Michael Dirr's new 'Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs' is a must-own book for serious gardeners.
Being a locavore isn't new. This writer's family has been gardening and eating local for generations. Plus, enjoy a recipe for pickled beets.
Plan ahead for a water garden or water feature that feels right in your garden. For instance, which way should the water flow?
A gardener and a chef team up with advice on growing and serving kumquats.
Among the charming early wildflowers is dwarf larkspur, Delphinium tricorne.
New cultivars of dwarf French marigolds really brighten the garden and are among the easiest annuals to grow.
Why this huge ‘foliage plant’ defies descriptions
New in the garden: tiny American red squirrels.
Observing garden 'eye candy' teaches us about design elements that make a difference in our own landscape.
Monkshood, or Aconitum, is a perennial with two big advantages for gardeners: blue flowers and a very long blooming time that stretches from summer into winter.
Cute little ceramic 'rocks' with live moss make fun gifts as well as educational.
How to grow and cook with daikon radishes.
The current trend of planting on walls or fences -- vertical gardening -- is fascinating, but average gardeners often don't understand the maintenance requirements.
Want to learn more about the Queen of Flowers? Attend a rose show.
Peonies add a nostalgic touch to gardens. And fall is the perfect time to plant them.
Make your garden eyesores disappear, with a little landscaping 'sleight of hand.'
Hardy cyclamen may look dainty, but it's a tough shade perennial as well as being beautiful.
A gardener and a chef team up with advice on growing and serving sweet potatoes, including a recipe for a delicious sweet potato cake.
Chicago's Millennium Park is where political muscle meets people-friendly landscaping.
A Vermont gardener decides what she can do about invasive or potentially invasive plants in her state.