Bee Package Time!

For novices and more experienced beekeepers, early spring is the time to install new bee colonies for the year. Packaged Bees  For the non-beekeepers out there, bee packages are the most common way to install and start beekeeping. If you order bees through the mail, they'll almost certainly come in what's called a "package", which …

Plant Dahlias Now for Late Summer Color

Still chilly outside and you are starved for color? Plant dahlias for late season color. It is like money in the bank. You are glad you did it early on as you know good things will happen later. Gardening in all about anticipation! Ordering Dahlia tubersOrder your dahlias now. I recommend Longfield Gardens for all …

Bluebells-My Favorite Native Wildflower

One of the most beautiful species of spring ephemerals are Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica).  Perennial Ephemerals simply mean they appear in all their glory for several weeks and then disappear from sight to go underground and reappear next spring. Virginia Bluebells are relatives  of more familiar species -Lungworts, Comfrey, and Forget-Me-Nots - and are so …

Buttercup Invasive- Lesser Celandine Runs Rampant

Have you seen a little yellow flower that you think is very cute blooming on your property??? It forms a ground covering mat of glossy green heart shaped leaves punctuated by buttercup like flowers. You might have looked at it and thought it was the first sign of spring! If your answer is yes, get …

Best No-Knead Bread Ever!-Cheddar Jalapeno Bread

With the stay at home edict, lots of people are making bread. It is a comfort food and much better than what you can buy and a fresh product that you can make easily at home. I have friends making bread who never would have considered it just a few months ago and this recipe …

Victory Garden in Containers

Do you live in an apartment or condominium? Or maybe a townhouse with a very small yard? You still can have a Victory Garden in containers.  Just choose the right plants, the right containers and the right structures. Plants The emphasis is on plant selection - ones that are compact and will do well in …