Herbs are becoming more and more popular in gardens. Many are useful in cooking and some have medicinal uses. The essential oils in some herbs are used for their fragrance. Many herbs have attractive flowers and some attract beneficial insects and nourish butterfly larvae.
The ornamental value of herbs means they can be used in flower beds, borders and rock gardens. Some herbs are annuals that must… Continue reading
A: Depending on the temperatures there are a few things that can be planted now, such as onions from transplants, seeds such as mustard, spinach, turnips, beets, and carrots. These can be planted, but be prepared to cover or protect the seedlings as they grow, frosts and wind can damage or kill new plants. Protection can be provided by use… Continue reading
Q: When do I need to trim my crape myrtles? I see a lot of them being trimmed now and some are taking a lot off and others not so much. How much do I trim and when? A: Now is a good time to do cosmetic trimming to shape up the plant and remove damaged limbs or those growing in inconvenient places. For example, if a branch is in the… Continue reading
Q: Some of my trees are putting on leaves and buds. Will a frost or freeze damage my trees or kill them? A: There is very little that you can do when we have freezing temperatures. Some of the trees and shrubs have begun to bud out as a result of the unseasonably warm temperatures. Small things can be covered. The trees should be fine.… Continue reading
Q: I have several Live Oak trees that have begun to get in my way when I try to mow around them; the lower limbs keep hitting me in the face. I have been told to trim them in the hottest part of the summer or in winter. Which is the best time to trim the limbs and not be concerned about Oak Wilt?A: It depends on which “expert” you… Continue reading