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Column: Gardening Journey October 2022

A Plant for All Seasons

“Are there any flowering shrubs I can grow under or at the edge of large deciduous trees?” is a familiar question I hear from long-time gardeners who have mature trees ...Read More

Hummingbirds!

Continuing last month’s column on attracting songbirds to the garden, the focus this month is on the special characteristics and

Attracting Birds to the Home Garden

Backyard birding has become America’s newest favorite hobby. For some, it’s a rediscovered pastime, while for others, it’s a newfound

Dig Into Some Gardening Books

It may be winter, but that doesn’t deter avid gardeners from finding a way to stay connected to the natural

Ways to Help Honey Bees

Mild winters have been prompting honey bees to make an early appearance in our landscapes. When you’re adding new plants

Dogscaping … Plants to Avoid

As you set out to buy plants for your garden this spring, check your list to make sure your choices

Dogscaping

The arrival of spring will undoubtedly inspire us to get outside and once again enjoy our gardens and backyards. Many

Prehistoric Conifers

At this time of year, when I hear of 6-year-olds telling Santa they’d like to find T-rex action figures under

The Pandemic of the Garden: Annual Invasives

October 2020 The coronavirus lockdown has provided an opportunity for us to spend more time in our gardens. Weeding is an