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Gardening 101

February’s the ideal time to prune crepe myrtles, as the trees are still in their winter dormancy. But before you pull out the loppers, read this! According to the pros, folks all over town are committing “crepe murder”

It’s time to get a new crop of veggies growing! This month, you can plant beet, carrot, lettuce, radish, spinach, and turnip seeds outdoors. Or start seeds inside for broccoli, cabbage, collards, and kale; learn how here

Now’s the time to start planning for a New Year’s container garden of beautiful edibles

With large, trumpet-shaped blooms, amaryllis make festive additions to your December decor when planted now

Mark the seasons with ornamental grasses in a spectrum of shades

Plan for a colorful spring by planting perennials this autumn

Add dramatic blooms and foliage to your landscape with easy breezy perennials

Embrace the steamy season with vibrant blooms

Create a wetland-inspired container garden to reap the benefits of the season’s sun and showers

These fragrant blooms signal the arrival of spring


Keep your garden beds flowering with the spectacular daylily


Try your luck with a rainbow of “false shamrocks” this March


Fall for this stunning shrub with pretty blooms and heart-shaped leaves


Cultivate beauty indoors this winter with these tropical stunners


Grow these shimmery beauties throughout your garden for a winter green space that glows

Brighten the cool season garden with Salvia officinalis’ uncommon beauty and culinary utility

Plant daffodil bulbs this fall and, in a few months, their cheerful blooms will signal warmer weather to come

This beloved shrub lives up to its botanical name—Osmanthus fragrans—offering dainty clusters of heady blooms

Plant coneflowers for eye-catching beds that attract birds, bees, and butterflies

When it comes to these showy bloomers, options abound. Pick the hydrangea variety that will thrive in your green space.