We know the winter sun, wind and cold temperatures are tough on people. They’re tough on plants as w[...]
Finally, the snow receded enough that we can walk in part of our yard. Like a shadow lifting, it exp[...]
It’s too soon to plant, but you can plan now to make sure you put the right plant in the right place[...]
A friend sent an image of a gardener shoveling through mounds of snow. It had a reference to June – [...]
We learn much about our present when we take time to explore the past. Take, for example, my German [...]
Ornamental grasses have earned a place in many gardens. They’re not the only blade in town. Consider[...]
Travel to Hawaii, and everywhere you look is a paradise of lush green plants towering overhead and s[...]
As we turn the page to a new year, here are a few lessons learned in the garden in 2013: * Weeds wil[...]
If you’re looking to give (or receive) a reliable, easy-to-grow flowering houseplant this season, co[...]
I’ve learned about gardening from many sources over the years. Much of what I’ve learned about natur[...]
For most of my adult gardening life, this week in the growing season has been mournful. Seeing leath[...]
Often, when we intend to teach, we also learn. That has been the experience of those involved in the[...]
Late blight has been found on both tomatoes and potatoes in Portage County. Home gardeners will want[...]
For a distinctive look in the landscape, some nurseries offer shrubs pruned to grown as trees. Dwarf[...]
No matter how long you’ve been gardening, there’s always more to learn. Here are a few nuggets of kn[...]
Not all insects are bad. Only about 1 percent of the of the estimated 87,000 species in the United S[...]
I’m feeling Elmer Fuddish. Rabbits are a plentiful aggravation this year. I’ve gasped and groaned so[...]
If you want to attract hummingbirds, put up a feeder – now. So says a Madison couple, Michael and Ka[...]
Now that we’ve highlighted the elements of good design, it’s time to outline a plan. Consider the si[...]
Most gardeners are drawn to a plant’s flower, particularly its color. Often, we think more is better[...]