By JMMDS There are some cardinal gardening “rules” that are practically written in stone. Everybody knows them. But does everybody follow them? Here are some confessions from our studio. We hope you’ll share yours with us. Syringa vulgaris ‘President Poincare.’ Photo: The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Anna: You’re supposed to prune lilacs after they finish […]
By Jana Bryan Wunderle, JMMDS There is excellent research describing the importance of growing vegetables with children: giving them access to healthy food, teaching them about eating locally, connecting with nature, spending “unplugged” time outdoors… the benefits go on and on. Read more about how one Vermont elementary school is giving students this invaluable experience. […]
by Anna Johansen There are few things more wonderful than a freshly cut bouquet of flowers. I have truly never seen a single baby, grumpy grouch, or even an aloof teen not brighten to a smile after being handed a flower. Here’s how to start your own cut flower garden from seed: One […]
by Anna Johansen Get growing! It’s just about time to start those tomato, pepper, and eggplant seeds. Here are some tips to show you how: L: Numex Twilight peppers; C: Orange Blossom tomatoes; R: Orient Express eggplants. Photos: Johnny’s Selected Seeds.