Plant placement is particularly important for clematis. They prefer soil that is slightly on the sweet side. For our naturally acidic soil that might mean adding a few handfuls of ground limestone when planting. They like soil rich in organic matter. Mulch in well.
With spring upon us, the deer are making their way into our yards and gardens. While browsing damage does not usually kill the plants it definitely stresses them and makes them unsightly. To deal with the problem there are ways to deter deer from browsing.
Perennial Care: Planting a perennial garden takes extra planning compared to planting annuals. It is very important to choose the right location for your perennial. Some perennials are able to take colder weather than others, so make sure you check your USDA Hardiness Zone. Middlesex County is zoned 6b, which indicates hardiness at 0 to […]