August in the Garden

“No doubt this can be a thug, but ‘Lipstick’ trumpet vine is a hummingbird magnet in our garden,” says Allan Armitage. (Photos from his Twitter account)

Relax! It’s only a garden

Allan Armitage

Allan Armitage, well-known for his plant expertise and enthusiasm for all things horticultural, offers candid advice to uptight gardeners.


Hummingbirds love the nectar from turtlehead

Judith Adam

Pink turtlehead, sometimes called twisted shell flower, are showy plants that provide nectar loved by hummingbirds. They prefer nectar over sugar water.

The scents of it all

Jodi DeLong

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.

Mesclun being cut (Photo from Renee's Garden)

Planting fall lettuces

Judith Adam

To plant late lettuce in the fall, you can search out any lettuce seed packets you have hanging around or order online with fast shipping.

Dwarf Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘Beni-hime’) growing in a container. (Photo by Brendan Adam-Zwelling)

Dwarf ‘Beni-hime’ Japanese maple perfect for container

Judith Adam

The dwarf Japanese maple Acer palmatum ‘Beni-hime’ is perfect for planting in a container. It doesn’t reach its potential size in the container.

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