• Design

    Late Summer in Zone 3

    Marion Taylor sent us photos earlier in the summer of her Zone 3 garden in Manitoba, Canada, and today we're featuring what’s looking good in late summer. She says, “We…

  • Design

    Fruit Trees and Berries for the Mountain States

    Apricots, apples, cherries, peaches, and pears add edible interest when planted right into your flower borders. For the typical suburban garden, I highly recommend semi-dwarf or dwarf trees. In my…

  • Article

    Sweet Potatoes and Apples

    It's that time of year that we want to eat warming comfort foods. I try to use vegetables, fruits and nuts that are in season. This recipe features two of…

  • Design

    5 Facts About Growing Apple Trees

    Apples (Malus spp. and cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 3–9) are a constant presence in the supermarket, but one taste of a just-picked, perfectly ripe apple in autumn will make you…

  • How-To

    Easy, Organic Apples Are in the Bag

    Fresh apples in autumn are a real treat, especially if they're organic. However, with so many pests and diseases that can negatively affect your apple trees, it can be hard…

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    How to Prune a Crabapple Tree

      Steve Aitken visits Joann Vieira from Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts, who explains how these spring-blooming trees are pruned. Learn how to prune a crabapple tree with…

  • How-To

    Two Ways to Prune New Fruit Trees

    Pruning is an art and a science. And with fruit trees, it is essential for health and robust harvests. Mature fruit trees are pruned annually to maintain their size and…

  • Article

    Not-Your-Average Waldorf Salad

    This is a very tasty upscale version of an old favorite, which is quick to prepare. Use whatever apples you have on hand—I often use a combination—just be sure they…

  • Article

    All About Apples

    Apples are the quintessential fall fruit, and whatever your taste, there's an apple for you. Read on for links to information about selecting apple varieties, planting and training apple trees,…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    How to Grow No-Spray Organic Apples

    Apples are subject to lots of pests and diseases, but one grower has discovered a low-tech way to grow high-quality fruit you won't be afraid to eat.