English ivy (Hedera helix) is taking over my garden, the bigger landscape and even my house. How can I kill and remove this aggressive vine for good?
The cold temperatures and often-unpredictable weather during the winter season can drastically damage or even kill the plants left in our yards. Even winter hardy plants, such as lush evergreens, which are supposed to survive safely until spring, can be … Read Article
My wild blue indigo has many seed pods. Can I harvest these and grow new plants from the seed? Are there special tricks to germinating baptisia?
Virtues: Rhapsody Blue is a hydrangea in the Let’s Dance hydrangea series from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs. Like other hydrangeas in this series, Rhapsody Blue has a compact habit and it sets flower buds on both “old” and “new” wood, … Read Article
According to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, pumpkin seeds can be a nutritious treat for wild birds.
Photo by Sara Keough For the fall 2013 issue of Great Gardens, I interviewed Paul Gerard, chef and co-owner of Exchange Alley about the vegetable garden that he tends behind this “New Orleans meets the Big Apple” restaurant, which opened … Read Article
How close to the first fall frost can I plant perennials in my garden? What should I do if I have perennials that I wasn’t able to get planted in time?
Virtues: We love Fritillaria imperialis for its striking, eccentric flowers that bloom in spring atop tall, sturdy stems in beautiful hues of oranges, yellows or reds. The large, unique, bell-shaped blooms dangle from a pineapple-like tuft of bright green leaf-like … Read Article
Once the warm summer nights begin to turn a little chilly in the fall, it is time to move houseplants indoors to keep them from dying during winter’s harsh weather.
Every garden should have something fun and positive associated with it, beyond the obvious enjoyment of growing food.
Check out this video from GrowOrganic.com with Patricia Boudier, Co-Owner of Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply, for great advice on how to freeze and dry herbs.