Japanese maples, Acer palmatum, with their captivating bursts of gorgeous color in fall, add a touch of elegance to your landscape. Although they have plenty of intrigue on their own, there are wonderful companion plants for Japanese maples, sure to … Read Article
Planting two or more veggies together, known as intercropping, can have many positive effects in your garden. It can change the growing conditions for the plants.
Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants by Andrew Keys 340 pages Timber Press, 2012 List price: $24.95 If there’s one thing that nearly all gardeners have in common, it’s that we … Read Article
One of the most frequently asked questions we get is “Can I plant cucumbers, melons and squash together?” The answer is an absolute yes, and no.
by Kathy Diemer Whether novice or experienced gardeners, we all strive for gardens that look good no matter the season. And that is indeed a challenge. What can we do to maintain some structure and color when the temperatures hover … Read Article
What is permeable hardscape and why/where would I use it?
Get inspired by these great tips from Tucson gardener Tag Merrick on how to make your garden exceptional:
What can you tell me about bottle trees? I have only seen one in my area (New England) and frankly I don’t get it.
What is the difference between a hedge and a screen?
Here are tips on placing bulbs in the garden so that they grow well and look their best, too:
Regardless of whether you’re primarily an ornamental or an edibles gardener, it’s a good idea to plant both flowers and vegetables (or herbs) to promote beneficial effects for you and your garden.