Monthly Archives: December 2015

How to Clean Bird Feeders

cleaning bird feeders

At this time of year we start planning to feed our backyard birds. Before putting last years bird feeders out, it’s a good idea to clean them because this will help keep the garden birds healthy.   It’s easiest to clean bird feeders outside, fill a bucket with hot water and add some dish detergent. [Continue]

Storing Tender Bulbs During the Winter

storing bulbs

Garden plants with ‘tender’ bulbs are plants that have bulbs, tubers, roots or corns that won’t survive the cold winter temperatures in USDA climate zone 6 or colder. The most commonly-planted ‘tender’ plants include cannas, callas, caladiums, dahlias, tuberous begonias, gladioluses, and tuberoses. Gardeners love these plants because they have decorative foliage and very showy [Continue]