Ask a Master Gardener: All about growing hellebores

If you’re looking for an early-blooming, low-maintenance plant for your garden, look no further. A hellebore just might check off several requirement boxes on your plant wish list.

Ask a Master Gardener: How to share your yard with nature

Your home landscape can be an amazing opportunity to collaborate with nature. With thoughtful plant choices, you can invite more biodiversity into your yard.

Ask a Master Gardener: Is it too late to prune fruit trees?

This time of year, when plants are normally in their dormant stage, usually finds gardeners conducting late-winter pruning of apple and other fruit trees.

Ask a Master Gardener: How to attract bluebirds

Spring is just around the corner. With its arrival, bluebirds will be returning north from their winter migration to the southeastern United States and Mexico. If you’re lucky, they’ll pay a visit to your yard.

Ask a Master Gardener: Cold frames as season extenders

Cold frames allow for the early planting of spring vegetables such as lettuce, radishes, carrots and cabbage by protecting them from frost and cold temperatures at the beginning of the season.

Ask a Master Gardener: Winter survival tips for gardeners

Gazing out your window on a wintry day, you might think that springtime is a distant prospect, but there are many activities you can do this winter to get ready for spring.

Ask a Master Gardener: Growing your own perennials

Many gardeners start vegetables, annual flowers and herbs from seeds, either indoors or directly in the garden. However, have you ever considered growing your own perennials from seed? 

Ask a Master Gardener: Get ahead by planting seeds indoors

The holidays are over, and we find ourselves in the cold, dark days of mid-winter. As a gardener, you may feel that the planting season is so far away. Don’t worry as you can start many plants indoors by seed soon.

Ask a master gardener: Know your zones

If you’ve purchased perennial plants or started them from seed, you’ve likely seen notations such as “hardy to zone 5” or “USDA Zones 4a-9b” on the package or in the product description.

Ask a Master Gardener: Call the garden helpline

As we begin a new year, many Vermonters may have lingering questions about their garden’s performance this past year or new questions as they plan to start or improve a garden in 2024.

Ask a Master Gardener: Think outside the flower box

If you have a gardener in your life and need some help selecting a gift, read on for some ideas that should please even the choosiest of gardeners. 

Ask a master gardener: Hibernating houseplants

Those lovely houseplants that clean the air and add beauty to our homes are primarily tropical natives.

Ask a master gardener: It’s time to plant garlic

Fresh garlic from your garden is hard to beat, and now is the time to get it started for next year. Let’s look at a few tips for a successful garlic crop using science and some practical gardening knowledge.

Ask a master gardener: Plan a spring garden this fall

Every gardener has a fall to-do list to complete: pulling annuals, raking leaves and storing hoses and other garden tools. They aren’t the most exciting tasks, but planning for your spring garden now saves time next year.  

Middlebury Garden Club names 2023 winners

Every year the Middlebury Garden Club gives awards to public and private gardens in Addison County. To be considered, a garden must be able to be seen from the roadside and cannot belong to a current member of the club.