Mentors' magic

Do we ever feel alone in the garden? No way!

Nor should anyone ever feel adrift, where so many have gone before. From our Mentors we bring you:

 

 

 

 

Make more clematis: No reason to buy more of a good plant. Once you have one you can make more. In this article in What's Coming Up #222 we demonstrate how to turn one clematis vine into many.

Spread early color: Enjoying the spring bulbs in your garden? Noticing places where you could use more of that early color? Don't wait, dig, divide and even share those bulbs right now.

Christopher Lloyd wrote beautifully about practical aspects of gardening. In addition to the treasure trove of advice in his books and articles, he modeled good gardening technique. Here, he ponders placement of a single plant at his marvelous garden, Great Dixter.

Christopher Lloyd wrote beautifully about practical aspects of gardening. In addition to the treasure trove of advice in his books and articles, he modeled good gardening technique. Here, he ponders placement of a single plant at his marvelous garden, Great Dixter.

Yews cut hard: Cutting 'way back is harder on the gardener than the yew.

Yews rejuvenated: Ah to grow young again!

Yews creep: Don't let them get away from you.

Yews normal cut: So good to know there's a very simple way to keep them forever small and lush.

Seed Savers' Rule of 100, Growing Concerns # 647: Should you store that seed in the refrigerator or the warm pantry? Our mentors give us an easy answer.

Water Til it Weeps, What's Coming Up # 216, February 17, 2016: Why you should be more generous with water for anything grown in a pot. Learn why and how with your houseplants this winter, put it to good use watering new perennials, shrubs and trees this spring.

Also, check our Quotes Library, or search our sites for the word "Mentor" to enjoy words of wisdom that have been passed down to us.

And, as always: Is there pass-along gardening wisdom in your hands? Want to pay homage to generations of experience gone by? Send it to us. We'll pass along all we can.