I got an email from a friend a few days ago telling me that her husband bought her an orchid plant for Christmas. She has always wanted one but has no clue how to take care of it.
I have a new favorite flower for the cutting garden! Although I often keep the wild Queen Anne’s lace seedlings that pop up in my garden just so I can cut the flowers and use them in bouquets, this pretty little annual has a similar look and feel.
In researching an article I recently wrote, I came across some interesting information about preventing Japanese beetles in the garden. I thought I might share the advice with you now so you’ll be better prepared to battle them next season.
The stink bugs have been terrible here this fall. A recent introduction from Asia, the brown marmorated stink bug has really become problematic for gardeners and homeowners in the East, and its range is spreading.
Last spring, I planted a handful of different types of milkweed in my garden. They hosted several monarch caterpillars this year, though I was never able to find any of the chrysalises.