Gardening Problems and Their Solutions

For the June Newsletter, I asked Northumberland Master Gardeners to share some of their gardening challenges and to describe the steps they have taken to solve the problems. Interesting enough the problems they shared this time are all related to … Continue reading

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Plant Choices For Cold and Windy Sites

Since I started gardening at my current home, I have struggled to find plants that are happy existing in a cold windy exposed environment. Initially, I chose things I liked and things that I had grown successfully in previous gardens. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Mulching

The technique of mulching contributes to the health of plants by regulating soil temperature, conserving moisture, preventing soil erosion and suppressing weed growth. Mulch keeps plants cleaner too, and with clean leaves, photosynthesis rates are not impaired. Mulch acts like … Continue reading

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Let Nature Guide Your Garden Design

One of the first places to look for garden design ideas is in the natural habitats created by Mother nature. A walk along a trail whether meadow or woodland will reveal trees, shrubs, plants and ground cover arranged to create … Continue reading

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May Garden Highlights and Tasks

Northumberland Master Gardeners would like to share what they like best about their May Gardens and some of the tasks that they are planning to accomplish. Tanya Crowell tells us that the big activity in her garden this spring is … Continue reading

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Adding Native Plants to your Landscape

You have probably heard and read a lot lately about adding native plants to your landscape. Before we continue, let’s establish what a native plant is. A native plant is a plant that grew in the region prior to European … Continue reading

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