Latest by Lee Reich

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...
Published on September 1, 2019 - Page 33
Dampening my friend Dan’s excitement about moving to a new home was one nagging fear: Before being developed for homes about 45 years ago, the site...
Published on August 18, 2019 - Page 33
I have a head of cabbage that’s getting so swollen I know it’s going to split. Especially if a thunderburst drenches the ground. And after that head...
Published on August 1, 2019 - Page 21
Topiary is the art of growing trees and shrubs as living sculptures — cubes, spheres, obelisks, animal shapes or combinations of these. The...
Published on July 27, 2019 - Page 21
Hopefully, I’ve caught you in time, before your weeds have grown lusty. I want you to consider the much maligned hoe. Wait! Don’t stop reading. I...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 32
As a youngster, I never could get my fill of maraschino cherries. That is, until the day I got my hands on a whole jar of them, sat down with a spoon...
Published on June 26, 2019 - Page 20
In gardening, whether you’re talking about pest control or fertilization, “organic” generally means natural. The word “organic” refers to “organic...
Published on June 22, 2019 - Page 9
What are your plans for the weekend? Consider garden hopping. To some special private gardens. An organization called The Garden Conservancy makes...
Published on June 9, 2019 - Page 20
Before it’s too late, I must address one of my pet peeves: deliberately putting plastic in soil. Take, for instance, black plastic sheeting sold as...
Published on June 6, 2019 - Page 8
The problem with Miss Kim is she doesn’t look like what you might expect. She’s a lilac (Syringa patula), but not what we usually think of as a lilac...