Plants Articles

Broccoli has many health benefits that make it really good for you and your family, so even if you... read more
Raspberries are naturally inclined to grow in cooler climates, although the development of... read more
Beets are a cool season vegetable crop. This root veggie grows quickly and has many different... read more
Raspberries are a delicious power food prized for the vitamins, fiber, and many health benefits... read more
Sage is a hardy perennial with soft, grayish green leaves. Its flower colors vary; they can be... read more
Kale is a hardy, cool-season green that is part of the cabbage family. It grows best in the spring... read more
Oregano is a perennial with rose-purple or white flowers and a taste reminiscent of thyme. Its... read more
Carrots are a popular root vegetable that are easy to grow in sandy soil. They are resistant to... read more
Basil is a leafy, fragrant annual with a bushy appearance. The most common type of basil is sweet... read more
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’ed—but especially served raw—is... read more
When plants are very young and just tiny seedlings, many people find that it’s hard to tell the... read more
Phlox are perennials and a favorite choice among wildflowers. These plants sport many star-shaped,... read more
Hyacinth bulbs are planted in the fall and borne in spring. The Victorians revered hyacinths for... read more
Garden-raised beds, tiny plots, container gardening, and other techniques help you grow more in... read more
Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—... read more
Gardeners curse the ubiquitous dandelion and its pervasive nature. They pop up everywhere in spring... read more
When you announce, “We’re having salad,” do you hear a collective groan?  You’ll turn their groans... read more
A Spring Tonic, using the early greens of spring, may be just the thing you need to get through... read more
Fruit kvass is an exceptionally easy-to-make probiotic drink that should be in everyone’s ... read more
December’s flowers may be very different from each other, one being a bulb and the other an... read more
November’s birth flower recalls the vibrant colors of October’s autumn leaves. What is the Flower... read more
Both of October’s flowers are colorful annuals that thrive in full sun. What is the Flower for the... read more
June’s birth month flowers are among the most fragrant of all.    What is the Flower for the Month... read more
By April, spring’s in full swing, and these birth month flowers are ready to express its happy... read more
When the flowers begin to emerge in March, it seems that these cheery yellow blooms are among the... read more
When you hear the word “iris,” do you see a big bearded beauty rising up above swordlike leaves?... read more
What are the birth month flowers for your loved ones?  Listed below, we have birth flowers by month... read more
Think about plants. We can learn from the way they keep themselves healthy, and there are many ways... read more
Welcome to our Growing Guides for flowers. On this page, we cover popular annuals, perennials,... read more
I knew I hadn’t failed childrearing entirely the night my young daughter walked into the kitchen... read more
“Plant peas as soon as the ground can be worked” is a popular saying in the gardening world.... read more
Seed starting has begun at our house and the first vegetables we start from seed indoors are the... read more
Ready for a tropical interlude? Luckily, I only had to go as far as our state’s Orchid Society’s... read more
Peas are a cool-season crop, now coming in three separate varieties to suit your garden and cooking... read more
Broccoli is a cool-season crop that, like spinach, can be grown in the spring or fall. In fact, you... read more
Carrots offer even more health benefits than the Vitamin A you might know about. Plus they’re... read more
To save on heating bills, most of us have insulated our homes to the max, replaced drafty old... read more
Delphiniums are perennials grown for their showy spikes of colorful summer flowers in gorgeous... read more
Squash is a seasonal vegetable. It is very susceptible to frost and heat damage, but with proper... read more
Our “Gardening by the Moon” calendar is a longtime Old Farmer’s Almanac tradition. According to... read more