Gardening rejuvenates the soul, exercises the body, and is just plain good for you – regardless of whether your garden is a high-rise balcony or a ten acre estate. Here’s how to choose the best garden plants for sun and shade, and how to grow them successfully in containers, planters, beds and borders.
Good perennials for moist or dry shade; growing columbines, coneflowers, delphiniums, hostas, iris, lady’s mantle, lupines and peonies.
Tall, stately and vividly colored glads; petunias; nasturtiums and gerbera daisies.
DIY projects for your garden including making a small water fountain or water garden; planting a strawberry jar; harvesting and saving seeds; creative row markers and more.
Growing and using common herbs such as basil, cilantro, dill, rosemary and thyme.
House plants, overwintering plants from the garden, forcing spring bulbs and growing amaryllis.