Landscape designer Claudia West believes the future of nature resides in landscapes we manage. In my recent interview Claudia explains how to take cues from natural environments and create dense, layered designs in your garden.
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.
Around here our last frost date is April 15th, give or take a couple of weeks. I like to get a jump on things by starting seedlings inside, then easing them out to a protected space, and then their final destination outside…. Read More ›
The USDA has good news for gardeners. Dr. Steve McNulty shares what weather we might expect for the 2017 gardening season.
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 ›
Christmas trees are a big business in NC and gardeners can learn a lot from tree farmers. A lot of science and tradition go into these trees. I talked with a Christmas tree farmer, a tourism official, an Extension agent, and a scientist who… Read More ›