I love the rain, it means the garden is growing. Unfortunately, too much of a good thing can often cause problems, and the frequent rains of this growing seasons are doing just that. Even with the best gardening practices, the soggy weather is taking a toll on some plants. Here are some ways to help.
Articles by Peggy Singlemann
My mother was not a gardener, regardless she loved Iris and Viola’s. She enjoyed delicate blooms of violets, Johnny-Jump-Ups and bold faced pansies each spring along with the big bold flowers of the German Iris.
Did you know for more than 2000 years people have grown and enjoyed eating radishes? A radish is a vegetable that is generally eaten raw, cooked or pickled. All parts of the plant can be eaten but the root is the most commonly eaten part of the plant. They can be grown in garden plots or in containers and they need very little space. We learned how to plant this healthy choice for your garden at Explore the Outdoors this year.
The cool weather kept the tulips blooming longer than usual, but as the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end.” Last week at Maymont, we marked that end by removing the spent tulips and pansies from the Italian Garden and replaced them with summer annual bedding plants.