• 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…

  • 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

    Regional Picks: Plant This, Not That – Southern Plains

    Overused: ‘Bradford’ Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’)  Photo: Mpbaugh/courtesy of 1. Paperbark Maple Name: Acer griseum USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8 Size: 20 to 30 feet tall and…

  • Article

    Autumn Gold

    All across the country, the earth is adorned with many hues of gold. Recently, I returned from a road trip that took me from the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas to…

  • Article

    Pear and Cranberry Crumble with Orange-Scented Geranium Leaves

    Pears and cranberries are a favorite fall combination; both are delicious when complimented by the flavor of orange.

  • Article

    Poaching Fruit

    Simmer peaches, plums, pears, cherries, and berries as a quick path to fine flavor and aroma.

  • Article

    Granitas Capture the Flavors of Summer

    Make refreshing fruit ices from your garden berries and fruit.