Neil Sperry: Gardener’s Mailbag | Lifestyle

Neil Sperry: Gardener’s Mailbag |  Lifestyle

Dear Neil: While visiting a friend, I was admiring a groundcover bed she has. She called it “purpleheart,” and she said it’s a winter-hardy cousin to wandering Jew. How dependable is it? I’d like to plant some myself. Answer: It’s an amazing plant. Yes, it freezes to the ground for the winter, but it comes … Read more

Neil Sperry: Gardener’s Mailbag | Lifestyle

Neil Sperry: Gardener’s Mailbag |  Lifestyle

Dear Neil: Attached is a photograph of my lawn. I’ve had the same problem with my St. Augustine every year for the past five years. I have applied a fungicide and Canadian peat moss with no apparent effect. I have planted new sod squares only to watch them die within a couple of seasons. My … Read more