Now’s the time to design what you’ll plant this year.
Shredded leaves layered into a bed makes for rich spring soil.
Enormous pumpkins need lots of good soil and attention.
Unlike starting them from cuttings, results may surprise.
Long-lasting bloomers need some late-fall attention in colder climes.
Many new choices are now available for hardy shrub.
Preparing it for winter was much easier than I thought.
Pro: They are absurdly easy to grow. Con: Not everyone likes their scent.
Know your garden zone, and these terms – and your limits.
‘Fairy gardens’ require low, slow-growing plants plus lots of imagination.
African violets are beautiful, simple to care for, and now, much more diverse.
The best ones thrive in the same climate you do. But avoid the No. 1 plant killer.
Saffron is harvested from a crocus that blooms in the fall.
Morgan Hurd competes on the balance beam at the US Gymnastics Championships on Aug. 19, in Boston.
The insects prefer nectar from this Asian shrub more than any other.
It's fragrant, delicious, and decorative.
Everything is coming up in the garden, and not all of it should be there.
A cold-weather garden rewards with foliage, stems, blooms.
The humble petunia is extraordinary for its variety and ease of cultivation.
A traditional no-no, gnomes will be welcomed -- this year only -- at England's famous Chelsea Flower Show.
One of the joys of early spring is watching for the first plants to emerge and bloom in the landscape.
Pretty white snowdrops welcome spring in cooler climates.
When a Dutch family immigrated to North Carolina just before World War II, they started a bulb and cut flower farm, Terra Ceia, that still endures today, practicing the joys of slow flower growing.
The new Eyeconic roses have an interesting reddish blotch on each flower.