Virtues: We love Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen’s Gold’ for its golden foliage that bursts with vibrant color that is brightest during the warm days of summer, fading into a charming yellow-green in fall. Small, fragrant, cream-colored flowers bloom in late spring … Read Article
Text written by Andreas Johnson. Can hydroponics growing systems be used by the home gardener?
Most winter squash have a vining growth habit, and can take up a lot of space. That’s great if you have the room, but we all don’t.
The Nonstop Garden: A Step-by-Step Guide to Smart Plant Choices and Four-Season Designs by Stephanie Cohen & Jennifer Benner 248 pages Timber Press, 2010 List price: $19.95 Most of us want a garden that looks good all year round, but … Read Article
Content provided by Sally Ferguson. Image of Your Imminence Tulip Mix by Colorblends. Good things still come to those who wait. This is especially true of those who love tulips, daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs.
Virtues: We love Iris reticulata for its striking, fragrant flowers that bloom in early spring on top of upright, sturdy silvery-green stems. These flowers burst with radiant blues, lavenders, maroons, deep purples and occasionally eye-catching yellows. They are splashed with … Read Article
I spotted some “dwarf rhododendrons” at my favorite nursery. Would I be able to grow these rhododendrons in a pot, and would they need any special care?
“The heat from some hot peppers will hit you right away” my husband explained, “while others hold back a bit. And there are a few that will take their time … then slap you upside the head when you aren’t … Read Article
Virtues: We love Ilex crenata ‘Steeds’ for its lustrous deep green foliage that becomes darker with age, keeping gardens in green color all year. Small white flowers bloom in early spring followed by tiny, dark purplish-blue berries in late summer … Read Article
Can I grow cacti and succulents in a terrarium?
Whether they’re in a salad or a sandwich, there is nothing like biting into crisp, fresh leafy greens. Not only can leafy veggies enhance delectable meals, but also most are teeming with wholesome nutrients necessary for keeping a healthy lifestyle.