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No time for dog days – gardeners have work in August

Ah, the results of my labor in the garden – the bounty is in! The tomatoes are sun-drenched in flavor. One bite and the sweet … Full story    

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Coral bells’ loved for blossoms, leaves

Coral bells (Huechera spp.) are plants that earn their keep even when not in bloom. Here is a perennial, especially some of the newer hybrids, … Full story    
Published:  September 14, 2014

Bees aren’t the only pollinators you can attract

The dramatic loss of honeybees to changing land use, viruses and pesticides is alarming, and they’re irreplaceable as pollinators. But you can somewhat offset their … Full story    
Published:  September 7, 2014

No time for dog days – gardeners have work in August

Ah, the results of my labor in the garden – the bounty is in! The tomatoes are sun-drenched in flavor. One bite and the sweet … Full story    
Published:  August 24, 2014

Plants can thrive while you’re on vacation

Sometimes life interferes with being a gardener. At midsummer, most of my vegetables were nearly ready to be eaten or to be put up for … Full story    
Published:  August 17, 2014

Good bugs in the garden help keep bad bugs under control

Many gardeners seem to think that any UFI – unidentified flying insect – is a potential threat to their tomatoes or spinach. When in doubt, … Full story    
Published:  August 3, 2014

Trees, shrubs made for the shade

I grew up in a small town in rural Connecticut. Behind the house, there was a brook and a hardwood forest with a high canopy … Full story    
Published:  July 20, 2014

Help new flowers with compost, fertilizer – and water

I probably spend more than I should on seeds, annual flowers in six-packs, 4-inch pots of trademarked annuals at $5 a pop, perennials, and flowering … Full story    
Published:  July 13, 2014

Still plenty to do in the vegetable garden

I recently received an inquiry about vegetable gardens: Is it too late to start one? In a word, no. But you will have to act … Full story    
Published:  July 6, 2014

Create a lush, lovely green space

I love lawns. Not big lawns, and they don’t need to be pure Kentucky bluegrass, either. I love a little bit of mowed green that … Full story    
Published:  June 22, 2014

Row cover protects plants, encourages growth

Living in a cold spot, I usually wait until June 10 to plant frost and cold-sensitive plants. But lured by perfect warm weather, I planted … Full story    
Published:  June 15, 2014

Garlic mustard poses threat to native trees

As a garden writer, I get a lot of email from people warning me about pending catastrophes: blights, bugs, invasive plants. Some are accurate, some … Full story    
Published:  June 8, 2014

Tomatoes come as heirlooms, hybrids – and volunteers

This year, I met a lifelong goal of growing an edible tomato in the house – although I have I have to admit it was … Full story    
Published:  June 1, 2014

Lessons from a well-tended asparagus patch

On a recent cold, gray Sunday, I was looking for a good project to do in my garden. I decided to clean up my asparagus … Full story    
Published:  May 18, 2014

Take good care of tomato seedlings

This year, I started my tomatoes indoors much earlier than I usually do. Normally, I start them on April 10 at 10:14. Only kidding! Most … Full story    
Published:  May 11, 2014