Spring is still running a bit late this year@ 2-3 weeks which gets us to enjoy the slower emergence of bloom and enjoy the welcome color it seems this past Sunday we all woke up to a burst of sunlit Daffodils and golden sprays of Forsythia ! The magnolia was quietly waiting in the wings ! By Mothers' Day all seem to catch up and we' re all rushing to plant our beds!! Enjoy the tulips next and take time to fertilize all bulbs when in bloom! I'm hoping you all have lined your lawns because here come the wild garlic and onions that no matter how much one mows they seem to grow much quicker than the grass plant itself !!!! sooooo- there are a few things one can do . Since it is an acidic plant , changing the PH will help to control them. Therefore add lime and organic matter to your affected areas. -OR , the best way is to pull out the plant with its many bulbs under ground out ( at least 6" below) instead of using chemicals. Anyway the nature of its'giage resists the staying power due to its glossy like smooth texture . AND if all else fails - get a PIG - yes Pigs love to feast on these garden delicacies but, the drawback is they can really makes mess !!!anyway please take the moment to enjoy the visual delights out there until next week !!! THANKYOU. , your garden coach ,Susan
Winter was seemingly endless these past few months and almost no hope of ever seeing the garden bed!!! But, as Nature would have it , here it is ! As fast as it exits, one day, the bulbs we planted are reaching for sunlight with promise of bloom. It is such a thrill to see the green. As soon as they are in bloom be sure to fertilize with BULB -TONE,so as to store nutrients for next years' growth. Today's forecast for the week to come is sixties all the way!!! Now is your opportunity to do some garden prep while the temps are friendly for a good garden workout. Here's a little list to get you going......
And with you in mind , enjoy the Spring enjoy nurturing Nature!!!!
Your Garden Gal...Susan Giordano
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