Slow Flowers
Slow Flowers

IN THE COMMERCIAL CUT-FLOWER INDUSTRY, it’s not easy being green. In response, an influx of eco-conscious growers and designers are embracing the so-called Slow Flower Movement—aided by a suite of savvy writers and other advocates furthering their cause. Choose sustainable cut-flower sources!

Untangling Ipomoea
Untangling Ipomoea
Gardening for Native Bees
Gardening for Native Bees

Honey bees (Apis mellifera) may garner more of the limelight, but North America is also home to approximately 4,000 known native bee species that are just as agriculturally, horticulturally, and ecologically important. Learn smart ways to garden for native bees.

Monarda or "Unsung Beebalms"
Monarda or "Unsung Beebalms"
Yes, Peas! Growing Edible Pod & Tendril Peas
Yes, Peas! Growing Edible Pod & Tendril Peas

The tendriled vines of peas produce delicious pods in cool spring weather, and their roots naturally fortify soil with nitrogen. Once warm weather comes on, they can be pulled and replanted again in late summer for a second crop in fall. Read more...

Tips for Growing Monster Beeksteak Tomatoes
Tips for Growing Monster Beeksteak Tomatoes
The Prettiest Garden Lavenders
The Prettiest Garden Lavenders
Diverse, Decadent Dahlias
Diverse, Decadent Dahlias
12 Poisonous Garden Plants to Avoid
12 Poisonous Garden Plants to Avoid
Antique Garden Books
Antique Garden Books

Reading antiquated gardening books can feel like finding buried treasure. They tell of times when tools and garden plants were simpler and planting designs classic. Many deliver loads of useful, old-timey tips and techniques, making them that much more fun to read. And they tend to be beautifully illustrated—all the more reason to seek them out. Link to article