Question: I am in love with roses, but not their thorns. I have seen thorn-free roses, but I don’t know their names. Can you suggest some good varieties? Fortunately, there are a number of roses that have smooth or nearly … Read Article
Question: Can I plant a florist’s hydrangea outdoors after the blooms fade? Florist’s hydrangeas are native to the temperate, maritime climate of Japan, on the Pacific side of Honshu Island. While crown hardy to USDA Zone 6, florist’s hydrangeas cannot … Read Article
Question: What can you tell me about the new Calliope and Caliente geraniums? The Calliope and Caliente series of hybrid geraniums are a result of over 10 years of refining ivy-zonal crosses to harvest the best features of each type … Read Article
Question: I’ve read some opinions on different blogs stating that annuals aren’t a great choice because the methods of producing them aren’t always ecologically friendly and because they take a lot of water and fertilizer to grow well. Your thoughts?
Question: Can you walk me through the different kinds of garden stakes and which stake would be best for what plants?
Here’s a very easy way to make a climbing rose appear more lush and cover an arbor or trellis better. Read Article
Question: What can you tell me about growing a cutting garden?
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I want to develop the back of our yard into a new garden, but it is a hillside. Do you have advice for planting on a slope? Read Article
I have a cutting garden that I use to make summer bouquets for my house and for friends. Sometimes it seems like they could use some filler—like the baby’s breath the florist uses. Can I grow baby’s breath?
How do I grow lavender? Read Article