Seed packets often carry more abbreviations than contents, making many of us wish that seeds still came in cloth bags labeled simply BEANS or PUMPKIN. Read Tomato Terms—or, What is an F1 Hybrid, Anyway?
Plants & Gardens Blog
Tomato Terms—or, What is an F1 Hybrid, Anyway?
How to Grow Hardy Bulbs Indoors
With a little planning in the fall, you can enjoy a whole spring garden of colorful tulips, fragrant hyacinths and of course crocus—all indoors in February. Read How to Grow Hardy Bulbs Indoors
Native FloraPlant Choices
False Indigo—A Spectacular Native Hybrid
With the growing interest in and study of native plants, some forgotten ones are being reexamined for garden worthiness and occasionally a new selection of a native species is introduced. Such is the case with Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' or 'Purple Smoke' false indigo. Read False Indigo—A Spectacular Native Hybrid
Garden DesignSustainable Gardening
Front Yard Fashion—Reinventing the American Garden
The urban-suburban landscapes of North America reflect a design tradition that has remained relatively constant since the middle 1940's. Only by understanding and acknowledging this tradition can we begin to innovate in our front yards. Read Front Yard Fashion—Reinventing the American Garden
Pollinators and BirdsSustainable Gardening
Most yard and garden pesticides available today are synthesized chemicals. Because some of these pesticides have been associated with health and environmental hazards, interest in alternatives has been increasing in recent years. Read Natural Pesticides