Gardening Articles

One of the joys of summer is standing in the garden eating sun-warmed cherry tomatoes right off the vine. ... 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
Parsnips, popular with ancient Greeks and Romans, were brought over to the Americas with the... 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
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
What is rust? This fungus affects a wide range of woody and herbaceous plants. Even though it... read more
Welcome to our Growing Guides to vegetables, herbs, and fruit! Planting a vegetable garden? Our... read more
What is anthracnose? This fungal disease affects many plants, including vegetables, fruits, and... read more
What are mosaic viruses? This virus infects more than 150 types of plants, including many fruits,... read more
Where to buy wisteria: Burpee Gardening If your garden is an outdoor room, wisteria provides the... read more
Want a guaranteed butterfly and hummingbird magnet? Or, one of the most fragrant of shrubs? Plant a... read more
What is white mold? White mold is a fungal disease that affects a variety of plants, such as beans... read more
What we commonly refer to as ‘cantaloupe’ is actually not true cantaloupe, rather, a type of... read more
Squirrels can cause many problems in your garden. Here are tips how to identify and control... read more
Everyone seems to love juicy watermelon in the summertime. Native to Africa, melons need warm... read more
Skunks are nocturnal animals that are naturally mild-mannered and non-aggressive; they prefer small... read more
Raccoons in the garden? Here are tips on how to combat these masked bandits! Raccoons are nocturnal... read more
Rhododendrons and azaleas, both from the genus Rhododendron, have long been mainstays of late... read more
Where to buy lilacs: Burpee Gardening Who doesn’t love lilacs? The ideal lilac shrub has about 10... read more
Grapes, a long season crop, are often ignored in home gardens, and yet are one of the most widely... read more
The modern blueberry is a 20th century invention. Before the 1900s, the only way to enjoy these... read more
These sweet, juicy berries are treats when right off the plant. Supermarket berries tend to be tart... read more
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of cabbage root maggots. What are Cabbage Root Maggots... read more
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of Mexican bean beetles. What are Mexican Bean... read more
Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) are native to North America and one of the most popular... read more
Where to buy morning glory seeds: Burpee Gardening  Morning glories are annual climbers with... read more