If your yard includes a patio between the house and the garden, you know it can serve as a great link between indoor and outdoor living. Yet because a patio is paved and includes furniture, it can sometimes seem more … 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?
If you hope to be attracting butterflies to your garden this summer, be sure to include these simple details. They are the key to a successful butterfly garden.
Here’s a very easy way to make a climbing rose appear more lush and cover an arbor or trellis better. Read Article
Patrick Blanc, the French botanist and artist known for creating vertical gardens, was invited by the New York Botanical Garden to design their annual orchid show this spring.
Question: What can you tell me about growing a cutting garden?
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
Here’s how to plant a hedge. It’s most economical to start with young plants about two feet tall; these are often called whips.
Tips for planting a garden around a mailbox. Read Article
Can you recommend some plants for growing over a pergola? Read Article
Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard by Jessi Bloom 222 pages Timber Press, 2012 List price: $19.95 Let me preface this review by saying that I have chickens. We got eight layers last May, and I … Read Article