Chives in flower
A new variety of tomato called 4th of July, a relatively compact, indeterminate variety that is ideal for growing in containers.
Newly planted Terrazza Self-Watering Raised Bed (front) and Terrazza Trough Planter
Vegetable transplants are arriving daily, and they look beautiful. I set out a bed of mixed peppers and bunching o [...]
Tomato Success Kits are lined up to test coir-based planting mixes against traditional planting mixes. Results from our gardens — and from the gardens of testers across the nation — show that our new Eco-co™ Coir is an outstanding addition to container soil mixes.
Tomato plants grown in a coir-peat test mix (above left) are more vigorous [...]
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We had almost an inch of rain last weekend, and this week I couldn’t get over how great the gardens looked. The soil was moist and the plants looked so HAPPY! Clearly they had been nourished by the rain in a way t [...]
Have you been to the garden center lately? It’s the time of year when the greenhouse benches are overflowing with amazing annuals in all colors and textures. It can be a bit overwhelming, yes?
I was walking through our garden center in Burlington last week, looking for respite from the April showers that have continued into May. I [...]
Alan Edwards shared this photo with his product review of the Revolution Planter. He uses the top of the planter to grow peppers. To keep them watered, he’s set up a drip irrigation system.
Alan has used the top half of the Revolution Planter to grow peppers. Tomatoes grow from the bottom.
When you review a product on gardeners.com, you [...]
With a soaker hose, such as the Snip-n-Drip system, you can water thoroughly and efficiently.
Whenever I plant a new flower garden for one of my clients, I give the “watering talk,” in which I underscore the importance of watering during the first year. I note that standing at the garden’s edge with a hose and a sprayer (on [...]
Over the years, I have become a firm believer in the importance of fertilizing plants.
One of my favorite pots this season (see plant list below) with two of the three fertilizers that I’m applying and one of my trusty watering cans.
Over the years, I have become a firm believer in the importance of fertilizing plants. Now, when [...]
This innovative planting is from SuzyQ, a reviewer from Huntersville, NC, who used the Balcony Railing Planter in a new way:
“We have a very small deck that we use all summer for entertaining. I’d found an old metal mirror frame that I wanted to hang on the wall, so I could use it for a trellis to add some color to the deck, with [...]