3/28/2013 3:22:15 PM
Most commonly cultivated varieties of the ornamental poppy plant.
3/13/2013 3:57:00 PM
Winter is finally ending and the hope of spring is in the garden.
1/29/2013 3:40:07 PM
Become a beekeeper and watch your bee-friendly garden flourish.
11/20/2012 2:48:14 PM
Three flowering plants and three vegetable/fruit plants, selected by All-America Selections, will be in seed catalogs and flower catalogs for the 2013 gardening season.
7/27/2012 3:30:55 PM
Shannon shares photos of some strange (to her) and beautiful flowers that she saw while on vacation to California.
7/10/2012 7:53:58 AM
Here is a story about blackeyed Susan and Sweet William.
5/22/2012 12:27:01 PM
From deathly diseases to pruning disasters, learn how to solve your worst rose problems with this gardening advice from Teri Dunn Chace.
5/2/2012 9:41:04 AM
Tips for creating an organic garden in your backyard.
5/2/2012 7:55:23 AM
Vines are a great addition to the landscape but some additional planning and care are needed.
4/24/2012 2:35:38 PM
Our friends at
the National Garden Bureau have named 2012 as the Year of the Geranium.
4/23/2012 10:01:38 AM
Edible flowers can spice up your dessert menu. Try this Pansy Cookies Recipe for a gentle twist on your favorite cookie recipe.
4/23/2012 9:47:44 AM
Follow these ten rules for edible flowers when you go foraging for this new delicacy.
4/23/2012 9:27:44 AM
Edible flowers are a great, decorative addition to any dessert. Use this Crystallized Flowers Recipe to emboss your favorite blooms in sugar.
4/20/2012 4:18:55 PM
Edible flowers such as nasturtiums, daylilys, tulips and more can make your dinner vibrant — and tasty, too.
4/2/2012 4:38:14 PM
Five tips for growing beautiful roses.
3/26/2012 6:44:23 AM
A weekend of spring rains turns a tree full of blooms into a carpet of petals.
3/23/2012 10:35:23 AM
Though it is only March, the signs of spring are everywhere in Central New York and the Urban Bystander has already committed a serious breach of gardening etiquette: She's been digging in the dirt!
3/20/2012 9:31:42 PM
This past winter was the warmest winter on record since 1936. Spring has sprung in NW Alabama. Follow up on hooligans.
2/28/2012 1:08:08 PM
Wisteria vine is a favorite spring flowering vine.
2/9/2012 12:12:59 PM
Coneflower, Solomon’s Seal and Groundcover Hybrid Speedwell
2/1/2012 10:52:57 PM
Do you have a damp spot in your garden that you don't know what to do with? Do I have a plant for you. Update on the hooligans resolutions, and my intentions for the year. My encounter with whooping cranes.
1/5/2012 9:03:09 AM
Wildflower mixes may contain noxious weeds. Here’s how to avoid invasive plants without sacrificing native beauty.
12/18/2011 9:02:42 AM
This is another post about the Terra Nova Gardens property that is now mine. This post will explain the plans for next year and two more years.
12/14/2011 12:36:20 PM
We came across seeds for edible burdock and found an awesome ad in the mall.
12/9/2011 4:25:27 PM
Spruce up the dreary chilly months with a little cold-hardy color.
12/6/2011 12:29:05 PM
Texas gardener begins nursery and butterfly house to show off the state’s native plants.
11/1/2011 10:34:46 PM
Mary took a short break from the last nice days of fall gardening to go on a trolley tour of historical homes and Civil War battlefield sites in Tuscumbia. Plus, the last bloom of the season.
9/26/2011 10:43:04 PM
Hummingbirds are in migration and eating me out of house and home. Plus: An encounter with what I thought were trash dumpers, a buzzard, and an old part I'm looking to ID.
9/14/2011 10:40:07 PM
Between the Hooligans and other critter hazards, it's a wonder that I'm able to get any type of photography accomplished.
9/2/2011 10:44:54 PM
Sometimes we all need a minute to just breath and enjoy the little things. Here's a tough little flower that made me do just that.
8/22/2011 6:28:58 PM
Eleven interesting (but nearly useless) facts about common plants.
