Stories from Rosemary McCreary
Looking ahead to a dry summer
This late in May, it looks like we’re facing a long, dry summer. Any showers that blow in may perk up our gardens for a day or two, but it will be many months before any drought relief arrives.
Homegrown: Alternatives in the food garden
Sowing seeds and setting out plants will pick up speed in this final week of April.
Homegrown: Is the weather too cold for gardening?
Weather always a hot topic for gardeners, and this year has given us plenty to talk about.
Homegrown: Use containers to create focal points
A single, bold, even empty pot can transform an ordinary scene into an eye-catching one.
Plentiful options for dry summer gardens
With a little planning and careful selection, summer gardens are easy.
Tree health starts with planting
Once again, I've come across a warning that the most common cause of tree loss in home landscapes is planting too deep.
Catch up on spring planting
It's taken only a few warm, sunny days and spring has sprung. Were you ready?
Variegated plants that light up landscape
In any season, white, cream, and yellow highlights on trees, shrubs, or perennials create an impressive contrast. But in winter's low light, the contrast becomes one of any garden's best assets.