March 7, 2012

Petunias and Marigolds for the Home Garden


 

Plants are popular for a reason. For standbys such as petunias and marigolds it's because they are easy to grow, they bloom reliably all summer, they are available in a wide range of colors and flower forms, and they have few insect and disease problems. 

 

Pruning Raspberries


 

Growing Radishes in the Home Garden


Radishes are a cool-season, fast-maturing, easy to grow vegetable. They can be eaten fresh, added to salads, dips, sandwiches and stir-fries, or utilized as garnishes or decorations. 

Boxwood Lovers: Beware of the Blight


Although boxwoods (Buxus sp.) are not native to the U.S., their versatility has made them one of the most popular shrubs for edging, hedges, and topiaries in classic and modern landscapes.