Dig Deeper

Introduction to Composting


  Here’s a gem of advice: Composting is nothing more than putting your garden and kitchen scraps in one place. There, isn’t that easy? Here are a few tips to get you started. You cannot do this wrong. The worst …

Digging Deeper: Garden Know-How

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  One of the reasons gardening is a life-long endeavor is that there is always something new to learn about, be it a new garden style, plant, theory, environment or micro-climate. You can scrap your garden and start anew with …

The Dirt on Public Gardening


  There are entire crews of gardeners who work in public spaces, yet not all are public employees. Be it the local conservatory, cemetery, botanical garden or museum landscape, many public gardens are tended by people just like you and …

Knowledge Cultivates Great Gardens


A garden life does not exist in a vacuum. Even the most scholarly of gardeners, sequestered in their labs, herbariums or greenhouses, share their discoveries with others. Much of that new garden knowledge finds its way into Horticulture. Horticulture magazine …

Elsa Bakalar’s Garden in 1987

The September 2010 issue of Horticulture magazine includes a story about Elsa Bakalar’s colorful garden. Here’s a free download showing what the garden looked like in 1987, when Horticulture first covered it, with Bakalar’s own tips about color.