A sundew plant is a clever gardener’s fruit fly trap.
Pear Fruit Fly Trap
To get rid of fruit flies, the easy and efficient solution is to buy a trap. We offer some beautiful options, including a crackle-glass pear that looks nothing like a trap. However, if you are looking for a DIY solution, here are some of the best ideas from the em [...]
Clematis vines like to climb, so aim high.
A well-grown clematis is a sight to behold. This variety blooms as the same time as the baptisia in the foreground.
Our back garden is surrounded by a 6-foot fence. For years, I’ve tried to train clematis to grow up the fence with some success. Keep in mind that clematis will grow up, not horiz [...]
Can you train a cucumber to climb like a pea?
Cucumber plants with pea fence in place.
Inside the enclosure.
Ready for chilly spring nights.
I’ve been using galvanized wire tomato cages for about 15 years now, and most of the originals are still in service. I prefer them over stakes or [...]
Gardener saves salad from neighborhood bullies.
The Pop-Up Net can be used over a 3×3-foot bed (as shown) or anchored right to the ground.
It’s the time of year when I walk the perimeter of our backyard and make repairs to the fence. It’s the only thing that separates our perennials from the gang of woodchucks that [...]
Control pests with environmentally-friendly substances derived from natural sources.
Delphinium seedlings are prone to damping-off disease.
The sowing instructions for the delphinium seed I ordered from New Zealand recommend adding a fungus to the germinating mix. Say again? Researchers discovered that a beneficial trichoderma fungus [...]
Convention is a source of inspiration to green industry professionals.
The jam-packed exhibition hall at the New England Grows event in Boston.
February is a slow month for garden and landscape businesses in New England. That makes it a perfect time for people in the gardening business (like me!) to visit New England Grows, the bigges [...]
Even first-time gardeners can succeed with a Potato Bag.
Our Potato Bins shown late in the summer, growing in our Burlington, VT, display garden.
Last year, we used the bag to grow some purple potatoes. A good blend of varieties can be found in our Flowering Potatoes. Harvesting is easy: Just pick up the bag and dump it.
Miniature greenhouses make indoor gardening stylish and easy.
A slim, unobtrusive T-5 fluorescent light fixture in the peak of the roof provides enough light for nearly any plant in the Wardian Case ($249).
Wardian cases revolutionized tropical plant collection and cultivation in the 19th century. After Dr. Nathaniel Ward discovered [...]