Max Phelps, Author at The Tryon Daily Bulletin


It’s that time of year

Finally, according to the calendar, as well as the weather, spring has arrived! Today, let’s give a little thought to planting time and to performing ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Tuesday, March 28, 2023 12:22 pm


Sheds and other multi-use buildings

Farmers have tool sheds and barns, and sometimes these are constructed prior to the farmhouse itself. There might be garden sheds, hay or grain storage ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:30 pm


Get plant and seed requests in early

Annually, right on schedule, the mailbox contains seed and nursery catalogs about the end of the year or the start of the next one. Jung ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Thursday, January 19, 2023 8:00 am


Is an outdoor water feature right for your landscape?

The sounds made by water are universally loved. People flock to the ocean for the waves. Others seek out mountain waterfalls. So many of our ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Tuesday, December 27, 2022 2:33 pm


Adding a fire feature to the yard

Since our earliest recorded history, people have found it natural to gather around a fire.   A roaring fire draws people to it; a bonding ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Wednesday, December 14, 2022 11:21 am


The woodland garden

Woodlands are typically associated with a rustic or unique home, but this naturalistic option for landscaping can be used with most homes if planning and ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Friday, November 25, 2022 10:00 am


Fall colors lovelier than usual

About the middle of October, spectacular fall colors favored our eyes this year in Appalachia. Some areas are still going strong, but those that had ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Friday, October 28, 2022 8:00 am


Naturalistic landscaping

Take any natural setting with native plants, unbothered by mankind, and there will be a great canopy layer of big trees. Under these are small ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 12:01 pm


Gardeners eagerly await harvest time

The farmer, the gardener, and even the homeowner or apartment dweller growing a few edibles in large pots— everyone anticipates the reward of fruit, produce, ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Monday, August 29, 2022 12:01 pm


How to remove, or utilize, that stump in your yard

What do you do with a stump in your yard? Many a new home is on a small building lot, and any stumps got bulldozed. ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:12 pm

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