Byline: By LEE REICH

Many gardeners, even in colder regions, inch closer and closer each year to the goal of growing a year-round supply of vegetables. Corn, peppers...

Neither evening stocks nor jasmine tobacco are particularly worthy plants by day. But as darkness falls, the petals of each of these flowers unfurl...

Give a child a box of crayons and a piece of paper, and ask for a flower, and you very likely will get a picture of a daisy.Daisies also hold...

Since the coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in interest in gardening, especially vegetable gardening, some seed companies are having trouble...

Citrus seedlings

3/12/20

‘What a waste,” I was thinking this morning as I spat out a seed from an orange. That seed could have grown into a whole orange tree. Growing an...

Succulents are low maintenance

1/30/20

Looking for an easy plant to care for? Try a succulent. Any plant with fleshy stems or leaves is called a succulent. Aside from cacti, only a few...

As I savor one of my just-picked American persimmons (Diospyros virginiana), I’m reminded how this fruit – and a few other delectable fruits...

It may be time to say goodbye to Pete in the garden. Peat Moss, that is.Peat has been a great helper for years, especially with seedlings. It’s...

Cover the ground

10/31/19

Nature abhors bare ground, and so should you. Her response to naked earth is to clothe it, a job at which many weeds excel.Bare soil is too easily...

Topiary is the art of growing trees and shrubs as living sculptures – cubes, spheres, obelisks, animal shapes or combinations of these.The...

Gardeners, let’s praise the hoe

8/5/19

Hopefully, I’ve caught you in time, before your weeds have grown lusty. I want you to consider the much maligned hoe.Wait! Don’t stop reading. I...

As a youngster, I never could get my fill of maraschino cherries. That is, until the day I got my hands on a whole jar of them, sat down with a...

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