Yard and Garden

Practical advice for gardening and yard maintence. Advice on growing flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables, fruit and herbs. Plus, lawn care, structures and machinery.

Garden Clippings: September To-Do List

By Mike Lang

Gardeners' plan of action for month of September.

On The Garden Path: The Botanic Garden of Smith College

Courtesy of Smith College Botanic Garden

Smith College, in Northampton, Mass., was founded in 1871, and since opening, it has provided women an education of uncompromising quality.

Garden Clippings: August To-Do List

By Mike Lang

Mike Lang sets a plan for fighting gardening doldrums that force our feet to drag in the late summer months.

On The Garden Path: Cut Flowers

Courtesy of Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center

The end of summer doesn't have to mean the end of summer flowers. Read more from the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center about keeping the joy of summer flowers alive with late-blooming lilies and dahlias.


Garden Clippings: Getting Rid of Poison Ivy

By Mike Lang

Mike Lang offers advice for ridding your garden of the iccoragible poison ivy.

On The Garden Path: Cacti

By Debra Van Vliet

Desert climates can create tricky gardening environments for many. Find out how one reader beat the killer heat by filling her landscape with hybrid cacti.

Garden Clippings: Brambles

By Mike Lang

Homemade ice cream, jam and pie are the delicious results of a little care in the fruit garden. There isn't much we can do right now to ensure that this season's crop is not a bust, but this is the time to do some things that will help produce a good harvest of brambles and strawberries next year.

On The Garden Path: Volcano Pholox Series

Anthony Tesselaar Plants USA, Inc.

Volcano is a series of perennial phlox that are compact, sturdy, exceptionally floriferous and extremely tolerant of the powdery mildew that plagues and defoliates many other phlox varieties.

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