Plants

Vegging Outdoors: Planting Organic Vegetable Gardens

Vegging Outdoors: Planting Organic Vegetable Gardens

Recent studies have proven that vegetables grown organically are more nutritious because they are less coddled. Since they have to fight harder for...
Picking a Winner: Choosing the Right Flowering Tree

Picking a Winner: Choosing the Right Flowering Tree

Since the blooms on flowering trees generally don’t last long, you’ll want to keep in mind what will succeed them. To provide a full line-up of “coming attractions,” you can plant several trees which will bloom one after the other: redbud in early spring, dogwood in late spring, and crape myrtle in summer, for example.
Starting Smart: Planting Trees and Shrubs

Starting Smart: Planting Trees and Shrubs

Setting out woody plants—whether shade or ornamental trees, privacy or flowering shrubs—is simpler than it used to be. Horticultural experts once r...
To Feed or Not to Feed? Fertilizing Trees, Shrubs, and Lawns

To Feed or Not to Feed? Fertilizing Trees, Shrubs, and Lawns

While adult trees and shrubs usually don’t need fertilization, you may want to feed younger ones to encourage them to mature more quickly. 
The Kindest Cuts: Pruning Your Roses, Hydrangeas, Crepe Myrtles, and Evergreens

The Kindest Cuts: Pruning Your Roses, Hydrangeas, Crepe Myrtles, and Evergreens

Should you prune your flowering shrubs, flowering shade trees, and evergreen privacy plants? Although doing so can render them “a cut above” those of your neighbors, proper timing and technique are essential, so that you don’t accidentally eliminate potential blooms instead.