How to care for hibiscus, fungus and oak trees
DEAR JESSICA: My hibiscus is flowering in my house. How do I care for it all winter and keep it ...
Why are blue spruce branches browning?
DEAR JESSICA: I have a blue spruce that’s about 20 feet tall, which I planted six years ago. Every year, ...
How to care for your Christmas cactus and poinsettia
Last month, I wrote about post-holiday care for amaryllis and paperwhites. But I know Christmas cactus and poinsettias also are taking up residence in many of your homes. Here's how to care for them.
29 gardening chores for February
Here is one tip or chore for each day this month.
How to care for Amaryllis and paperwhites
Here is part one of my recommended best practices for caring for the botanical gifts of the season.
Distracting robins from holly berries, and more
DEAR JESSICA: We have holly trees with red berries in our yard. Our problem is that the robins are eating ...
January calendar of gardening chores
Get these done during the month, and your future self will thank you.
How to maintain prayer plants, butterfly bushes, more
DEAR JESSICA: My partner and I have had this supermarket-bought prayer plant in our living room for about 21/2 years. ...
Saving palms and pruning corn plants
DEAR JESSICA: Enclosed is a photo of my sago palm, which I am struggling to keep alive, as it was ...
Zapping crabgrass; growing Persian shield more tips
The best way to eliminate crabgrass is to stop its seeds in their tracks -- and timing is everything.