Lisa Daniels and her big pumpkin
I had always wanted a “giant pumpkin” as a kid, so I thought I’d give it a try. It was fun to watch it grow, once I could see I was going to have a keeper.
You need a good amount of space to grow a big pumpkin. The vines get pretty long with big leaves. I was careful with all the v [...]
What to do with bearded irises when the show is over.
Majestic, tall bearded irises reign in the early summer garden. Photo from the garden of Leo Vandervlugt, president of Dutch Gardens.
By mid-summer, nothing remains of my bearded irises’ glorious color and fanfare. The tall, once-stately stalks hold nothing but shriveled brown f [...]
Here I am at the farm with Tierra Pacifica’s organic farm manager, Elias Roriguez. We’re experiencing great success by combining traditional agricultural methods with contemporary innovations.
Gardener’s Supply has been promoting organic gardening techniques and composting since 1984. During these past 25 years, our customers have [...]
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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 [...]
Who’d have thought there would be a kitchen garden at the White House? Roger Doiron did, and now it’s happened. Roger is one of our 2009 Garden Crusaders, people who are making a difference through gardening.
2009 Garden Crusader Roger Doiron of Scarborough, ME. Read more about Roger.
More about Roge [...]
Just-picked grapes, rinsed and ready for juicing
Long ago, I used to grow vegetables, but I don’t anymore. The problem: guilt. I felt bad for not using and preserving the overwhelming bounty of August. I just couldn’t keep up.
So, there are no edibles in our small, urban yard—except for a concord grape vine. I planted the vine to [...]
Stephen Saint-Onge is a designer who is all about helping people make their homes be the best they can be — no matter who they are, where they are or how big or small their house is. On his website and in his recent book, No Place Like Home, Stephen points to Gardener’s Supply as a favorite resource. Why us? Stephen believes our products are [...]
With hundreds of varieties and an elegant range of hues, hostas are a plant collector’s dream. They demand little care and solve the “what grows in the shade” problem, too.
Mass plantings of hosta create a flowing pattern of color on a shady slope.
Use bold hosta with large foliage as specimens in colorful containers.