Battling Tobacco Budworms

If your geraniums and petunias look especially sad this time of year, the tobacco budworm probably is contributing. This caterpillar feeds on the new and developing buds of flowers, causing them to either never open, or to open shriveled and with holes. Life Cycle...

Transitioning Plants to Less Water

Making a new plant use less water begins with the planting Transitioning plants into a less thirsty way of living. You go to the Garden Center to buy some drought tolerant low water plants. Doing your part to save water. You take your new plants and plant them in the...

The Natural Garden Solution

Remember in the March letter I put a little teaser question about a pest free garden? Here’s the solution. Can you control bad bugs like Aphids, Whiteflies, Thrips and more? Can you do this without spraying?  Yes, you can if you have the  pretty little green...

The Quick Guide to Happy Poinsettias

Many people get poinsettias for the holiday season, and just hope and pray that they last until Christmas. But with a few easy tips and tricks you can be sure your poinsettias last through the holidays and well beyond! Finding the right spot: The safest place for most...

Overwintering your Tuberous Begonias

IN THE FALL At this point in the growing season, you should still have at least another month or two of good looks if you have been feeding your begonias well. Unfortunately, this was a very tough season for mildew, so many begonias will have some by this time. Even...

Avoid Overwatering: How much is too much?

As the temperature increases, we here at Weidner’s see more customers having trouble with finding the right balance of water, sun, and overall care for their plants. Most gardeners can tell when a plant needs water, but the symptoms of over watering can be harder to...