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
When it comes to containers, sometimes thinking outside the box means finding…a box. Read Article
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
Yellow-leaved plants are the stars of the awakening garden. Read Article
Pieces of the puzzle of renowned colonial botanist John Clayton’s life have been turning up in the soil where his home once stood. Read Article
Creating an interesting suburban garden that reflects its native surroundings.
BY ROGER B. SWAIN / Monadnock, New Hampshire, Zone 5 Eight quarts to the peck, four pecks to the bushel—these are the dimensions of this year’s sour cherry harvest. The branches within reach of the ground have been cleaned of … Read Article
When I first started gardening, I didn’t care a speck about foliage size. Itsy-bitsy leaves were fine with me as long as the flowers were pretty. (Prime example: asters.) But as 1 delved into garden books and magazines, I discovered that size matters, at least when you’re a leaf. Read Article
Blue poppies grow better in Alaska than anywhere else in the country. Here’s an expert’s take.
As any seasoned gardener knows from repeated weeding, a garden—or any landscape for that matter—changes very rapidly without the constant vigilance of a caretaker. Read Article
BY EARLY JANUARY, several freezes usually have singed lawns and prairies around Austin to various shades of straw. Read Article