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October is good time for lawn fertilizer.

Best fertilizer for lawn in autumn

Autumn is the time to look in garden centres for bags of the best fertilizer for your lawn. October is the month to get it spread across the lawn.


Monkshood, always a late surprise

A clump of fall-blooming azure ‘Arendsii’ monkshood is in full flower, and looking like several frosty nights have only spurred it on.

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.


Zinnias (Garden Making photo)

Growing better with plant stimulants

If you’re installing new plants, growth stimulants help them to become established more quickly. What you need to know about plant stimulants.

"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.

Saving seed from tomato (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Saving tomato and pepper seed

Saving seeds can be as easy as collecting and drying pepper seed, and safely packaging them. It is a bit more complicated to save tomato seed.


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.