Here’s an easy way to make a hanging basket look more lush and colorful. When you’re done, you won’t see the pot at all.
If you have a group of rocks as a landscape feature in your yard, you can show it off with appropriate plantings. Here are some ideas for what to plant, plus tips for planting near the rocks. Read Article
To grow your own crop of blueberries, all it takes is an acid soil rich in organic matter, a sunny spot, and one or two inches of water a week during the growing season. Read Article
To harvest tomatoes well before your neighbors do, plan ahead! You’ll need to start tomato seeds in February and then follow a few easy steps. Read Article
There is nothing like a leafy, green spinach salad fresh from the garden. Jumpstart your spring spinach yield this fall with this tip from author Jeff Cox. Read Article
Living in a clearing in the woods for 12 years gave me an enormous appreciation for nature’s tenacity. If I skipped even one year of keeping down woody scrub, small trees, rough grasses, and greenbrier as tough as nylon cord, they came creeping back into my two-acre meadow-the vanguard of a wholesale takeover that would soon return the meadow to oak, poplar, beech, hornbeam, and black birch forest. . . . Read Article
These plants have an excellent trailing habit, making them good for walls and hanging baskets.
Use a wet or boggy patch of ground to grow these choice perennials. Read Article
Oh, the blessed climate of California, where frost rarely if ever threatens the magnolia blossoms. Read Article
Nature saves her biggest show for last. Late in the year, the world seems to take a deep, cold breath and hold it. In the stillness of glittery October sunlight, the trees and shrubs flame. A walk down a country lane becomes an awe-inspiring extravaganza of color. And then . . . wham! All those beautiful leaves fall off and cover your lawn and gardens with a mess. . . . Read Article