Feast your eyes, evict that worst weed, and exercise!

What's Coming Up #239

Janet and Steven help you grow!

In this issue:

Spring beauties at 45 mph

We starved for color all winter. Now every new flower calls to us even through car windows. Steven captured a bouquet of beauties that are blooming right now, to help you identify what you might see in a flash. Scan the photos in this article and you'll know what to ask for at the garden center to pump up your garden’s early spring appeal.

Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

New Mentor gives us exercises just for gardeners

As part of our Gardener’s Health webinar we introduced you to Occupational Therapist extraordinaire Kelly Hale. She answered our questions, demonstrated helpful exercises specific to gardening strain, and now provides us with more help in this article.

Expert Afield: Getting rid of bishop's weed and other runners

We were out helping a gardener develop a garden plan and heard an all too common refrain, “How do I get rid of this plant?! It’s taking over!” After describing a strategy for that garden we realized it was time to answer this question with a comprehensive how-to article.

Bishop's weed, is 'snow on the mountain' in its variegated form. It's often viewed as a weed even if it was originally invited in. If you can't beat it, it can be consolation to know it has some redeeming qualities. Here, we found black swallowtail butterfly catterpillars living on it and realized, "Of course! It's in the carrot family as are this caterpillar's other host plants."

Bishop's weed, is 'snow on the mountain' in its variegated form. It's often viewed as a weed even if it was originally invited in. If you can't beat it, it can be consolation to know it has some redeeming qualities. Here, we found black swallowtail butterfly catterpillars living on it and realized, "Of course! It's in the carrot family as are this caterpillar's other host plants."