Want to create a compost but don’t have enough materials to get started? Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskin of Little House in the Suburbs share how to adapt purchased compost to reflect the richness of homemade compost.
Division is one of the easiest ways to propagate perennials. It’s also a life-saving measure for some plants that need to be divided periodically for the health of the plant. (Irises, coreopses and Shasta daisies will eventually die if they’re … Read Article
These articles outline some basic care and planting concerns for annuals, plus ways to propagate them.
Here are a few things to remember when you’re cutting branches of shrubs to force into indoor bloom. Read Article
How to protect a climbing rose from a harsh winter. Read Article
Fall can be a great time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials, but you must plant early enough to let them settle in. Here’s a tip on knowing when to do your fall planting. Read Article
BY VALERIE EASTON / Seattle, Washington, Zone 8 I figure it’s safe to say that hydrangeas are back in style when Heronswood Nursery lists 78 different selections in its 2002 catalog. They’ve never really been out of favor in the … Read Article
BY ROGER B. SWAIN / Monadnock, New Hampshire, Zone 5 Eight quarts to the peck, four pecks to the bushel—these are the dimensions of this year’s sour cherry harvest. The branches within reach of the ground have been cleaned of … Read Article
BY LAUREN SPRINGER / Masonville, Colorado, Zone 5 In England, gardening has been raised to an art form. It is a cultural expression, a national identity. Love, technique, and plantsmanship come together; gardens burst forth like jewels spangling the island. … Read Article
BY GORDON HAYWARD / Putney, Vermont, Zone 4 During September and October, as the demands of caring for flowering shrubs and perennials wane, and before outdoor temperatures plummet, my attention often shifts to the many native trees in our one-acre … Read Article
BY RUSSELL STUDEBAKER/Tulsa, Oklahoma, Zone 6 Starting out from Mexico in 1541, the Spanish conquistador Francisco Coronado searched in vain for fabled gold on the plains of Texas and Kansas near Wichita. A few centuries later, and not far from … Read Article