I first saw aster yellows last year on a solitary coneflower bloom. The odd growth pattern of the bloom had me mesmerized, delighted and a little stumped. Was this bloom that looked like fireworks a good find, or a sign … Read Article
Winter did a number on my rhododendrons, which I did not wrap. There are brown, curled leaves and some stem ends appear dead. Should I cut these all off, or what else can I do to improve the shrubs’ look?
I planted a shrub into a pot on top of a saucer and now I’ve found it’s too heavy for me to lift up to drain the water from the saucer. Is it okay to just leave the water there … Read Article
I want to make a tipi in my yard for my kids to use as a kind of fort. What are some plants that will quickly cover the teepee framework I’ve made out of long poles?
Rabbits were a big problem for me last year. Any tips on stopping them from eating my entire garden?
Dividing your existing plants is a great way to control their size and keep them healthy and beautiful. It can also help you enlarge your garden and create a cohesive design through repeated plants. With that being said, you should … Read Article
What are some options for building my raised beds and their pros and cons?
Starting a new garden is a lot of work, but a wonderful experience filled with endless possibilities. There is nothing quite like walking out into your yard, basking in the allure of a garden filled with beautiful plants, as you … Read Article
Last year I started zinnias from seed indoors, but the leaves became deformed and the plants did not develop. What could have been the problem with my zinnia seedlings?
I have several houseplants in my window and recently they started dropping their leaves. They were doing well and I haven’t changed how I was treating them, so what could be the problem?
Can I prune my yew hedges now, in winter?