Now more than ever new gardeners are discovering the importance and joy of growing your own garden. These Botanical Interests seed collections featuring vegetables, herbs, and flowers are the gift … [Read more...]
Explore my outdoor gardening tips including plant lists for unique situations, seasonal tips, propagation tutorials, and ideas for creating a wonderful garden in any size space.
To keep dahlia safe during the winter, we dig up the tubers and provide cool, dark storage using paper bags, newspaper, plastic wrap, or crates. For helpful growing tips, see 7 Best Tips for … [Read more...]
By saving seeds from your favorite flowers, fruits, and vegetables, you can create a custom seed collection suited to your growing conditions. If you want to try it, this tutorial on saving tomato … [Read more...]
This chart lists the optimum soil temperatures for starting flower and herb seeds. We're often told seeds need warmth to sprout but you can overdo it. Find out what your seeds need to achieve the best … [Read more...]
Can you plant those spring or fall potted chrysanthemums sold at grocery stores in your garden? The answer depends on the plant and your growing conditions. Let’s see what it takes to grow these mums … [Read more...]
If you want perennial bulbs that flower in fall and require no care after planting, autumn-flowering colchicum, crocus, and cyclamen offer lots of beautiful pollinator-friendly options. Looking … [Read more...]
Hollyhock rusts are fungi found around the globe, infecting favorite plants in the Malvaceae family. This includes common old-fashioned hollyhocks, hibiscus, and mallows. These hollyhock growing … [Read more...]