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 …
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 …
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.
All the Garden’s a Stage: Choosing the Best Performing Plants for a Sustainable Garden by Jane C. Gates 144 pages Schiffer, 2012 List price: $29.99 With so many books available to beginning and veteran gardeners that give basic and intermediate …
This week’s gardening tip is excerpted from Handmade Garden Projects (Timber Press, 2011) by Lorene Edwards Forkner. My collection of hundreds of small terracotta pots once belonged to a friend and next door neighbor. Gordon was a nursery man of …