Tag Archives: Gardening

The Heat Is On! Summer Vegetable Gardening

The Heat Is On! Summer Vegetable Gardening

The dog days of summer are approaching, and there is much to do in the garden. Gardening is a great activity to get in daily exercise, clear one’s mind after a long day of work, grow nutritious food and just...
Planning for Your Spring Garden

Planning for Your Spring Garden

WRITTEN BY SUSIE ANDRES, ST. TAMMANY MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION EACH SPRING MANY of us turn our thoughts to gardening. As trees and shrubs send out new growth and we drive by local nurseries that are full of bright, colorful bedding...
Growing the Gift of Love

Growing the Gift of Love

Springtime brings lots of gift-giving opportunities. Between Mother’s Day, graduations and  weddings, you may find yourself doing quite a bit of  shopping. Jewelry, countertop appliances or bouquets are the mainstays for these events, but consider a gift that will commemorate these...
No April Fools in the Garden

No April Fools in the Garden

There are some things in the garden that should never be “fooled around” with. Since we are entering April, the month of showers, it is the perfect time to think about the watering situation in our gardens.  When was the...
Finding a Good Germ

Finding a Good Germ

This winter brought the spread of so many flu germs and lots of trips to the doctor. Luckily, finding a “germ” in the garden can be a happy thing.  As defined by Webster, “a germ is a small mass of...
Bounty in the Garden

Bounty in the Garden

Now that heavy fall is upon us, what can we add to the garden that will prove bountiful in coming years? Fruit and nut trees, of course! It’s the perfect time to do a little research about fruit or nut...
Anyone Care For Veggies?

Anyone Care For Veggies?

The heat is on, and who wants to be out in the garden in August? No takers? Even though it’s hot, fresh beans are still possible from a late summer garden. So is sweet corn, tomatoes, parsley, broccoli, beets, carrots,...
Made in the Shade

Made in the Shade

CAN YOU BELIEVE that it is already August? Summer is nearly gone, but now is the hottest time of the year. Any time spent in the garden is surely better in the shade!! So why not make that shady garden...

May, I Celebrate!

TRULY A MONTH of celebration for all of nature, May is green and full of blooms. Whether you are attending a graduation, a party for Mother’s Day or the crowning of the May Queen—this is the moment to let the...

Is Life a Bed of Roses?

WHOEVER DESCRIBED LIFE that way probably had lived a very full life! Now you may think, “Ouch, who would want to lay down on a rose bush?” My first thought, too! But who does not enjoy the lovely blooms that...

To Seed or Not to Seed?

THAT IS THE QUESTION! Why wait until Easter to get things started in the garden? If you have a sunny windowsill or space under a nice warm lamp, you can begin your spring garden beds right indoors! Seed packets are...
Do Flowers Speak?

Do Flowers Speak?

WHY DO WE send red roses on Valentine’s Day? Your first thought was likely, “Because we always have!” Actually, this tradition started in ancient times and didn’t occur just on this February holiday. Flowers have their own special language and...