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  • Article

    You Can Eat That!

    For years we’ve seen flowers used as garnishes. Peppery nasturtium flowers (Tropaeolum spp. and cvs., annual) add a nice bite to salads, and violets (Viola spp. and cvs., USDA Hardiness…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Squash Basics: Troubleshooting Common Problems

    Green zucchini, yellow crooknecks, and pattypans—all summer squash are tasty, early bearing, and easy to grow, especially if you use good organic methods. But even with the best of crops,…

  • Article

    Ways to Improve Pollination in the Veggie Garden

    Procreation in the garden is pretty simple. The pollen from a flower’s stamen has to find the ovary (pistil) in another—or sometimes the same—flower; the plant is now pollinated, and…

  • How-To

    Pressing Flowers

    Know how and patience are all you need to preserve summer’s bounty

  • Design

    Grow More Flowers to Harvest More Food

    We have all watched pollinators go about their business with flowers. But just how—if at all—do they work in conjunction with the vegetable garden? And will the addition of flowers…

  • Design

    There’s More than One Way to be Bold

    Any garden can be bold, like that of Marilyn Wallace. The spaces she creates, indoors and out, emphasize strong elements balanced by more delicate or intricate ones (or just empty…