Gardening Articles

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

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Jade plants can grow to a height of 24 inches when indoors. They have a shrub-like form with thick... read more
Spider Plants or Airplane Plants produce arched green and pale yellow stems that extend to be 12-18... read more
Aloe Vera has variegated leaves that flow out from its center base. Aloe can be kept in a pot in... read more
I missed it two weeks ago, but Sainsbury, the largest grocery chain in the United Kingdom, ... read more
After the blizzards and sub-zero temperatures of the last two months, I’m more than ready for... read more
My birthday is a week before Valentine’s Day and floral arrangements from either or both my husband... read more
As you flip through seed catalogs assembling your wish list, think about dirt. It’s the most... read more
NASA calls it Sick Building Syndrome. I know it as a stuffy house that needs a good airing, as my... read more
In 2009, most tomatoes grown in the eastern half of the country succumbed to late blight (... read more
The holidays are history, seed catalogs are piled in a basket next to a comfortable chair by the... read more
Holiday plants are traditional gifts that can be enjoyed long after the Christmas season is over.... read more
This year, when you hollow out that Halloween pumpkin, save the seeds to make a cool and colorful... read more
Save the seeds from some of your garden vegetables to replant again! Here's our seed-saving guide... read more
Start saving those vegetable seeds! Here’s a quick primer on the benefits of seed-saving and how to... read more
 Although most houses these days are not equipped with root cellars, you can probably modify some... read more
Garlic is easy to grow and produces numerous bulbs after a long growing season. It is frost... read more
As much as I love roasted Roma tomatoes, Tomato Tarte Tatin, which appeared in the August issue of... read more
You don't have to be in the jungle or deep forest to be an animal tracker. Tracks are as close as... read more
Here's a fall planting guide to help you decide what vegetables to plant in the fall garden. Our... read more
Here are some first aid tips for those annoying—and sometimes painful—insect bites and stings from... read more
Sweet cherries are the ones most often found in markets. They have a thick, rich, and almost plumb-... read more
Blackberries are a very easy fruit to grow. However tempting, do not grow plants unless you are... read more
Although Citrus is a subtropical genus, northern gardeners can grow lemons, oranges, and other... read more
Turnips are biennials usually grown as annuals. Although turnips are more of a staple in European... read more
Parsnips, popular with ancient Greeks and Romans, were brought over to the Americas with the... read more
Sweet corn is an annual with yellow, white, and bi-colored ears. A long, frost-free growing season... read more
Eggplants are short-lived perennial vegetables, but are usually cultivated as annuals. Also known... read more
Asparagus is a perennial bulb and stem vegetable that greets us every spring. It may take 2 to 3... read more
Make your yard butterfly-friendly to bring color and movement to the landscape while aiding the... read more
Honeybees provide a great service to agriculture: they pollinate more crops than any other insect,... read more
This past weekend, I hauled compost from the recycling center across the road. (I make my own but... read more
As anyone knows who has learned the old saying “Leaves of three, let it be” the hard way, poison... read more
Ants are among the most successful of insects, outnumbering all other individual animals combined.... read more
With its distinctive peeling chalky-white bark, the white birch tree (Betula papyrifera) is a... read more
The light shows created by fireflies have been fascinating mankind for ages. The nearly 2,000... read more
Myrtle (Vinca spp.) is among the hardiest of evergreen ground covers, hardy to Zone 4 and growing... read more
Growing your own popcorn is almost as much fun as eating it. Simply follow our tips below. Planting... read more
Fertilizer is made up of distinct elements in different blends, labeled with numbers like 5-10-10,... read more
If misery loves company, then hay-fever sufferers should never have to be alone. Thirty-five... read more
Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable, though it is generally used as a fruit in desserts and jams. You... read more