Winter is the ideal dream time for cold-climate gardeners, but it's also a perfect time to review good gardening practices and increase your gardening knowledge. For this Winter Review we'll examine frost heaving.
Japanese stilt grass, an annual non-native plant that is invading many U.S. regions, is entering its final maturity stage in Connecticut landscapes. Tiny flowering units that will form the seeds for next year's crop are emerging from each stalk. In Connecticut the time to tend to Japanese stilt grass is NOW!
The first half of June dropped 10 inches of rain on my Connecticut garden, making the days leading up to June 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day soggy. Temperatures remain in the 50's at night and 70's during the day when, so often, the sun struggles to shine.