Gardening Articles

One of the joys of summer is standing in the garden eating sun-warmed cherry tomatoes right off the vine. ... read more
Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Note that pumpkins do... read more
The New Year is coming. One way to honor this turning point is to celebrate the four directions or... read more
Winter solstice occurs at almost midnight on December 21, marking the official start of winter. It... read more
It’s December—time for the longest night of the year. With so little warming sunlight, it will be... read more
While most of us only think about Christmas trees in December, for growers of cut-your-own trees,... read more
No plant symbolizes Christmas quite like the poinsettia. More than 2 million of them will be sold... read more
It’s red berry time and with bunches of fresh holly leaves and berries or branches of winterberries... read more
Nothing speaks of fall and winter like the appearance of winter squashes and pumpkins in stores,... read more
In some places, gladiolas can be left in the ground all winter. In colder climates, though, they... read more
This Thanksgiving, display some unusual pumpkin and squash varieties.  Have you seen those warty... read more
Here are five tips for making your backyard more bird-friendly. It takes more than just hanging a... read more
November the first. You’ve unmothballed your winter sweaters and laid in a supply of hand-warmers.... read more
We finally got a killing frost in mid-October, almost a month later than usual, giving us a good... read more
Fall is traditionally the time to plant garlic in many regions. Just like onions and other plants... read more
Among only a few native North American fruits cultivated commercially in the modern era,... read more
Celery. Almost every refrigerator holds a sleeve of it. Raw, it’s a grab-and-go food, with a... read more
Are you tired of planting tulips and crocus bulbs only to have them disappear because mice and... read more
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best... read more
Once your fall crops are done, plant cover crops to add nutrients back into the soil and give next... read more
For many years, I have used very dry sand to store my beets and carrots in buckets in the root ... read more
Digging potatoes has got to be one of the most pleasurable aspects of gardening. It’s buried... read more
Protect your garden from frost with the different ways through which you can reduce the amount of... read more
Why do autumn leaves change color? What type of trees—and weather—produce the most vivid fall... read more
If you get frost, it’s important to put your garden “to bed.” A thorough fall cleanup means a... read more
(Though roses are shrubs, we have categorized them with flowers since most people tend to look for... read more
See our list of deer-resistant plants to keep the hungry herds away from your garden! First, what... read more
The black walnut tree is one of our most valuable and beautiful native trees. The easily worked,... read more
What is gray mold? It is a fungus that can affect any part of the plant and is one of the most... read more
Here are tips on how to identify, eliminate, and control the squash vine borer. What are Squash... read more
Container gardening with flowers is a great way to instantly introduce color, fragrance, and beauty... read more
Turnips are biennials usually grown as annuals. Although turnips are more of a staple in European... read more
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of Japanese beetles. What are Japanese Beetles?... read more
The age-old practice of companion planting is based on the theory that certain plants can either... read more
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess... read more
Moles are ground–dwelling carnivores that prefer to eat insects instead of your garden plants.... read more
Here are tips on how to identify, eliminate, and control flea beetles. What are Flea Beetles... read more
Among the easiest-to-grow houseplants, aloe vera will decorate a kitchen shelf with quiet grace... read more
Here are tips on how to identify, eliminate, and control whiteflies. What are Whiteflies?... read more
Don’t let their cute faces fool you; rabbits can do a lot of damage to your garden when your back... read more
Here are tips on how to identify, eliminate, and control tomato hornworms. What are Tomato... read more