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Aloe Vera Jan. 22, 2020

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Q: I want to grow aloe vera plants to use in making some lotions. My friend has an aloe plant in her... Read More

2020 AAS Award Winners Jan. 15, 2020

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Last week, three of the four flower winners of the All-America Selections had red flowers. This week... Read More

Garden Resolutions Jan. 01, 2020

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Wow, we made it to the year that people with bad vision dream about: 2020. New Year's is the time th... Read More

Evergreens Dec. 25, 2019

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Q: While looking for our Christmas tree, my daughter asked why some trees have needles and some don'... Read More

Cold Weather Nov. 20, 2019

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If you don't live in the West Coast or southern Florida, you probably experienced some record cold t... Read More

Indoor Plants Nov. 13, 2019

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Q: I have tried for several years to keep houseplants indoors during the winter and then move them o... Read More

Walnuts and Buckeyes Oct. 23, 2019

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Q: I have several walnut trees on my property. I noticed that one mature tree did not produce any wa... Read More

Fertilizer Numbers Oct. 09, 2019

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Q: A while back, you wrote that a person could mix two fertilizers and that "each active ingredient ... Read More

Fall Gardens Sep. 25, 2019

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Sometimes it is fun to look at the differences that gardeners in the northern and southern parts of ... Read More

Rain Gardens Sep. 11, 2019

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Q: I have been thinking about putting in a rain garden. Do you have any advice on building one? What... Read More

Twig Girdlers and Pruners Sep. 04, 2019

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Q: All of a sudden, a lot of small short branches broke off the oak tree in our front yard. The grou... Read More

Protecting the Grapevine Aug. 21, 2019

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Q: We bought a grapevine on a whim at Home Depot. We planted it along a fence. It grew OK for a coup... Read More

A Deeper Look at Daylilies Jul. 17, 2019

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The botanical name for daylilies is Hemerocallis. It comes from two Greek words: Hemera is day, and ... Read More

Types of Plant Problems Jul. 10, 2019

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Are you a plant-watcher? It may sound boring, but it can be interesting — especially when some... Read More

Problematic Pollarding Jul. 03, 2019

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Q: I've got two trees in my yard that were pruned years ago — before I bought — by someo... Read More

Ant Invasion Jun. 26, 2019

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Q: Our landscape has been invaded by ants. Actually, the ants aren't out in the landscape but instea... Read More

Koi Pond Fish Kill Jun. 12, 2019

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I was gone for most of Memorial Day. When I got home, something strange was happening in my pond. Ma... Read More

Plums, Slugs and Tulips Jun. 05, 2019

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Q: I have a plum tree with little holes in the leaves. This happened last summer and again this spri... Read More

Pruning Details May. 29, 2019

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Q: In last week's article, you commented that one of the factors of plant deaths over the winter is ... Read More

Winter Damage May. 22, 2019

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Q: Apparently the polar vortex last winter killed several of my trees and shrubs. I had carefully se... Read More