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  • pruning roses in terraced beds
    Design

    Carey’s Gardening Story

    Hello Fine Gardening! I'm Carey. My nickname, since I was three, has been CareBear. I’ve been gardening for about 15 years. I grew up in Washington, and that’s where gardening…

  • Container Plants for Spring
    Design

    Great Container Plants for Spring

    It is next to impossible to pick my favorite spring plants for containers. So I imagine that my greenhouse is on fire: If I only had time to grab an…

  • Osage Orange
    Design

    The Weird and Wonderful Osage Orange

    In October and November, apple-green, grapefruit-size fruits of female Osage orange trees (Maclura pomifera, Zones 4–9) fall from their canopies and hit the ground with a hearty thump. This North…

  • almost ripe butternut squash
    How-To

    Late-Fall Chores in the Northern California Vegetable Garden

    One of the best things about vegetable gardening here in Northern California, is that there’s seldom any true downtime. Whether it is winter, spring, summer, or fall, there are chores…

  • growing shallots
    How-To

    Growing Shallots in the Southern Plains

    Shallots (Allium cepa var. aggregatum and cvs.) are expensive to purchase in the store, which is one reason I like to grow my own. A member of the allium or…

  • fall garden display with pumpkins
    Design

    7 Great Pumpkins for the Northwest

    As fall swiftly approaches in the Pacific Northwest I start to look forward to harvesting pumpkins. In my area there are several places to purchase pumpkins for fall eating and…

  • companion planting
    Design

    Companion Planting Is Not a Myth

    Companion planting is the long-standing practice of partnering two or more plants in hopes of achieving a new benefit. Information on which plants to use in companion planting has been…

  • dwarf fig tree
    Design

    A Dwarf Fig Tree Fit for Pots, Patios, and Small Gardens

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for people worldwide, but one silver lining about the experience is the resurgence of interest in gardening. After people in lockdown exhausted their reading…

  • praying mantis ona burnt orange dahlia
    Design

    A Challenging Year in the Garden

    Christina Tyzzer is sharing a look back at the gardening year with us as we move into fall. We garden in Indiana in Zone 6a. It has been a hot,…

  • close up of curly leaf kale
    How-To

    3 Easy-to-Grow Fall Crops for the Southeast

    If you haven’t noticed, Americans are good at jumping the gun on fall. By early August my neighbor has already set out her “It’s Fall Y’all” porch sign. The end…