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Join us at the garden center for some of our special events!
Join Paul James, The Gardener Guy, as he shares his 40-plus years of experience growing vegetables and herbs, and offers tips and tricks aimed at ensuring your success at growing everything from arugula to zucchini. Although this seminar is aimed at folks new to the world of edible gardening, even old pros will benefit from Paul’s wisdom. This event is free, but registration is required.
There is nothing quite as nice as the luxury of picking fresh herbs like lavender, rosemary, parsley right in your own home. Join us to create your own garden that can be kept inside your home during the cold months, and outside during the warm months. We will teach you how to maintain your garden to keep it happy and healthy. This workshop is taught by our plant aficionado Alex Franzmann. Registration is required.
Let’s face it -- fertilizers are confusing, what with all the numbers on the bags and the different ingredients on the labels. Adding to the confusion, there are synthetic fertilizers and organic fertilizers, slow-release and fast-release fertilizers, even fertilizers for specific types of plants, from roses to palms to turf grasses. Join Paul James as he navigates you through the maze of fertilizer products on the market today. This event is free, but registration is required.
FROM THE BLOG
Read posts from Paul James and our Southwood crew!
A post about moles may seem decidedly unromantic on Valentine’s Day, but bear with me. You see moles are making their moves, so to speak, evidenced by their extensive tunneling. And while they’re certainly on the hunt for food, they’re also hunting for a mate. Yes, my friends, it’s mole mating season, the most romantic time of the year for moles.
I’ve never swooned my sweetie with cut flowers on Valentine’s Day, because I don’t want to express my love with something that’s here today, gone tomorrow. And a dozen, grossly overpriced (and often fragrant-free) roses always struck me as a predictable, last-minute decision. That’s why I prefer to go beyond the bouquet and give live plants instead.
The forecast for this weekend looks absolutely fantastic for getting things done in the yard. And you can bet your begonias I’ll be taking advantage of the warmer-than-average temperatures by tackling more than a few tasks. In case you plan on doing likewise, here’s a list of things to consider.
When is the last time you had your soil tested? Or perhaps more to the point, have you ever had your soil tested? Chances are the answer to the first question is “Can’t remember,” and the answer to the second is “No.” And that’s too bad, because a soil test can reveal problems you never knew you had and make a huge difference in how well your plants grow.