More stories by David Silver

Time to Get Out the Deadwood

Now is the perfect time to get out into the gardens. Yes! At this time of year we have the perfect opportunity to inspect our shrubs and tre…

Let’s Grow Orchids!

If you ever wanted to try growing an orchid, then the Phalaenopsis or moth orchid is among the easiest orchids to grow. This type of orchid …

Fall’s other colors

Most people head to the mountains for the Fall foliage season but the Connecticut shoreline has its own special beauty when it comes to Fall…

Delightful Dahlias

There is nothing like Dahlias to give a huge boost of blooming color to the garden in August. And those blooms, with proper care will last r…

Garden update: Time to prune Azalea

If the flowers have completely faded on your Azaleas, then it is time to prune. There are many varieties of Azalea and the bloom time can va…

The hummingbirds are here!

The hummingbirds showed up at our feeders on Monday, April 23rd. I caught this guy resting on the window feeder this morning. This feeder is…

How to attract hummingbirds to your home

The hummingbirds are coming! The hummingbirds are coming! Let’s get ready to prepare for their arrival. It helps to have a garden, but it is…

Garden Update: Time to Prune Forsythia

The recent heat has pushed most of the forsythia past the flowering stage. Although forsythia can be pruned any time of the year, the hard p…

How to estimate wind speeds

This month of April seems more like March with the high winds we have been experiencing all week. My anenometer measured a wind gust of 25 m…

How to get the best show from tulips

April is upon us and soon the tulips will be blooming. With the recent warm weather and following cold snap, this year’s tulip show may not …

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