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Putting roses to bed

With frost, it the time for putting roses to bed. The process for roses to acclimatize to winter dormancy is slow and gradual. What to do when.

Clay pots last longer when emptied, dried and stored upside down. (Garden Making photo)

Preparing containers for winter

Clay pots last a long time when the garden containers are prepared for winter by emptying the soil keeping them dry for when deep frost arrives.


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.


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.