DIY: Homemade Seeded Paper Garden Cards
DIY: Homemade Seeded Paper Garden Cards

Making homemade paper is fun, and the beautiful paper is easy to turn into seeded holiday gift cards with garden themes. Simply add a few dried petals to the paper pulp, sprinkle in designer compositions of garden seeds, and you have holiday grow-your-own-garden cards. These useful, impressive cards are inexpensive to make, fun to give, and even more fun to plant. Give the cards with a basket of garden tools, garden gloves, some Black Gold Seedling Mix, and a pot or two for the perfect gardener’s gift! Read

Fruits of Winter
Fruits of Winter

Discover some of the best fruits of winter. These beautiful berried shrubs keep winter landscapes looking bright and beautiful.

Monarda or "Unsung Beebalms"
Monarda or "Unsung Beebalms"

IN MY alter ego as a superhero promoter of underdog plants, I envision myself donning a mighty green mask and chlorophyll-enriched cape to shine a dazzling spotlight on the lesser-known members of the genus Monarda.

Best Tasting Winter Squash
Best Tasting Winter Squash

Fall time is winter squash time. Whether you plan to make squash soup, a pie, or pasta, some varieties taste better than others. Here are some of the very best to seek at market and consider growing in the vegetable garden. Many are beautiful and all have outstanding flavor.

Fast, Easy Perennial Gardening from Seed
Fast, Easy Perennial Gardening from Seed

Growing your own perennials does not have to be difficult or expensive. Sure, some seeds can be pricey or require a lot of work (chilling, warming, seed coat nicking, soaking) which can take months of effort. But, many others are cheap and nearly effortless to grow, taking little more work than starting annual seeds.

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.

Saving Heirloom Seeds
Saving Heirloom Seeds

Seed saving is easy, saves money, and ensures that your seeds have come from a reliable source (your garden!). Smart seed saving requires that you (1) allow your seeds to fully mature, (2) clean your seeds properly, (3) store your seeds correctly, and (4) know exactly what you are saving and storing. Step 4 is probably the most essential and least understood. Read more...

Native American Berries
Native American Berries

Edible berries native to North America feed wildlife and offer untamed, flavorful pickings for hikers and roadside harvesters. Native blueberries, gooseberries, raspberries, and others pack a punch of flavor unmatched by garden-variety hybrids—anyone who has tasted a wild blueberry pie knows store-bought berries are no match!

Magical Miniature Daffodils
Magical Miniature Daffodils

There’s something about miniature anything that draws kids, and every year my ‘Minnow’, ‘Hawara’, and ‘Baby Moon’ just cry out to be picked by my children. They make the prettiest fairy bouquets and are easy-as-pie to grow, so this bulb-planting season I plan to expand upon my mini daffy plantings. Read article

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. Click to read