Main features of the season

We write based on what we're doing in real gardens right now as well as what readers are asking us right now. We've logged question topics for 30 years so we do indeed have a pretty good idea what should appear when in this department.

We write based on what we're doing in real gardens right now as well as what readers are asking us right now. We've logged question topics for 30 years so we do indeed have a pretty good idea what should appear when in this department.

What's always been great about your writing is how often you come out with a topic just as I'm wondering about exactly that. - A.J. -

Timely articles for the season listed below, most recent at the top!

Where do I start? Drive-by design: How should a person begin to design a landscape? Drive around. Take pictures. Ask experienced people, "What is this? How do I make it happen in my yard?" On this virtual tour we answer those questions for the new gardener.

 

Covering up for spring bulbs' wane: Sorry to mention it while bulbs are in their glory, but they are going to fade. Now's the time to plan the cover-up.

Spring bulbs: Steven's photographic extravagarden. Beautiful and full of facts about the earliest color in our gardens.

Fertilizing bulbs: Now's the time!

Plants for Big Hedges, What's Coming Up #217, March 3, 2016: 12 shrubs and trees that have all the key qualities to be a great big hedge.

Spruce Understory, Growing Concerns #647

Tree-ing a Wetland, Growing Concerns #647

Plants for a West Window What's Coming Up #215, February 7, 2016.

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Animal damage to plants, rabbits, deer, voles, see What’s Coming Up issue #211

Beefing up a lawn, see What's Coming Up issue #168, issue #204

Birds in the garden in winter, see What's Coming Up issue #197

Blooms lost to winter cold, see What’s Coming Up issue #211

Borers in spruce top, see What's Coming Up issue #171

Budbreak defined and as important indicator, see What's Coming Up issue #181

Buying plants in small pots often the best bet, see What's Coming Up issue #187

Choosing spirea shrubs, see What's Coming Up issue #180

Clay soil, working with clay soil, see What’s Coming Up issue #177

Consequences of grub control you may not expect, see What’s Coming Up issue #204

Containers that look great all season, see What's Coming Up issue #182

Crabapples with persistent fruit, see What's Coming Up issue #167, issue #173

Cutting back peonies in fall, see What's Coming Up #164

Cutting outdoor greens legally, see What’s Coming Up issue #165

Cuttings rooted in water, see What’s Coming Up issue #173

Deciduous shrubs and trees died back from winter, dieback, see What’s Coming Up issue #211

Decontamination after impatiens downy mildew, see What’s Coming Up issue #188

Deer rubbed shrubs and trees, see What’s Coming Up issue #176

Degrees of frost damage and signs of life, see What’s Coming Up issue #181

Design, the value of plants that look good in March, see What’s Coming Up issue #174

Design, why a deep foundation planting is best, see What’s Coming Up issue #174

Design: A no-lawn park strip, see What’s Coming Up issue #185

Design: New home basics, see What's Coming Up issue #189

Dwarf Alberta spruce in pot over winter, see What's Coming Up #161

Endangered plant lists, see What’s Coming Up issue #173

Evergreens browned out, see What’s Coming Up issue #211

Fall cutdown in perennial gardens, fall clean-up, see What’s Coming Up issue #190

Fertilizer, slow organic fertilizer on top of snow, see What’s Coming Up issue #197

Fertilizing container plants, see What’s Coming Up issue #182

Fir lost its top, see What’s Coming Up issue #171

Frost protection in spring, what, when and how, see What’s Coming Up issue #201

Galls on leaves, see What's Coming Up issue #164

Give new tree bare space plant flowers elsewhere, see What’s Coming Up issue #192

Gladiola cold-hardy species, see What’s Coming Up issue #172

Grub control, see What’s Coming Up issue #204

Grub life cycles, see What’s Coming Up issue #204

Grubs not always the problem with lawn, see What’s Coming Up issue #204

Grubs: determining if they are the problem, see What’s Coming Up issue #204

Hardening off to cold, time required, see What's Coming Up issue #169

Hardiness zones map's changed, see What’s Coming Up issue #172

Herbs using and growing, cooking herbs chart, see What’s Coming Up issue #197

Hollies, sex, blooming and fruit, see What’s Coming Up issue #169

Holly can be harmful gardener be cautious, see What’s Coming Up issue #169

Holly holiday gift plant used outdoors, see What’s Coming Up issue #169

Holly size, see What’s Coming Up issue #169

Holly three categories, see What’s Coming Up issue #169

Holly troubles described, see What's Coming Up issue #169

Impatiens downy mildew and other problems, see What’s Coming Up issue #187, issue #188

