Margaret Roach

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These Native Plants Aren’t Weeds

Pollinators recognize a good thing when they see it — and so do gardeners in search of organic pest control. As one put it, “My prairie is my pesticide.”The first time I met Neil Diboll, he set his front yard on fire. On purpose.It was part of a lesson that Mr. Diboll, a prairie ecologist

By |2024-05-15T06:53:00-07:00May 15th, 2024|Industry News|

How Do You Turn ‘Urban Decay’ Into a Garden?

Apiary Studio in Philadelphia works with whatever a site holds to create landscapes that match the city’s aesthetic: “gritty, punk, improvised, layered with history.”“Don’t throw it ‘away.’ There is no ‘away.’”That waste-conscious message was scrawled on the back of a decades-old pickup in the Nebraska town where Martha Keen grew up. The doctor who drove

By |2024-04-24T09:52:25-07:00April 24th, 2024|Industry News|

An Expert’s Must-Read List of Gardening Newsletters

A horticulture expert shares his must-read list.As a boy in Tennessee, Jared Barnes learned from his great-grandfather to place his lanky tomato seedlings on their sides when he was transplanting them, so they could root in all along their stems.It was one of many gifts of horticultural knowledge that he derived from their time together.

By |2024-04-17T09:51:03-07:00April 17th, 2024|Industry News|

How to Grow Potted Topiaries

You just have to follow a few simple rules. (Also, forget about going away for the weekend.)Have topiary (and eclipse glasses), will travel.Ken Selody, of Atlock Farm, put out the word in January: He had researched the path of totality of this week’s solar eclipse and considered optimal viewing possibilities. In early April, he planned

By |2024-04-10T09:51:43-07:00April 10th, 2024|Industry News|

Why Japanese Maples Are an Obsession for Gardeners

You won’t stop at just one, once you discover what they can do for your garden: “People get obsessed.”Matthew and Timothy Nichols’s story could be a case study of what it means to manifest something. The goal they realized: To amass an enviable collection of Japanese maples and establish a leading role in championing them.In

By |2024-03-27T09:53:00-07:00March 27th, 2024|Industry News|

You Don’t Need a Greenhouse to Grow Citrus Indoors

‘Lemons and limes are really great houseplants,’ said the owner of a rare-plants nursery in Connecticut — if you choose the right ones.Shattering the glass ceiling isn’t always a goal — not if you’re a certain beloved lemon tree growing in a Victorian-era greenhouse.The tree in question, a Ponderosa lemon planted almost 125 years ago

By |2024-03-06T08:51:29-08:00March 6th, 2024|Industry News|
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