Garden Checklist for November

Garden Checklist for November

November 12th is the median date for the first frost in our area (Zone 7b) Planting Ornamentals Tulips – plant tulips after November 15th and preferably after December 1st. Lilies, whether from a catalog or local store, should be planted immediately – before November...

Bob’s Advisory Checklist – November

November is the big clean-up month Ornamentals November 12th is the median date for the first frost in our area (Zone 7b) Important-to-Know:  Plants are not severely affected until the temperature hits 26° which is when water crystalizes in the cells of a plant,...

Garden Movies-Perfect antidote for a dreary day.

I love movies highlighting beautiful gardens and the passionate gardeners who create them.  By creating a master list of inspiring movies and documentaries, I don’t have to waste time looking for something to watch.  I can curl up on couch with a cozy...

GiveCamp Memphis registration open for NonProfits to apply

Cooper-Young Garden Walk is happy to tout GiveCamp Memphis / Design for Good 2020 because the work they do is both remarkable and selfless.  Every year, 14+ nonprofits receive FREE professional help from graphic designers, computer experts, marketing gurus, and...
Prickly Pear Carvings

Prickly Pear Carvings

Halloween DIY Craft After you’ve finished carving your Halloween pumpkin, step into your garden for more creativity!  Prickly Pear, a US native cactus, is easily carved into faces and letters.  Warning:  wear thick work gloves or all those...
Garden Checklist for October

Garden Checklist for October

“Dirty Finger Nails Advisory”    Follow this garden checklist and you won’t forget all those important garden tasks and projects. The motto for October (and all other fall months) should be “do everything possible this fall rather than putting it off...
Garden To-Dos for September

Garden To-Dos for September

All your summer work now yields plenty to enjoy. Ornamentals Planting: As soon as the weather cools down, you can start replacing summer annuals with pansies and ornamental cabbage and kale for continuing garden interest. An early start helps roots to become...
Garden To-Dos for August

Garden To-Dos for August

By Bob Morrison Water!    Water!  and  Water some more! During the early August, the temperatures continue to be very high, rain is intermittent and localized = inadequate.  Most plants require generous watering to survive. Wait until a plant...