Question: With the first frost coming soon, which vegetables will survive unprotected in the garden?
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Virtues: We love ‘Pendula’ weeping white spruce for its shimmering graceful foliage and its dramatic, drooping pyramidal form.
Want to create a compost but don’t have enough materials to get started? Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskin of Little House in the Suburbs share how to adapt purchased compost to reflect the richness of homemade compost.
Common kitchen and office storage accessories can help organize your garden life, says Lorene Edwards Forkner, author of Handmade Garden Projects. Use these everyday items to bring order to your potting shed.
Virtues: We love ‘Karl Foerster’ feather reed grass for its feathery spires that appear in the summer and remain upright all through winter. It provides an excellent vertical accent for borders and narrow spaces. Common name: ‘Karl Foerster’ feather reed …
Question: I planted two butterfly bushes. One reached 5 feet, the other 4. Should I cut them back this fall or wait until spring?
Virtues: We love ‘Glamour Red’ ornamental kale for its hot pink burst of color that adds unexpected brightness to any fall garden. It works well as an edging, or as a fun addition to any cool-season container or hanging basket.
Although peonies may be divided right after they bloom in early summer, many gardeners prefer to take on this task in the fall. The Flower Gardener’s Bible, by Lewis Hill and Nancy Hill, explains how to divide them in four …
Question: Each fall, I purchase pots of blooming mums to add to my fall garden. They are supposed to be hardy, but many fail to survive the winter. What should I do?
Stephanie Cohen and Jennifer Benner, authors of The Nonstop Garden, share their favorite selections for late-season perennials. We are naturally drawn to whatever is in flower when we visit the nursery or garden center. Because we often find ourselves purchasing plants …
Virtues: We love ‘Autumn Magic’ black chokeberry for its small, round dark purple to black berries in the fall and its white petals in the spring.