What do the bees do in October?
If you have New England aster in your garden, they keep foraging like mad.
In my garden the bees were all over my ‘Hella Lacy’ aster this morning, and I was very glad to see them. My shorter asters have now stopped blooming and are going to seed, but ‘Hella Lacy’ is a late bloomer and I’ve seen it feeding monarchs in October fueling up for their trip to Mexico.
They used to say you’re not supposed to wear white shoes after the first of September but in the garden, white is the great new fall color, and at my house it’s absolutely
Almost overnight, the sweet autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora) that my neighbor planted on her side of the fence (but which has decided it likes my side better) burst into bloom. A few flowers arrived on the first of September, and a thrilling foamy white cascade of blossoms just one day later.
On a sunny winter day a few years ago, I strolled into our Palos-area garden looking for signs of snowdrops
The folks in the editorial office tell me that this issue is about planning. I’m taking their word for it, since they don’t ...
It’s great to be traditional, but sometimes we’d like to do a variation on the familiar theme
This Chicago garden attracts an astonishing variety of butterflies thanks to the biodiversity it offers in a neighborhood.
If ever there was dark side to an avocation based on goodness and light, it is the idea of a “gardening competition.”