Ask a Master Gardener: Miniature bulbs to plant now

There’s an old saying, “Good things come in small packages.” That’s certainly true of the tiny flowers that bloom in the spring. And fall is the perfect time to plant these bulbs.

What you need to know about soil health in raised beds

Did you know that the composition of the soil in raised beds is vital to their success?

Ask a Master Gardener: What seeds to plant this fall

Before taking a rest from gardening for the season, have you thought of direct sowing seeds to grow a minimal-care garden next spring?

Learn how to grow great garlic

Garlic grows well in many different soils and climates, but only varieties that are hardy and adapted to the Northeast will perform well here.

Volunteers in action: A new home & garden come to life

It was a special day last summer when a young family was able to move into their brand-new Vergennes home — the latest project undertaken by Habitat for Humanity of Addison County. 

Judith’s Garden: Farewell to autumn — and to our gardens

This autumn has surely been one of the most beautiful I can remember since Dick and I made our home in Goshen — over 25 years ago.

Ask a master gardener: How to help bumblebee queens overwinter

Wild bees are important pollinators for our crops, gardens and wild plants. In Vermont there are over 350 types of wild bees, including 17 different species of bumblebees.

Middlebury Garden Club spotlights local gardens

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. 

Compost using the lazy lasagna method

While doing your fall yard clean-up, envision and decide on an area for a new flower or vegetable garden or a space to relax.

Time to move houseplants back indoors

Did you know that many houseplants sold in stores are actually tropical perennials?

Ask a Master Gardener: How to tend an ecologically sensitive garden

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?

Ask a Master Gardener: What to do about garden invasives?

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)

Ask a master gardener: What’s eating my squash?

Cucurbits are easy to grow but they are threatened by a number of unfortunate pests that can make growing these fruits and vegetables much more difficult.

Jessie Raymond: Non-gardener has a change of heart

Summer’s not over yet, but I’ve conducted a preliminary assessment of my 2022 No-Garden Plan, and here are my findings: I’m an idiot.

Ask a Master Gardener: All about blueberry season

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.

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