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Gardening Report for the 2006 Season
Here´s a summary of what did and didn´t go well in my garden during the 2006 gardening season.
Some 2006 Award Winning Herbaceous Plants
2006 has been a banner year with a large number of herbaceous plants being designated as award winners. Here is a look at some of them.
Award Winning Plants for 2006
Each year, the best trees, shrubs, and woody vines are singled out for special honors. Here are details on some of these 2006 winners.
All-America Selections for 2007
For 2007, All-America Selections (AAS) offers an outstanding line-up. These include four flowers and one vegetable. I tried these in my garden during the 2006 growing season, and they did beautifully.
Garden History and Art Book Review
Of all the gardening books released thus far in 2006, one stands out in the crowd. This extraordinary title from Prestel is "Florilegium Imperiale-Botanical Illustrations for Francis I of Austria" by H. Walter Lack.
The Story of Fall Foliage
The foliage of trees and shrubs begin to change color during the fall from their mostly greens to a range of colors from oranges and reds to golds.
Fall Planting of Evergreens
As fall approaches, it will bring cooler temperatures. This means it will be a great time for planting most evergreens. There are fewer heat-related stress problems on transplants during this time. They will need less watering than spring transplanted ones.
Books on Native Plants
With native plants becoming so popular in recent years, here are some books that will help you identify and appreciate their unique beauty.
When you´re seeking shelter from the heat and humidity of dog days, begin creating handmade holiday gifts for loved ones.
Fleuroselect and Florastar 2006 Winning Plants
Each year the Florastar and Fleuroselect organizations announce their award winning plants for the year.
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