Latest by Lee Reich

Published on March 1, 2020 - Page 16
Remind me not to plant camellias. Not that camellias (Camellia japonica) aren’t wonderful plants, with their elegant, sometimes fragrant, blossoms...
Published on February 1, 2020 - Page 11
Outdoor plants in cold climates need to bank a certain number of hours being chilly during the winter for their buds to awaken in the coming months....
Published on January 28, 2020 - Page 5
Looking for an easy plant to care for? Try a succulent. Any plant with fleshy stems or leaves is called a succulent. Aside from cacti, only a few...
Published on January 26, 2020 - Page 27
As I savor one of my just-picked American persimmons (Diospyros virginiana), I’m reminded how this fruit — and a few other delectable fruits —would...
Published on January 1, 2020 - Page 17
It may be time to say goodbye to Pete in the garden. Peat Moss, that is. Peat has been a great helper for years, especially with seedlings. It’s...
Published on December 24, 2019 - Page 17
Years ago, I had one of those spineless cacti that once a year splash colorful flowers out the ends of their flat, arching stems. Such plants are...
Published on December 8, 2019 - Page 32
Daffodils sitting on a windowsill against a backdrop of white snow make a fragrant and pretty midwinter scene. This picture, with bulbs “forced” for...
Published on November 24, 2019 - Page 18
If you’re missing Halloween, there are some eerie indoor and outdoor plants that carry the spooky season into winter and beyond. Let’s start with...
Published on October 26, 2019 - Page 7
Nature abhors bare ground, and so should you. Her response to naked earth is to clothe it, a job at which many weeds excel. Bare soil is too easily...
Published on September 12, 2019 - Page 21
A myth among tomato lovers is that home-grown tomatoes taste best. Not true! The best varieties of tomatoes are what taste best, whether they’re...