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How to Preserve Your Harvest

How to Preserve Your Harvest

Learn how to store and preserve your favorite fruits and veggies.

The Regal Canada Goose

The Regal Canada Goose

In some ways, it’s unfortunate that these regal birds have adapted so well to human environments. Some see Canada geese as pests because they leave their droppings on golf courses, parks, trails, and lawns. But gardeners should consider the positive side of things: free fertilizer.

Must-Have Shrub: Purple-Leafed Ninebark

Must-Have Shrub: Purple-Leafed Ninebark

Common ninebark is a large native shrub with modest ornamental interest. But the introduction of purple-leafed cultivars, starting with Diabolo, has made this a must-have shrub for colorful landscapes.

Puzzled About Fall-Blooming Crocus?

Puzzled About Fall-Blooming Crocus?

Fall-blooming crocuses look nearly identical to their spring-blooming cousins, so their sudden appearance in the autumn garden often causes some puzzled double-takes.

Make a Harvest Wreath

Make a Harvest Wreath

Use your garden’s autumn bounty to decorate your home.

Video: Bailey Nurseries 2015 Offerings

Video: Bailey Nurseries 2015 Offerings

Bailey Nurseries has been in business 110 years, so each year when the company presents new plants, it’s a big deal in the gardening world. Check out this video of seven brand new beauties for 2015 from Bailey Nurseries.

Wintergreen: What a Wee Charmer!

Wintergreen: What a Wee Charmer!

Though not the easiest ground cover to grow, this wee charmer offers great ornamental value. Native to woods in eastern North America, wintergreen forms a creeping mat of short, upright woody stems.

Can You Name This Plant?

Can You Name This Plant?

The answer is as easy as pie. Clue: These popular garden flowers are so easy to grow and hybridize that experts and amateurs alike have bred them in hundreds of colors. The name of this rare cultivar is a holiday dessert served with whipped cream.

Accent and Cover With Boston Ivy

Accent and Cover With Boston Ivy

Despite its common name, Boston ivy is actually native to Japan and China. This vigorous clinging vine is often grown on brick or stone buildings. In fact, the term “Ivy League” came from its prominent use on many college buildings in the Northeast.

Is It Fruit or Vegetable?

Is It Fruit or Vegetable?

Timothy Dirksen of Woden, IA, asks: “We have a botany book that says that if a plant produces flowers and a fleshy fruit for its seeds, it’s a fruit. Therefore, squash, cucumbers and beans are fruits, not vegetables. Is that correct?” Here’s the answer.

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Named for the faint red wash on its belly, this handsome woodpecker is a delight to observe. Red-bellied woodpeckers inhabit wooded neighborhoods, tree-filled parks, and secluded woodlands, where they forage for nuts and fruits and probe tree bark for insects and larvae.

Agastache Is Pretty and Practical

Agastache Is Pretty and Practical

If you’ve been looking for the perfect plant for a problem spot, you’ll want to get to know agastache (ag-ah-STACK-ee). Its common name is giant hyssop, although species and cultivars are known by many names, such as hummingbird mint and licorice hysso.