Latest by Lee Reich

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...
Published on May 19, 2019 - Page 32
A labyrinth garden should not be puzzling — that’s a maze. A labyrinth and a maze were once the same, but the labyrinth has recently grown to become...
Published on May 10, 2019 - Page 20
If there’s one group of plants that cries out for regular and careful pruning, it’s fruit trees. Taste the sweetness of a perfectly ripe pear: That...
Published on April 28, 2019 - Page 19
Seedlings raised on windowsills or in greenhouses have been coddled to some degree and aren’t ready to face the great outdoors. A temporary period...
Published on March 31, 2019 - Page 32
No matter what the weather outdoors, plants indoors are getting hungrier and thirstier this time of year. If the plants are new to your home or you...
Published on March 18, 2019 - Page 21
Seeds are alive; they do not live forever. When you buy a packet of seeds, government standards assure you a minimum percentage of them are alive....