This year the National Garden Bureau features Snapdragon, Antirrhinum majus, as its annual flower of the year.
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Last week I said that for the next few weeks we would be looking at great new plants to consider for this summer’s gardens. But we’re taking a detour this week for a great reason, which I’ll let you know about in a minute. So this week, let’s talk about pruning fruits -- both tree fruits and small fruits.
One of the most enjoyable ways for gardeners to get through the dark, cold days of January and February is to begin planning next summer’s gardens.
As we shiver through winter’s freezing temperatures and heavy snow, many gardeners hope the severe weather translates to fewer garden insects in the coming growing season. But, unfortunately, insects have evolved many coping mechanisms enabling them to tolerate winter conditions just fine.
Winter is a great time to review your home orchard's performance last summer and make plans for this year.
Pantone, a company with world-renowned authority on color, each year selects a Color of the Year. Ultra violet was the 2018 featured color; this year’s color is Living Coral.
A frigid, frosty day is a great time to stay indoors and enjoy a good book, a warm fire in the fireplace and a hot cup of cocoa. But for gardeners, winter it's also time to dream and plan next summer’s gardens.
Before taking your Christmas tree to the recycling center this year, consider using it to create backyard habitat for birds.
If you have a gardener on your gift list, a new houseplant is a great way to brighten up the dark winter days. Here are some suggestions to help you match the gift plant you choose to the expertise level of your gardener.
"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose ...” We’re all familiar with this popular holiday song, but have you ever wondered how to roast chestnuts? Or exactly what a chestnut tree looks like? Why don't we see them growing in our neighborhoods?