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.
Attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and mason bees to your garden because they're excellent pollinators.
A trip to the San Francisco Botanical Garden provides good examples for designing a successful Japanese garden.
From garden to kitchen: A gardener and a chef team up with advice on growing and serving cauliflower.
Little species or botanical tulips aren't as showy as hybrids but they grow in every U.S. region and return year after year.
April is the time to try some different annuals in southern California. Watering will also be a concern.
Among the gardening activities to do in southern California in April are planting vegetables and flowers, and checking the watering system to ensure it's working well.
In the garden, catmints make purrfect perennial partners for roses.
Edible landscaping -- planting vegetables, herbs, or, occasionally, fruits among decorative plants -- is a popular trend, but, asks this gardener, shouldn't we also think about providing the edibles to those who might be hungry?