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.
Creative city apartment dwellers are reinventing the old idea of rooftop gardens to enjoy the comforts urban dwellers enjoy in their gardens.
Bromeliads are almost exclusively native to the Americas. They are both terrestrial and epiphyte. They grow well where people are comfortable living.
Be more creative in designing your square foot garden: apply geometry to the overall layout, or to the arrangement of plants in each square.
If you love birds, create food sources and a hospitable habitat for them in your garden this fall, to help them prepare for winter.
Making plans for next year’s spring garden? You can save your potatoes for seed, but may be better off getting new seed potatoes every year.
Love birds, frogs, bees, and worms? Be a messy gardener, and you’ll discover how to grow a healthy garden ecosystem, benefiting creatures and plants.
Gardeners who love to grow their own fruit may want to try an orange tree that produces the small mandarin variety – but how can you grow a Cutie in Zone 7?
Grow a garden that’s full of delicious nectar for your local bees, no matter whether it’s spring, summer or fall.