Smart bulbs that can change color are fun for everyone, no matter what age. You can use them to turn a room haunted-house red for Halloween or bring a party to life with active patterns that continually change. There’s really no limit to the number of scenes you can create, and they’re also perfect for scheduled routines.
Here’s what to consider before you purchase string lights for your patio, including recommendations on some string lights to try.
Our take: Mid-priced commercial-grade outdoor string lights with rugged construction and an attractive industrial feel.
Transplanting small starters can be tricky. You risk losing the root bulb and having all the soil fall off before your plant is even in the ground. But this genius double-cup transplanting trick from @stevo.the.tinker will make it easy to transplant your starter to a garden bed where it can thrive.
Neil Sperry offers gardening tips to help solve pesky plant problems.
Neil Sperry offers gardening advice.
Skip Richter offers his thoughts on the best options for holiday decorating. If you're interested in both popular choices and out-of-the-box style, he's got you covered. Have you ever considered a rosemary Christmas tree? A Thanksgiving cactus? Read more to see what creative and beautiful plants Skip Richter has to share for the holiday season.
Now is the time to plant bulbs if you want to enjoy the fragrance, color and beauty of their blooms next spring, summer, and fall.
With cool winds right around the corner, Richter explains what to start planting in preparation for those dropping temperatures. You can start planting now in anticipation to cultivate beautiful blooms next spring!
Neil Sperry answers questions about when to plant, why some plants aren't doing so well, and how to trim tree roots.
Don Darby's crop bloomed perfectly this year. But with many churches closed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, most will never leave his greenhouses.
Garden gifts can be elaborate or simple, expensive or nearly free. But whatever gift we choose, they all point us toward a hopeful future of c…
The allium species, which belongs to the lily family, has been a gift to humankind since ancient times. Today’s gardeners may not want to buri…
A 'mulch volcano' will do much more harm than good.
As I walked in a store this week, there was a strong, sweet fragrance from carts of Easter lilies. Purchased and enjoyed now, these beauties d…
Dear Neil: A friend gave me an envelope of larkspur seeds out of her old-fashioned garden. When should I plant them? They're so pretty each spring.