Gardeners in warm-winter climates can rely on these annuals to bloom through most of the winter. If you’re starting from seed, get them in the ground around Labor Day. Read Article
Here’s a great way to suggest a water feature in your yard or garden without actually putting one in. Read Article
These plants are typically thought of as culinary herbs, but they have ornamental features for mixed gardens as well. Read Article
Review the benefits of deadheading and be sure you’re using the right strategy for each particular type of flower. Read Article
Here’s a way to cut water waste when watering containers and hanging baskets. Read Article
What’s an easy way to make sure my perennial garden looks interesting from spring through fall? Read Article
Virtues: A compact, neat-as-a-pin habit and tiny leaves make this basil resemble a boxwood. A highly ornamental herb with great fragrance and flavor. Cute in a pot or planted as a very low hedge around vegetable or flower beds. Use … Read Article
Here’s how to really rewet the soil in a dried-out container and irrigate the plant before transplanting it. Read Article
Question: What can you tell me about “scented” geraniums? Do they have a particular scent? I find all geraniums smelly so please explain how these are special.
I received a free box of annuals from Ball Hort a few weeks ago. (Every year, Ball and other growers send samples of their newest varieties to garden writers and editors for feedback and possible publicity.) I decided to mix … Read Article
Question: Can I plant annuals on top of tulips? When their foliage dies I have a big gap in my garden.