Latest by Dean Fosdick

Published on September 6, 2019 - Page 7
The lack of four-season food sources is one of the leading causes of the world’s declining bee populations. At certain times of year, there simply...
Published on August 21, 2019 - Page 7
Pruning is one of the most fundamental tasks in gardening. Knowing when to trim is as essential as knowing how. Pruning woody plants at the wrong...
Published on August 14, 2019 - Page 22
If mosquitoes, gnats, black flies and no-see-ums are driving you buggy, then consider cozying up to some lavender, marigolds or basil. Scientists...
Published on August 1, 2019 - Page 21
Yellowjackets play a supportive role in gardening but can be dangerous around families and pets. People sensitive to bee venom should be especially...
Published on July 20, 2019 - Page 21
It takes just a twist of the wrist to determine when pears are ready to come off the tree. For plums and peaches, flesh firmness is a good way to...
Published on July 9, 2019 - Page 18
Houseplants’ selection and use have changed over time, particularly with urbanization. People no longer are wedded to placing a few potted African...
Published on July 5, 2019 - Page 20
All-green gardens are becoming popular again as the centerpieces of monochromatic landscaping. The designs are appealing and restive, driven as they...
Published on June 16, 2019 - Page 19
If you like munching on seedlings, consider directing your palate toward microgreens. These tiny vegetables burst with rich, leafy flavors ranging...
Published on June 5, 2019 - Page 20
Flowering “bee lawns” that attract pollinators are a compromise between fastidious turf management and the more casual yard approach. They add...
Published on May 29, 2019 - Page 26
Roses are among the oldest flowers in cultivation, although many have earned a reputation as fussy or difficult to grow. Some of the newer shrub rose...