The flowers of pot marigold (Calendula officinalis), in shades of lemon yellow, creamy white, and deep orange, flourish in cool, temperate climates. They bring glowing accents to gardens or containers and provide long-lasting cut flowers. While pot marigold is native to the Mediterranean, it’s been grown in European gardens since the 1100s, when it was […]
After working on your garden beds all day, do you crawl into your own bed feeling sore, stiff, and bent out of shape? Unlike other activities—sports, for example—in which you learn and master specific techniques, most gardeners simply get out there and “dig in” without thinking about the way they move. Therein lies the problem. […]
After working long hours in the garden, you need more than a warm bath or hot shower to look and feel fresh as a daisy. Cleaning off the inevitable accumulation of garden grime is only part of the solution. To avoid muscular fatigue and discomfort due to overexertion, it’s worth the effort to do some […]
‘Lady in Red’ is a terrific cultivar of Texas Sage, a wildflower whose native range includes the southern United States. This showy beauty is a bit more compact than the species, growing about 12 to18 inches tall with deep green foliage. Blooming from early summer until frost, ‘Lady in Red’ produces dozens of long, airy […]
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