When college is back in session, there may be one thing your dorm checklist missed: plants. Hear us out. Dorm rooms are stuffy, often shared, and are your legitimate home for (at least) a whole semester.
Deep shade doesn’t even flirt with the sun. In the penumbra cast in this shadowy world, plants that thrive have had to adapt to just glimmers of light – deep shade is defined as having less than two hours
It couldn’t have taken long to think up the name “sweet potato” for Ipomoea batatas. Although an easy subtropical plant to grow, in our cool UK climate a few tricks and a long hot summer are needed to
Shrubs can add instant curb appeal to any home. Not only do these hedges add structured accents to your landscape, but most grow year-round, which means they can add a pop of color to your yard even in
When planning how to get rid of slugs in your garden and what preventative steps you need to take to deter pests in the first place, it's important to consider the organic, natural methods before turning
It’s been a good year for hydrangeas. A damp spring and a wet start to summer means that this thirsty shrub, with its colossal, snowball-like flowers, is at its blowsy best right now. Except mine is not.
Spring may be known as the growing season but fall planting can lay the groundwork for some glorious plants and flowers later on, too. For much of the country, autumn offers excellent gardening conditions
Garden or no garden, I encourage everyone to grow more herbs for ornamental value, nutrition and cooking. Many are so easy and so beautiful it’s actual madness our streets aren’t lined with them for free
A hotel exclusively for houseplants has just opened in London, offering a lifeline to 'plant parents' who are worried about leaving their botanicals to wither during the summer holidays. If, like us, worried