Category: This week in the garden

In the Organic Garden: Week of February 20, 2017

Viola | Spotts Garden Service

February 20 to 26, 2017: unusually warm temperatures have bulbs pushing up and trees budding ahead of schedule. We’re spending this week pruning fruit trees and and starting seeds indoors for the spring garden.

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The Organic Garden: Week of February 13, 2017

Sketchbook with hand-drawn garden plan and packets of seeds.

February 13 to 19, 2017: Welcome back to our weekly series! This week, we’re making planting plans, ordering plants, and gearing up for starting spring vegetables indoors.

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What to See and Do in the Zone 6 February Garden

snowdrops

Unusually warm temperatures are teasing gardeners, but snow and slush keep returning. Still, hints of spring are all around!

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In the Organic Garden: Week of December 5, 2016

Winterberry and juniper | Spotts Garden Service

December 5 to 11, 2016 We’re wrapping up fall cleanups, building soil, and potting up forcing bulbs in these last couple of weeks before Spotts Garden Service takes a holiday break.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of November 28, 2016

Red winter arrangement | Spotts Garden Service

November 28 to December 4, 2016 We’ll keep working in the garden until we get significant snowfall. So we’re cutting down and cleaning up, decorating and wrapping pots for winter, and potting up bulbs for forcing indoors.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of November 21, 2016

We’re spending Thanksgiving week chipping and reusing fallen leaves, wrapping and decorating outdoor pots for winter, and potting up bulbs to force.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of November 14, 2016

Chokeberry | Spotts Garden Service

November 14 to 20, 2016 Frosty mornings and leaves on the ground mean it’s time to start fall cleanup in earnest. This week, we’re mulching leaves, draining rain barrels, and harvesting materials to create winter arrangements in containers that will stay out

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In the Organic Garden: Week of November 7, 2016

Clethra and Penstemon | Spotts Garden Service

November 7 to 13, 2016: Frost lurks on the horizon. Now’s the time to pull tender plants, mulch and reuse leaves in the garden, and put away garden pots and sculptures.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of October 31, 2016

Cabbage and bittersweet | Spotts Garden Service

October 31 to November 6, 2016: Almost November, and still no sign of frost! We’re taking advantage of mild weather to plant bulbs, turn compost heaps, and clean up the kitchen garden.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of October 24, 2016

Daffodil bulbs | Spotts Garden Service

October 24 to 30, 2016: Another week without frost, and we’re taking advantage of the weather to get some bulbs in the ground. In the garden this week, we’re preparing for trick-or-treaters by raking walks, cutting back plants that might snag costumes, and

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