08/22/15 3:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO Here’s my window box on the deck.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO
Here’s my window box on the deck.

It’s that time of the summer — time to sit down for a bit and think things over. Why? To keep your garden book up to date. You won’t remember next summer all the information that you’re so sure of right now. And to order fall bulbs, thinking through carefully what you want and why. (more…)

06/12/15 2:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO Isn’t this gorgeous? It’s a basket full of nemesia, that’s the blue, and calibrachoa, the common name is ‘Million Bells.’ Worth taking care of!

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO
Isn’t this gorgeous? It’s a basket full of nemesia, that’s the blue, and calibrachoa, the common name is ‘Million Bells.’ Worth taking care of!

This is the time when many of us are buying plants — for planting in window boxes or for pleasure on tables or stairs, on porches and decks.

I have made enough mistakes in the past decades to feel quite qualified in telling you some do’s and don’ts; some are generic, some quite specific. (more…)