My shelves are full of gardening-related titles that get used rarely. But there are a select few that are always within arm’s reach.
Michael Dirr, author of the most widely used books on trees and shrubs, speaks with students at Middlebury College in Vermont during a 2009 visit to the campus.
I’ve collected hundreds of garden-rel [...]
Several years ago, I wrote a book called Passport to Gardening. Each chapter included a brief overview of a particular gardening topic (from annual flowers to water gardening) and recommendations for best books on the topic. In order to make these recommendations, I reviewed more than 400 gardening books. Most of them were sent to me free of [...]
I grow my own fruits and vegetables for all sorts of reasons. Growing food is fun, rewarding, saves money, and adds amazing taste and beauty into my life. And, for health concerns, I know exactly where my food came from and what went into producing it.
So how come I can’t have the right to know what’s in the food I buy in the [...]
Plant peas in late July to early August for a delectable fall harvest.
For lots of folks, the Secret Garden isn’t a physical place; it’s a time of year. These savvy gardeners enjoy some of the sweetest harvests of the year when the rest of us are already raiding our freezers or resorting to supermarket vegetables.
If you think of sw [...]
Allan Armitage is one of the world’s leading experts on perennials and annuals. Born in Montreal, Quebec, and now living in Georgia, he has experience gardening in zones 3 through 8. As a professor of Horticulture at the University of Georgia, he oversees the University’s test gardens and new plant programs.
Make these mosquito-eating fliers welcome in your garden.
Bats taking flight from the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas, home to the largest bat colony in the U.S.
Silverwing, one of the books my kids and I read when they were in middle school, made a lasting impression on us. The hero of the story is a young silver-haired bat na [...]
This year’s regional garden shows are just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning a fun day out with a gardening friend.
The scene at last year’s flower show in Philadelphia.
This year’s regional garden shows are just around the corner. [...]
Over the years, I have become a firm believer in the importance of fertilizing plants.
One of my favorite pots this season (see plant list below) with two of the three fertilizers that I’m applying and one of my trusty watering cans.
Over the years, I have become a firm believer in the importance of fertilizing plants. Now, when [...]