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.

Overwintering rosemary

Tips on how to overwinter rosemary indoors and rosemary plant care for growing rosemary indoors from The Old Farmer's Almanac.

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?

Simple composting ideas

The leaves, stems and roots of summer annuals are prime material for easy composting. I bury debris or let it compost down in low piles.

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.

How to dry hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are one of the easiest flowers to dry, and given their size, you need only a few to fill a table arrangement or decorate a wreath.

When and how to prune hydrangeas?

I have just read that some hydrangeas flower on the old wood? Is pruning mine back the reason why the bush has green growth, but no flowers?

Why don't my daffodils re-bloom?

Why don't my daffodils re-bloom? We explain why

Where and when to plant spring bulbs

Spring is not the time to plant spring bulbs. But it is the best time to plan where to plant the spring-blooming bulbs in the fall.

What fertilizer for spring bulbs?

Beverley asks what type of fertilizer does one use on spring bulbs once they have flowered. Most experts recommend feeding them twice a year.

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