Invasive species: The damage they inflict on your garden
In a corner of our garden, we have a Dwarf Korean Lilac Standard that’s more than 10 years old. So, the crown is about eight feet across. Each year, in May, we are rewarded by tiny sprays of lilac flowers and their fragrance throughout the garden. Under the tree, however, was a wasteland. It was a dark corner where nothing would grow. About four years ago, we planted a 10-pack of Creeping Jenny. It has taken a number of years for the Creeping Jenny to spread all under the Dwa
Squirrels vs. your spring bulbs: how to win the war
Crocuses, hyacinths, daffodils, tulips—the harbingers of spring. It’s almost time to plant bulbs so you’ll have a cheery display in spring 2016. There’s just one problem: pesky squirrels that think you’re providing delicious treats—and a fun game of hide-and-seek all at the same time. Here are a number of tricks you can try in your garden to avoid paying ridiculous amounts of money for squirrel food. Plant bulbs deeply. Squirrels tend to give up if they have to dig too far.