Horticulture Magazine Articles

Mulch Alternatives Around Trees

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  Volcano mulching continues to be an epidemic in the landscape. This got me to thinking, if we cannot get people to avoid mounding mulch up against their trees’ trunks, maybe we should do without mulch all together. Gasp! I …

A Must-Have Lobelia

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  We must have this new lobelia in our gardens! ‘Starship Deep Rose’ blooms earlier than other varieties of cardinal flowers. It has better branches that are upright and firm, and the plant will bloom its first year—a definite plus …

Patience Is Paying Off!

shade garden Bettman Nature Preserve

Lessons Learned From the Secret Garden Last year (has it been that long?) I introduced you to my new landless gardening adventure. I adopted part of a local park that is a few streets from my building, tucked back in …