The same golden rule for selecting garden plants, trees and shrubs also holds true for vining plants: Choose the best plant for the space. Vining plants can be diminutive and comfortably grow in a large patio container, or they … Read Article
We all have our go-to plants—those plants we always include in a new garden. Once our standard plants are tucked into the new garden, the foundation is in place and we are free to linger a bit longer at … Read Article
Thoughtfully placed structures, trees and shrubs have a big impact on the overall look and feel of your garden. Knowing where to add these elements simply requires a slow walk around the garden. Understanding the Bones … Read Article
Growing roses in containers is a lot like growing them in your garden bed. The same keys to healthy roses apply: sun, great soil, fertilization, ample air circulation and consistent watering.
Many gardeners are focused on attracting monarchs to the garden. Some years the gardens succeed in attracting the butterflies, and other years they do not. A reader shares her experience in attracting the, at times, elusive monarch. Read about her … Read Article
There are many edibles that can be added to an ornamental garden without decreasing the beauty of the landscape. Amaranth and quinoa are lovely, tall flowering plants that are grown primarily for their edible seeds, though the leaves of quinoa … Read Article
Many of the colors of autumn that we use to adorn our homes can easily be grown in the home garden. Bonus: You get to decide what they are, and you can have the most unique display!
Spring seems like an odd time to think about planting tulips, crocuses, daffodils and the like, since these spring-blooming beauties can’t be put in the ground until the fall. But spring is truly the time to see where your garden … Read Article
Here’s a way to make spring come a bit early to your yard and garden. Just follow this advice when choosing sites to plant spring-blooming bulbs.
Mixing spring-flowering bulbs among perennial plants is a good garden design strategy because the bulbs (especially early-flowering types) will provide color and interest before and while the perennials emerge and develop. Then, the perennials will distract from the bulbs’ foliage … Read Article
Warm-season annuals play a number of vital roles in gardens. They offer consistent color and interest in the garden while perennials and shrubs go in and out of bloom. They provide a continuous food supply for bees, hummingbirds, butterflies and … Read Article