One thing is for certain about gardeners, we love to share. Sometimes we get so excited by what we learn, we can't help looking for another gardener to talk with. We're all like that here and this is the place to look for tips from gardeners who've had the same problem you're encountering or to leave a helpful piece of advice behind for the next gardener. Take a look around and see what you have to share.
Submit a gardening tip to share with other readers. Short-cuts, pest control, improvised tools... What clever ideas have you come up with in your garden?
A garden with a sense of age always has more charm than a garden that looks just planted. Using recycled objects in the garden is a great way to add instant age and appeal. It's also a great way to save money and resources. Let us in on how you recycle objects in your garden.
Companion planting means planting two or more plants near each other to derive some type of benefit like more vigorous growth, higher yield, repelling pests or attracting predators of common pests. I know lots of you have expressed interest in companion planting, but have any of you tried it? What companion planting wisdom do you have to share with us? Whether it worked or disappointed, let’s hear it.
Dry shade is one of the toughest conditions to garden in, probably because it's usually under a tree. Still, there are some hearty plants that will compete with the tree roots and laugh off the lack of sun and water - at least for awhile. What plants have worked for you in the dry shade areas of your garden?
So much of gardening information focuses on gardeners who have only a few months of growing season. Gardeners in Zones 8 and above have the additional task of keeping their gardens looking good all year.
If you're gardening in a warm climate (lucky you), what do you plant as the temperatures start to cool a bit in fall? What plants get you through the winter months without too much protection? Help out our Southern transplants who want to make good use of this wonderful gardening season.
It's getting harder and harder to find flowers with great fragrance. What plants fill your garden with perfumer? Is it an old fashioned rose or maybe a heady lavender? It seems like so many scented flowers are spring beauties, like lilac, mock orange, peonies and sweet peas, that are gone before your get your fill. What are your favorite fragrant flowers to grow?
I'm torn between wanting to remember what I planted where (and what didn't come back) and not wanting to litter my garden with unsightly plant labels. Do you label the plants in your garden? Have you found a way to label important plants without it distracting from the look of the garden. Please share your ideas.
Squirrels just seem to know when to it's time to raid your fruit and nut trees. They are experts at getting to our harvests the day before we plan to do it ourselves. How have you outwitted squirrels? If you've had some success keeping squirrels from stealing the fruits right off your trees, please, please, please let us know what you did.
Phenology is the study of the timing of recurring biological phenomena and their relationship to the weather. You can imagine how useful that can be to gardeners who want to know if it's safe to put out tender seedlings or want to be on guard for squash vine borer eggs. Do you have any tips to share with us?