December 8th, 2012
How can you create visual and wildlife appeal with understory trees under canopies of shade? Tom Spencer and Habitat Steward Meredith O'Reilly pick of a few of their drought-tough favorites. On tour, see how a family carries on memories from three generations. Daphne Richards explains why now is the best time to plant a tree. John Dromgoole has organic tips for houseplant insects.
Tips of the Week
Plant trees, shrubs and hardy perennials.
Plant winter herbs like cilantro, dill, fennel, parsley, and chervil.
Sow wildflower seeds or plant transplants.
Plant larkspurs and poppies.
Plant transplants of alyssum, calendula, pansies, and violas.
Avoid pruning evergreens as we get close to our first frost date.
Get row cover or collect old sheets and blankets to be ready to cover frost-tender vegetables and specimen plants.
Mulch vegetable beds once seeds are up.
Be sure to dig up weeds the minute you see them before they get out of control.
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Question of the Week
When is the best time to plant a tree?
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