Village News

It is still a little too early to begin any outdoor gardening projects but it is the perfect time to bring a little springtime inside. You might not notice anything but early spring blooming shrubs and trees have buds that are just starting to swell. Why not fool them into thinking it is spring and… Read More


As we decorate our homes for the holidays, we often use Poinsettia plants as part of our holiday décor. Once only available in red, today poinsettias are available in shades of red, pink, white, fuchsia, or with variegated bracts and leaves. Today I spotted purple and blue at a local nursery; as well as some… Read More


January/February Gardening Tips: Ok, so where is our snow? While some of us are happy about the lack of the white stuff to shovel and to navigate through while driving to work, the lack of any lasting snow cover on the garden and our yards is not conducive to a healthy lawn and garden in… Read More


It has been a crazy spring so far with summer-like temperatures the first week of spring followed by more seasonable temperatures – and back down to freezing at night. Unfortunately some spring blooming trees were tricked into blooming almost a month a head of time; and their flowers were damaged by the hard frost. The… Read More


The month of May continues to be a busy time in the garden. Early in the month is an ideal time to apply a well-balanced organic fertilizer to all your perennial beds. I have used a product called Plant-Tone the past few years with much success. I think it gives established plants a good nutritional… Read More


September Gardening Tips: As the growing season winds down and many or our annuals have been battered and beaten up by the record 7 inches of rainfall the last two weeks, it is the ideal time to freshen up the garden beds with chrysanthemums. Available is many colors from bright yellow to deep burgundy, hardy mums are a… Read More