We have definitely had our share of heat this summer and it has probably taken a toll on your potted plants. You may need to completely start over and that’s fine because there are some great late-summer container ideas that will last through fall and into early winter before the first frost.
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Our last garden article discussed starting a vegetable garden, all the basic for a great summer harvest. Now that, that is done lets look at the problems that may arise with the most popular garden vegetable of all, the tomato. In my world nothing beats a vine ripe tomato, warm from the sun, making the perfect tomato sandwich!
Okay, so the weather here is off the charts nuts, yet, there is some comfort in that “if March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb!”
It is fall in North Carolina and time for planting! So be careful with your new plants that they don’t have or inherit any diseases. Plant diseases are very common and a normal part of gardening. With some effort you can minimize and control most issues.
Summer is here with hot days and a great deal of humidity since it has rained so much in North Carolina. Great conditions for lots of pests in the garden some good and some bad.
Cary, NC – How about some plants that you add to almost anywhere in your yard that require little to no care, look good, smell good and you can eat them? That is an herb.
Isn’t this time of year exciting!? Our weather here in Cary is amazing, and the stores are already gearing up with all kinds of vegetable and herb plants for the garden. It is time to start planning your vegetable garden, but please remember that the safest time for planting in our area is after the last frost date, which is usually April 15.
So, you want to give your really great gardener friend a gift? It’s easy if you are a gardener yourself, because you think alike! If you don’t consider yourself as having much of a green thumb, though, no problem. Here are some great ideas for you and ones I think most any gardener would like.
It’s almost time to start planting spring and summer blooming bulbs. I love planting bulbs because they’re colorful, they’re fragrant and they pop-up with no work required.
Trees, shrubs, ground covers and many vines are perennials – but so are plants that bloom every year, herbaceous perennials. In warmer areas like the Triangle, some annuals will act as perennials, such as impatiens, snapdragons or begonias.