Planning to start your favorite seeds indoors? Great! Starting seeds is a rewarding and effective way to get a head start in your garden. However, once your seeds have begun to grow into small seedlings, sometimes even the most-promising sprouts … Read Article
Nesting boxes are great ways to bring an abundance of beautiful, fluttering birds to your yard—creating a peaceful, serene scene while also benefiting the native bird populations. To enhance your chances of a yard full of happily chirping birds and … Read Article
Can I prune my yew hedges now, in winter?
Virtues: We love the Tsuga canadensis Golden Duchess for its striking golden yellow foliage that fills the dwarf shrub’s arching branches in opulent color. This cultivar of Eastern hemlock was introduced to the market by Monrovia in 2014. These stunning … Read Article
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is simple enough to grow at home. The main thing that it requires is patience!
Watch this short video from GrowOrganic.com in which Patricia Boudier, co-owner of Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply shows how to construct low tunnels to help protect plants from frost.
Wind chill is how cold the air “feels” outside, based on wind speed and the current temperature. For example, the outdoor temperature may be 40˚F but with the wind speed factored in, it may feel like it is 32˚ outside.
Virtues: We love Betula nigra for its lustrous deep green foliage and exfoliating bark that peels away from the single or multi-stemmed tree to reveal layers of browns, grays and creams. When developing, the bark is often smooth in a … Read Article
Each year we receive thousands of photos entered into our Garden Photo Contest. The winning photos are, of course, outstanding, while others are nice but nothing too special. And, unfortunately, some entries have obvious flaws. Don’t let that $1,000 Grand … Read Article
Many gardeners are faced with shady spots in the yard that they may think are unsuitable for growing edible plants. Whether the shade is from trees up above that let through some light or tall buildings that block much of … Read Article
Virtues: We love Eucomis comosa for its lush, broad, strap-like foliage that arches gracefully in a basal rosette and its amazing, unique summer flowers.