Q. I am trying to train clematis and five-leaf akebia to climb trees. What are good supports to use that won't damage the vines?
Q. Can you recommend a good landscaper?
Q. What is a rain garden?
Q. What plants should I use in a rooftop garden?
Q. I have recently installed a soaker hose system throughout my garden. How long do I let the water run in order to water adequately?
Q. Can you recommend a landscape designer?
Q. Should I remove snow from my shrubs?
Q. Why doesn’t my lilac bloom in the spring?
A. There are several possible reasons why your lilac fails to bloom. The most common cause is lack of adequate sunlight. Lilacs (Syringa) need to be planted in a location that receives at least six hours of strong, direct sun per day. They are very tolerant of different moisture conditions as long as they are planted in well-drained soil.
Q. I noticed roots showing around some of my perennials. Is this normal? Is there anything that I should do about it?
Q. Is there is anything I can do now in the garden to make next spring’s work easier?
A. Here are some general recommendations for tasks to do now to prepare for next spring:
How do I reseed my lawn?
Q. How do I mulch in preparation for the winter?
Q. When and how should I plant bare-root roses?
Q. When should I prune my mock orange (Philadelphus coronarius)?