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Top Late-Blooming Perennials

Top Late-Blooming Perennials

In between the riot of springtime and the majesty of fall, there is a whole season of late-blooming flowers that color your garden as the summer turns golden. These perennials have waited months as other flowers bloomed. They’re like the students who didn’t know what...
Water Features in the Garden

Water Features in the Garden

Whether it’s a simple birdbath, a trickling fountain, or a lush pond with water lilies and lotus—water features can bring charm and a sense of serenity to any backyard. They soothe us with peaceful trickling and attract birds, frogs, and pollinators into our...
Best Perennials for Zone 5

Best Perennials for Zone 5

Perennials are the backbone of any garden. Every spring, we anticipate their beautiful scents and colors. Over time, they come to define our landscape and become friends that we get to know better each year. There are countless zone 5 varieties to choose from, but...
Gardening for Winged Friends

Gardening for Winged Friends

The melody of the robin is just one perk of gardening for birds. As backyards account for a third of city land, what we grow can have a wide-reaching benefit. Whether we wish to help conservationists, or merely enjoy the beauty of a bluejay, we can attract birds into...