The Value of Using Native Plants

The Value of Using Native Plants

The Value of Using Native Plants photo: Pixaby This commentary excerpt is from Ron Krupp, author of “The Woodchuck’s Guide to Gardening,” “The Woodchuck Returns to Gardening” and his forthcoming book, “The Woodchuck’s Guide to Ornamentals & Landscape Plants.”...
Starting a Pollinator Garden

Starting a Pollinator Garden

Starting a Pollinator Garden photo: K. Shadock For years I contemplated, rather than acted, on the idea of planting a garden to attract pollinators. That is until the fall I moved to a house with three well established Trumpet Vines (Campsis radicans) and a large...
Don’t Be Too Quick to Prune

Don’t Be Too Quick to Prune

Don’t Be Too Quick to Prune  On a beautiful sunny day in March, it’s hard to remember that we have had a bit more cold than usual and a few more days of snow on the ground than in the past few years. Per the weather forecasters it’s been a decade since we’ve had...