Horticulture Magazine Articles

Durable Desert Moss Takes Foot Traffic and Drought

Wallowa Mountain desert moss arenaria

Virtues:  We love ‘Wallowa Mountain’ desert moss (Arenaria ‘Wallowa Mountain’) because it is an evergreen, exceptionally short and compact groundcover native to Oregon that resembles moss yet is very drought tolerant. Superb for xeric and fairy gardens, permanent containers, between …

Book Review: A Garden to Dye For

A Garden to Dye For

A Garden to Dye For: How to Use Plants from the Garden to Create Natural Colors for Fabrics and Fibers by Chris McLaughlin 160 pages St. Lynn’s Press, 2014 List price: $17.95 As is usually the case with St. Lynn’s …

It’s Time to Inventory Your Seed Packets

seed packets

January is a good time to take stock of any seeds you’ve saved. Here are tips for sorting through old seed packets and organizing them ahead of seed-starting season, so you know what you need (and don’t need!) to purchase: