The scramble of spring and early summer pruning and planting are behind us, and the next few months in the garden are primarily devoted to the tedious tasks of maintenance; mainly weeding and dragging... More »
A few months ago a reader asked me to write about gardening on a slope, which I had every intention of doing before now.
For better or worse, dealing with a steep piece of ground is a topic I have so... More »
Early flowering shrubs are what makes springtime in Philly so magical. For a few short weeks our area is lush with the blooms of spirea, lilac, viburnum, mock orange, forsythia, and ornamental quince.... More »
Last week we saw the first swooping dart of the hummingbird careening around the yard, then pausing in mid-flight, looking for something to eat.
There wasn't much forage in the way of flowers, s... More »
Gardening on what was until recently a construction site, this spring it's been hand-to-ground combat with very compacted soil in my yard. The combination of heavy machinery and heavy building ma... More »
Nicole Juday started gardening when she became the owner of an overgrown yard and realized she didn’t know the names of anything growing in it. A desire to learn the basics of gardening eventually led to a career change, and the has worked in the horticultural field for more than a decade. Today she keeps chickens and bees, grows a lot of flowers, and writes and speaks about gardening and natural history. See what else she’s up to at www.nicolejuday.com.
The women of ancient Athens are feeling repressed. They have equal rights, they even have the vote, but now the all-male Senate is trying to control their bodies with a "no womb left behind" act. More »