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Lazy Gardener’s Tips for Overwintering Containers

The last two years, color in my yard is almost entirely due to my overwintered containers. While I love to have flowers blooming throughout my yard, there is …

How Green are You?

Adopting a “greener” lifestyle to decrease our “carbon footprint” has become the current mantra these days. It has likely been discussed in many …

Plant Profile Series: Phlox paniculata ‘Peppermint Twist’

There is nothing more engaging to me than writing about plants and I’m guessing it shows. It helps when you have engaging plants to write about, something …

The Proper Use of Organic Sprays and Pesticides

To spray or not to spray? For many gardeners it’s simple; you see bugs, you get out the bug spray and the problem is solved. In a few weeks when the bugs are …

Bravo for Broccoli!

Versatile, nutrient-packed and generous; there’s lots to like about broccoli. Yet, as members of the Brassica family, broccoli are often overlooked and …

All Roses Need a Dormant Period to Rest

In my garden near Boston, some of the roses are still blooming, but the flowers look a little battered at this time of year. We’ve had frost, and the rose …

Are you Hungry to Grow Something New? Try Carnivorous!

Without a doubt, we as gardeners and growers have more choices than ever on different varieties of annuals, perennials, vines, bushes and trees that we can …

Making the Most of Your Garden by Understanding CO2

The number one limiting factor in efficient photosynthesis is Carbon Dioxide. What this means is although plants need light, nutrients, and water, it is the …

Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) Hydroponics

In the early 1970s, Allan Cooper (1972) introduced his nutrient film technique (whose acronym is NFT) that changed the basic concept of hydroponic growing …

Growing Orchids in a Greenhouse and Terrarium

Doug Mills Grows Orchids and More in his Greenhouse and Even a Terrarium. He became intrigued with gardening by watching the lady next door and started …