Garden Tips Hints and Cool Things

March 16, 2012

A Cool Thing:

Sunset Western Garden Book recently released its ninth edition making available a free mobile Plant Finder on your smartphone (Search for Sunset Plant Finder.) in which you can get access to more than 2,000 plants. In addition, you can search by plant name, zip code, climate zone, sun and water requirements, and type.

If you prefer a hard copy, the new addition includes 9,000 more plants, an updated plant encyclopedia, over 2,000 new plant photos, and more. Sunset Western Garden Books are available at most bookstores and retail for $34.95/flexible binding, and $44.95/ hardcover.


1) Look for signs of powdery mildew on snapdragons, grapes, and ornamentals. Apply sulfur or potassium bicarbonate according to package instructions when the temperature is below 90 degrees.

2) Check roses for black spot, rust, and mildew.

3) Feed camellias at the end of bloom.

4) Remember to wear green tomorrow for St. Patrick’s Day.

Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. Wow, gardening by phone. Cool for those who hae ipads. I don’t, so I guess I’ll just have to do it ‘the old-fashioned way’.

    Yes, Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all inandaroundthegarden.net’s followers. Don’t forget, my scone guest writer posting on March 14 would be a perfect addition to a corned beef & cabbage dinner.


  2. Happy St. Patrick’s day to all. I am wearing my green today. I have to with my Irish last name.

    The rain is coming down today just like it probably is in Ireland.

    I don’t have a smart phone just a plain, cheap emergency phone. Do they have a website?


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