When you think of fall-planted bulbs, it's usually the flowering kind - old standards such as daffodils, tulips and hyacinth.
To attract wildlife to your garden, plant in layers, year-round, from ground level to tree canopy. Birds, animals and insects need food, water and shelter to survive. In a garden, that means a mix of flowers, shrubs and trees.
Flower bulbs delivered by growers are nearly always disease-free, thanks to rigorous industry-imposed inspections at home and abroad.
Too many plants, too little time? A lot of unnecessary effort can be weeded out with some time- and energy-saving shortcuts, from plant selection to better tools.
Even a little effort - a potted plant, say, on an apartment balcony - can mean a lot when trying to help restore declining pollinator populations like bees, bats, and butterflies.
LANGLEY, Wash. - Severe drought is parching large sections of America, but that doesn't mean giving up on gardening. Plants can be coaxed through the hot summer months despite severe water restrictions.
Flowers are the face of a garden, providing color and texture. But a few well-placed landscape accessories can give it character and a dash of personality.
Well-managed turf care means more than simply firing up your lawn mower and buzzing around the yard. There's cutting at the right height, irrigating with the correct amount of water and fertilizing at the appropriate time, among other things.
Organic and synthetic fertilizers are the most common way to add nutrients to the soil, but animal manure is good too, if you can find and transport it.
The arrival of a new year is always a good time for fresh starts, and there are few things as enjoyable to start than gardening. But where to begin? A helpful first step is to develop a plan. Decide what you want to grow.