Archive for November, 2011
Does the thought of beautiful flowers blooming during winter appeal to you? Well, you can enjoy the blooms of daffodils, tulips, narcissus, hyacinths and other bulbs indoors by “forcing” them into blooming early for you.
Chicago could recycle a big chunk of its trash through composting, Davies said. She pointed to a study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that found that more than 8 percent of the waste each person generates each day could be reused in composting. That adds up to about 140 pounds per person per year, Davies said.
Putting the garden to bed for the winter is mostly a matter of cleaning up and covering up.
There are many different methods available to protect roses in the winter. For bush-type roses, bushel baskets or commercial covers work well. You will need to trim the canes back to fit underneath the cover. Always secure the device with bricks or another heavy object so they won’t blow away.
Treat the birds this winter with these high-energy suet treats.