Freezing? Keep Calm and Garden on!

   Now scheduling Fall and Winter Workshops at UGC University  for groups of 12 or less (minimum of 5) Get together at the University of UGC (Urban Garden Company) – Let's schedule it! Call for available dates and times. Designing with Bulbs  Get your hands dirty and learn about using bulbs to create a colorful garden. Tips and…

Forcing Spring!

Forcing spring bulbs is easy; it just takes a little planning to have blooming color through the winter months. Most spring bulbs need a chilling period to complete the natural cycle that makes them bloom. That cycle is the reason spring bulbs are planted in the fall. The cool wet soil and air temperature is the natural…

Falling

Daylight hours begin to slip away hardly noticed, The days are warm and sunny while nights have a season changing chill, There is a feel to the air as the breeze blows through an open window, The signs are here that we are falling into another season.   Autumn has two faces. One side shows…

Garden Genes from Grandma

Dear Grandma, I miss you already and many memories of you make me smile. Some of my favorites are memories of your garden and our garden chats! I remember when I was little; I just couldn’t stay away from your currant bushes that grew along the driveway edges. I‘d get a small Dixie cup from…

Grow a (Paper) White Christmas

Tis the season to start your paperwhites!  Fragrant and easy to grow, Narcissus tazetta commonly known as “paperwhites” are bulbs that are native to warmer climates and grow easily without a chilling period.  This classic indoor bulb is intensely fragrant with elegant star-shaped clusters of white flowers that are popular at holiday time. Once planted,…