March Gardens

Made for the shade

Japanese painted fern

Four-season interest

Giving your yard color throughout the year

Garden Décor

How to go with what you love (without going overboard)

Poisonous Plants

Getting rid of harmful ivy, oak and sumac in your yard

Extending the Growing Season

Greenhouses allow for a variety of fresh produce and flowers year-round

Gardening blunders

Avoid mistakes by learning from your ‘foregardeners’

Pretty Spiderworts

They also are deer-resistant and will bloom from spring into the summer

The Barefoot feeder

How to make a Nyjer or thistle seed feeder

Black magic plastic

A layer of plastic film helps soil warm up to spring plantings

Getting the best bang for your buck

8 vegetables that yield ample payback

Lunar Magic

Planting by the moon is no passing phase

Poaching is Illegal

In North Carolina, you can go to jail if you steal pine straw, Venus flytraps, wild ginseng and many other protected wild plants

Grow for it!

Tips and tricks for home gardeners this spring

Paths of enlightenment

Well-planned paths add beauty and a good way to get to your garden