A mini-meadow is essentially an area that gardeners have restored to the charge of nature. In these small plots, woodland violets, spring beauties, daisy fleabanes, and dandelions take precedence over Kentucky bluegrass and Zoysia. And for good reason.
The different varieties of hellebore tout a magnificent range of flower colors. Some have a surprisingly unique coloring, anywhere from white to soft lavender to black. This is among the reasons why this perennial has a place in just about any landscape.
In nature’s magnificent show, the morning glory undergoes costume changes like no other floral diva. With normal fluctuations in pH levels, its petals will shift color from blue to pink,…
The ancient Greeks used lavender to fight insomnia and back aches. Mary is said to have washed the feet of Jesus with lavender ointment. Here's how to grow lavender in your backyard.
The flowers of late summer and autumn are particularly gorgeous. Here are seven flowers to plant in your summer garden.
With more than 600 species in the Aster genus, you have a galaxy from which to choose the precise variety for your garden. Here's how you grow these lovely flowers from seed.
Every dog-lover knows that the backyard and garden can be a fun place for dogs. But a huge number of plants are highly toxic - even deadly – for our canine friends.
A backyard submitted to weeds and wildflowers makes more practical sense than a manicured lawn. Here are seven reasons why.
You can use a wide variety of legumes, grasses, and herbs as cover crops, but for sheer versatility, borage is probably among the best.
You can use stem cuttings to create more forsythia plants. Here's how.