It's time to read and vote for your favorite article in the 2013 Write-Off Contest! The four finalist's articles are featured in the May 13 newsletter and can be found through this link. Hurry! Voting ends May 18.
For those of us forced to endure long, cold winters, evergreens act as beacons of hope that Nature does indeed still have a pulse. They are as much emotional, as physical reminders, that better times and brighter days lie ahead. Evergreens deserve a place in every garden.
How about a perennial that can start blooming before your earliest spring bulbs, continue flowering until your roses are almost ready and has great looking, deer resistant foliage for the rest of the year? Welcome to the world of hellebores!
Have you always been fascinated with Japanese maples but thought you did not have the room, or that they were too difficult to grow? There are many varieties available to suit just about every garden size and style. See how you can add these graceful beauties to your landscape.
"Gardening?!! That's for women." That is what I was told by one of my NYC childhood friends when I mentioned my new hobby some years back. Though I cannot print my initial response, it did afford me the opportunity to consider gardening and gender.
Over the past three or four years, I have been testing a number of plants to see if they can serve as an effective substitute for mulch. Some show great promise, while others have been deficient in one or more key areas.
Jazz legend Duke Ellington would describe people or things that were in a league of their own as 'beyond category'. In the world of shrubs, viburnums have earned the right to be described as such. They are tough, easy to manage, sometimes spectacular plants, that I often describe as the 'Michael Jordan's of my garden.
Interested in gorgeous spreading roses that do not require spraying? What about a hydrangea that will bloom every year, starting in mid-summer, with foot - long panicles that turn from white through shades of pink? Those are just two of the 2008 introductions from the folks at ColorChoice®, the source of many of today's top flowering shrubs.
After gardening for a few years, I slowly realized that we gardeners are really just masochists who happen to have a creative urge and appreciation of nature’s beauty. If we were not gardening, we would surely be engaged in some other suffering- inducing behavior. What else can possibly explain what we do?
This is the first of a series of articles spotlighting Garden Watchdog's Watchdog 30 companies. Leading off is Garden Crossings of Zeeland, Michigan, an online nursery featuring new and unusual annuals, perennials, shrubs and clematis. Find out why this company is among the top five in the influential Dave's Garden list!
I welcome deer to my home one night per year - just the flying kind, and only on my roof. The rest of the year is spent using myriad tricks and methods to convince the terrestrial variety to roam elsewhere. Deer can wreak havoc on your garden and wipe out an entire season of blooms in one morning. I will discuss my years long battle against them and will report which methods and products work best, and which are a waste of your time and money.