Donna Avery created a kitchen garden, using our Colorful Grow Beds, shown right after planting in January.
On March 7, Donna Avery shared this photo on our Facebook page. Within hours, people were asking questions and raving about Donna’s project. We asked her if she’d tell a little more about the garden, and she did:
What inspir [...]
Because the majority of my perennials are on their own when it comes to standing up, there’s often a need for quick in-season fixes. For this I keep two different bundles of bamboo stakes right on my front porch.
Woven twigs create an artful support for rudbeckia.
These asters will enjoy two levels of support. The grid is formed with ha [...]
Bamboo teepee saves foundation plantings.
Step 1: Set up bamboo teepee.
In the winter, my foundation plants, both evergreen and deciduous, take a beating from the snow that comes off the roof of our house. Each spring they seem to be back to the same size they were three years ago when I first planted them. I have been planning to bui [...]
Deer fencing makes an excellent support for clematis.
For many years, I’ve tried to grow clematis on my Garden Starter Greenhouse. I tried string and other techniques, but this year’s solution has proved to be the best so far. I used a 4-foot-wide piece of Heavy-Duty Deer Fence, and it works like a charm.
I was able to run the f [...]
If you have tender plants on your porch or patio that need to spend the winter indoors, some of them are probably in big pots. At my house, I bring in about a dozen large pots containing agapanthus, bamboo, phormium, colocasia and a fig tree.
If you have tender plants on your porch or patio that need to spend the winter indoo [...]
In the wake of Hurricane Irene, the first reaction — for many people — was stunned silence. It’s hard to take in the fearsome power of nature and the shocking devastation. It’s easy to feel helpless and small. But eventually, you snap out of it and ask: “How can I help?”
The team from Gardener’s Supply arri [...]
It’s April and I’ve got daffodils on my mind, as I have every spring.
W.F. Leenen breeds new varieties of daffodils in his greenhouse in Holland. For more about how new flowers are created, read about Dutch flower breeders.
Daffodils bloom in drifts in my Vermont garden.
It’s April and I’ve got daffodils on my mi [...]
A salsa recipe that’s super easy and has a distinctive texture and flavor. The best part: It only has six ingredients.
Most varieties of tomatillos are still green when they’re ripe. Once the bottom of the papery lantern has split open, they’re ready to be picked.
It’s not unusual for o [...]