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 [...]
I’m deep in the heart of a bitter cold northern winter and something strange is happening. I’m rejecting gardening books and seed catalogs. I really don’t know why, as I’ve always enjoyed snuggling with garden literature. Lately though, I just can’t drum up the enthusiasm for a good, long, green-thumbed read.
As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to realize that the choices that I make on a daily basis affect the world beyond me. They affect people that are close to me, people that are thousands of miles away and they also affect the environment.
Mike Lieberman in his first garden, on a fire escape in New York City. Learn more about Mike in his blog [...]
Brighten someone’s day with home-grown flowers.
Rembrandt Dahlia Mixture
Who Dun It Dahlia
My cutting garden last year, including: Hot Crayon Colors zinnias from Renee’s Garden Seeds; an electric orange gladiolus that I’ve been saving year to year (it first came in a bag of mixed colors); Green Star Gladiolus; [...]
We’re especially proud to be working with the Green Education Foundation, a group that aims to get kids interested in gardening. Passionate about preserving the world’s natural resources, Victoria Waters founded the Green Education Foundation (GEF) in April 2008 with the mission of providing free sustainability education resources to s [...]
Garden Crusader Ronda Clark has worked to get gardening tools and know-how into the hands of people all across southeastern Ohio.
Ronda Clark of Athens, OH, is one of the many people we met this year who is making a difference through gardening. For her tireless work to expand gardening and improve th [...]
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 [...]
A recycling trailer at the Missouri Botanical Garden, part of a pot- recycling program that uses collection trailers that can be pulled behind a pickup truck. Photo: Steve Cline
About a dozen garden shops in the St. Louis area participate in the program as satellite recycling centers, where customers can sort and drop off their plastic pots. [...]