6 steps to a beautiful perennial border

A perennial border filled with delphiniums, astilbes, lilies, daylilies and lamb’s ears. (Photo by Joanne Young)

Bulb planting tips

Black squirrel: Several species of squirrels have melanistic phases. In large parts of United States and Canada, the most common variety seen in urban areas is the melanistic form of the eastern gray squirrel.

Plant hardiness zones changing, slowly

" is the pertinent question about plant hardiness for perennials. The lines on the maps for zones are changing, slowly.

How to enrich soil for peonies and iris?

Peonies and iris aren’t too demanding. You could apply liquid fish fertilizer in early spring, when new growth starts. Divide iris every few years.

How to enrich soil for peonies and iris?

Peonies and iris aren’t too demanding. You could apply liquid fish fertilizer in early spring, when new growth starts. Divide iris every few years.

4 steps to overwinter tender plants

From callas and cannas to begonias and dahlias, here are 4 steps to give summer-flowering tender plants the TLC they need to survive the winter.

How to treat powdery mildew on rosemary?

When I bring my rosemary plants into the house for the winter, they get a powdery mildew that kills new growth. How do I treat this?

25 recommendations for favourite bulbs

25 recommendations for favourite bulbs (Look for pineapple lily -eucomis?

When to move snowdrops

If I were moving, I'd take my snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis). I love them more than any other spring bulb. But moving snowdrops isn’t easy.

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