Category: The Garden Spot

Looking for gardening tips and information? Callen Outen, Horticulturist, takes up various gardening topics in The Garden Spot.

Wildflowers

Wildflowers are rising in popularity in gardens and landscape. They add beauty to any landscape as well as attracting forms of wildlife. Some wildflowers are ideal for cut or dried flower arrangements.

Lichens

Lichens are plant-like organisms. Lichens are not a moss or plant, but they are an alga and fungus growing together in the same body in a symbiotic relationship.

Invasive Plants

What are invasive plants? An invasive plant is one that is non-native or exotic, is introduced to an area, and has no natural predators.

Topping Trees

Topping Trees also known as heading, hat-racking and rounding over are commonly done to reduce the size of a tree.

Homegrown Potatoes

Between now and the end of March is the best time to plant potatoes. Homegrown potatoes taste far superior than potatoes bought from the supermarket.

Pruning

Mid-February is the time to prune many plants, with one exception.

Bluegrass

Do you have a bright green, grassy weed in your lawn this month? It’s most likely annual bluegrass (Poa annua).

Lawn Burweed

Lawn burweed, also known as spurweed and stickerweed, can be painful when walking across the lawn.

Seed Germination

Do you have old seed packets that didn’t make it into the garden the last few years?

The Role Of Organic Matter In Soil

Organic matter is vital for healthy soil. The organic matter in soil aids in interactions between soil properties.