An Iowa gardener hikes the Phoenix Mountains to enjoy the saguaro cactus plants -- and the winter heat.
Take our true-false quiz to see how much you know about the holiday's most popular indoor plant, the poinsettia.
Gardeners who live in California and other mild climates can do their gardens a favor by getting a start now, in early winter, on improving and caring for the soil. That ensures future success.
Oriental poppies have their drawbacks in the garden, but it's hard to resist their glamorous good looks.
Beloved for fragrance, lavender is a colorful charmer in summer gardens and containers
A gardener and a chef give tips on growing and cooking with lavender -- and rice -- including a great recipe.
Thousands of David Austin English Roses perfumed the Thames during Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee celebration. You can grow many of them.
Beloved for its sensational spicy fragrance, mock orange is making a comeback, with many exciting new cultivars. One reblooms in late summer.
Smooth phlox blooms between the end of creeping woodland phlox of early spring and the start of summer's tall garden phlox.
Gaillardia, or blanket flower, is an easy-to-grow perennial for hot, sunny spots. Here's a new cultivar, Commotion Moxie, that has much to offer flower gardeners.
Basil is the most popular herb in the U.S. The reason? It's versatile, flavorful, and ideal for summer gardens.
Foamflower is a perennial plant that comes in two forms, clumping and creeping. Both Tiarellas are favorites with gardeners who have shade.
A gardener and a chef team up with advice on growing and serving spinach. Plus a great spinach recipe.
When peonies bloom in spring, it's time to think about adding more next season. Singles or doubles may be the question.
What does it mean when a plant wins an All-America Selections award, and how will perform in your garden?
Prolific blossoms, fragrant leaves, and cold-hardiness make catmint a perfect plant for almost any garden.
Want good ideas on how to combine woodland wildflowers in attractive combinations? Take a walk in the woods.
If you garden in southern California, here's what to do in early May.
Light up a woodland garden with this quartet of unusual shade-loving perennial plants.
When a gardener moves, she finds that it's hard to replace some of her favorite roses and other plants.