Jeff Rugg / Gardening

The Greener View: New Vegetable Gardener

Q: I know this may sound naive, but I haven't grown a vegetable garden before. My park district is advertising garden plots, but we might just plant a small garden in our yard. My local store already has broccoli and cabbage plants. I picked up a ...

The Greener View: Peach Tree Care

Q: We moved into a house over the winter that we have been told by a neighbor has a peach tree. He says that it has a few good fruit, but that it hasn't been cared for recently. We are waiting for a book from the Extension Service, but, in the ...

The Greener View: Garden Catalog Gadgets

Have you received enough garden catalogs in the mail yet? After you get a dozen or so, it becomes hard to decide which seeds to order. I try to pick specialties that are only available from each catalog. When my eyes start to glaze over, I will ...

The Greener View: Green Thumb Tools Awards

GLast week we talked about the five new plant varieties that have won the 2015 Green Thumb Awards presented by the Direct Gardening Association (formerly called the Mailorder Gardening Association). This week we look at the tools category where ...

The Greener View: 2015 Green Thumb Awards

Five new plant varieties and five new gardening products have won 2015 Green Thumb Awards presented by the Direct Gardening Association (formerly called the Mailorder Gardening Association). This is the 17th year of the Green Thumb Awards. Judges ...