seed catalogs

‘Knucklehead’ pumpkins (Photo from

Beautiful pumpkins — warts and all

Judith Adam

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

Dwarf tomato seeds

Judith Adam

Judith Adam is picky about the tomatoes she grows. In the hundreds of tomatoes in seed catalogues, it’s not easy to find dwarf tomato seeds.

Laburnum tree in flower. Garden Making photo.

Global warming and plant hardiness

Garden Making

Despite the warming trend, borderline hardy plants in my garden continue to suffer winter damage. The apparent message for gardeners is that global warming hasn’t altered plant hardiness zone designations.