Time To Tidy Up The GardenLots of us let the remains of last year’s perennials stand through the winter. Now's the time to tidy up.
Garden Clean Up Could Lead To A Big MessWhen you’re sweeping up, it’s tempting to just whisk whatever debris is lying there into the closest garden bed. Don't.
Aster Offers Carefree GroundcoverWhat do you plant in those places that get a lot of sun, where you’d also like to suppress weeds? Try a low-growing native aster.
A Little Glory For Morning GloriesSome morning glories can be very weedy, and the ones in my garden are certainly ‘volunteers’, I never planted them. So, I enjoy a few, and weed the rest.
Don't Let Potted Plants Go To Pot While You're AwaySpend a few minutes the next time you’re out watering to reinvigorate your potted plants for the rest of the summer.
Gifts In Your GardenWelcome weeds and gifts from the birds; that's how I've started to see some of the happiest accidents in my yard, like the asters now adding a surprising touch of color.
No Good Feeling About Velvet LeafVelvet Leaf is an invasive crop weed that can grow over 5 feet high, and just one plant can produce thousands of seeds. Pull it!
Don't Nurture NutsedgeWhat's that annoying stuff sticking up a few days after your lawn is cut? Likely nutsedge!
Ragweed Is To Blame For Seasonal AllergiesRagweed is the plant that makes so many people sneeze this time of year but goldenrod, blooming at the same time gets the blame!
A Beautiful WeedOriginally from Europe, Chicory is a low-grower with woody branches in a family of plants that includes leafy vegetables like the mild Endive as well as many intensely flavored salad greens.
Invasive Thistle Spreads With The WindIf you've ever had thistles turn up as weeds in your garden, you know how nasty they can be. Get rid of them completely, before they go to seed and spread across the neighborhood.
A Wonderful WeedIt started as a weed, but became a star in my garden. Philadelphia Fleabane grows about two feet high with masses of pretty pink flowers that have yellow centers like delicate daisies.