Failing to Get There, Again

I had a rant about Asiatic Bittersweet (aka Python Vine) ready to post and will post it closer to fall, but hours before my first of the month deadline another important topic won favor because I thought it timelier. The replacement topic involves self-reflection, design, techniques employed and objective assessment. It is an issue that becomes more obvious about this calendar date every year--namely the section(s) of our property that always seem to fail to get adequately weeded and manicured. So why more obvious now? ANSWER: The pace of things speeds up as true summer approaches--everything from the growth of the grass to the stature, number and type of weeds, thus it starts to become

Rant of the Month

Unfortunately, most people know little about gardening and environmental issues including many "professionals" employed to choose, install and maintain plants and design landscapes. This page highlights specific issues with commentary on remedy or recommendation for course of action. Examples are numerous and easy to find -- rarely requiring me to travel far from home.  Hopefully, these postings will make the task of finding examples more difficult.  I will occasionally also post outstanding and approved examples in an effort to educate.