Ask a master gardener: How to plant a cutting garden

A cutting garden provides a home-grown source of material for fresh flower arrangements.

How to cultivate natural dyes from your garden

Growing flowers, vegetables and berries for eating is fun and nourishing, but what about growing them to make colorful dyes?

Planning makes a greenhouse work

Our greenhouse is much more than a collection of pretty plants. It is a magical space where, even in the depths of winter, we retreat to be immersed in the soothing presence of growing things.

Vermont garden clubs to visit nurseries

The Federated Garden Clubs of Vermont (FGCV) and its member garden clubs — including the Middlebury Garden Club — will partner with five nurseries and garden centers for Vermont Garden Club Day 2022 on Saturday, May 21.

Things new gardeners need to know

But before you grab a spade and head for the backyard, put pen to paper and make a plan. 

Consider waiting for your first mow to help pollinators

An increasingly popular conservation initiative called No-Mow-May is blooming across the nation.

Ask a master gardener: Why you should embrace moss

Do you spend a lot of effort to get rid of the moss you find in your lawn? Knowing the benefits of moss may convince you otherwise.

The outside story: Bloodroot — an early bloomer

I’d not known these flowers before we moved to this place, some 18 years ago.

Ask a master gardener: How to grow onions

A simple staple in many cuisines and recipes, onions can be a satisfying plant to grow in the garden.

Get your hands dirty for a great cause

Join volunteers for the 10th Annual Day in the Dirt, a state-wide community and school garden fundraiser and work day hosted by Vermont Garden Network to jump start the growing season.

Judith’s Garden: Cultivating delectable edibles

I tend a petite “kitchen garden” right outside my back door, plus a good-sized vegetable garden up the hill which is filled with tomatoes, beans, potatoes, kale and much more. 

Ask a master gardener: Hellebores, herald of spring

For a stunning display of blooms in early spring, most New England gardens would benefit from the addition of a remarkable perennial — the hellebore.

Learn the basics of starting seeds

Are you ready for an early season gardening adventure?

Ask a Master Gardener: Why you should give peas a chance

One of the most versatile early spring vegetables to plant in Vermont is the pea. Sweet peas, snap peas, snow peas and shelling peas can all be easily grown in home gardens.

Ask a master gardener: How to force spring bulbs

Watching the first flowering bulbs appear from the thawing ground in spring is one of my favorite times of the year. Luckily we don’t have to wait all winter to have spring blooms. A great way to do this at home is by forcing bulbs. Forcing bulbs means tr … (read more)

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