Northern California BY MARY WILBUR /Trinidad, California, Zone 9 “Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.”—Lord Lytton, The Wanderer, 1858 Roses have been on this earth since long before man, and as one might guess, they are … Read Article
I’ve never understood how sustainability applies to home gardens. Is it more than using organic gardening principles? Read Article
BY VALERIE EASTON / Seattle, Washington, Zone 8 I figure it’s safe to say that hydrangeas are back in style when Heronswood Nursery lists 78 different selections in its 2002 catalog. They’ve never really been out of favor in the … Read Article
These plants have an excellent trailing habit, making them good for walls and hanging baskets.
BY VALERIE EASTON/Seattle, Washington, Zone 8 As the air chills and the earth twirls toward winter solstice, a branch of glossy leaves or a vase holding a spray of berries is as welcome as an armload of roses in June. … Read Article
BY JEFF COX/Kenwood, California, Zone 9 In much of the country, there comes a special mild day in late March or early April that makes one glad to be alive. Its sudden pleasantness signals that the long months of horticultural … Read Article
All gardens need to be revised from time to time. Here’s why and how.
Green roofs are becoming more mainstream. Here’s why.
Early spring is a busy time in my garden—there is so much to do for the coming season. But no matter how much needs to be done, I spend a few extra minutes taking care of some of my newest favorite plants. Read Article
Blue poppies grow better in Alaska than anywhere else in the country. Here’s an expert’s take.