Out of all the things you can grow in soil, mold is probably one of the least welcome -- right down there with crabgrass and dandelions. While there are some nasty molds that do damage, there are actually some molds you should encourage.
Winter has quite the arsenal it can throw at us -- and our yards, noted Patrick Murphy, host of GLT's Grow. But understanding the full wrath of winter weather can help us treat, and possibly, prevent damage.
Beautiful, flowering plants like poinsettias are very popular this time of year. But what about other times of year? Patrick Murphy, host of GLT's Grow, has advice on keeping those holiday plants going well into the new year.
Going to the Christmas tree lot can prove overwhelming unless you know your way around the variety of trees there. Knowing what look you want to achieve is a great place to start, said Patrick Murphy, host of GLT's Grow.
We plant trees, we nurture them along, and we watch them grow through the season, putting down roots in our gardens and our hearts. So when the day comes that the tree fails, we're faced with a painful truth: It has to come down.
When the growing season is done, that's the time to make plans for the future of your garden -- that's the time to collect seeds. Careful collection and storage of seeds in the fall ensures new plants for the spring, said Patrick Murphy, host of GLT's Grow.
It's been a pretty mild fall, particularly in the Midwest, so there's still time to get some loveliness into the ground before winter gets here. Patrick Murphy, host of GLT's Grow, has a few suggestions.
Having raspberry bushes in your backyard is a real bonus -- they produce a healthy and delicious treat that's versatile in the kitchen. But, according to Patrick Murphy, host of GLT's Grow, keeping the plant healthy in the yard takes some work.
Many, many years ago, prairie grasses covered much of the Midwest. The grasses lost the battle to cultivated crops -- corn, wheat, soybeans. But now everyday gardeners are trying to bring prairie grass back where it belongs.
Our attention is going to the leaves this time of year as they change into their glorious colors of autumn. But Ray in Bloomington isn't concerned with the changing hues, but with some mysterious holes that have appeared in the leaves of his otherwise healthy Canadian Red Cherry tree.
Late bloomers can add some delightful color to our yards this time of year. But a sudden turn in the weather can put the flowers in danger. Patrick Murphy, host of GLT's Grow, said you've got to have your plant in the right space to avoid such problems.