Max Phelps, Author at The Tryon Daily Bulletin


When’s the best time to landscape my yard?

Winter is behind us, and spring is here. It’s common to get a case of “spring fever” and want to get outdoors. For some it’s ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Friday, April 19, 2024 12:01 pm


Agroforestry—another aspect of edible landscaping

Forestry, plus elements of gardening and farming and orcharding, can change not just your yard, but your viewpoint on life itself. Not only will there ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Thursday, April 4, 2024 1:03 pm


Garden and home in 2024

Some things are always changing. Some things are proven winners and endure for the long run. That leisure suit for men passed out of style. ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Thursday, March 21, 2024 12:29 pm


Winter is the time for pruning

For many trees and shrubs, the ideal pruning time is mid-winter or late winter. Perhaps you’ve already gotten started, but if not, this is your ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Thursday, February 8, 2024 12:03 pm


Landscaping the corner of your yard

Using fresh plantings to replace a section of lawn seldom fails to provide a refreshing new look. But what about those corners in the yard ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Friday, December 29, 2023 11:06 am


Autumn landscaping and decorating

Autumn is a great time to landscape, and late fall is my preferred tree planting time. Many folks prefer seasonal landscaping and love fall decoration. ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Wednesday, October 11, 2023 8:51 am


Rock On: Plan a rock garden for your landscape

A rockery, also known as a rock garden, can be a natural mountain escarpment with large boulders, smaller rocks and plants growing among the various ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Tuesday, August 29, 2023 12:33 pm


Landscaping with fruit and nut-bearing trees

While it is a fact some folks don’t want to deal with fallen fruit and nuts in the yard, some of you wouldn’t mind having ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Friday, August 11, 2023 10:57 am


Retreats: Create a home-based getaway

The retreat is typically thought of as a fun place to escape to, and many a home has one. Certainly, vacation trips, crowded resort towns ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Friday, July 14, 2023 8:00 am


Keeping up with landscaping trends

Sometimes it is good to take a pause and look at things currently happening (or not happening) in landscaping. In this column, let’s look at ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Friday, June 16, 2023 8:00 am

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