Ask a Master Gardener: Take cuttings now for new plants next spring

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.

Ask a master gardener: Tips for growing tomatoes

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.

Ask a Master Gardener: How to garden in small spaces

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.

Ask a master gardener: How to plant a cutting garden

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

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. 

Learn the basics of starting seeds

Are you ready for an early season gardening adventure?

Ask a Master Gardener: How to force winter flowers

Forsythia in February? Impossible, you say? Not so. A vase full of flowers from the garden won’t take much more effort than harvesting some branches to force them to bloom.

Ask a Master Gardener: Care & safety of holiday plants

Whether you receive a new plant as a gift or purchase it, it’s always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the plant’s needs and any safety concerns it might present.

Ask a master gardener: Growing mushrooms indoors

Mushroom grow kits can be found online and in the gardening section in many stores. Available varieties include oyster, lion’s mane and shitake, along with familiar varieties such as white button and portabella.

Now is the time to plant for spring

The leaves are turning to their autumn glory and it’s nearly time to put the garden to bed. But wait.