If you’re experiencing a slow spring or temperatures have warmed but aren’t quite to be trusted to remain that way, try this trick before planting heat-loving starter plants like tomatoes and peppers out in the garden.
These beautiful fruits from our garden last season are called ‘Jersey Devil’ tomatoes, and they are one of our new favorites. We got the plant from a friend who simply smirked and said, “Just wait” when we asked about them.
There are many edibles that can be added to an ornamental garden without decreasing the beauty of the landscape. Amaranth and quinoa are lovely, tall flowering plants that are grown primarily for their edible seeds, though the leaves of quinoa …
Many of the colors of autumn that we use to adorn our homes can easily be grown in the home garden. Bonus: You get to decide what they are, and you can have the most unique display!
Peas provide absolutely gorgeous flowers that range from white to purple, depending on the type of pea you are growing. Our favorites are ‘Golden Sweet’ snow peas, ‘Oregon Giant’ snow peas and ‘Desiree Dwarf Blauwschokkers’ garden pea.
Radishes have been given the reputation of being one of the easiest veggies to grow, but this is not true for every gardener.
Virtues: We love Carolina lupine (Thermopsis villosa) for its lemony yellow flowers that appear in late spring to early summer. This Mid-South native plant puts up with heat and drought, supports beneficial insects and songbirds and provides materials for cut-flower …
Virtues: Each year the Perennial Plant Association names just one garden perennial as its Perennial Plant of the Year. Past winners include superstars like ‘David’ phlox, ‘Becky Shasta daisy, ‘Moonbeam’ coreopsis, ‘Rozanne’ geranium and ‘Jack Frost’ Siberian bugloss. 2015’s honoree, …
If you take a walk through your local grocery store’s produce department, you’ll learn that tomatoes are red, carrots are orange, eggplant is dark purple, beans are green, as is kohlrabi, and cauliflower is white. These are the most common …
Appropriately named for their shape and size, oxheart varieties of tomato can produce fruit that weigh up to three pounds.
If a collection of houseplants is all that separates you from full-on gardening withdrawal this time of year, be sure to follow these two key tips for keeping them healthy and vibrant in the depth of winter: