The French painter Claude Monet’s 250 water lily paintings are displayed in museums all around the world and across the United States. If you have never seen one, drop everything and head to a museum near you.
Virtues: We love Swan River daisy for its abundance of vibrant flowers and drought tolerance.This care-free, fast-growing annual blooms during the summer months and works well as a border or filler for flowerbeds, hanging baskets and window boxes.The mildly-fragrant blooms also … Read Article
If your yard includes a patio between the house and the garden, you know it can serve as a great link between indoor and outdoor living. Yet because a patio is paved and includes furniture, it can sometimes seem more … Read Article
Virtues: Red Pearl lingonberry is a close relative of blueberry bushes (all are in the genus Vaccinium). It works well as a groundcover and produces edible red berries. Even without a distinct fruit or vegetable garden, you can grow fruit … Read Article
Patrick Blanc, the French botanist and artist known for creating vertical gardens, was invited by the New York Botanical Garden to design their annual orchid show this spring.
Virtues: Barren strawberry (Waldsteinia ternata) is a perennial flowering groundcover. It is an easy-to-grow plant with nice foliage and yellow flowers that appear in spring. As the common name barren strawberry suggests, the plant looks like a strawberry plant, but … Read Article
Virtues: We love the saucer magnolia tree (Magnolia ×soulangeana) for its tulip-like spring flowers, small size, bold leaves and ease of care.
If you live in a light green area of this map, you probably don’t need to read further. However, if you live in or visit the yellow or red areas, read on. The map came out of a study on … Read Article
Tips for planting a garden around a mailbox. Read Article
Here’s how to stake hyacinths to enjoy their bloom for the longest period. Read Article
How to make maple syrup. Read Article