Byline: By HENRY HOMEYER

Henry Homeyer: Mid-summer blossoms

7/16/21

Mid-summer is often a quiet time for flowers – many gardens have fewer dramatic blossoms than in the spring. I have made an effort to have plenty...

If you are a regular reader of this column, you know that I kill plants (just like you probably do). Houseplants. Annuals flowers in the ground...

If you don’t have a peony, I’m surprised. If you don’t have three, you should. They are blooming now, and this is a great time to buy them. Go to...

Henry Homeyer: The ‘no work’ garden

6/11/21

I saw a friend recently who was bubbly and excited about her garden.“It’s full of color and stays that way all summer!” she exclaimed. “And it is...

Henry Homeyer: The art of weeding

6/5/21

When you face a flower bed and can’t immediately tell what’s a weed and what’s a flower, you have a situation my wife, Cindy Heath, calls Code Red....

Henry Homeyer: Gardening with children

5/28/21

Okay, all you parents and grandparents, it’s time to garden with your beloved little ones. That’s right, start them young, make it fun, and they...

Insects: Friends or foes?

5/14/21

It’s spring, and insects are hatching, flying, and munching. Contrary to what you may think, most are not a problem for your garden. There are over...

For the MonitorTraditionally, June is the month for eating strawberries. I dream of big, fat, juicy local berries that melt in my mouth and swim in...

This is a good time to look carefully at your garden, and to decide what you might do to make it better. Spring is upon us, trees and shrubs are...

Vegetables: When is it time to plant?

4/12/21

I know some gardeners that plant their potatoes or tomatoes in the garden on the same day every year. Not me. I think planting time is best based...

When I was a boy I loved to climb trees. I had no fear of heights, and loved the unique perspective I got looking down from the top of a tall pine...

Henry Homeyer: Starting from seeds

3/19/21

I love starting seedlings indoors when it’s still cold and raw outside. It makes me dream of summer and the first red tomato. For me, it is still...

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