• Cutting overgrown shrubs

    How to Prune Commonly Overgrown Shrubs

    For many of us, this scenario may sound familiar: You move into a new house and everything is perfect—except that huge rhodie out front that is threatening to swallow the…

  • Article

    Big Garden, Small Space: Part 1

    Today we’re visiting the garden of Eric Sternfels. I garden in Northwest Philadelphia in a backyard shade garden that is 18 feet wide by 150 feet deep. With only some…

  • Article

    Hardwood Cuttings Made Easy

    Did you ever love a plant so much that you wished you could make more of it? I feel that way about Japanese snowball bush (Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum, USDA…

  • Article

    Improved Varieties of Old Favorites

    Ever notice how often popular plants prove to be problem children? Almost every gardener I know grows at least one troublesome plant—like phlox, for example, even if it means a…

  • Design

    Regional Picks: Alternatives to Invasives – Northwest

    Invasive - Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii and cvs.)     1. Meyer Lilac Name: Syringa meyeri USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7 Size: 6 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full…

  • How-To

    What Time of Year Should I Prune My Roses?

    Gardeners always wonder when is the best time to prune roses. Here is an easy answer for you that has nothing to do with the calendar.