Spring Gardening

  • scooping top-dressing from a wheelbarrow with an aluminum scoop
    How-To

    Reader Tips for Simplifying Early Spring Chores

    Here’s the scoop on top-dressing I prefer to top-dress my flower beds while my perennials are napping safely underground, but I often find myself doing this while the plants are…

  • Corona extendable DualLINK bypass loppers
    How-To

    Essential Garden Tools for Spring

    Prune effortlessly with these adjustable loppers A good pair of loppers can make spring pruning a breeze. However, most loppers seem to make even a strong person feel pathetically weak…

  • plants to buy in spring
    Collection

    Shopping-List Plants for Your Region

    Little kids have Christmas. Gardeners have spring. To anyone who loves plants, this is the most wonderful time of the year. As warmer weather approaches, gardeners across the country eagerly anticipate…

  • shopping for spring
    Design

    Ready, Set, Spring! | Letter from the Editor

    Do you make a spring shopping list for your garden? I do, although the way I develop that list has changed over the years. Now, instead of writing, say, “‘Blue…