Blossom end rot is an ugly surprise gardeners can find on the end of a tomato they pluck fresh from the vine. Find out what causes it and how to prevent it.
The hot and humid days of July aren't the best time to be stuck weeding the vegetable patch and flower garden. It's one of several chores that need doing in the heat of summer.
Gold-leaved hostas brighten those dappled shade areas in the landscape, and varieties like "Coast to Coast" will keep their color all season long.
Beautiful coleus make the perfect sun-to-shade plants for coloring inside the lines of a border or bed, whether massed or as added interest that echo colors in the garden.
Daylilies, described as the “perfect perennial,” offer the best of all worlds – low maintenance, large blooms and towering stems.
“Classic Blue” is Pantone's color of the year, and blue as appealing in the garden as it is in the home. Here's a look at a few true-blue annuals, perennials and shrubs for your garden or landscape.
Vegetable gardening is about sustainability and self-reliance, and it’s a worthwhile hobby. Perhaps that's why the idea of victory gardens is being revived — again.
Grow and harvest delicate microgreens on your kitchen counter or a windowsill. Snip off the tiny steams and toss them into a salad or other dish for a delicious bit of flavor.
We all start somewhere. We’ve all been beginners at something and trusted more to luck than knowledge or expertise. When I began gardening, I …
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Sometimes I hate summer.
Few things are certain in life except death and taxes — and “Autumn Joy” sedum in the fall perennial border.
There are a couple of earworms I can’t get rid of when I’m puttering with herbs in my garden -- Simon & Garfunkel’s “Parsley, Sage, Rosema…
At the foot of my back porch stairs, the “Mary Todd Lincoln” daylily is in full, glorious bloom. Each day, two or three fat yellow buds burst …
You’ve probably seen the funny quote: “Chocolate comes from cocoa which comes out of a tree. That makes it a plant. Therefore chocolate counts…
Russian sage is a favorite in my garden.
I've waged a pitched battle against an ornamental grass-turned-garden-thug for the past five years. I call it my "range war."
Being leggy is OK if you're a fashion model.
There's no fever associated with "nature deficit disorder."