Byline: By DEAN FOSDICK

New rose hybrids are easy to care for

6/7/19

Roses are among the oldest flowers in cultivation, although many have earned a reputation as fussy or difficult to grow. Some of the newer shrub...

Save the bees with your lawn

5/31/19

Flowering “bee lawns” that attract pollinators are a compromise between fastidious turf management and the more casual yard approach. They add...

Gardeners trying to lure pollinators to their landscape would be wise to mimic nature and plant wildflowers. The attractive perennials tolerate...

Pergolas have been part of home gardens for a long time, but they’re getting some modern upgrades because of trends toward backyard sanctuaries and...

Herbs are among the most useful plants in nature. They can tantalize the taste buds, help cure what ails you, oil the body, perfume the air, and...

Planting clumps of bright, successively blooming flowers is a popular method for attracting foraging pollinators like bees and butterflies. But...

Feeding birds in winter is one of the nation’s most popular wildlife-watching activities, yet many ornithologists say it’s often more rewarding for...

For gardeners who heat their homes in winter using stoves or fireplaces, good-quality wood ashes can be a soil-amendment bonus. But if applied...

Winterizing fragile trees and shrubs is a simple and prudent exercise in landscape management. Mulching and watering before the ground freezes up...

Choose plants to attract some birds

10/10/18

Food, water and shelter are the basic requirements for attracting birds to your yard. But you can boost the number and variety of species that...

When to plant those fall bulbs?

9/10/18

To ensure that bulbs planted in the fall will bloom in early spring, timing is important.Plant too soon and the bulbs might rot in rain-saturated...

Lost power, lost food

7/27/18

When storms knock out the power, what’s the best way to handle refrigerated or frozen foods?Err on the cautious side. When in doubt, throw the food...

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