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Container culture

A guide to growing potted masterpieces in the smallest spaces

Subscriber onlyIf you haven't already, this is the month to assemble pots and containers for the rest of the growing season. They aren't just for summer; spared an early frost, tender container plants can still look great at the end of October, so it pays to devote some time and resources to getting them right. Continue reading...

IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ Pursuant to your recent column regarding euonymus scale: I have made yearly applications of the Bayer Advanced for several years now, with excellent results. My concern is its effect on bees. I had a fat bumblebee hovering while I was applying this year, and I kept shooing it away until the solution had soaked into the ground. Continue reading...

Green acres: Former orphanage now home to North Little Rock nonprofit that offers urban farming opportunities

Subscriber onlyIn the middle of the largest and most urban county in Arkansas sits a 63-acre plot of land dedicated to urban sustainable farming. Continue reading...

IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ Our backyard is rather small and we have several large, mature trees. We are in the Washington-Willow neighborhood in Fayetteville, so, very established trees. The tree roots have completely choked out almost everything we have planted in the beds we made several years ago. We brought in topsoil and amended the beds, etc. Continue reading...