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Microclimates: How To Change Your Garden's Climate

While King Canute the Great, might not have been able to stop the tides, you may be surprised to know that you can change your climate….well at least …

How to Grow Potatoes in Small Spaces

I always thought you had to have masses of land to grow spuds. Not so. Look at this very cool potato box!<p>What a great tip courtesy of The Seattle …

How I Learned to Be an Imperfect Gardener

I remember the day clearly when gardening changed for me. It was the second year living with my new landscape — the first large garden I had ever …

The Opinionated Gardener: Random Offshoots from an Alpine Garden

Essays discuss garden tools, the seasons, perennials, summer bulbs, annuals, garden design, raised beds, and cold frames

The Insider’s Guide to Being a Savvy Nursery Shopper

I love visiting retail nurseries and since I have worked at several of them off and on for over ten years, I believe I have a unique take on shopping …

Rose Suckers

What is a Rose Sucker?<br>“<i>A shoot from the root or lower part of a stem. In roses, a young cane emerging below the bud union and therefore representing</i> …

How to Transplant, Move or Repot Your Clematis

Have you ever had one of your clematis overtake an area in your yard? Has an established clematis that you thought would reach the moon only manage …

The Clematis Queen’s Care Sheet | ClematisQueen.com

LIGHT EXPOSURE<br>Most clematis enjoy being exposed to at least 5 to 6 hours of sunlight daily. In hotter inland and canyon areas, planting pastel pink …

Water Blasting Your Garden Nemeses

After writing about leafhoppers on my roses and suggesting “My plan is to unleash a tsunami spray from my garden hose directed at the undersides of …

Green Lacewings ... Heavenly Helpers

In past articles I’ve written about some of the evil garden culprits that reside in the insect world. And when we think of the good guys (aka …

Too Much Mulch?

You can find countless articles praising the benefits of mulch and I totally agree that it is a fabulous entity to introduce to your garden. However, …

The Clematis Queen’s Gardening Life Lessons | ClematisQueen.com

Summer is here and for many of us our clematis are now starting to wind down. This is when we can sit back and appraise our plant’s spring …

A Show of Hands

“Gardening gloves are for sissies. I always have dirt under my nails.”<p>-- <i>Hilarie Burton</i><p>I almost always wear gloves when gardening, so I guess in …

Home — The Plant List

<b>The Plant List</b> is a working list of all known plant species. It aims to be comprehensive for species of Vascular plant (flowering plants, conifers, …

680 Tree Fact Sheets: Trees by Scientific Name | Environmental Horticulture Department | College of Agricultural and Life Sciences | UF

514 Shrub Fact Sheets: Shrubs by Scientific Name | Environmental Horticulture Department | College of Agricultural and Life Sciences | UF

Lily leaf beetle tracker home

The lily leaf beetle <i>Lilioceris lilii</i> is a serious pest of cultivated lilies in gardens and an emerging pest of native lilies in the wild. The beetle …

Plant Hardiness Zone Maps - Perennial Gardening

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map (North America)<p>According to Wikipedia, <b>hardiness zone</b> is a geographically defined area in which a specific category of …