See sensational chrysanthemums grown and shaped in more ways than you can imagine at the Longwood Gardens Festival, now through Nov. 24th.
Choosing garden ornaments that are weatherproof is smart for so many reasons.
Muhlenbergia capillaris is a native grass named for a Pennsylvania botanist, named Muhlenberg, and it’s worth looking for because there’s really nothing else quite like it.
The fact that, for a few weeks now, my garden has been color-coordinated is partly coincidence, and partly the result of choosing plants that Nature decorates so nicely.
Commercial landscapers are pulling perfectly good plantings in preparation for the first frost but it seems so cold!
So, that’s why they say to pinch back plants by the Fourth of July! Because if you don’t – they can open up in the middle like an elephant sat on them.
As lots of us are putting plants to bed for the winter, so are some area gardens getting ready to sleep until spring. Chanticleer will close in November.
You could end up with quite a few green tomatoes this year because of the rainy start to summer. Here are some suggestions for what to do with those late bloomers.
They might look pretty pathetic at the moment, but so many of those deciduous trees and shrubs that you find on sale right now, are a smart gardener’s best friend.
While some arboretums do close for the winter, the Scott Arboretum, which covers the 300 acres of Swarthmore College, is open year-round.
When I look at the rivers of verbena along my paths, I’m so grateful for how easily it self sows and grows.
There are few enough trees that flower in late summer, so when a tree is still blooming this far into fall, it’s worth mentioning. My Franklinia tree has been blooming since August.
Planting a crabapple tree is one of the easiest ways to make your yard pretty all year – and make yourself and so many other living things around you happy too.
Velvet Leaf is an invasive crop weed that can grow over 5 feet high, and just one plant can produce thousands of seeds. Pull it!
What’s that annoying stuff sticking up a few days after your lawn is cut? Likely nutsedge!