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Get Gardening in November, Part Two

(Publisher’s note: Part one of this column ran yesterday.) By Jennifer Fairfield, owner the Garden Mill Trees and Shrubs: The only pruning of trees and shrubs that should be done between now about February is to remove dead or damaged … Read more

Get Gardening in November, Part One

By Jennifer Fairfield, owner the Garden Mill I haven’t heard anybody complaining about the weather we’ve been having lately. OK, Oct. 31 wasn’t so great, but we’ll be back in the 70’s again at the end of this week. My … Read more

Let’s Garden In August, Part 2

By Jennifer Fairfield  Flowers: Diseases are also a problem for flower gardens, and keeping them from getting going is the best chance you have of controlling them. Planting disease resistant varieties when possible is the first step, but regular treatments … Read more

Let’s Garden in August, Part 1

By Jennifer Fairfield This month, the most important thing you can be doing in your yard and gardens is making sure that everything gets enough water. And I do mean everything. In addition, there are a few other things that … Read more

Let’s Garden in July, Part Two

By Jennifer Fairfield (Publisher’s note: Part One published yesterday.) In the vegetable garden: July is a great time to start new plants for late summer and fall harvest. You can direct seed Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower in the … Read more

Let’s Garden in July, Part One

By Jennifer Fairfield In the flower garden: July is garden pest time – not my favorite thing to have to deal with in my gardens. So far, the sawfly larva have been hard at work making my hardy hibiscus leaves … Read more

Let’s Get Gardening in June, Part 2

By Jennifer Fairfield (Publisher’s note: This is the second of a two-part column, Part one published yesterday.)  Flower Gardens: When deciding what flowers to add to your garden this year, consider ones that will attract beneficial insects. Some of our butterflies … Read more

Let’s Get Gardening in June

By Jennifer Fairfield (Publisher’s note: This is the first of a two-part column. The second part will run tomorrow.) The Garden Mill will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of my purchasing the store on June 29. I have no idea where … Read more

Let’s Get Gardening in May, Part 2

By Jennifer Fairfield (Publisher’s note: Part One ran yesterday.) Trees and Shrubs: May is a good time to plant new trees and shrubs. The Arbor Day Foundation has lots of great tips for choosing the right tree for your needs, along with … Read more

Let’s Get Gardening in May, Part One

By Jennifer Fairfield I don’t know about you, but I could use a little more sunshine than we’ve gotten lately. April was a bit too gloomy for my taste, and didn’t really give me much opportunity to get out into … Read more

Let’s Get Gardening, Part 2

By Jennifer Fairfield (Publisher’s note: Part one of this column ran yesterday.) If you’re starting veggies from seed, now is the time to start pepper and tomato seeds indoors, so they will be ready to put out in your garden … Read more

Let’s Get Gardening, Part 1

By Jennifer Fairfield In spite of the weather the last week or so, there are definite signs of spring showing up all over – the snowdrops that come up every year in one yard I pass on my way to … Read more

Let’s Get Gardening

By Jennifer Fairfield, owner Garden Mill The National Weather Service says, “composites depict a strong warm signal” and “Probabilities of above normal precipitation are greater than 50 percent from southern Michigan to western areas of the Ohio Valley …” In … Read more

Let’s Plan for Gardening in February, Part 2

By Jennifer Fairfield, owner Garden Mill (Publisher’s note, this is the second part of a two-part column. Part 1 ran yesterday.) To Do Outdoors This Month: Now, and really any time this month, is the best time to prune most … Read more