Gardening Tips

Watermelons and seeds


I am so old that I remember when watermelons had seeds. There was a time when this tasty fruit could only be politely eaten outdoors, where you could spit out the seeds easily, without offending anyone. I never liked having to deal with the seeds since I always ended up crunching and eating a few. My mother warned me not […]

Roses of all sorts!

Gardening Tips

Roses are among the most popular flowering shrubs in America; and for good reason. The flowers are beautiful, many of them have heavenly scents and they come in almost any color imaginable. They have a wide variety of flower types with as few as five petals or as many as 30 to 40. Some of the largest flowers will yield […]

Last chance to plant fall crops


Although we are halfway through August and the harvest season is well underway, there is still time to plant some fall vegetable crops as well as cover crops. The days are getting noticeably shorter and we have had a few chilly nights in the 50’s, as is often the case later this month. Cool season crops like lettuce, spinach, other […]


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