The baseball season and the gardening season coincide in Kansas City, Missouri. Early spring is a time of warm-ups and optimism on both fronts. Read Article
This is strictly unofficial, but my garden has become an arboretum—a one-sixth-acre collection of small trees and shrubs suitable for a tough climate and a tight spot. Read Article
BY RUSSELL STAFFORD / Berrien Springs, Michigan, Zone 5 HORTICULTURALLY SPEAKING, southeastern Russia—land of the mighty Amur, Earth’s sixth-longest river—has much in common with the midwestern United States: a mercurial climate with sweltering summers and bone-chilling winters (the equivalent of … Read Article
BY MARTY ROSS/Kansas City, Missouri, Zone 5 I have retired from competition at the local flower show, but there was a time when my annuals were unbeatable. My friend Henry Marder might dispute this, but, as I recall, I trounced … Read Article
In late winter, as the garden slumbers and the household vehicles continue their lifelong exile to the Siberia of the lower driveway (the upper driveway having itself been appropriated by potted perennials), the garage teems with horticultural life. Read Article
A gardener replaces a lawn with a bed of hot peppers Read Article
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Finding beauty in a Midwestern winter garden.