A crow on a barren branch in Death Valley, California.
All spring and summer, our fields and gardens are crowded with busy songbirds flitting in and out of feeders, carrying bits of twig and string to their nests and filling the air with their bright songs. But as autumn brings frosty nights and lengthening shadows, the songbirds depart one b [...]
I tried it for the first time last fall, and it’s easy as can be.
Garlic bulbs contain four to 12 cloves around a central stalk. When planted in the fall, each clove will form a new bulb that’s ready to harvest next summer.
This old dog learned a new trick! And it was so embarrassingly easy I don’t know why I didn’t try i [...]
Leafy vegetable takes center stage as fall draws to a close.
This kale does get top-heavy and I’ve staked mine with bamboo canes. Due to my haphazard staking job, the plants have fallen flat to the ground a couple times. But I’ve managed to right them in stages, doing it right after a rain when the soil is moist.
One of t [...]
Mary shared this photo on our Facebook page.
Mary Ahrens of California shared this photo on our Facebook page. We were intrigued and asked her to share the technique:
“Well, I use a small cherry tomato type. I sort out the miss marks, over- and under-ripes, wash, cut them in half, put them skin side down. You can sprinkle dried herbs o [...]
Spanish moss adorns the alléeIf you find yourself in the Miami area this winter, be sure to check out Vizcaya Gardens.
It contains 50 acres of formal gardens, a villa and native hammock (jungle forest) on Biscayne Bay in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami. Expansive gardens combine Italian and French design with an American content.
Gardener’s Supply staffer Debbie Page goes to Nicaragua with a few packets of seeds and the goal of starting a garden.
Rudi and I planted a garden in a cement box that was part of the hospital ruins.
Nurses from the Miskito villages along the Rio Coco in northwestern Nicaragua choose seeds to plant.
Local children are curious [...]
Online resources can help you find the best solutions for control of pests and diseases.
Beneficial praying mantises eat insects that damage garden plants.
The azalea looked healthy and happy last week. The shrub was full of leafy new growth and loaded with flower buds. This morning, all that remains are the flower buds—every leaf has [...]
Clara’s early harvest.
Clara’s backyard plot
Maggie in her garden.
What is a hobby you can do the rest of your life? Gardening — with adaptations. Take it from a couple of 99-year-olds.
My mom, Maggie, claims that gardening is her psychiatrist. She wants to have a garden even if it doesn’t grow or produce anything she can ea [...]