Four excellent books explain the ins and outs of sustainable landscaping, from philosophy to practical advice.
A gardener decides to plant China asters to brighten his yard. But it wasn't to be.
A new rock gardener succumbs to the appeal of tiny plants.
Near Tarrytown, N.Y., Philipsburg Manor re-creates a slave garden that shows how slaves in the 1700s grew food for themselves and to sell.
Heirloom vegetables, especially tomatoes, are very popular with gardeners these days. Are they better than newer hybrids?
Gardeners can save money and have fun by saving seeds of plants that range from flowers and vegetables to trees and shrubs. Here's how.
Why go to all the trouble of spraying dandelions in the lawn when you can use the greens in delicious recipes?
A gardener and a chef team up with advice on growing and cooking blueberries, including a recipe for a cool and elegant summer dessert.
The new hybrid coneflowers offer appealing colors and shapes, but some may not be as reliable in the garden as the old standby, Echinacea purpurea.
A pretty pink wildflower that adapts to various California growing conditions, checkers (Sidalcea neomexicana) attracts a variety of butterflies and native bees.
Anyone can easily create one-of-a-kind yard art or accents to add whimsy and individuality to a yard.
To find the right place for the right plant, you need to take a number of factors into consideration, starting with your location.
Generally, wildflowers are adapted to the vagaries of their local climates. But the severe drought in most of Texas, including Fredericksburg, has many wildflowers struggling.
A gardener makes the case for turning 25 percent of the lawn into a more natural habitat. Independence Day weekend is a good time to think about why this is a good idea.
A gardener and a chef team up with advice on growing and serving muskmelons, or cantaloupe, including a recipe that can star in your Fourth of July cookout.
Serviceberry or Juneberry (Amelanchier) is a charming native tree or shrub that produces bluish fruit much loved by wildlife but useful for human consumption, too. Try this recipe for a cold serviceberry soup.
The challenges and rewards of starting a new rose garden after moving.
A gardener trades concrete bunnies for one-of-a-kind handmade garden art.
Seeing pictures of David Howard dahlia in some garden books lead to a search to find it. It turned out to be just as appealing as expected.
Actaea racemosa (Cimicifuga) has a number of common names, including fairy candles. Its large size makes this native plant a dramatic choice to grow in shade.