Daffodils are cheery

Daffodils are cheery, yellow, early—but not sniff-worthy. Right? Wrong. Meet ‘Thalia’, one of many daffodil cultivars known for having a lovely fragrance. In addition to being perfumed, ‘Thalia’ runs counter to the daffodil stereotype by being not yellow but pure white. The small, bell-shaped flowers, with slightly reflexed petals, bloom March to May, depending on […]

Everything you need to know about compost gardening

Compost is an excellent source of organic material, which improves lightness and workability of soil, helps improve water retention in sandy soils, and improves drainage in clay soils. Here’s more about composting: What compost is   Compost is the decayed remains of organic materials. It’s that simple. Microorganisms eat whatever you feed them and turn […]