How to Succeed in Gardening Without Really Trying

A Planting Guide for the Utterly Hopeless

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My Favorite Annuals

Every year Halcyon Garden has more pots to fill, thanks to a generous grant by the Mom Green foundation. But every April we seem to buy fewer varieties of annuals. We know what we like now, and we don’t do quite so much experimenting anymore. And we’ve finally learned that a broad swath of one…

How Garden Centers Lead Us Astray

Occasionally, some friend will call me to ask whether she should buy a certain plant she’s just found on sale at Home Depot or Lowe’s. She’s confused about whether the plant is an annual or a perennial, or isn’t sure whether it’s a good choice for her yard in the first place…and the store certainly…