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.
The plants make all the difference in this attractive water feature.
How one gardener turned a small horticultural wasteland into a delightful part of the yard.
Want to save money in the garden? Save seeds from your garden instead of buying them, or buying plants.
Three easy steps to deer-resistant gardening
Ice plants, native to South Africa, have become popular in Western gardens, as they sparkle, shine, shimmer, and tumble over rocks.
A native perennial plant, Indian pink is a show-stopper that attracts hummingbirds to the shade garden.
When gardeners are faced with tight spots, they can grow vertically, with vines. A garden designer recommends several good small vines.
In New York's Hudson Valley, the gardens of the Rockefellers' Kykuit estate can enrich your gardening experience.
A gardener learns that a well-designed landscape just needs time to grow and look its best. Continual tinkering doesn't help.
Southern California gardeners who would like to have plenty of cut flowers for any occasion, need to plan ahead.
Partridgeberry is a low-growing evergreen plant in the eastern US that produces interesting red berries and spreads into a nice ground cover.
When plots in a community garden are assigned, plenty of people turn up to claim one. Growing vegetables is very popular.