Garden columnist Jeff Lowenfels responds to some common inquiries on best practices for starting seeds as garden season nears.
Gardening’s practical health benefits are well known. But less is shared about the way that developing “gardener’s eyes” can reshape what you notice.
Beneath the snow, microbial life and small mammals are rearranging the environment.
While the general rule for starting seeds without lights is to wait until April 1, some varieties will do fine earlier.
The Mann Leiser solarium and tropical greenhouse draws visitors who need a break from snow and cold.
Also, when is the right time to prune trees and bushes?
The Alaska Botanical Garden’s spring conference offers something for nearly every gardener, from lectures to seed sales.
What should you do when a houseplant is sick or you no longer want it? Here’s how to decide whether it’s worth hanging on or time to let go.
Generally if previous plants were successful in the soil, it can be used again as long is it has the proper nutrients to support the new ones.
Indoor germination season is nearing, and gardening columnist Jeff Lowenfels has details on the best soils, compost and methods.
Despite a reputation for being expensive and difficult, orchids are increasingly affordable and available, says Alaska gardening columnist Jeff Lowenfels.
Columnist Jeff Lowenfels says putting an emphasis on reusing what you have and refraining from buying new plastic are good starts.
With three months left before the last frost, growing sprouts and shrooms is an easy way to garner produce using indoor methods.
Alaska gardening: After casting away the traditional paper catalogs that gardeners have relied on for decades, columnist Jeff Lowenfels offers tips for online exploration.
There are better ways for a gardener to shop and prepare for the planting season.
Gardening columnist Jeff Lowenfels says the health and protection of the environment should be a priority in purchases and best practices.
While he doesn’t like to go out on a limb to make predictions, gardening columnist Jeff Lowenfels said conditions are looking favorable.
Snow provides insulation. Your spring-flowering bulbs appreciate it. So do your perennials, says Alaska gardening writer Jeff Lowenfels.
Gardening in Alaska: Most have very specific needs, but there are universal items fit for nearly every growing enthusiast.
Gardening columnist Jeff Lowenfels promises Mary Peltola’s staff that his suggestions are easy to care for.
Garden columnist Jeff Lowenfels recently came across a new variety that piqued his interest.
After exploring the benefits of bird feeding last week, gardening columnist Jeff Lowenfels received plenty of feedback, including on how to best view the birds your feeder will attract.
Alaska garden writer Jeff Lowenfels offers advice on best practices.