Gnome News

ramblings of a plant lover

Wilt Pruf

Just so you know, I don’t get compensated for pushing product…not yet anyway, but here’s a product I’m very fond of. It’s called Wilt Pruf and it has a lot of good uses.



Plant Support

If you’re like me you might wonder how people seem to manage to get their big floppy flowers, or vines, upright all summer long.


Here’s a secret I’ve discovered… bamboo stakes!



Summer Backdrop

Keeping plants alive, beds weed free and grass green are my three prime objectives every summer. Especially when things tend to fatigue mid July. This is just core to good gardening.


Dirt Bag!

Some of my best ideas come from those around me. I’ve noticed our neighbours getting these big truck-sized bags dropped at the end of their driveway full of rich black earth. Given that we now have a gravel driveway, cleaning up a dump of soil might be challenging. Not to mention the other benefits of this kind of containment and provision. It stays dry and soft until I’m completed, at my pacing, distributing it around our property. No worry about rain, or my irrigation system, making a big muddy mess.




Spring Back 2010

Spring came early this year. The old rule still pertains, especially in zone 6; wait until the May two-four weekend before getting too serious with the planting and gardening. We could still have snow or frost. We’re actually about a month ahead of usual seasonal change, so proceed with caution.