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. [...]
Though cold winds chill the air and snow blankets much of the U.S., pesticide use remains a hot topic — and not only among gardeners. The most recent comments come from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Environmental Health, whose December 2012 policy statement makes a clear link between pesticide exposure and children’s hea [...]
Plant a diversity of tomato varieties to reduce the possibility of disease.
Like many gardeners who lost their tomato crop to late blight last year, I’m wondering: How can I make sure it doesn’t happen again this year? Unfortunately, there’s no silver bullet. The most important thing you can do: be alert, be prepared.
Before: A great porch makes a canvas for furniture, comfortable cushions and accessories.
Looking to breathe new life into your porch or patio? We’ve created four makeovers that show you how to expand your outdoor living space, create a welcoming setting for summer entertaining and add curb appeal — without spending a fortune!
Detail of a Mother’s Day bouquet, featuring backyard lilacs and ranunculus from the flower market.
One of the joys of gardening is to step out my back door and clip a few sprigs to bring inside. The day’s prettiest blooms and just-unfurled leaves — gathered simply into a bunch and displayed in a jar of water — provide everything I [...]
Chris Ahrens, marketer and cubicle farmer
This gray cubicle needs some life. It needs a garden!
Given a choice of where to plant a garden, I bet most gardeners would choose their backyard or community garden. For me, it’s my desk … at work. With winter in full swing and the ground hard as a rock, outdoor gardening is not an option for [...]
Many people wonder if you can get amaryllis bulbs to rebloom. Yes! It’s easy because amaryllis are forgiving plants.
Amaryllis benefit from a summer outdoors. For best growth and bloom potential, remove them from pots and plant them in the ground.
“The flowers faded months ago, but I can’t bear to throw it out. I’d li [...]
These crotons provide a blast of color, indoors or out.
Outdoors, Cissus discolor grows best in shade or part shade.
Who hasn’t brought a houseplant or two outdoors for an open-air, summer vacation? Every summer I hang plants from the branches of my dogwood where they thrive in dappled light and benefit from the summer rains. Many of ou [...]