Handle winter squash with care

By DEAN FOSDICKAssociated PressWinter squash is finally nearing maturity after spending 80 to 100 days growing in the family garden. What is not gener...

September 30th, 2017 |  


Saving seeds also saves money and plant history

By Dean FosdickAssociated PressSeed saving is precisely that. Gathering seed saves money for the next planting season and also saves genetic strains t...

September 9th, 2017 |  


Wet weather brings garden problems

By Lee ReichAssociated PressA season of rain is as trying as a season of drought. Excess rain creates gooey soil, which is no fun for planting if you ...

August 26th, 2017 |  


Tips for taking better photos of garden, wildlife

(AP) — So the garden you planted or enjoy each day is flowering. Birds and animals are busy in your yard or neighborhood. And you’d love t...

July 15th, 2017 |  


Farmers for hire turn backyards into vegetable patches

By Katherine RothAssociated PressJeanne Nolan grew up in an affluent suburb of Chicago. When it came time to apply for colleges, she shocked her famil...

July 1st, 2017 |  


A rose may be a rose may be a rose — but varieties vary

(AP) — Seeing gardens awash in rose blossoms this time of year is undoubtedly what prompted my sister-in-law to call me for suggestions on what ...

July 1st, 2017 |  


Turn pinecones, paper and felt into faux succulent plants

By Holly RamerAssociated PressCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Not only am I without a green thumb, but I have a black cat that nibbles on anything vaguely ...

June 17th, 2017 |  


The new look in floral arrangements: wilder, seasonal, local

Like a tiny green sprig reaching upward, it happened slowly at first. And then, suddenly, it was everywhere.A wilder, more seasonal and local look in ...

June 17th, 2017 |  


Plant some history in your garden with heirloom plants

By Lee ReichAssociated PressYou’re rummaging in the attic, in great grandma’s steamer trunk, and you come upon a dusty old packet of garde...

May 20th, 2017 |  


Decorating indoors with plants

By Melissa RayworthAssociated PressFrom kitchen herb gardens to miniature indoor trees, interior designers are increasingly bringing plants into their...

May 13th, 2017 |