When are the desert wildflowers going to bloom, so we can time our trip to see them at their peak? Where are the best places to see them? Questions like these flood state and national parks, public gardens and tourism offices in the Southwest.
Mexican gold poppies.
Where and when to find the best spring wildflower displays
Mexican gold [...]
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 [...]
She’s crazy, but it just might work!
Bridget Kane’s employee garden
Because we are “a company of gardeners,” many of us have employee gardens right outside the office. Here’s the story of one of those gardens:
I have always loved to use found objects for gardening, so incorporating recycled pallets into my employ [...]
Ellen Ecker Ogden’s design in progress, top, for the 2×8 Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, below, which features flowers. Ogden’s design, A Paint Box Garden of Edible Plants, features vegetables.
If you’re a garden designer in Vermont, what do you do in the winter? If you’re creative, you design!
Ellen Ecker Ogden, who c [...]
New residents fill contact center with excitement.
One of the immature mantids.
It was a frosty January morning when I arrived at my desk in the Gardener’s Supply call center to find a small box and a note. The box contained about 15 praying mantid egg cases; the note read: “These came in unsolicited; we thought of you. —Y [...]
With Grow Bags, you can put a garden almost anywhere: on a deck, balcony, porch or parking lot. A group of young people from Minnesota has started a program that shows urban residents how it’s done. Here’s their story:
The Gardening for Good team with a set of Grow Bags at Urban Baby, a north Minneapolis nonprofit that runs w [...]
Peperomias are a diverse group, including everything from smooth-leafed, variegated types to varieties with puckered leaves.
Karen brings in a flat of zamifolia plants, sometimes called ZZ plant.
Looking for houseplants that can take a long winter — or someone who doesn’t have a green thumb? Here are recommendations from Karen Win [...]
Does your perennial garden peak early and disappoint from midsummer on?
Asters are stars of the late-summer show. Shown here are two types of asters paired with a fall-blooming allium (Allium thunbergii ‘Ozawa’)
In the garden center, this plain-looking aster has a hard time attracting buyers. Still, avid gardeners ca [...]