Go ahead and keep on gardening even after cool autumn weather officially arrives. Many edibles, such as tomatoes and strawberries, can be grown indoors all winter long. Follow these simple steps for creating a robust indoor garden.
LIGHT IS ESSENTIAL
“If you are going to invest time, effort and money into indoor growing, quality supplemental lighting should be your No. 1 priority,” says Leslie Halleck, the author of Gardening Under Lights: The Complete Guide for Indoor Growers. “Tomatoes and peppers need the equivalent of full sun conditions indoors, for a long enough duration, to provide meaningful harvests.”
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Use firethorn sprigs to welcome guests this holiday season.
BIRDING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND
THERE'S NO NEED TO GO INTO HIBERNATION THIS SEASON. USE THESE EASY TRICKS TO SEE EVEN MORE FLIERS WHEN THE MERCURY DROPS.
CREATING WINTER Interest
8 bold plants sure to provide a wonderland of color, form and beauty.
Degrees of Hibernation
How garden visitors snooze away the coldest months.
Perks of Propagating
A step-by-step guide to multiplying your most prized succulents.
Cold Weather Cuisine
Choose high-energy foods to keep backyard birds well fed during winter.
Dive into the Facts
Learn about anhingas, the sleek birds that hunt underwater.
Eye-catching houseplants that won't harm curious dogs or cats.
VIREOS MAY BE INCONSPICUOUS, BUT THEY’RE EVERYWHERE THIS SEASON. LOOK UP AND LISTEN.
Admire these priceless moments captured by readers.
This Is Your Mind on Plants – A Gardener's Awakening
Michael Pollan is the much-celebrated, much-discussed author of many books that explore the relationship between humans and what we consume, including The Omnivore’s Dilemma. His latest book is This Is Your Mind on Plants. It explores the relationship between humans and three plant products that have shaped human culture and history: caffeine, mescaline, and opium.
Jen Urquhart depicts scientifically accurate florals and botanicals in colored pencil
Tips and tricks for modern container gardening
Best of Both Gardens
Greg Loades’ book outlines how to fuse the elements of a traditional and new-age landscape for the perfect modern cottage garden.
A Mind Shaped By Gardening
Sue Stuart-Smith is a psychiatrist and gardener. Her new book The Well-Gardened Mind explores the power of gardening to change people’s lives.
Two doves: One native, one an intruder
We have two types of doves in north-central Washington: Mourning Dove and Eurasian Collared-Dove.
Find Your Voice
Do you love to sing? Botanicals can improve your voice and soothe a sore throat
Why Birds Do What They Do
The more humans understand about their behavior, the more inaccessible their world seems.
3 Simple Ways to Make Earth Better
We all want a healthier planet, but the impact of our diets on the environment isn’t well understood.
'Sustainable gardening' includes many eco-friendly practices
Sustainable is one of gardening’s trendiest buzzwords, yet it carries a range of definitions. Just what does it mean in practical terms, and how important is it to the average gardener?