A recycling trailer at the Missouri Botanical Garden, part of a pot- recycling program that uses collection trailers that can be pulled behind a pickup truck. Photo: Steve Cline
About a dozen garden shops in the St. Louis area participate in the program as satellite recycling centers, where customers can sort and drop off their plastic pots. [...]
Canadians Michel Beauchamp and Josée Landry designed their own garden, in their Drummondville, Quebec, front yard. She says “I love design and Michel has great ideas.” One reason the garden is in the front yard: The back yard is too shady. Photo: Ghyslain Bergeron New front-yard vegetable gardens are sprouting up all over, and gar [...]
As staff horticulturist, part of my job is to plant and maintain a display garden. I grow many of the newest perennials on the market and evaluate them here in zone 5. Improved varieties of some North American native plants were among the most outstanding plants in the garden during the 2007 growing season.
Lime Rickey Heuchera
One o [...]
What’s growing this year in our test gardens.
Bam-Bam contemplates a leafy oxheart carrot that’s bigger than her head.
Carrots that grew bigger than a bunny’s head were just one of the surprises in the Gardener’s Supply display and test garden this summer. An heirloom variety introduced in 1884, Oxheart carrot is short an [...]
Not long after I started my job at Gardener’s Supply in early spring, a box arrived packed full with strong, healthy plants with my name on it. While this wasn’t unusual for me — I’ve shipped myself irresistible specimens at odd times of year before — it was early in the season to put these beauties i [...]
Sometimes, our customers really “get” a product and take it in a new direction. Susan Pav, a gardener from Pennsylvania, took our Garden Quilt and used it to create mini-hoop houses so she could grow crops in the winter. She took photos of the set-up and tells how she did it:
A set of four tunnels in my garden.
Lifting the [...]
LaManda Joy, founder of the Peterson Garden Project. Photo by Jennifer Stix.
Since we launched the Kitchen Garden Planner in 2009, we’ve been hearing a lot about how people use it for square foot gardening. Beginners use it as a guide, while avid gardeners use it to create complex designs and keep records. Recently, we found out that th [...]
Try our Family Food Garden, a new online garden planner. Our goal is to redesign the family garden and grow a new generation of gardeners. Instead of growing a bed of one crop, each Family Food Garden plan has a variety of plants. That adds visual interest and breaks up gardening chores into bite-size pieces, which is critical if you want to [...]