8/22/2011 4:32:12 PM
Paula Ebert reflects on what exactly constitutes a weed, and how one should observe nature.
8/10/2011 3:17:22 PM
Ten soil indicators that could signal that your plants are in trouble.
8/10/2011 12:04:17 PM
With some little-known facts about earthworms, gain a greater understanding of one of the unsung heroes of the vegetable garden.
8/9/2011 4:47:38 PM
Here are some useful tips to use when testing garden soil in order to gauge your growing medium and make adjustments accordingly.
8/4/2011 12:02:12 AM
I accidentally ran into one of GRIT magazine's advertisers who manufactured a shovel digging aid. During my week off, it got heavy use in the garden. I also got to enjoy a lot of music at the W.C. Handy Festival.
7/26/2011 2:41:13 PM
Through the American Garden Award, gardeners everywhere
can vote for their favorite flower among seven new varieties on display at
public gardens and on the AGA website.
7/18/2011 10:58:11 PM
Here lately, it just seems like I've been in a rut of whatever could go wrong does.
5/24/2011 11:21:54 PM
I'm a big fan of heirloom tomatoes. Here's my recipe for a great tasting tomato sandwich and hints for planting tomatoes. Plus: Trouble with cicadas and what's in bloom at my place.
5/17/2011 12:07:16 PM
Showcasing 13,000 lilies, Longwood
Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania,
opens its second Lilytopia exhibition May 20 through May 30.
5/15/2011 10:19:53 PM
This post describes the disappointment of not going to Alabama, the progress of the experimental lawn method, the repair of the rain barrel, and the progress on planting the raised garden beds.
5/10/2011 11:00:26 PM
From a being on her own as a seven year old to being in a Russian concentration camp, my Mom has been through a lot. She is a tough little lady.
5/4/2011 12:16:55 PM
Slow to come, spring has finally arrived in Cindy's yard.
5/2/2011 8:28:23 PM
Despite tornadoes, tractor breakdown, and a couple of accidents, the visit of my high school friends came together with the help of family and great friends.
4/27/2011 12:33:33 PM
New rose introductions are successful when they bring improvement. So… what is new and improved for 2011?
4/25/2011 11:48:16 PM
My high school class will be paying a visit to my garden as part of our reunion, and my garden is not visitor ready.
4/18/2011 2:12:58 PM
Our list of worst invasive plants and garden weeds will have you covered for the summer gardening season.
4/17/2011 2:41:18 PM
An impatient gardener lists twenty-one things she's learned about Spring.
4/12/2011 11:52:54 AM
Early spring at Cowlick Cottage Farm brings buds and blooms, plus a few small fruit.
4/11/2011 1:25:09 PM
An Idaho organization, Gardeners for Regional Organic Wellbeing, aims to connect neighborhoods with a community garden.
4/4/2011 12:14:58 AM
Growing orchids doesn't have to be complicated.
3/30/2011 12:21:21 PM
Susy spends the winter researching wild foods that she can forage for in her area.
3/29/2011 8:19:03 AM
An unexpected dusting of snow inspires reflection about the month of March.
3/20/2011 10:16:18 PM
Rescuing daffodils from old Southern homestead sites.
3/19/2011 5:49:01 PM
Normal life on the urban ranch: building a food storage area, finding treasures in the basement, and finding tulips coming up.
2/15/2011 3:18:03 PM
How do you plant bare root roses?
2/15/2011 3:10:18 PM
Austin Roses now offering varieties as budded plants or as own-root roses.
2/15/2011 3:04:20 PM
Roses ship when it’s time to plant in your area.
2/9/2011 4:27:59 PM
Believe it or not, there are some plants that grow in shade quite well.
2/8/2011 4:44:23 PM
Learn how to start a vegetable garden from scratch and get your garden growing.
12/6/2010 10:44:35 AM
A few trips into the wilderness will net edible wild plants, great flavors for your family's larder.
12/2/2010 4:07:39 PM
Garden for health by using a productive 30-minute routine to keep you and your vegetable patch fit.
10/7/2010 2:28:12 PM
With the arrival of cold weather, it's the perfect time of year to improve your vegetable garden soil.
9/30/2010 4:37:23 PM
Beautiful and simple flowers for your garden
9/28/2010 2:01:57 PM
continues its reputation for introducing delightful new perennial plants to
American gardeners with 2011 offerings.
