Putting The Garden To Bed

Putting The Garden To Bed

The neat and tidy winter garden is for many a thing of the past. Gardeners interested in wildlife habitat realize that perennial and annual flower seedheads are a boon for birds, and that many kinds of moths and butterflies overwinter in leaf litter. With these...
Garden Tools and Gear

Garden Tools and Gear

BAHCO ERGO BYPASS PRUNERS It’s a fact: good gardeners need good tools. Here are a few of our suggestions for tools that will make you a better gardener. The Right Stuff Bypass Pruners are a better choice than anvil pruners, which crush stems when they cut. There are...
Seedheads for Songbirds

Seedheads for Songbirds

The neat and tidy winter garden is for many a thing of the past. Gardeners interested in wildlife habitat realize that perennial and annual flower seedheads are a boon for birds, and that many kinds of moths and butterflies overwinter in leaf litter. With these...
Essentials for Indoor Seed Starting

Essentials for Indoor Seed Starting

Even if you don’t have access to a greenhouse, you can create conditions that will allow seedlings to thrive. Tops on the list of essentials are: a good source of light, air that circulates, adequate heat, and soil that holds water without becoming waterlogged. And it...
2020 Gardening Books: Our Picks

2020 Gardening Books: Our Picks

Way back in 2015, we shared a list of members’ Favorite Gardening Resources. The books chosen for this were time-tested and time-honored. Here we offer a list of more recent books. Some are surely destined to be tomorrow’s classics For the Vegetable GardenerThe New...
Flowers And Vegetables For Containers

Flowers And Vegetables For Containers

If you’re new to gardening, growing food and flowers in containers is a great place to begin. Some can be started from seed, right in the container. Here are some tips for success. Before You Start The bigger the container the better. This is especially important for...