Happy Summer! Happy Solstice! Summer has arrived with some warmer temperature. My plants are growing huge, and the summer flowers are starting to bloom, as the spring ones fade. I am finally beginning to prune my rhododendrons. Oh, happy summer gardening!
Learn a few of the basics on how to raise chickens at home. Backyard chickens are popular and many people want to learn about raising chickens. Find out a few of the basics on raising chickens in your own back yard.
Once again we took a spring nature trip. This time we went to a peony farm in Oregon and saw some beautiful peonies. We purchased a peony to feed my peony addiction, plus another that my mate wanted.
Find out how to grow peonies. Here are some basic instructions on growing peonies in your garden. Herbaceous peonies and the tree peony are easy to grow and will give years of pleasure once established.
Dividing perennials is the best way to restore vitality to a plant that has gotten too big. See some tips on how to do divisions and find out how a gardener got her plant divisions done when she couldn't dig the plants out herself.
Take a look at what is blooming in my USDA Zone 8 garden the first week of June in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Feel free to share what is blooming in your garden.
Here are a few basic tips on how to attract humming birds to the garden and what kinds of flowers and plants that attract humming birds. There is also a recipe for making nectar for them.
Bearded Irises are beautiful and easy to grow. Irises grow in a variety of climates, but do like their sun and good drainage. Learn a few tips on planting Iris Bulbs or tubers and how to take care of them.
Spring Gardening - Garden Clean Up At My House A gardener talks about the woes of the extended spring rains this year and her woefully behind spring garden clean up and garden maintenance. Yet, with improved weather and a rush of activity some spring garden projects finally got done which included adding a patio screen and getting some hazelnuts moved onto a garden pathway.
Spring Gardening - Garden Clean Up - It is not too late to do garden maintenance in spring, even if you didn't get some of these done in fall. You can still do them with the rest of your spring gardening. Now is also the time to take care for winter plant damage along with any other pruning and clean up chores as well as fertilizing and mulching.