Welcome to GardenChat with Bren Haas

Thank you for stopping by my site.  My goal is to bring you the best growing information I can and provide a place where everyone can share safely.  You can find GardenChat Information on leading social media sites such as our Facebook Group and Twitter event.  I will continue to share information simply follow my @brenhaas.  I hope you will contribute by comment on this site.  I look forward to your feedback so comment below on this page.   Submit questions and I will do my best to get you an answer as time allows. 

Happy Gardening – Bren 

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15 thoughts on “Welcome to GardenChat with Bren Haas”

  1. I love the set up , before ! I haven’t received a comment from this page in over a couple of weeks, and I sure have missed the constant feed and notices!

    • Thanks for stopping by BIlly – I appreciate the feedback.

  2. Bren, how did your lilac in a box from Costco shake out? I just planted 6 of them (Virginia). Did yours bloom this year or are they expected to bloom next year? Not sure what the 2-year period is referring to. Thanks!

    • Hey Katie – great to hear from you and I am excited you got a few of those Lilacs in a box at Costco. That store really has some great gardening items year-round. I wrote about my Lilacs in a Box I bought last year on my site at https://brenhaas.com/lilacs-in-a-box/ The box says ‘2 year’ which I believe is referring to the age of the plant root cutting. I plan on doing an update video featuring mine later this week. Mine are just putting on green here in Ohio. The lilac of this size might take a few years before you get a bloom on it. I’ve grow lilac in my home garden here in Ohio since 1994. My parents also had a beautiful lilac in our home garden growing up in Toledo Ohio ( 1950-1999). Please stay in touch and let me know how these plants do for you. Honestly – I would plant all those plants together until they give at least 3 feet tall. You could then transplant them to another location.

  3. If one has bromeliads in a home garden does the water that collects in its center contribute to insects especially mosquitoes to the immediate local environment?

  4. Thanks for the information on the Thanksgiving and Christmas cactus. God bless you

  5. Hi Bren!
    I recently bought a truly tiny banana plant. It is in a 4” pot. I plan to put it out on my north facing patio once it warms up a bit more (I’m in SC and we are still having a few nights in the 40’s).
    My question is: since I will be keeping it in a container, how should I water it and do the usual houseplant rules apply with regard to potting up—only an inch or two larger at a time—or can I put it straight into a larger planter? I watched your video/read your blog on the truly tiny plants and it was very helpful.
    I appreciate your time and response!

  6. Hi I recently got a phlox, and the flower petals all fell off what do I do?

  7. Help! The birds ate all the blueberries on my four bushes, the black berries, and the deer (I think) knocked down and nibbled/ate all the nectarines which were turning red–I bought the tree last year so it’s small. Birding Netting did not keep the birds out. I bought a sprinkler with a sensor to scare the deer and birds. I was thinking about moving the nectarine tree and put a fence around it with the berry bushes. What else can I do? Thank you!

  8. Hi Bren – Wondering if can help me with a climbing hydrangea. I bought it on the recommendation of my landscaper to hopefully cover our new pergola. I planted it in the fall of 2017 and 4 years later it hasn’t grown much and hasn’t ever bloomed. I know that hydrangeas sleep, creep, and leap but at 4 years old mine still seems to be creeping. It is in the shade and very healthy.

    • Thanks for stopping by my site Bethany. I actually have a blog post featuring the one I grow here in Ohio. It was on our property when we moved in back in 2003. I have seen it bloom maybe 2 times! Honestly, if you are looking for a blooming hydrangea I would go with some of the others on the market. On my blog you will find many of the fabulous blooming hydrangeas I recommend after growing in my home garden.

      Thank you for stopping by my website and be sure to reach out to me at anytime. I will send you an email regarding this post as well.
      Happy Hydrangea Growing,
      Bren Haas


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