Byline: By HENRY HOMEYER

First, August is not the best time for planting trees. Most experts suggest spring or fall when it is cooler and rain more regular. But let’s face...

Just like kids on school vacation, your houseplants may want to go outside to play. And like your kids, don’t put them out in full sun all day...

Homeyer: Plants to avoid if you can

7/30/22

This is the time of year when wild parsnips are in full bloom. They stand anywhere from two to six feet tall, and are topped with clusters of tiny...

Homeyer: How to move a shrub

7/22/22

I remember talking to a gardener some years ago who, when I mentioned that her tall pines were interrupting the view, waved a hand and said...

In most households, one person is the gardener, and another takes care of the lawn. Or perhaps a hired service or teenager does the mowing and...

My father, may he rest in peace, always told me that there is no such thing as a free lunch.Wrong, Dad.I grow at least three tasty vegetables that...

Homeyer: Early summer chores

7/2/22

With the advent of summer, it is time to buckle down and get a few jobs done in the garden. In the vegetable garden it’s time to thin out extra...

Homeyer: Some native shrubs to consider

6/24/22

Many of the “cast iron” shrubs that no one can kill are now deemed invasive: barberry, burning bush, multiflora rose and bush honeysuckle. And many...

It’s not too late to plant some more things in the vegetable garden. It’s only June, and there is still time. Here are some tips for some less...

Do you want to be a better steward of the environment? If so, the first step is to be a gardener: grow some of your own vegetables, plant some...

I like to say that plants can be as fussy as a two-year old facing a plate of overcooked broccoli. Plants know what they want, and will not behave...

Homeyer: Getting rid of invasives

5/27/22

Well intentioned people of the past century imported many handsome plants. Unfortunately, some of them – absent the predators of their homeland...

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