Take a slideshow tour through the garden of Vicki Nowicki, one of the 2009 Garden Crusaders. Her garden is in Downer’s Grove, IL
Vicki (right) and I in her garden.
This past August, I had the great pleasure of spending a whole day with one of this year’s Garden Crusader award winners: Vicki Nowicki. It was exciting to v [...]
Just like an art museum, each time you visit a public garden there’s always something new to appreciate and inspire.
The Japanese Garden in Portland, OR.
Once springtime arrives and I’m finally out in the garden, it’s almost impossible to pry me away from home. I hate the thought of missing a single minute. When the weekend c [...]
If you want your 2011 vegetable garden to produce more food for your table, planning is the key. No matter how much experience or growing space you have, taking time to map out your garden is the best way to maximize your efforts.
If you want your 2011 vegetable garden to produce more food for your table, planning is the key. No matter [...]
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 [...]
Think you’ve had a hard year in the garden? You’re not alone. Vegetable gardeners are calling this season the worst in recent memory.
A squash plant in our display garden, during better times.
A squash vine borer, one of the many challenges of summer 2009. More than 50 percent of the squash plants in our d [...]
Check out our new, interactive tool for planning a vegetable garden.
The High-Yield Garden is one of six pre-planned gardens in the Kitchen Garden Planner. You can also use the planner to design your own garden.
Here’s some good news! It sounds like more people than ever before are planning to grow a vegetable garden this year [...]
A garden designed for medicinal herbs.
To grow from seed
This summer, Joann Osborne, a customer from Jeric [...]
A basket of just-picked tomatoes will be welcome in the staff lunch room.
Planting your fall beds with Super Hoops in place makes it easy to add protection when colder days arrive.
This week I have been planting fall garden beds. The timing is about right, here in Zone 5, for putting in beets, carrots, turnips, snap peas and cold-tole [...]