The Big Chill: Frost Damage & Why it Doesn’t Affect Fall Blooming Perennials

Posted by Wallish on Oct 2 2018

As you walk through your garden after that first hard frost you see some plants with leaves hanging limp like wet laundry on a clothesline or like lettuce that had been sitting out of the fridge for way too long. Other plants look completely normal, unaffected by the escapades of Jack Frost the night before…. Read more »


Fall Cleanup 

Posted by Wallish on Sep 18 2018

Autumn is a good time to enjoy the cooler days, to reflect on your garden’s successes, and to begin getting ready for winter.  Good fall prep gives a jump start to the next spring. Here is a checklist of things to do: Take Notes: What worked well? What things worked poorly? Cull out the underperforming… Read more »


Planting Tulip Bulbs

Posted by Wallish on Sep 4 2018

Let’s start this blog off with a question. Where are tulips from originally? Nope, not Holland. They are actually from the mountains of Central Asia (the ‘stans’ – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan), growing wild in Asia Minor (Turkey), and on through Siberia to China where the springs are cool and the summers are… Read more »


Fall Asters

Posted by Wallish on Aug 28 2018

As August winds to a close, many gardeners feel a glum that the days of our growing season are numbered. But gardeners are a mixed camp…others are all over the fact that the gardening chores are lightening up, and others may have already stopped gardening – they are just over it and moving on to… Read more »


Tips on Making Cut Flowers Last

Posted by Wallish on Aug 14 2018

Summer is the time when we can cut our own fresh flowers and grace our spaces with the colors of the garden. Delphiniums in blue, Dianthus in pink, Salvia & Limonium in purple, and Rudbeckia in yellow all great vase flowers. Here are a few tips on maximizing the lifetime cut flowers and how to… Read more »