Winter Interest Series: Winter Containers

Winter Interest Series: Winter Containers

Many gardeners have containers in their gardens, patios and entrance ways. There is no need to give up on them just because winter is approaching. In fact, this is the time our gardens are in most need of some color and winter interest. You can even use the containers that held your warm season plantings, as long as they are frost resistant. Creating a winter design is not difficult but plants are less cold hardy in a container than when planted in the ground because the roots are not insulated from the freezing…continue reading →
How to Maintain Your Pond this Winter

How to Maintain Your Pond this Winter

A healthy pond is an enjoyable pond.  A well-balanced pond tends to take care of itself but there is basic maintenance required throughout the year.  We all know about cleaning filters, servicing pumps and fertilizing plants in the spring and summer but pond owners often neglect their pond once the weather turns cold. Here are some basic tips for how to maintain your pond this winter. In the fall, two things are key to the health of your pond; you must trim back your plants and net your pond to keep debris from settling…continue reading →
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