The Making And Use Of Composts

Use of Compost

Cemmenting on the claim by advocates of organic gardening that commercial fertilizers are harmful to the soil. Donald Conlin of the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station, Wooster, says that, although the

Prize Peonies At The Shows

Prize Peonies

Show dates have to be set well in advance, and, of course, they are always set based on “average” weather conditions in the vicinity.  It’s only natural, then, that whenever

Plant Fruits This Fall

Fall Planting

Fall is a good time to plant fruits. Trees and bushes set out during the autumn months will start growth early the following spring—just as soon as weather conditions are

Plant Trees And Shrubs

Trees and Shrubs

All woody plants have a regular sequence of bloom. Whether they are growing in Florida, California, Massachusetts, or Illinois, this sequence is always the same and can be depended upon

Year-round Peony Care

Peony Care

Peonies are so hardy, and durable. and long-lived that they usually get along with no attention at all.  Reasons for Not Blooming Well But you can help yours have better

Low Growing Shrubs

Low-growing Shrubs

Ask any experienced gardener what he considers one of the most useful groups of garden plants, and he will probably reply, “dwarf shrubs.” New houses, whether traditional or contemporary in

Trees And Shrubs To Plant This Fall

Trees and Shrubs

The fall of the year, with its cooler weather and more frequent rains, provides perfect conditions for planting trees and shrubs.  With the quick pace of spring and the heat

The Pagoda Tree

Pagoda Tree

In last month’s column, we discussed one of the members of that small, select group of trees that bear their ornamental flowers during summer.  In this issue, we will consider

Training Fuchsias To Elegant Forms

Training Fuchsias

Bush form is the simplest and most common style for fuchsias. The bush may be small or large, but it is always kept compact and uniform.  To produce a small