Question: I have started some avocado seeds in water, suspended by toothpicks. Two of them have begun to root and sprout stalks. I intend to plant them soon, but wonder if I should prune them in any way or if they are ...Read More
If you are into bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, then by all means put the monarda or beebalm species at the top of your must-plant list. I find it amusing that in more than 20 years of garden writing, I've never touted...Read More
Question: My zucchini plant was doing fine and giving me lots of huge fruit, when all of a sudden it died. It only took a day to go from healthy to dead. What can work so fast, and how do I prevent it from happening next ...Read More
As the dog days of summer make many of us cast a wishful eye toward the Arctic for relief and our gardens look a little tired, gingers start to really put on a show. Though it was in the Caribbean that I first developed a ...Read More
Q: My patio is being overrun with yellow jacket bees. I want to find the nest and spray them, but a friend said they are beneficial insects. Are they really doing good for my garden, or can I just get rid of them?
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No plant can stir up a conversation this time of the year quite like the false roselle or African rosemallow. The reason it stirs up the conversation is that a huge percentage of the visitors think it is a Japanese maple. ...Read More