Tomatoes suffering from blossom end rot? Hydrangeas and Black Eyed Susans suffering from ugly leaf spots? We’ll explain why they’re occurring and how to fix the problems.
Gardening & Outdoor Planting
A popular question around here is when do I prune my hydrangeas? How do I prune my hydrangeas? And what makes them different? Well, the short answer is: It depends. Sean, the horticulture expert at The Gardener’s Center, says it requires a little bit of detective work.
Perennial lavender is a desirable plant, but it’s very challenging to grow here in the northeast. There are lots of things that lavenders don’t like about living and growing in Connecticut (and it has nothing to do with traffic or taxes!), but they center around our climate and our soil structure.
Interested in a super popular, ornamental perennial? Sean, our horticulture expert, is also a fan of catmints, (botanical name is Nepeta), not to be confused with catnip, although they are related. Why are catmints so popular? Well, they check a lot of boxes for gardeners.
Weeds are the bane of most gardeners existence, but Sean, our horticulture expert, talks about some wonderful “weeds” to include in your garden: These are two native milkweeds, the first called Asclepias Incarnata, or Swamp Milkweed, and Asclepias Tuberosa, or Butterfly Weed.
You want to enjoy beautiful plants in your pots, hanging baskets and window boxes. But it’s not as simple as getting a container, putting soil in it, putting plants in it — not if you want them to remain healthy and as beautiful as they can be.