Perennial beds need to be well dug initially to loosen the soil and then amended with compost or other organic material.
Since the 1830s about 99 percent of American tall grass prairies have been destroyed.
There is something very satisfying about seeing second-generation plants from self-sown seeds!
It's also a good idea to amend heavy clay soil by mixing in sand and vegetative matter.
Rooftop gardens are becoming more and more popular in big cities where space for ground-level gardens is not available.
At this time of the year when we are using our fireplaces frequently, we generate a lot of wood ash.
Growing plants in containers is an alternative for those who have no garden space.
To improve the soil in an established garden, simply shred the leaves that accumulate from the trees in your yard and spread them over the garden beds.
Plants that have flower spikes are useful as they provide vertical interest both in the gardens and in a vase.
Tradescantias are persistent plants-easy to grow that sow their seeds widely.