like such a mild climate when it is difficult to distinguish between the time and the temperature on a...

UNITED STATES—When a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one around to hear it, does it make a sound? Of course...

UNITED STATES—The temptation is unbearable. The catalog of Adelman Peony Gardens, either in print or at www.peonyparadise.com, shows how spectacular peony blossoms can be....

UNITED STATES—Annuals come and annuals go. There are cool season annuals for winter. There are warm season annuals for summer. Really though, there are...

UNITED STATES—For a while last winter, it seemed like the rain would never stop. Obviously, it did. The warm spring weather that followed helped...

UNITED STATES—Anyone can plant a grapevine. With a bit of work, almost anyone can make a grapevine grow. Most who put forth the effort...

UNITED STATES—There is a difference. Hybrid tea and grandiflora roses were bred to be excellent cut flowers for the home. They bloom on long...

UNITED STATES—If good fences make good neighbors, what about hedges? If only it were that simple. There are all sorts of evergreen hedges to...

UNITED STATES—Flowers were originally colorful only to attract pollinators. Breeding has improved the color and quality of many garden varieties of flowers, to make...

UNITED STATES—Lawns composed of turf grasses are the most functional, but also the most demanding forms of groundcover. That is old news. There are...

UNITED STATES—There is no way around it. Just about every garden has some degree of shade. Even low profile single story houses without eaves...

UNITED STATES—Turf grasses are the ultimate in groundcover. They are very durable, and useful for covering large areas in a very user friendly manner....

UNITED STATES—A Great Basin bristlecone pine tree of the eastern Sierra Nevada can live more than five thousand years. A giant sequoia tree of...

UNITED STATES—Too much of a good thing can be a problem. That is why bacon is not one of the four basic food groups....

UNITED STATES—If there are any cool season vegetables left in the garden, they should probably be harvested pretty soon. If left too much longer,...

UNITED STATES—It is easy to see why there are optimum times to prune, and just as easy to see when pruning should not be...

UNITED STATES—They are weeds for a reason. They grow like . . . well, weeds! By definition, they are unwanted. Yet, they typically proliferate...

UNITED STATES—Cherry blossoms are such an excellent tradition in Washington D.C., as well as in Japanese neighborhoods of the West Coast. 'Kwanzan' and 'Akebono'...

UNITED STATES—Watering has not been much of a concern lately. All the rain has kept our gardens too wet to work in. Some of...

UNITED STATES—This is getting to be cliché. “While they are dormant through winter," plants tolerate all sorts of abuse that would offend them at...

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