Get inspired by these great tips from Tucson gardener Tag Merrick on how to make your garden exceptional:
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Coppicing and pollarding are two types of pruning for trees and shrubs.
Take a few minutes this fall to clean up the edges of your garden’s beds and borders.
If you planted trees or shrubs this fall, be sure to keep them watered until the ground freezes (if it does in your area), and continue to keep them watered through next spring and summer.
Amaryllis typically bloom 6 to 8 weeks after they are potted, so if you want your amaryllis in bloom for Christmas or New Year’s, plant the bulb in early to mid-November.
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.
Follow these simple instructions from Little House in the Suburbs by Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskins for drying, grinding and storing fresh herbs from the garden.
Seed-saving is not difficult, but it is not as simple as collecting seeds from dried pods at the end of the season. To ensure some reliability and true-to-type seed, you need to take a few strategies into account.
Changes to the scientific name of plants are part of life, though often frustrating. However, names are only changed for good reasons, and changes aim to give an accurate representation, not only of the true identity of a plant but …
If you live near the sea there is an abundant and sustainable source of mulch and fertilizer right at your feet. When we are on our island we carry a few handfuls of seaweed to the garden beds every time …
Advice that’s debatable: Water enough to keep grass green because a brown lawn is a dead lawn. Every summer, at least one person in every neighborhood lets the grass turn brown. People start grumbling about what a shame it is …