Gardening Articles

Between the cold weather and the football games on television, I have had lots of time to pore...

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You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked... read more
I discovered a package of tulip bulbs on a garage shelf, behind a bag of soil sulfur, two weeks ago... read more
Buried under 25 feet of snow, coastal Alaska gobbled up the winter cold and snow we normally have... read more
When you are as busy as I am in the spring, summer and fall, winter is a time to recoup, restore... read more
New Year’s Day, I used the last of the blueberries I froze in July and August from the four shrubs... read more
Benjamin Franklin once said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting... read more
I learned a lot about nutrition over the years by studying it on my own. When I came across Sally... read more
Ruby, red poinsettias signaled Christmas to me as a child, especially growing up in balmy Southern ... read more
I love this time of year. The garden is done, my pantry, root cellar and freezers are full and it’s... read more
Even though gardening season is ending, new plants and ideas are popping up every day in press... read more
And Now to Next Year. No sooner has the garden been put to bed, most gardeners are already... read more
The first snowflakes of the season are falling as I write this.  We avoided the October blizzard... read more
Ah, fall! The air turns crisp, the days get remarkably short and the leaves fall off of the trees... read more
Before we built a small food-producing greenhouse to replace a collapsing south-facing porch, I... read more
Few flavorings rival garlic. It’s pungent, exotic, powerful and scrumptious. Fabled uses of the... read more
As the leaves turn gold, orange and red, it is natural to think of greenery indoors and... read more
Blue roses at $50 a stem, vivid blue geranium houseplants and more of those shocking (some say... read more
Extreme couponers have nothing on me. They may have their own television show and purchase $... read more
Follow this advice on planting onions in different regions and different types of soil. Also, see... read more
Get those beloved colors of autumn right in your own yard with a beautiful fall garden. Many... read more
Follow these tips on using a root cellar to make the most of your harvest and save on groceries... read more
Harvest season for me started Labor Day. I spent the entire day digging up Russian Banana... read more
At the end of August, I attended a garden writer’s symposium and two trade shows that featured a... read more
Every year at this time, I suffer a bout of mum madness when garden centers and big boxes brim with... read more
In this blog, we are going to explore many various opportunities to raise and preserve our own or... read more
In March, Tom Wagner, the tomato breeder who created Green Zebra, Banana Legs and more, sent me... read more
My gardens are filled with a plethora of perennials, flowering shrubs, annuals and dwarf conifers... read more
It’s that time of year: Friends, neighbors, coworkers, even some side-of-the-road vegetable vendors... read more
Everyone knows about birthstones: the special stone assigned to each month. Each of them has a... read more
Despite drought, heat and lately deluge, cucumbers produce prodigiously. It’s their manner. I’m... read more
I’m off to pick another quart of blueberries to freeze. We’ve stuffed ourselves with berry tarts, ... read more
I’m out in the garden these Dog Days of Summer cutting flowers to dry for wreaths and bouquets to... read more
75 percent off on all stock! It’s like the siren’s song to gardeners this time of year when big... read more
Reclaim a small field, farmland, or large garden soil that is either over-spent or neglected. Then... read more
Many gardeners complain they can’t grow any plants in the shade other than hostas. And those are... read more
Our nation has experienced one of the most bizarre and severe spring-summer transitions in over a... read more
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess... read more
Have you planted beans yet in your garden? I haven’t and am pushing myself out the door this... read more
I found my new go-to summer drink recipe: Mint Chiller. Doesn’t the name alone make you want to try... read more
Every time I open a plant catalog or see a television commercial for sale-priced $99 raised bed... read more