Summer time is the perfect time to get in the garden. Whether your plants are in the ground or in a pot, they need food, water and pruning to make them bloom and thrive. So WCCO went to Susie Bachman West for pro tips on the proper care and feeding of our gardens.
There are so many things that people can do with their gardens to make plants grow and thrive. And Bachman’s is offering up some more tips on how to make your garden grow. Putting some insects, like ladybugs, into your plants, or putting certain plants together keeps unwanted pests away.
A cold night is expected across the state. In fact, here in the metro, we could get our first hard freeze. For gardeners, this is an especially busy time as they have to get their plants and produce ready for the cold.
If you’ve not got your fall plants in already, Saturday is the perfect day to do it. Susie Bachman demonstrates how to create fall planters that will accent your property quite well. Each Planter needs a drainage hole, and feel free to use a length piece of grass as a statement piece of the planter.
If you’ve spent hours tending to your garden only to find out a critter came in to wreak havoc, here’s some help. It’s a problem many have — eager rabbits and deer nibbling away your hard work. Susie Bachman spills her secrets in how to protect your garden.
While many of us enjoy eating a fresh salad on a hot summer day, we know that lots of kids hate eating vegetables. But this summer, some kids are getting a lesson on how to like green, leafy things.
Thrillers, fillers and spillers. No, we’re not talking about the latest horror flick — those words actually refer to plants. Susie Bachman from Bachman’s Floral explains how they will help to make the perfect container garden.
Gardeners just can’t seem to get a break this spring. First, it was a late start to the growing season with cool, rainy weather and not a lot of sunshine. And now deer are causing problems.
Keep an eye on those annuals and perennials. Plant thieves took flowers and hanging baskets from a home in the Linden Hills neighborhood on Tuesday night. Jeanne Long said she lost more than $500 worth of plants and pots.
For the Twin Cities, the cold and rainy weather has dramatically slowed landscaping and gardening projects. Whether it’s a major patio project, or planting a home garden, everything seems to be a month behind.
Not everything you plant in your garden this spring has to be colorful. Some plants stand out because they are edible. And nothing compares to the fragrance and flavor of fresh herbs. WCCO stepped into a garden center’s Edible House.
It’s not quite time to get out in the garden. But if you’re antsy for some fresh herbs, you can grow them inside — the best kinds to do just that are dill, mint, rosemary and sage.
Growing your own fruits and veggies takes a lot of time and hard work. But some gardeners in the Twin Cities are going out to pick their veggies only to find someone else beat them to it.
This summer, when Twins fans root for the home team, they can also enjoy another type of root – the kind that grows in a garden.
The tough economy may have turned thieves to steal a different kind of green.