Will Warm Winter Wither Plants?

Ithaca, N.Y. — With record warmth throughout the Northeast in December and early January, gardeners and commercial growers are asking: “Will the warm weather wither my plants?” The quick answer is: It depends. In addition to the particular plants involved and your location, how your plants fare depends on how quickly cold temperatures return, how cold […]

Late-Summer Flowers

Annuals are Key to All-Summer Color There are a few perennials that save their big show for the end of the summer. Among them: Rudbeckia (yellow flowers) and helenium. The ultimate perennial garden. It’s not difficult to bring that vision to mind. For me, it’s a classic English border, with iris, lupine and poppies, that […]