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At this time of year

'Knucklehead' pumpkin

Beautiful pumpkins — warts and all

The arrival of seed catalogues coincides with the end of pumpkin season. Plant hybridizers now are evolving beautiful “ugly” heirloom pumpkins.

Ornamental grass 'Morning Light'

Ornamental grasses in bloom

Roses and ornamental grasses in the front garden continue to bloom and prolong the seasonal display, much appreciated in autumn

Plant ideas

Bloomerang lilac Photo from Proven Winners)

Mildew-resistant lilacs

Dealing with powdery mildew on lilacs can require replacing them with mildew-resistant cultivars. Mildew spores are active in late summer.

'Green Jewel' echinacea

The scents of it all

When Jodi DeLong walks in her garden, she breathes in the scents – layers of fragrance from petite sprigs of lavender to huge blooms of angels’ trumpet.

Gardens to Visit

Food to Grow

Garlic bulbs and- bulbils (Photo by Carol Pope)

4 fabulous ways to harvest homegrown garlic

Among the healthiest foods we can eat, homegrown garlic is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Garlic can be enjoyed four ways: as young or mature bulbs, scapes and greens.


Raised beds

Make your (raised) bed

Raised beds — beds with soil higher than the surrounding area — are a popular way to corral the chaos in vegetable or cutting gardens.

"The Old Gardener" oil on canvas by Robert Reid, circa 1923. Brooklyn Museum

What’s a garden coach?

A garden coach helps people become better gardeners. A coach is an extra tool for people who like to garden, but need some expert guidance.


Garden Making #19 fall 2014 issue

Fall issue #19 – Grow Easy

Issue #19 of Garden Making for fall 2014 expresses our approach to gardening: “Grow Easy.” Articles include foolproof potentillas and a guide to storing tender bulbs.


My Garden Containers app now available

The My Garden Containers app helps you to create stunning plant combinations for beautiful containers by giving you confidence to mix and match plants.