Snow, sleet and bitterly cold temperatures are no match for woodpeckers. Their can’t-miss black and white markings, with an occasional sprinkling of red, stand out as they acrobatically forage around bare tree trunks and brave the winter months. Attract more of these sought-after birds this season with this simple yet satisfying menu. Continue reading “4 Best Foods For Feeding & Attracting Woodpeckers”
Sunny gold Stella d’Oro daylily lights up the garden with its trumpet-shape yellow flowers all summer long. This tough plant scoffs at hot, dry conditions. Here it creates a spectacular combination with blue ornamental onion (Allium azureum).
‘Immortality’ Reblooming Iris Continue reading “Reblooming Perennials Beauties for the Garden”
A pumpkin carved into the shape of a basket makes a pretty feeder for birds as they fatten up before migrating south. Use a washable marker to draw the basket shape on the pumpkin. After carving and cleaning out the inside, set an aluminum pie plate or terra cotta saucer into the top opening of the pumpkin basket or atop an inverted terra-cotta pot placed inside. Set your festive feeder on a birdbath pedestal and fill the pie tin with high-quality birdseed.
Bird’s Nest Feeder Continue reading “DIY Squash & Pumpkin Bird Feeders”
This post is part of the Science Tuesday feature series on the USDA blog. Check back each week asthey showcase stories and news from USDA’s rich science and research portfolio. Continue reading “Giant Crop-Scanner Is Turning Heads in Arizona”
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Starting seeds is the inexpensive way to grow more of your favorite plants. Here’s what you need to know for success. Continue reading “Starting Plants From Seeds – Your Seed-Starting Essentials”
Putting the garden to bed for the winter is mostly a matter of cleaning up and covering up. As fallprogresses and temperatures drop, those plants that aren’t killed outright by frost prepare for dormancy. Clear out the blackened stems and foliage of annual flowers and vegetables to prevent the possibility of their harboring disease pathogens and insect eggs over the winter. Continue reading “Preparing Your Garden for Winter”
Professional home garden greenhouses.
This easy to use greenhouse offers plenty of room and light (over 90% transmission) for your plants. Continue reading “Snap N’ Grow Greenhouse 6′ x 12′”
Kneel or sit to garden in comfort.
This Kneeler Seat is a boon to those who love gardening but hate how their back feels after a day at it! Continue reading “Padded Kneeler Seat – Gardening in Comfort.”
The Versatile Mum
When fall arrives, it’s hard not to regret the passing of all the summer blooms we love so much: pompon dahlias, Shasta daisies, African daisies, little zinnias, asters, coreopsis, and calendulas.
But take heart, for the fall garden offers all these flower shapes from just one plant, the chrysanthemum. Hundreds of hardy cultivars provide an array of colors and bloom shapes, making mums the divas of the autumn garden. Continue reading “Fall Mums: Your Ultimate Care Guide”