Buddleia The Colorful Butterfly Bush

The buddleias or butterfly bush, are popular plants in the North, coming originally from Asia. Although generally classed as rather coarse shrubs, they are now widely planted because of their pleasing color range. One factor that has made them undesirable... Read More...

Before The Ground Freezes – Water, Water and Water!

Last Summer’s serious drought has already killed some plants and injured countless others. In the vicinity of Boston, practically no rain worth mentioning fell during July and August, some places having little or none even in June. The deficiency... Read More...

Enchantment in a Christmas Rose

On the first Christmas, when the shepherds went to pay their respects to the Child at Bethlehem, they were followed by a little girl. When she found that they had brought offerings of doves, fruits and honey, and had no gifts to offer herself, she... Read More...

Useful Ideas On Landscape Winter Protection

Proper precautions are necessary for successful wintering of perennials, bulbs, ornamental shrubs and trees, fruit trees and berries, where reasonably severe Winters are normally expected. Seasons vary and the home owner who is just starting is... Read More...

Our Woodland Garden

We listened carefully to the sage whisperings of the firs before we ventured into our woodland with saw and spade. In fact, two years pasted before my husband and I could bring ourselves to the actual operation of digging out some of the lush ground-corers... Read More...

How To Grow Lilies In The Rock Garden

Question: We would like to grow some lilies in our rock garden, which varieties are best suited to rock garden culture? Beverly, Goldsboro, North Carolina Answer: Beverly, there are a few lily varieties to use in rock gardens. Here, the smaller,... Read More...

Tulip Planting Plans

Tulips are among the most brilliant and most cheerful of spring flowering plants. Fortunately, too, they are among the easiest to work with in the creation of artistic landscape effects. If you buy top grade bulbs and follow a practical plan when... Read More...

Lilies For Beauty And Symbolism

Question: How long has the Madonna lily been grown, I heard it was the oldest cultivated garden plant in the world? Heather, Baldwin, Pennsylvania Answer: Heather, lilies have earned a place in our hearts, for what they are and for what they mean... Read More...

How To Grow Potted Lilies

Question: I would like to grow some lilies in pots so they can be moved around on our patio and terrace or even the front porch when they are in flower. What is the best way to grow them in pots? Shelia, Chilhowee, Tennessee Answer: Shelia, the... Read More...

Fall Is Planning Time For Tulip Time

Fall means time for all far-sighted gardeners to plant hardy bulbs for spring beauty. The cheery tulip is a year-in and year-out favorite. There is a place in every garden for some of these colorful flowers, so plan your Tulip Time picture now. Of... Read More...

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