Impatiens starved may look ill, see What’s Coming Up issue #188

Jade tree troubled after coming back indoors, see What’s Coming Up issue #165

Japanese maple frosted in spring, see What's Coming Up issue #179, issue #181

Late blooming perennials, see What’s Coming Up issue #187

Late starter plants shine in frosty spring, see What's Coming Up #179

Lawn grubs, see What’s Coming Up issue #204

Lawn mildew problems, see What’s Coming Up issue #168

Lawn starting from seed, see What’s Coming Up issue #189

Leaves that don't fall in fall as sign of trouble, see What’s Coming Up issue #211

Lighting, effect of Christmas lights on plants, see What’s Coming Up issue #191

Magnolia endangered species and plant source, see What’s Coming Up issue #173

Magnolia pruning illustrated, see What's Coming Up issue #170

Moving a Japanese maple in winter, see What’s Coming Up issue #172

Moving a peach tree, see What’s Coming Up issue #183

Moving a peony, see What’s Coming Up issue #183

Moving a redbud at the worst time, see What’s Coming Up issue #183

Moving an arborvitae, see What’s Coming Up issue #183

Muffling pots outdoors for winter, see What's Coming Up #161

Mulch calculator, also soil and rock calculator, see What's Coming Up issue #189

Mystery plants, identifying new plants the next spring, see What’s Coming Up issue #177

Native plant growers, see What’s Coming Up issue #173

Never too late to plant, see What’s Coming Up issue #187

New home basic yard care, see What’s Coming Up issue #189

New home lawn care, irrigation repair, weeding, low maintenance, basic pruning, see What's Coming Up issue #189

Odd to see but not a winter damage problem, see What’s Coming Up issue #211

Passion flower vine problems, purple- blue- and yellow species, see What’s Coming Up issue #173

Patient pruners wisest after spring frost, see What’s Coming Up issue #181

Peonies and ants, truth and foction, see What’s Coming Up issue #182

Perennial cutback in fall is optional, see What’s Coming Up issue #190

Permeable paving geo-grid to prevent compaction, see What’s Coming Up issue #168

Planting out a tree used indoors as live Christmas tree, see What’s Coming Up issue #166 and issue #167

Plants that flower after long nights, see What’s Coming Up issue #191

Plunge a pot to water dry indoor plant, rosemary, see What’s Coming Up issue #168

Pot crops given a bad name, see What's Coming Up issue #169

Pothos plant from rooted cuttings, see What’s Coming Up issue #173

Pothos vs. philodendron, see What’s Coming Up issue #173

Precocious lily and other spring bloomers jump the gun to bloom in fall, see What’s Coming Up issue #165

Protecting roses, protecting peonies, see What's Coming Up issue #164

Pruning after winter damage, see What’s Coming Up issue #211

Pruning redtwig dogwoods, see What’s Coming Up issue #167

Pruning tools recommended, see What’s Coming Up issue #166

Pruning what's already growing in an early spring, see What’s Coming Up issue #176

Pruning young shade trees, see What’s Coming Up issue #198

Pruning: a lilac's annual cut, see What’s Coming Up issue #184

Quick tips on spring must-do's, see What’s Coming Up issue #214

Reasons to prune magnolias in winter, see What’s Coming Up issue #170

Replanting after trouble ruins a flower bed, see What’s Coming Up issue #188

Rose protection in winter, see What's Coming Up #164 and issue #166

Scale pest identification and control, see What’s Coming Up issue #173

Short stories via GardenAtoZ Home Page images, see What's Coming Up issue #197

Simple, realistic approach to keeping up with garden work, see What's Coming Up issue #182

Smothering lawn to start a new bed, see What's Coming Up issue #185

Snow and ice damage, see What’s Coming Up issue #195

Spring beauty that shouldn't be missed, see What's Coming Up issue #214

Spring rush checklist, getting it all done, see What's Coming Up issue #199

Spruce gall basics and control, see What’s Coming Up issue #175

Spruce needs new leaders, see What's Coming Up issue #171

Staying on top of insect pests and disease, see What's Coming Up #179

Storing plants and materials over winter, over-stuffed storage, see What’s Coming Up issue #196

Transplanting at best and worst times arb, peony, redbud, peach, see What’s Coming Up issue #183

Trees grow best when planted small, see What’s Coming Up issue #192

Violets in the lawn, see What’s Coming Up issue #203

Warm winter consequences, see What’s Coming Up issue #172

Warm winter, see What’s Coming Up issue #172

Wattle we do at the zoo, weaving wattle fencing, see What’s Coming Up issue #178

Webinars, see What’s Coming Up issue #197

When cutback shrubs don't grow back, see What’s Coming Up issue #164

Why resin pots are best year-round pots, see What's Coming Up #164

Winter damage assessments, see What’s Coming Up issue #211

Winter getaways, see What’s Coming Up issue #197

Winter protection for Japanese maple in pot, see What's Coming Up #164

Winter sunbreak in a greenhouse, see What’s Coming Up issue #197

World gardens, see What's Coming Up issue #197

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