Trowel & Error
August 16, 2017
Lavender is the Swiss army knife of essential oils and plants. Apart from its therapeutic uses, it’s a culinary herb that flavors everything from baked goods to ice cream and honey. Plus, it’s a beautiful and fragrant addition to the garden.
From mulch to medium
July 15, 2017
Place the bale with the cut side up and follow a detailed, two-week watering and fertilizing process to get the inside to decompose into a nutrient-rich medium. Then stick the transplants into the top of the bale.
Bee here now
June 9, 2017
“If we don’t keep the bees safe, gardening won’t be as easy as it should be,” says Megan Ryan, one of many bee experts trying to turn the tide on the dying honeybee population.
A trend that holds water
May 5, 2017
This month we’re talking succulents. Columnist Nancy Crowe shows why these juicy plants have spiked in popularity.
March 8, 2017
March is a good time for houseplant rehab. Columnist Nancy Crowe provides tips on how to give your greenery some much-needed TLC.
Rising to the rose challenge
February 10, 2017
Roses are, indeed, red, and that means something, Columnist Nancy Crowe knows, and she provides tips that can help you grow your own red, red roses — or any colors.
Ways to grow in winter
January 6, 2017
It’s not all dirt, Columnist Nancy Crowe has learned, that helps plants grow. And you can grow plants indoors with these tips.
A season on the wing
December 23, 2016
Columnist Nancy Crowe suggests how gardeners can help the birds weather the winter with a few additions to their landscapes.
Thinking big with sunflowers
November 11, 2016
Sunflowers seem so simple, but Columnist Nancy Crowe has learned otherwise.
Giving bats a hand
October 13, 2016
Bats in the belfry are just the starting point for Columnist Nancy Crowe as she shares lessons learned about these furry, flying allies.