Annual geraniums bloom with big bold colors an entire season’s worth of summer garden. The colors will bring Wow to your garden, whether lined up side-by-side to edge a planting bed, potted in window boxes, or made part of mixed-plant combinations. Anywhere, annual geraniums will make your garden smile.
News of a war-torn country withdrawing seed from a fail-safe facility deep in the arctic draws a line from home gardeners saving for next year’s planting and the world’s seed banks protecting seeds for decades.
Planning and growing a victory garden-styled planting bed will feed a family or a community. A gardener will add his or her personal taste to the design with techniques and plants, but the purpose is still to feed people.
Shawna Coronado’s “Grow a Living Wall: Create Vertical Gardens with Purpose” is an excellent book about systems to build for your backyard.
We are interconnected with the wildlife that shares our garden, even if we call some of them “pests.” Buying pesticide-covered plants can kill bees and other pollinators – how can we keep beneficial insects safe?
Perennial geraniums lay down a carpet of lacy foliage that produces a substantial groundcover in a landscape. Use the hardy plant to cover bare spots in a planting bed or to attract butterflies to a cottage garden.
Roy Diblik is the author of The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden, which explains about perennial plants and how to grow them in a Midwestern landscape.
Gardeners often use a mix of scientific and common names when talking about plants. Carl Linnaeus created the best tools for communicating about plants, the best language gardeners have.
The variety of magnolia trees are worth exploring, finding one for your own backyard, and growing it to have spring flowers and fragrant blossoms.
Springs Preserve is a public garden in Las Vegas offering visitors a chance to learn about gardening, and living, in a desert environment and how protecting it is still possible.