For most kinds of shrubs, fall is the ideal planting season. Early spring comes in a close second, however, and miles ahead of late spring, at which point new shrubs face potential stress from heat, humidity and drought as summer …
A nursery bed is a small area of a yard or garden that’s used simply for growing certain selected plants without regard to design.
Impatiens hawkeri, commonly called New Guinea impatiens, is notorious for its sun intolerance, needing the full protection of trees or other casters of shade.
Dahlia tubers can be planted directly into the garden when the danger of frost has passed. Dahlia tubers consist of a stumpy stem or stems with several swollen parts attached to them. Where all of this meets is called the …
Creeping phlox, Phlox subulata, is a stunning low-growing perennial that creates a striking carpet full of 5-petaled blooms in radiant hues of reds, purples, blues, pinks and whites in late April and May. Typically reaching a mere height of 6 …
To keep your trees and shrubs thriving, watering before and after planting is an essential task.
Amaryllis flowers (Hippeastrum) are gorgeous, exotic plants that burst with luminous color. With their spectacular intrigue, why not showcase their splendor by displaying them in your favorite vase?
When it comes to gardening, sometimes often varying and harsh weather conditions can damper our hopes for a yard full of flourishing plants. A good way to outwit Mother Nature is by experimenting with terrariums. These tiny, enclosed ecosystems are …
Take a few minutes this fall to clean up the edges of your garden’s beds and borders.
I grew some perennials in containers this year that are not hardy in my area. What should I do with them over the winter?
If you planted trees or shrubs this fall, be sure to keep them watered until the ground freezes (if it does in your area), and continue to keep them watered through next spring and summer.