The term "annual" refers to any plant that can be sowed, achieve germination, blossom, and wither over the course of a year. The label could also be utilized to describe the round-the-clock care some varietals seem to require. If you adore annuals but crave simplicity, scroll through for eight easy annuals that demand little attention.
The first brilliant blooms of spring can be a sight for sore eyes after a glacial winter. But some of the season's most stunning flowers are also the most grueling to grow. Embrace spring's beautiful bounty by growing these six low-maintenance flowering shrubs -- favored by senior garden editor Todd Carr -- that offer visual allure without any of the arduous labor.
Spring is the season to appreciate lush flora, and flowering perennials are the perfect pick for a particularly spectacular show. Read on for 10 of senior garden editor Todd Carr's favorite perennials, which grow proflically between March and May.
Plant growth may go dormant during the winter, but your garden doesn't have to. Bring the alfresco life inside with these beautiful and brilliant indoor gardening ideas for winter from senior garden editor Todd Carr.
An amaryllis and orchids in complementary colors make a cheerful display on a buffet or entryway table. The blanket of moss hides the individual pots, so the plants appear to sprout up from the ground.
Autumn's beautiful bounty of culinary crops may commonly yield their harvest in September and October, but there is no need to set aside your gardening gear just yet. Senior garden editor Todd Carr reveals the quickest crops to cultivate for a full fall harvest.
The first frost may signify that winter is coming, but don't let plummeting temperatures put the kibosh on your planting plans. Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme aren't just lyrics to a Simon & Garfunkel song -- they also happen to be some of the herbs best-suited to a curated indoor environment. Senior garden editor Todd Carr reveals which herbs can thrive indoors, and how to treat them with proper TLC.