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It’s Time To Learn Some Botanical Latin (And Why), An Interview With Ross Bayton Via A Way To Garden

I’M GRATEFUL that when I began gardening, I fell in with a bunch of plant nerds who spoke not in common names but in botanical Latin, and turned me on to oddball mail-order nurseries whose entire lists were likewise written that way. Necessity was therefore the mother of invention. I absorbed at least a rudimentary […]

The 6 Magnificent California Gardens Inspiring Us Right Now via Veranda

There are few things we love to daydream about more than a beautiful garden and the next one our list to visit, once we are able to travel. From the peaceful public gardens of Japan to the perfectly manicured gardens of the world’s royals that we have to see, there’s not an area of the world whose gardens we are not […]

Planter Ideas: 18 Inspiring Design Tips for Gorgeous Garden Containers via Savvy Gardening

I am always on the lookout for creative planter ideas. I find them on walks around my neighbourhood, on garden tours, at botanical gardens, even at some of my local nurseries. Besides the endless array of foliage and bloom choices, the containers themselves can also play into the look—or fade into the background, letting the […]

22 Charming Chicken Coop Amenities via Country Living

You have your chicken coop all set up, but before you bring home your various breeds of chickens, don’t forget to accessorize—both with essential chicken-keeping elements and fun decorative accessories! Giving your chickens a cozy restful spot that accommodates their daily needs and habits is essential to raising happy—and prolific egg-laying—hens. Our Country Living panel of chicken experts […]

Modern DIY Trellis Designs via Centsational Style

My DIY project for the weekend is to build a planter box with trellis to support a climbing vine, and I think I’ll stain it black. Last year I built some vegetable trellises and before that a criss cross wall trellis. I still have them both and they still function and look amazing! April is the perfect time […]

8 of the Best Botanical Gardens Around the World via AFAR Media

From the Royal Botanic Gardens in England to the Jardim Botânico in Rio de Janeiro, here are some of the top botanical gardens across the globe—including some you can visit from home. Read 8 of the Best Botanical Gardens Around the World via AFAR Media * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports […]

The Marvelous Experiments of Amateur Plant Breeders via JSTOR Daily

Over 100 years ago, a horticulturalist introduced hybrid plants to California gardeners. Up sprouted a movement of amateur experiments in plant biology. Read The Marvelous Experiments of Amateur Plant Breeders via JSTOR Daily An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: When Botany Was for Ladies via JSTOR Daily Three […]

Pruning Blackberries in 3 Steps via Gardenerd [Video]

Our latest YouTube video shows you how to prune unruly blackberries before spring bud in 3 steps. We won’t say it’s easy, because…well, blackberries have thorns that catch on everything. But if you follow these steps you’ll get the job done efficiently and effectively. Christy dons her bee suit (you’ll find out why) to prune […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 35 in a series – Everything You Need to Know About Rose Succulents—Including Where to Find Them and How to Care for Them via Martha Stewart

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 35 in a series – Everything You Need to Know About Rose Succulents—Including Where to Find Them and How to Care for Them via Martha Stewart Adorable rose succulents are trending in the plant world, and it’s easy to see why. As their name suggests, these cute little plants, grow in […]

Tom Karwin, On Gardening | Rejuvenation pruning – Santa Cruz Sentinel via Santa Cruz Sentinel

Read Tom Karwin, On Gardening | Rejuvenation pruning – Santa Cruz Sentinel via Santa Cruz Sentinel An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Garden Alphabet: Datura from Santa Cruz Island Noted: Gardening 101: Leucadendrons: Gardenista Make Gardening Easier With The Help of Chickens! via Farmers’ Almanac Gardening Calendar Growing […]