When the Association of Zoos and Aquariums declared 2008 the Year of the Frog, they meant toads, too—because toads are a type of frog.
It’s hard to say who’s got the worst deal: the mole, who gets framed for garden damage done by the vole, or the vole, who gets away with the crime but toils in anonymity.
If you want to cause a ruckus in a roomful of gardeners, you don’t need to yell, “Fire!” Just announce in a loud, happy voice, “Squirrels are so darn cute!” Things will get ugly fast.
When we think of wildlife in a backyard garden, most of us picture rabbits, squirrels, sparrows, chickadees. Fierce, soaring hawks and mysterious, sharp-eyed owls are not what we expect in an urban yard.
Make the most out of shrubs—follow these tips on where to plant them.
Gather ripe seed in the fall, when red seeds are visible on the fruit. Plant them right away or keep them in a cool, dark, moist place for planting the following spring.
Japanese flowering apricot is a small ornamental tree that grows best in full sunlight in moist, well-drained soil that’s both fertile and acidic.
It all started with a pickle bucket. As a new homeowner (and yard owner), I got the bucket as a freebie from a local deli.
Call it an “a-ha” moment. As I chatted with a neighbor about how many leaves we’d had to rake that year, she lifted a narrow shrub rake and proceeded to deftly pluck out all the leaves behind her foundation shrubs.
You can’t beat a good garden hat for protection from heat and harmful rays.