Roses are for Gardeners

Roses are for Gardeners

If June is the month of wine and roses, then July is the month of their maintenance. June’s glorious floral exuberance has just finished and the dead blossoms should be pruned off to enhance the next flush of flowers. But first some history.  Roses have been...
Roses are for Gardeners

Berms

Planting Problems of a Berm 1. Soil on top is dry, so depress center to keep water from running off. 2. Make water holding depressions for planting. 3. Mulch with an erosion-resistant material such as wood chips and plant ground covers. 4. Hold difficult slopes with...
Roses are for Gardeners

Xeriscaping

In this xeniscaped garden, the plants were selected for their drought-resistant properties. Xeriscaping is a style of landscaping that saves water by using only drought-tolerant plants that can survive without supplemental irrigation. It almost always means changing...