Plants Articles

We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long... read more
The smiling faces of sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) growing in your yard are sure to brighten up... read more
Below is a list of annuals and perennials that can be started indoors by seed.  Note: not all... read more
Growing roses can be difficult; in fact, a truly “easy” rose doesn’t really exist outside our... read more
Here are some tips on how to take care of your perennial garden. Loose, well-drained, loamy soil to... read more
Roses, besides being magnificent flowers, have a long history.  Roses’ links to antiquity are... read more
Lily flowers are magnificent plants that command attention wherever they are planted. Add some... read more
Here are quick tips on how to keep flowers looking fresh and at their best—whether you have cut... read more
Imagine the fun of growing ripe, red tomatoes that are no bigger than a pea; crisp, flavorful heads... read more
Try growing peanuts in your garden! Often thought of as just a snack to be munched on at ball... read more
Carrots love sandy soil. Add well-rotted manure to improve soil texture and increase nutrients.... read more
When planning on how to design a garden, think about how to keep the flowers blooming all summer... read more
If you're planning to store produce in a root cellar, here are tips to ensure to ensure that your... read more
Before refrigeration, the root cellar was an essential way to keep carrots, turnips, beets,... read more
A plant terrarium is a mini-ecosystem that creates its own atmosphere and needs little from the... read more
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is the best known of the 100 or so milkweed species native to... read more
Late winter is a good time for pruning in many regions. Here are some tips and a list of common... read more
Herbs are great companions to food in your culinary masterpieces, and they are great companions in... read more
Cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) are attractive easy-care houseplants that will bloom continuously... read more
African Violets are stunning tropical plants whose flowers resemble violets in color and shape.... read more
Here are a few key growing tips for houseplants. Please add your own tips at the end of this page... read more
Here are a few important tips on how to care for tropical bulbs from The Old Farmer's Almanac... read more
See our how to grow spring-planted bulbs. Our handy chart takes the guess-work out of planting... read more
When you shop for bulbs, you’ll see some labeled as “good for naturalizing.” This means that they... read more
Here are key flower bulb growing tips from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Turn the soil over to a depth... read more
See our how to grow fall-planted (spring-flowering) bulbs with our handy chart.  Fall-planted bulbs... read more
Different vegetables require different conditions to thrive. Plan your garden accordingly with our... read more
The black walnut tree is one of our most valuable and beautiful native trees. The easily worked,... read more
Known as “The Royalty of the Garden,” azaleas have long been adored for their brightly colored... read more
Add an extra season of interest with fall-blooming flowers, colorful shrubs, and other plants that... read more
If you are looking for an attractive ornamental tree for your yard, there are the old standbys like... read more