Gardening Archive

Christmas is for Gardening

Gardeners are loyal to their favorite “florescent, lavender-scented whatcha-call” it used for planting the “dumafitchit” In other words, if you have a gardener on your Christmas buying list you have it made. Gardeners usually discover what works best, or their favorite product, or will

FROM THE GROUND UP: Gardening gifts for the holidays

Cover of “Windowsill Art” by Nancy Ross Hugo. PHOTO BY PAMELA BAXTER As much as I’d love to play Santa to everyone who reads this column, that’s just not practical. But what I can do is put together a list of some of the gardening

Master Gardening: Soil, a precious commodity

It is miraculous that soil, arguably the most exquisite biological system on our planet, exists at all. If the earth was perfectly spherical, it would be entirely covered with water 1.5 miles deep. But here we are on terra firma, stewards of a substrate

New Peninsula residents to be offered gardening tips Saturday

New North Olympic Peninsula residents can pick up gardening tips from Master Gardeners at 9 a.m. Saturday. Registration is required by today. Master Gardeners Larry Roth and Margery Whites will lead the workshop at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road. The event is

The beauty and ecological benefits of a garden in decay

Spring is not a moment in the garden but a sequence, a gentle unfurling of plant life that grows fuller by the day at a tempo that is almost out of sync with human perception. One minute perennials are peeping out of the earth,

RHS Wisley hosts Butterflies in the Glasshouse

Step out of winter and into a tropical paradise this winter. RHS Wisley’s Glasshouse is the temporary home, until March 5th, for more than 6,000 free-flying exotic butterflies that are content to flit around the rainforest atmosphere of the Tropical Zone. You will see

How to create a year-round garden:take a tour of the ultimate ‘outdoor room’ designed by Abigail Ahern

‘ With a coffee table overhung with a chandelier, a snug two-seater and curvy armchairs ranged around a fireplace, as well as a kitchen and dining table, Abigail Ahern’s back garden has to be the ultimate outdoor room. When she moved to Hackney with

How to care for houseplants in winter Follow these expert tips

During winter months the growth of most houseplants slows down and, apart from plants that keep growing, it is best to reduce watering until the spring. Let the compost dry out before adding tepid water and drain away the excess so the pot doesn’t

Gardening in January/February: It’s time to prepare for the year ahead

Hedges This is a good month to plant hedges. It’s worth looking out for bare-root plants as they’re cheaper than pot-grown ones. They’re dug up from the field and posted directly to you so they miss out on all the costs of watering and

Your guide to creating the perfect garden gym

The number of health conscious people in the UK is on the up and commercial gyms can be incredibly busy at peak times. With costly memberships and families trying to juggle the demands of modern life, more and more are creating their own workout