True Gifts

As one who was raised in the cold climate of western New York State, I still find it incredible that December can arrive complete with green grass and a few surviving perennial blossoms. Shorter days always make me a little tired, and I see now that there is a real danger that I will go dormant before some of the […]

VIBURNUMS FOR VARIETY

As you begin thinking about spring landscaping, consider viburnums to add variety to your garden. These plants range in size from two- to three-foot shrubs to 30-foot trees and have excellent foliage, attractive and often fragrant flowers, showy fruit, and an interesting winter appearance. While relatively few of our native viburnums have found their way into the commercial landscape trade, […]

Grow Your Own Peas

The pea is a vegetable which helps the soil, has an interesting history, is easy to grow, and is a more versatile food than you might know.  It is loaded with helpful vitamins, protective phytonutrients that provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, protein and fiber.  They’re low in fats but, what they have, are healthy omega-3 fats.  Some research (whfoods.org) indicates […]

Gardening Month – Gardening Information per Garden Zone

Gardening Month Gardening by Month is a gardening guide to assist you in your garden for the calendar month. The list provides Northern Hemisphere season structure, but for the gardeners in the Southern Hemisphere, they can flop the months support their garden season. First thing to understand, when gardening per month, is to know your gardening hardiness zone. We have […]

Glorious vines to delight the gardener

All gardens look wonderful with various perennials and low growing shrubs, but consideration must also be given for plants that provide height. When plants are grown at all the same height it looks like something is missing, yet when a vine, flowering or not, is placed into the garden, that feeling disappears. Vines can be grown along a fence placed […]

PERMACULTURE: AN EARTH-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVE

The world is changing at an unprecedented rate. Human populations are soaring. Resources are being consumed faster than they ever have before. We are quickly overextending the earth’s ability to sustain our species. How can YOU help to resolve these problems through your gardening practices? A number of alternative agricultural and gardening approaches have been developed over the past few […]

Garden Articles

Gardening articles to support your interest.  Hopefully the subject of your interest is listed below. Water Gardening Articles Email:Pond Lady For additional articles from the Pond Lady, do a search for Pond Lady. How to Choose a Pond Site Designing a Pond Edging for a Pond Pumps Spring Cleanup Plants Summer Cleanup Waterfalls Water Gardens Winter Predators in your pond […]

SUBURBAN SUSTENANCE

Anyone who is the slightest bit attuned to fashion trends in horticulture knows that the kitchen garden is hot. Five years ago, major shelter magazines devoted little or no space to vegetable gardening or home fruit growing. Now both are front-page news. At the Philadelphia Flower Show, where the theme was gardening in the next century, edible and ornamental plants […]

HOMEGROWN TEAS

Throughout the centuries, people have been making their own tea using herbs grown in their gardens or collected from the wild. Today, as interest in growing herbs increases, so does the desire to try this age-old tradition. If this is “your cup of tea,” you probably don’t need to look any farther than your windowsill or backyard herb garden for […]

TROPICAL TREASURES – E. Ginsburg

Last weekend I had to get away—from my weedy beds and borders, from garden writing, from turning the composter, from everything. I could have gone to the beach or to a nice air-conditioned bookstore, but I decided that it might be more gratifying to revel in sumptuous flower beds and borders that are maintained by someone else. I got in […]