Q: I read that I should never water my house plants with cold water. Is that true?
Molly Hackett offers some tips on pruning pine trees in this week's Dirty Fingernails' column.
Molly Hackett of Dirty Fingernails fame offers some tips on pruning and growing broccolini and lavender in her weekly column.
Dirty Fingernails' Molly Hackett talks about seed availability this year and offers some tips on growing indoor plants in this week's column.
A number of trees and shrubs in our area are showing signs of winter injury. So far, the damage can be seen on evergreens. In the spring we will be able to see injury to deciduous trees also.
Q: Are pine needles good or bad for a garden? I hear all kinds of stories.
Cuttings, heliotropic, spidermites and saving amaryllis topics for Dirty Fingernails.
Q: Do I need to repot my house plants if they are looking healthy, or can I leave them alone?
Dirty Fingernail's Molly Hackett talks about her trials of trying to overwinter a fuschia, the science behind neem and a bit of history about Christmas trees in her weekly column.
In her Dirty Fingernails' column this week, Molly Hackett offers tips on growing coleus in the winter, encouraging leaf mold and keeping thistles under control.
Molly Hackett shares some sage advice on Christmas cactus in this week's installment of Dirty Fingernails.
Q: What kind of fertilizer should I use for vegetables? flowers? grass? Do tomatoes require a special fertilizer?
Q: I am noticing that many of the trees are showing fat buds at the ends of the twigs. They look the way they do in spring. Is this the result…
Q: I grew up with oak trees, and I would love to have one in my yard now that we have moved to Montana. I am hearing only discouraging news ab…
Q: I want to make my garden as organic as possible, but I can’t follow all the rules for certified organic production. What do you think is mo…
Q: Is it time to put my poinsettia in a closet if I want it to bloom for Christmas?
Q: Is it true that nyger seed, which my birds love, will not become a weed problem in my yard? I worry about unwanted plants appearing in the lawn.
Q: We have some very old peonies that no longer are blooming much, and we want to move them to a sunny corner. Are we too late to dig and repl…
Storing produce and apples, overwintering those favorite flowers and building a new style deer fence. As usual, Molly Hackett has the answers to your questions in this week's installment of "Dirty Fingernails."
Q: We think our garden soil was contaminated with a long-lasting herbicide. The seeds did not germinate well, the plants did not grow well, an…
One critical way to support the pollinators around us, even to increase their numbers, is to offer them food. Since their food comes from flowers, that means having flowers in bloom for the longest season possible. At this time of year it means preparing for spring bulbs next year.
Q: My onions this year are weird. I grew them from sets, as usual. The stems are hard, and the bulbs have stopped growing. I have been told th…