With a handful of deceptively warm days in February, it’s tempting to believe winter’s over. On one of those warm nights, I sat with a friend at my kitchen table. Between us, we spread packet of sees, plotting which ones we might exchange with others more

Mar 3, 2017 10:10 AM Gardening

This winter, I made vermicomposting my garden project. Vermicomposting—or composting with worms—is something I put off for a long time. I made excuses: I didn’t have a place to put the worm castings that would eventually be produced because of... more

Feb 7, 2017 11:51 AM Gardening

It is with sadness we must wish our longtime Gardening Columnist Joan Hinkemeyer farewell. As Joan will relate, it's time for her to head off to other pursuits. more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM , Gardening

December offers both the darkest and the most optimistic of days for gardeners, but, unfortunately, there is much time between each state. The ever-shorter, darker days of the early part of this Cold Moon month can envelop... more

Dec 7, 2016 7:46 AM Gardening

November seems to be merely a muted cousin of colorful October, but the landscape’s soft shades of beige and brown offer a sense of tranquility after a long growing season. Now nature slowly draws the curtain... more

Nov 7, 2016 10:17 AM Gardening