There’s an old joke that goes: “Gardening: Cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes!” And while we chuckle at this pithy saying, there’s a lot of truth to it. With the myriad worries of the world on our shoulders it’s only natural for us to want a brief escape from it all. Fortunately, your garden can be that escape when you have just the right elements to make is so.Read More
Do you ever look out at your garden and wish you had a fairy godmother (or at least her magic wand) to whisk away your planting pains? Espoma isn’t magic, but its products have an astounding effectiveness which is as close to bibbity-bobbity-boo as we’ve ever experienced. They’re a trusted name for a reason and now it’s time to see why.Read More
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Gardeners have a love/hate relationship with winter. The cold is one of the biggest killers of plants, but at the same time many plants have a chilling requirement—having adapted to a cold climate, they now require a certain length of wintry conditions to allow them to undergo the mysterious process of vernalization.Read More
Cherries are in the genus Prunus with a few other delicious fruit trees: almonds, peaches, plums, and apricots. The fruit of these trees is called a drupe or stone fruit, a fruit with a sweet fleshy outside and a hard, stony center or pit encasing the seed. Other plants that have drupes are coffee, olives, and coconut.
More than just a homegrown sweet summer treat, cherry trees make a great addition to any garden. They are usually the first fruit tree to ripen in the early summer. Many ornamental Japanese varieties are grown specifically for their dazzling springtime show of fragrant pink or white blooms. The blooms of cherry trees are also very attractive to pollinators like hummingbirds and bees, which means that having a cherry tree in your garden will benefit your other plants as well. The trees are very hardy – many varieties are grown in extremely varied climates from the tropics to the arctic tundra.Read More