8/27/2010 12:33:01 PM
Hank reports on cold, mild and snowy 2011 Farmers Almanac weather predictions.
8/25/2010 4:46:37 PM
Lessons learned from our small 2010 garden will inspire us when we begin planning our larger 2011 garden!
8/17/2010 4:11:05 PM
Fall can be the ideal time to plant, what with warmer soil, milder temperatures and more rainfall giving your plants more time to establish root systems.
8/11/2010 3:03:34 PM
All about planting these flowering bulbs: alliums, narcissus, dwarf irises, squill, camassias and tulips.
8/11/2010 1:51:25 PM
When it comes to planting flower bulbs, just sow a few bulbs, then simply wait for the colorful show to begin in early spring.
8/6/2010 3:49:09 PM
Blue hydrangeas and orange daylilies announce summer with the exuberance of debutantes arriving back to the sorority house.
6/7/2010 9:52:08 PM
No air conditioning? No problem. Summer calls Colleen to open the windows, sit on the porch, and savor the nature of everyday life.
6/4/2010 5:01:52 PM
Mixing up potting soil and container planting for a patio.
6/1/2010 12:15:53 PM
The story of turning a patch of grass into an attractive flower bed in a couple of days.
5/18/2010 3:40:50 PM
A revamped website offers a summer bulb primer just in time for you to add some sass, color and class to your summer garden.
4/14/2010 11:48:44 AM
Hank reports that the lilacs are blooming.
4/7/2010 2:42:36 PM
The Louisiana Iris adds color, intrigue and history to water gardens everywhere.
3/30/2010 11:13:53 AM
Spring-like temperatures encourage the creation of my spring to-do list.
3/26/2010 3:45:28 PM
Lori takes us on a photographic tour of spring.
3/2/2010 3:01:30 PM
Dealing with chicken mites, my way.
2/23/2010 4:02:48 PM
The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis hosts the 92nd annual Orchid Show through March 28.
2/2/2010 3:05:01 PM
Five new Old English cottage garden style roses make their debut, just in time for you to add one or two to your spring gardens and give one as a gift for Mother’s Day.
1/26/2010 4:27:26 PM
The 2010 Philadelphia International Flower Show promises to take visitors on a wondrous and colorful journey around the world, with a few surprises along the way.
12/9/2009 2:06:27 PM
Add native plants for carefree and environmentally beneficial landscape.
11/11/2009 3:19:23 PM
Cindy offers advice for enjoying your spring-flowering bulbs more than the critters who eat them.
10/20/2009 5:10:43 PM
Cindy discusses the new hydrangeas, coneflowers, hostas and plants of the year for 2010.
9/17/2009 5:09:44 PM
Cindy takes you on a tour of the nursery where she spends her days.
9/17/2009 4:09:08 PM
Mom reflects on the challenges of gardening with a three-year-old.
9/2/2009 10:08:13 AM
Hank reports on cold weather predictions in the 2010 Farmers Almanac
8/14/2009 12:04:28 PM
Variety of offerings make a cold-weather farmers' market the place to be.
8/12/2009 10:26:45 AM
Get your fall flowers growing better with these fall gardening tips.
8/11/2009 4:57:03 PM
To achieve the best autumn colors on your landscape, consider these plants.
8/11/2009 4:33:23 PM
Late season color will make your property look even prettier than last year.
8/3/2009 6:03:22 PM
Harry Potter's world isn't as far away as you might think.
7/29/2009 3:46:04 PM
Cindy takes you on a tour of her cottage garden.
7/23/2009 12:40:45 PM
The hillside garden Cindy started in Phase I is finished ... for now.
6/30/2009 12:20:41 PM
Life is busy and full of growing things for Lori and co.
6/11/2009 2:07:17 PM
Create a low-maintenance, lovely landscape that’s drought resistant.
6/9/2009 3:23:46 PM
Looking for an aromatic event to attend? North Carolina’s Harbinger Lavender Farm welcomes visitors for a fun-filled open house this weekend.
6/9/2009 2:32:44 PM
For those strapped for cash, space and time, a boxed garden – already designed by a professional – is a great way to get a terrific-looking landscape.