Summer ends and all those lovely annuals we’ve grown so fond of will soon come to an end, too. But it doesn’t have to be.
It’s a good time to step back and think about the bigger picture. A question to consider is why do we clear out our gardens before the winter? What’s the purpose?
“There’s something calming for me about getting my hands in the dirt,” Jenne Morton told me recently.
Milkweed is a critically important plant for the monarch butterfly, which is threatened with extinction.
Common invasive species that you might find in your garden or landscape often started out as decorative landscape plants. Plants like knotweed, goutweed, burning bush and Japanese barberry were once imported for their attractive and vigorous garden charac … (read more)
While you are waiting for the plants to fruit, it is important not to make too many changes so that the shrubs can focus on berry production.
You patiently waited until the danger of frost had passed to plant your tomatoes. And you installed a sturdy support system in anticipation of healthy, robust plants. But there are still some things you can do to ensure the harvest of your dreams.
Making your own compost is an eco-friendly and rewarding way to manage your food waste. But what can you do if your compost bin is being raided by wildlife?
The first time I met a tomato hornworm caterpillar in my garden I screamed and ran. What was that!?
Peaches are one of the more surprising fruits that grow in Vermont. Easy to pick and fantastically juicy, peaches are beautiful, fuzzy globes to look forward to each summer.
You don’t need a lot of land to have a garden. It doesn’t even matter if the usable space in your yard is the size of an area rug or if you live in a second floor apartment with no yard.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been having a delightful spring. I feel more at ease this year, more able to enjoy the longer days and warmer weather, and less worried that I’m falling behind on my to-do list.
Think that a shady area can’t have a garden? Think again! Shade gardens can be fantastic places to showcase foliage color, texture and flowers, too.
A cutting garden provides a home-grown source of material for fresh flower arrangements.
Growing flowers, vegetables and berries for eating is fun and nourishing, but what about growing them to make colorful dyes?