Easy care gardening trends for holidays

Easy care gardening trends for holidays

By Melinda MyersFor the Troy Daily NewsDress up the holidays or give gifts that continue giving throughout the year with these low maintenance gardeni...

December 3rd, 2016 |  


Don’t blame Goldenrod

Don’t blame Goldenrod

By Amanda BennettContributing columnistAs you are driving around in the county, you might notice a tall weed with beautiful yellow flowers gracing the...

October 8th, 2016 |  


Add some eye candy to your garden this fall

Add some eye candy to your garden this fall

By Melinda MyersFor the Troy Daily NewsShorten the winter season with the help of spring flowering bulbs that you plant in fall. These beauties often ...

September 24th, 2016 |  


Turn yard waste into Gardener’s Gold

Turn yard waste into Gardener’s Gold

Save time and money by turning landscape trimmings into a valuable soil amendment.The idea is simple, just collect disease- and insect-free plant debr...

September 15th, 2016 |  


Fall care for healthier, better looking lawn

Fall care for healthier, better looking lawn

By Melinda MyersFor the Troy Daily NewsBy Melinda MyersAs summer fades into fall it is time to help lawns recover from summer stress and prepare for t...

September 10th, 2016 |  


Protect your garden from deer

Protect your garden from deer

By Melinda MyersFor the Troy Daily NewsDon’t let your vegetable and fall flower gardens succumb to hungry deer. Even if you’re lucky enoug...

August 20th, 2016 |  


Save money, water while enjoying garden

Save money, water while enjoying garden

Too much or not enough water and never when you need it seems to be a common lament of gardeners. Reduce the impact of these weather challenges while ...

July 23rd, 2016 |  


The truth about hot peppers

The truth about hot peppers

By Melinda MyersDon’t be afraid to add a little spicy heat to your meals this season by growing a few hot peppers in the garden or containers. I...

July 2nd, 2016 |  


Plant a patriotic centerpiece for the Fourth of July

Plant a patriotic centerpiece for the Fourth of July

By Melinda MyersBy Melinda MyersAdd a little red, white and blue to your 4th of July celebration with freshly planted or painted containers.The good n...

June 25th, 2016 |  


Add sparkle to your landscape

Add sparkle to your landscape

By Melinda MyersPerk up your containers and add a bit of sparkle to your landscape with bright colors, unusual materials or a unique purpose.Include a...

June 18th, 2016 |