What’s 35 years old & has 600,001 daffodils in 1 place?
Mark your calendars and set aside time to make the drive to the Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival right in Meriden, Connecticut! This year marks 35 years! April 27 & 28 (I hate when people tell me that day, here’s your advance notice!) the event begins at 10am. There’s: Food Music on 3 stages Free parking […]
Watering Houseplants with Ice Cubes?
Why to NOT water your houseplants including orchids with ice cubes: #1 Ice cubes cost money to make, stop wasting fossil fuels! #2 If your house is above 32 degrees the ice will melt in a few hours, are you that pressed for time that your plants can’t be watered once a week? #3 You […]
What is Your Hardiness on the Latest Map?
It’s been slightly over a year since the USDA released the updated Hardiness zone map. Hardiness Zones, Gardening Zones, Growing Zones and Plant Zones refer to defined geographic regions that can support specific plants, flowers and trees. The zones define a minimum range of temperatures that a plant or tree can survive safely in that zone. […]
How Much Light is the Right Light?
How much light is the “right” amount of light for your plants and seedlings? Although all seed packages and plants sold in the US are required to have either the full sun symbol (a yellow sun), a partial sun/shade symbol (half black and half yellow sun) or a black sun, what does that really mean? […]
Save the White Pines & Other Damaged Trees
Many news outlets today did stories about the white pines and that people feel as if they have lost old trees. While as arborists we might agree that some trees cannot be saved, those trees are very far and few between. Droves of white pines that boarder the coastline in Westport have been saved by Compost […]