An introduction to gardening, the basics for beginners. Learn how to get started growing and caring for annuals, perennials, edibles and landscape plants.
Helpful tips and important information for growing edibles. New and experienced gardeners will all find useful pointers.
Understand the types and varieties of edibles to make the best choices to grow. Learn to grow, care for and harvest your edibles.
We know a lot more now about organics and GMO than even just a few years ago and we may finally be getting to the real truth of these matters. But for every benefit we need to evaluate the risks.
Many specialty types of plants and gardens are good for the environment and support sustainable gardening.
Very specific information that clears up questions and confusion about certain plants.
There is so very much we can easily do as ordinary gardeners to practice sustainable gardening. Many of these simple gardening practices and knowledge will save time and money as well as benefit your plants.
Specific instructions and information about caring for your plants and gardens.
How to keep your soil and your plants strong and healthy. All about fertilizer, compost and soil amendments.
Pest problems, plant ailments, critter damage, oh my!
Learn to design your landscape and gardens to be beautiful and functional with basic design principles.
Guidance for landscape planning and maintaining landscape plants
As the sun gets warm and bright and the soil begins to thaw, it is time to start preparing the gardens for spring growth and planting.
Articles and instructions to help prepare for winter.
What do gardeners do all winter?
Detailed descriptions and care information of hundreds of perennials. Use this database to select the best performing perennials for your specific needs.
Detailed descriptions, photos and care information for hundreds of roses indexed by class.
Characteristics and preferred growing conditions for hundreds of varieties of trees.
Evergreens for landscaping and gardens with detailed descriptions, growing information and pictures of hundreds of varieties.
Monthly Calendars by zone with to do lists for gardening, shrub and tree care, and lawn care.
Keep up with what's new in garden, home and website articles, as well as my adventures, and misadventures in my own gardens! Ask questions and share your successes too!