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Tiny but tough, pearly white snowdrops return year after year to remind us spring is on its way.
In that dreary time after the holiday hubbub, it often feels like the garden will never awaken. But suddenly one day, bluish-green spears erupt through the icy ground. The snowdrops—...
Who can resist the captivating delicacy of springs first touches of color in the woods and along riverbanks? All early spring woodland plants grow naturally in rich, moist forest floors but are...
Before the wisteria blooms, before daffodils begin their springtime dance, and before tulips turn your head, hellebores will begin a celebration in the garden as a harbinger of the end of winter.
In late winter, scores of hellebores begin to bloom, awaking their bucolic woodland settings. The leafless canopy of native hardwoods lets in low-angled winter light, spotlighting the...
If you can't get rid of the weeds in your yard, eat them.
I've put young dandelion leaves on my salad before. It's interesting how a common weed can add so much flavor. I know there are more wild plants I could eat, and I'd like to learn what...
Here are five reasons you should add wildlife habitat to your property.
You could say that the very first GPS was discovered long ago on the prairie
Native prairie plants have been around for centuries. Their toughness is enticing gardeners to add their low-maintenance beauty to the landscape. The compass plant stands tall above most, and also...
Reap the benefits of pollinators and healthy soil
Wildflowers have survived floods, drought, sandy soil, clay soil and other extremes for millions of years. They’re still around and offering tremendous assets to our ecosystems, including...
Miriam Goldberger is bringing the wild back to gardening, one seed at a time
Before Europeans came to North America, wildflowers grew with wild abandon and knew how to survive for thousands of years. Miriam Goldberger and her husband Paul Jenkins are striving to bring them...
This family was not blessed with scenic rolling hills on their property, but it didn't stop them from making a natural oasis out of flatlands.
Exuberant wildflowers run amok in this Southern California garden.
Jo and Paul Casterline In Jo and Paul Casterline's Poway, California, garden, the plants have positively taken over. In more than two decades of gardening together, the Casterlines have...