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Summertime Delicacies: Corn and Tomato Salad

Some people are crazy about caviar. Others go nuts over truffles. For me, summer fruits and vegetables are the greatest of delicacies. Especially …


What to do in the garden this week: cut back vines and perennials

Your gardening checklist for the week ahead. This week: trim vines and remove perennials' first spires.<p><b>Blackfly be gone</b><p>Curled and disfigured new shoots of viburnums and other early summer shrubs may indicate blackfly infestation. Prune out the shoot tips.<p><b>Vine time</b><p>Excessive growth on ornamental and …


the august garden chores: 2013

Shares 0<p>REMEMBER THE LATE-1980s AD for a medical-alert device, where a woman says: “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”? I feel a bit like that when it …


How to Make Quick Raspberry Sorbet

This is the easiest thing to make – ever. When we went Raspberry picking I had quite a few fruits left over after we had had our fill. This is a …


Top 10 all-weather perennial plants


How to Decorate a Tall Vase : Floral Design

Urban Gardener: Is It OK to Reuse Potting Soil?

Whether potting spring bulbs or transplanting seedlings to a window box, the urban gardener has to answer a basic container-gardening question: Is it …


How to Kill Weeds With Plastic Sheeting Before Planting a Garden : Vegetable Gardening

Lunch with Barbara Damrosch

I was reluctant to make the schlep into D.C. to attend DC’s Home and Garden Show, which (like HGTV) deserves a silent G for its dearth of garden …