In the country, on every side,
Where far and wide,
Like a leopard's tawny and spotted hide,
Stretches the plain,
To the dry grass and the drier grain
How welcome is the rain!
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1801–82)
Starting Herbs from Cuttings Grow new herbs from cuttings easily and for free! Late summer is the perfect time to do this, although cuttings can be taken almost anytime.
Plums Ever thought about growing plums? If grown in the right spot, plums can be prolific producers and add beauty to your backyard. Plus, plums are delicious cooked in jams and cakes or eaten right out of hand! Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest plums!
How to Dry Flowers from the Garden From lavender to roses, many flowers can be dried to bring us some color and cheer on those gray days! See tips on which flowers dry best and how to dry flowers properly so that they look beautiful—not old!