Gardening & Landscaping

If you grew heirloom tomates in your garden this year and you want to save them to plant again next year, check out this timely post from Margaret Roach.  http...

Crape Myrtle is often grown in climates warmer then ours. Bun it can thrive in protected areas around the island. There are a couple nice examples of this cool...

At work today, I was made aware that there was an Argiope aurantia that had spun her web between some of the perennials.  Every summer we have at least one of...

I blew it this summer!  I warned everyone about the late blight in tomatoes, which was on its way, only to be stopped by warm temperatures.  We are lucky so...

My house has often been filled with lilies.  When we were young newlyweds, my husband worked in the plant pathology lab at Penn State. In addition to testing...

It’s turning out to be another weather year similar to the one we had in 2009 when, tomato growers large and small lost their tomatoes to a devastating disease...

Everybody needs a garden. I'm not talking about acres of vegetables, or perennial borders that wrap around the whole house, unless that's your thing.  No, I'm...

Salvias have lots going for them.  They have gained recognition over the years for their many attractive garden qualities.   As members of the mint family,...

On our recent trip to California, my husband and I heartily fed our ‘plant geekiness,’ visiting many growers, large and small.  We filled our quota of business...

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