The efforts of several plant breeders over the past decade have inundated the market with scores of new varieties. The result: improved flower size and color, new foliage colors, patterns and leaf shapes.
Caramel Heuchera is a runner-up for the 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year award.
A trio of coral bells holds the corner [...]
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 [...]
If you plant lettuce in summer, be sure to choose a variety that thrives in summer heat.
I’m excited for the week ahead as the forecast is finally on our side! Just a bit of rain and then lots of sunshine and even some high temperatures for the heat-lovers in our garden. The Super Bush tomato that I put in the Tomato Success Kit [...]
Plant a diversity of tomato varieties to reduce the possibility of disease.
Like many gardeners who lost their tomato crop to late blight last year, I’m wondering: How can I make sure it doesn’t happen again this year? Unfortunately, there’s no silver bullet. The most important thing you can do: be alert, be prepared.
Photos taken by Debbie Page and Susan Romanoff during their visits to Longwood Gardens.
Last fall, I got the chance to visit Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, which also happens to be a mushroom capital of the U.S. Founded by Pierre DuPont in 1906 in an attempt to save century-old trees, the gardens feature an arboretum and grand co [...]
Curzio Caravati with some of the 300 Potato Grow Bags at the Kenosha Potato Project.
As founder and curator of the Kenosha Potato Project Curzio Caravati has grown and catalogued more than 300 varieties of potatoes in his collection. Why? Because he is passionate about preserving the genetic diversity of heirloom potatoes and saving varieties [...]
Glass Greenhouse Ornament
Need a gift for a gardener? Ask a gardener! To assemble this list, we put a call out to our “company of gardeners,” asking for their favorites. Here’s what they suggest:
Harvest Storage Crate
Dalton: I like to give bundled gifts that serve more than one purpose.
That’s why I am planning to gi [...]
Use Hi Hi-Rise Super Hoops and garden fabric to protect crops from intense sun
A great idea from a five-star review written by a gardener in Eagle Rock, CA:
“In the past I’ve constructed hoops and frames out of PVC pipe. Those worked OK, but were flimsy and looked a little haphazard. I ordered these hoops hoping for a more effici [...]