Gardening Articles

For a winter bouquet, here is a list of spring-blooming shrubs and trees that can be forced to... read more
Are sweet potatoes the same as yams? No… and yes. Here’s the scoop. Literally and botanically... read more
The Native American art of making apple heads is both easy and fun. Follow these instructions for a... read more
Here are tips on how to clean a pumpkin for cooking—plus five delicious pumpkin recipes! First,... read more
Although Japanese beetles have a wide range of favorite foods, some plants are more appealing to... read more
A cover crop is any crop grown to provide soil cover; they can be used for purposes such as... read more
Did you know that there are “hot” and “cold” methods of composting? Read on to learn more.... read more
In August, the blueberry bushes here in New Hampshire overflow with berries. Birds love them and so... read more
Have you been intrigued by the increased chatter about root cellars? They seem to be experiencing a... read more
I think I learned something last weekend about growing tomatoes. A woman at the high school plant... read more
I discovered composting rather late in life—but it's never too late to start or, if you get lazy,... read more
Creating a bird-friendly environment is simply a matter of providing the creature comforts we all... read more
Plant hardiness zones help gardeners understand which plants will most likely survive at a location... read more
Contact your local state cooperative extension Web site to get help with tricky insect problems,... read more
Do you know the language of flowers? As our list below shows, each flower has its own meaning.... read more
Container gardening with flowers is a great way to instantly introduce color, fragrance, and beauty... read more
The classic example of happy companion plants is the legendary “three sisters”—corn, pole beans,... read more
Container gardening is an easy way to garden, especially when you lack yard space. Here are our... read more
To attract your birds to your garden or backyard, you need shrubs and plants that provide food and ... read more
With water becoming a scarce and costly commodity in some areas, many vegetable gardeners might... read more
Plants drink their food. If your soil dries out, your plants will starve—or wilt. Take these steps... read more
Here are tips on how to make cold frames for the garden. What is a Cold Frame? Cold frames are... read more
Wildflowers make themselves at home when they're happily married to the soil and climatic... read more
Pruning trees and shrubs may be the most feared act in gardening. Using sharp metal objects to cut... read more
We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long... read more
For a successful planting season, here are some tips on planting tools and proper techniques from... read more
With a rain garden, use—don't lose—the water that falls on your paved areas and roof. Here are two... read more
Contact these garden seed catalogs and mail-order sources to order plants and products. For a list... 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
When it comes to a healthy garden, soil preparation matters. All vegetables need soil that's rich... read more
Keep your garden green with these do-it-yourself watering devices. For tomatoes and peppers: 1.... read more
It is hard to argue against the merits of a large rain barrel positioned to catch rainfall,... read more
A knot garden is artfully laid out and planned in order to resemble the threads of ancient Celtic... read more
There are as many different interpretations of shade garden types as there are books written about ... read more