Seems appropriate that the winner of our Signs of Spring photo contest is named April. Her photo of a tulip bud won first prize, though there were many great entries.
Photo by April Deering
“Spring is definitely my favorite season,” says April Deering, who gardens in Colorado. “I just love watching everything come to life, w [...]
It’s the time of year when Gardener’s Supply employees come to work wearing a glow from a sunny weekend outdoors.
On our Who We Are page, several employees share their stories, and today I think of one from Joe McHugh, who works in the marketing department:
“On the first weekend in the spring when it’s finally warm [...]
Magnolia blossoms from a variety called Leonard Messel.
Those late-winter/early spring snowfalls can be hard on a gardener. But spring is that way. It comes; it retreats.
This year’s early warmth wakened our magnolia three weeks ahead of schedule. And over the weekend, it burst into bloom, providing a scented backdrop for weekend garden [...]
An ornamental cherry, Prunus virginiana, breaking bud in early April in Wisconsin.
Gardeners tend to be keen observers. We watch for the first emerging bulbs in spring, check daily on our ripening tomatoes so we can harvest them at their peak, keep a close eye on the weather so we can protect plants if a late frost threatens. If you enjoy [...]
Eager to get back to the garden? Here are several new products to help you get started earlier. See everything we have in the Season-Extending department.
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When are the desert wildflowers going to bloom, so we can time our trip to see them at their peak? Where are the best places to see them? Questions like these flood state and national parks, public gardens and tourism offices in the Southwest.
Mexican gold poppies.
Where and when to find the best spring wildflower displays
Mexican gold [...]
It’s not a disease—just finely shredded leaves.
Almost any garden will benefit from a dose of leaf mold.
Gardening could be an inexpensive hobby, but at my house it’s not. One of my many springtime splurges is the purchase (at $8.50 per bag) of six to ten bags of cocoa mulch. I use it in my perennial beds, applying it by the handf [...]