Researchers have discovered a small hormone that helps plants retain water when none is available in the soil.. Read more here!
New Hampshire landscape designer admires her kale and eats it, too. Read more.
John Porter, the urban agriculture program coordinator for Nebraska Extension in Douglas and Sarpy Counties, wants to make sure you get it right. Follow these tips, he says, and you’ll be on your way to having a perfect garden. Read more.
Staten Island’s Freshkills Park was once the world’s largest landfill, a dumping ground for New York City’s abundant heaps of garbage. Eloise Hirsh, administrator of Freshkills Park and president of the Freshkills Park Alliance, was tasked with transforming those hundreds of acres of compiled garbage into an enormous, activity-filled public space. Read more.
Did you know that all AAS Winners have been trialed against varieties that are considered “best in class”? See which AAS Winners will become your new garden favorites! Read more.
Refresh your summertime garden with these chores and ideas
During the dog days of summer, there’s plenty to do in the garden. With a bit of planning, you can make the best use of your time by prioritizing what needs to be done. Schedule regular time to check off those chores on your to-do list so that you don’t get overwhelmed. And don’t forget to stop and smell the roses! Grill up some dinner, invite friends, relax and enjoy your outdoor oasis. Read the tips published in Garden Design Magazine.
The Biltmore International Rose Trials provide an opportunity for all types of breeders – from novice to professional – to test their selections for two and a half years in a very public setting. The trials are sited at the Biltmore’s lavish and large rose garden, in complete view to the multitude of people who visit each year. Read more.
Several years ago, I woke up early one morning and decided to go see the tulips at Bartlett Arboretum. It’s one of those adventures that is hard to schedule. It all depends on when spring arrives in Belle Plaine, Kansas. Plus, it has to be a day when the gardens are open for visitors. And, of course, it’s best if it isn’t raining. Fortunately, I picked a good day and had the pleasure of meeting Robin Macy, founding member of the Dixie Chicks. I loved hearing her story of how she happened upon Bartlett Arboretum and ended up buying the property. Read more.
My planning for the new gardening year is starting off with a review of last year. Some things went well in the garden. Other things, not so good. And, then there are the things I get wrong year after year. Read more.