The Gardener’s Revolution Classic Tomato Garden Kit has changed the way I grow tomatoes. It holds a lot of soil, has a trellis integrated into its design, and a large water reservoir. This season I almost look like a tomato expert…. Read More ›
Growing the tomato of your dreams can be a source of frustration. I got tips from pros about ways you can modify your growing environment for a successful season.
Creating the right growing environment will produce healthy plants and save you frustration later. New episode on the Triangle Gardener podcast shares tips for success.
Making resolutions for the new year? Here’s my first interview of 2017 —weird plants, what they teach us, and what I’m resolving to do about it.
Right now North Carolina growers are shipping over 4 million poinsettias to state and national markets. These plants are photoperiodic, meaning the longer winter nights turn some of their leaves from green to red. Growers carefully schedule their plantings to… Read More ›
Fall is the best time to plant trees and we investigate options for growing fruit in our region. I interview Charles Murphy as he explains easy options and tips for success.
I had the opportunity to interview top plant breeder, Dr. Denny Werner of NC State University. He explained why patenting and trademarking plants helps spur horticultural innovation. His 30-year research with redbud trees has resulted in exciting introductions to the… Read More ›
Desirability can be a fleeting. Some plants once loved and sought after can find themselves consigned to history’s trash heap. In this article, published in the Durham county Master Gardener newsletter, I explore sacred herbs of the medieval Anglo-Saxons. Plants… Read More ›