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Author Archives: Tracey Fitzgibbon / For the Journal

To get rid of mature pigweed, pull it up

Q: While we were away on vacation, the space that borders our property along the back was taken over by very tall weeds!

Poinsettia prep time begins

Q: I have a poinsettia that has been growing beautifully since last year that I want to get to flower again.

Now is time to start poinsettia blooming

Q: I have a poinsettia that has been growing beautifully since last year that I want to get to flower again.

Seeking shrubs for shady spot

Q: I’m looking for a couple of shrubs that I can work into a lightly shaded space.

Quick help for impatiens

Q: I planted a pot of impatiens to liven up my sunny porch.

Can I prune my Texas sage now?

Q: Several years ago, I planted a Texas sage, kind of tucked into the sunny front entryway, which was originally about 3 feet tall.

Use hoe or safe herbicide on weeds

Q: All of a sudden in an unused portion of my large vegetable garden I’m seeing weeds galore!

Paint on trunk helps fruit trees

Q: My neighbor suggests that I “paint” the trunk of the new apricot tree I just planted.

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