Blistering temperatures above typical summer averages drive us indoors - into the comfort of our homes. But what about the plants in our gardens?
Because succulents have adapted to harsh, dry climates, they have unique watering requirements.
Planting the same thing in the same place year after year drains nutrients from the soil. You can avoid this by changing what you plant on a particular plot or bed from year to year.
Beautiful, delicious, aromatic, and self-sufficient, culinary thyme represents a form of perfection in the summer garden. Here's how to grow some in your backyard.
Spring permits the gardener a chance to crank-up that wonderful component of the growing season ahead: the summer vegetable garden.
Planting is not confined to spring and fall. You may have sound reasons for sowing seed in summer. Here is how.
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.
Rats will fatten themselves on seeds, vegetables, bulbs, nuts, fruit, and – if you are very lucky – even flowers in your garden. Here are 8 safe ways to keep the vermin out.
Small farmers and homesteaders all over the world have used hügelkultur to grow food and increase yields. Here's how to build the ultimate raised bed in your garden.
In nature, plants put down roots and remain in one spot until they die. They are susceptible to damage when we move them. Here's how to minimize transplant shock.