When to prune spring-flowering shrubs

Judith Adam

Although spring-flowering shrubs such as lilacs can vary in their bloom times, there’s far less leeway about when to prune spring flowering shrubs.

Mauve tree peony (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Tree peonies and their kin

Judith Adam

The flowers of tree peonies are startling huge and beautiful (and some are deeply scented), and their foliage remains attractive all season.

Coping with clay soil

Beckie Fox

Clay soil can be difficult it can be to work with. Simple clay amending techniques for a clod-free garden.