Alas, we near the end of our discussion about cicadas just as the insects themselves are winding down their mating season. Readers wrote in with questions about how they make noise, whether they'... More »
Plants can't talk, I realize this. But I still believe they can tell us a lot about themselves, and where they will be happy living. By taking cues from the particular qualities of a plant, it... More »
I hope it doesn't seem like cheating to include a tree on my list of worst offenders of the weedy variety. It may challenge the presumption of what qualifies as a weed, but it seems that Ailanthu... 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.