|Time for a Slug-fest.|
|Protect your roses by planning ahead. This is|
one of my favorites, the fragrant
Leaves which I don’t compost are those which may be diseased, such as those from roses or apple trees. These often harbor fungal spores so I gather them up and dispose of them in the yard waste before adding a good layer of fresh compost or arborist chips under these bushes. The spores cannot ‘climb’ through this mulch so the new growth is protected.
|Switchgrass 'Shenandoah' (Panicum) reaches|
4-5' and turns a brilliant red in fall.
Design by Tory Galloway
It’s time to dig up the dead! Do you have sad looking Brussels sprouts and bolted leeks still in the vegetable garden? Dig them up and get those beds ready for a fresh start.
So find your work boots, dust off your garden tools and get outside. Watch the robins searching for worms and listen to the frogs singing their amorous chorus while you snip and tidy. Much more rewarding than washing the kitchen floor (again).