Enjoy the spicy heat hot peppers add to your meals without concern for the many myths surrounding these garden vegetables. Here are a few you may have heard but are not true.
No fruit on your tomato plants is likely due to the weather. Tomatoes thrive in warm, sunny conditions, but temperature extremes can prevent otherwise healthy plants from setting fruit. Here's how to grow tomatoes even when the weather doesn't cooperate.
Summer has arrived and, for many, so has the heat - not only hard on gardeners but also our gardens and lawns. Fortunately, there are ways to help plants thrive despite stressful growing conditions.
Keep your garden looking its best and reduce your workload by enlisting practices that provide multiple benefits. Your garden will flourish and youâ€TMll have more time to enjoy its beauty.
Despite proper planning and planting, insects can move in and wreak havoc on your garden. The good news is you can manage problem pests without harming the pollinators that are so important to your garden.
So, you filled your shopping cart and gardens with lots of new shrubs, flowers and vegetables. Now what? Keep your plants looking their best with minimal effort so you can enjoy them and your summer even more.
Fill your gardens with beautiful plants that produce an abundance of seeds the birds will love. You'll enjoy the flowers as well as the birds that visit to dine on the seeds - and best of all, there is no feeder to refill or clean.
Create a front garden that is sure to boost your mood and welcome visitors all year round. All you need is one weekend and a bit of paint, flowers, décor and edging material to boost your landscape's curb appeal.
May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and a busy time for gardening and other outdoor activities. Gardening provides many benefits, but like any outdoor activity, it's important to protect yourself from the sun's damaging rays.
You don't have to live on a farm or in a rural area to grow food or find low-priced local produce, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Each year we set aside one day to honor mothers - and each year we struggle to find the perfect gift to show them we care. Give some of these gardening gifts a try for this upcoming holiday.
Happy Earth Day, Milwaukee! Local gardening expert Melinda Myers says research now proves what gardeners have long understood. "Spending time in the garden and nature improves our mood, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and helps us focus," she says. Which means now is a great time to get planting, because during quarantine, many of us could use the exercise for our bodies and minds.
Set aside a sunny spot in your garden or landscape for a few easy-care, herbaceous peonies. These traditional favorites are treasured for their bountiful early summer flowers, vigorous, shrub-like habit and amazing longevity.
Don't let the watering schedule discourage you from growing in pots. Enlist one or more of these strategies to eliminate the daily burden of watering while still maintaining beautiful and productive gardens.
Spring has arrived, and that means lots of gardening and landscape projects. This year more than ever we can benefit from the physical and mental health benefits gardening provides.