Gardening

Best Indoor Plants: 6 Flowering Orchids to Grow

I feared orchids for years, assuming they earned their “hothouse flower” nickname honestly. But actually? Growing orchids is easy if you follow a few …

Flowers

The surprising health benefits of the most commonly used herbs

Easy to grow in your kitchen or garden, find out the numerous health benefits of herbs and how best to store them<p><b>Herbs have many uses, but do you</b> …

Herbs

See the wonderful hand-blown glass sculptures in New York’s Botanical Garden

Artist Dale Chihuly, best known for his vibrant, hand-blown glass sculptures, returns to the New York Botanical Garden this week for his first major garden exhibition in New York since 2006.<p>CHIHULY includes twenty installations from the world-renowned artist, situated both inside the Enid A. Haupt …

Botanical Gardens

Gardening 101: Bergenias

Bergenia, <i>Bergenia</i>: “Elephant’s Ears”<p>The nickname is apt: large, leathery, light-suppressing “ears” flop over other forms of life, making this an …

Flowers

This app will be a gardener's new best friend

It can identify plants and tell you how to care for them simply by taking a photo<p>Whether you are new to gardening or find it difficult to remember …

Mexican Food

For neat bed edges, rely on rope, sharp spade and paint

How can I get nice-looking bed edges in my garden?<p><i>— Bobby Jones, Mount Prospect</i><p>Many gardeners edge their beds during spring garden cleanup. Most beds have irregular edges that zig and zag around the garden. Your beds will look better — and be easier to mow — if they have smooth curves.<p><b>RELATED:</b> …

Landscaping

6 tips for choosing a healthy new tree

A new tree is a long-term investment, and many homeowners aren't sure how to choose a good one. Here are six tips from Doris Taylor, Plant Clinic manager at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle.<p><b>Plan ahead.</b> Before you shop, consider your site's conditions, such as the soil type and the amount of sunlight …

Home

Supermarket slashes prices of wonky asparagus after unusual weather changes growth

Cut-price wonky asparagus is to go on sale at a major supermarket chain after fluctuating temperatures made the vegetable grow with crooked stems.<p>Asparagus is one of Britain's most expensive vegetables but a wonky variety will retail at a record low price of £1.<p>This year a warm early spring has …

Tesco

This Sandy Springs couple's garden shows how patience makes perfect

This Sandy Springs couple’s garden shows how patience makes perfect<p>They took the transformation one step at a time<p>Photograph by John E. McDonald<p>It’s …

Landscaping

How To Live A Purposeful Life

So you don’t wake up dreading your day.<p>There are so many decisions one needs to make to have an impact with their life. Questions arise such as: <i>Do I</i> …

Self-improvement

Sour mulch can burn tender plants

Although the benefits of mulching garden plants are many, wood mulch that has been improperly stockpiled can lead to plant injury or even death. …

Organic Gardening

Indoor Farmers Face Uncertainty Over Organic Labeling

The National Organic Standards Board have kicked the can down the road on hydroponic and aquaponic farming. The group was supposed to decide on April 21 if the systems can be considered organic. The only decision they made was to learn more about the farming process and have pushed their decision …

Agriculture

Amanda Hesser's Strategy for Farmers Market Triumph

I’m always a little jealous of the people who see a trip to the farmers market as a relaxing weekend outing. For them, it’s a chance to luxuriate in the rows of beefsteak tomatoes and mountains of kale. They may have a dog or a popsicle-licking child in tow. These people (...<i>these people</i>) meander …

Agriculture

Spring frost: Met Office and RHS issue advice for gardeners to protect plants

"Colder-than-average" weather conditions are expected across the UK next week.<p>"Colder-than-average" weather conditions are expected across the UK …

Flowers

Corn, soybean planting begins in South Dakota

Corn and soybean planting has begun in South Dakota while small grain planting continues.<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture says near normal …

Agriculture

A self-proclaimed city boy is helping farmers grow their businesses | Life

Nick Burton is a self-proclaimed city boy, a businessman first and a farmer second. He’s also an educator, a mentor and the kind of friend that wants …

Texas

8 iconic plants and trees that herald spring

Oklahoma redbud<p>Oklahoma redbud trees are deciduous and found throughout the Southern U.S. and West Coast. They can reach 30 to 40 feet in height and …

Flowers

Viburnum

Plants & Seeds<p>Winter Viburnum: Pretty in Pink<p>by Justine Hand<p>Plants & Seeds<p>DIY: Ode to Spring Bouquet<p>by Justine Hand<p>Plants & Seeds<p>8 Cold-Climate …

Flowers

Photo of Marijuana Plants Growing in Portland Potholes Is A Digital Fake

An image purportedly showing pot plants popping out of potholes in Portland, Oregon is a digitally-manipulated <b>fake</b>. The punny photo was taken from an …

Cannabis

Vancouver tree sale wildly popular but not for apartment dwellers

Park officials encourage green balconies but don't sell smaller trees<p>Each spring, the Vancouver Park Board holds a tree sale, selling varieties like …

British Columbia

Nature plants a seed of engineering inspiration: Humidity-responsive burrowing of seeds inspires scientists to model the mechanism and find more efficient ways to penetrate soil for agricultural applications

Humidity-responsive burrowing of seeds inspires scientists to model the mechanism and find more efficient ways to penetrate soil for agricultural …

Biology

Landscape Ideas: 10 Problem-Solving Plants

Every gardener has a problem. Yours may be a deep pool of shade where nothing blooms. Or a slope that washes away after every heavy rain. Or an old …

Flowers

Yardsmart: How to restore raised beds without using dry fertilizers

Are your raised beds in jeopardy? Is the potting soil worn out after last summer's intensive vegetable gardening? Did you plan to rejuvenate that …

Organic Gardening

LeGrow is a smart garden system you build with LEGO-like modular blocks

It's becoming increasingly evident that we are evolving into an indoor species, with more people moving into cities and into smaller and smaller …

Houseplants

Beautiful ‘Rose Succulents’ Look Like Tiny Blossoming Flowers from a Fairy Tale

Recently, succulents have gone from humble houseplants to trendy home accessories. In addition to their easy-to-care-for nature and alluring, jade-like tones, plant lovers adore the water storage plants for their diverse selection of shapes. In the past, we've seen succulents that look like …

Flowers

Shrubs

Inspiration & Design Ideas: Shrubs<p>Plants & Seeds<p>5 Favorites: Brit Style Garden Hedges<p>by Kendra Wilson<p>Garden Tools<p>10 Easy Pieces: Essentials of the …

Landscaping

​7 DIY gardens you can build in one weekend (no woodworking!)

Woodworking, DIY and home improvement—we love giving you these guides.<p>To be perfectly honest, we all secretly love that feeling of giving a home tour …

Interior Design

Cut flowers (almost) for free

Grow them from seed and you’ll have your own supply of cheap cut flowers<p>Nothing brightens up a room or makes a more personal gift than a bunch of fresh flowers. They can be costly, though – I mean really costly, both financially and environmentally. Small arrangements can easily sell from £25 (and …

Flowers

10 Ideas to Steal from Suburban Gardens

Suburban living holds the same promise now as when the idea was invented in the 1800s. You get clean air, room to breathe, and your own bit of green …

Landscaping

In search of the perfect Jersey tomato

Few things give me the ongoing pleasure of planting and harvesting a small garden. And over the years, I've come to realize the particular joy of …

Philadelphia