Over the last 50 years, almost every change we have made as a society has been unfriendly to bees. As gardeners we have a powerful tool: that little piece of ground we call our own back yard. Make some simple changes, and then persuade your neighbor and
For decades, impatiens have been reliable plants for shade gardeners. But now that a blight called downy mildew is moving into our area, you may want to rethink and expand your plant choices for shady gardens.
Emily Tepe, author of The Edible Landscape, wants to banish the idea of growing edibles in rows. “I believe that anyone can and should grow some of their own food and that doing so doesn’t have to mean setting aside part of the yard to be the ‘vegetable g