Organic Gardening

Articles about organic pest and weed control, season extension, tools of the trade, and more.

Useful Winter Weeds: Chickweed, Bittercress and Henbit

By Leslie Simpson

There are lovely winter weeds with numerous nutrition and medicinal benefits in your garden. A good example is healthy chickweed or hairy bittercress. We have identified the benefits among a few common options—chickweed, bittercress, and henbit.

How to Select a Tree Planting Site

By Orin Martin and Manjula Martin

Learn what factors to consider when deciding where and when to plant a new fruit tree, including resources on find a spot with the best sun exposure.

Pruning Anatomy 101

By Orin Martin and Manjula Martin

Prune your trees more effectively using this guide explaining the basic anatomy of a tree, so that your pruning will be tailored to the needs of your tree.

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

By Brenda Dziedzic

Check out this beautiful hummingbird-lookalike, and discover how to attract it to your garden.


Mourning Cloak Butterfly

By Brenda Dziedzic

Learn about the life cycle and habitat of the Mourning Cloak Butterfly, a beautiful yet common butterfly in North America.

Rosy Maple Moth

By Brenda Dziedzic

Discover how to identify the charming Rosy Maple Moth, native to the eastern part of the United States.

Recommended Air Plants

By Enid G. Svymbersky

Use this guide to determine what varieties of air plants are best suited for modern mini-gardens at home and DIY projects.

Getting Started: Air Plants

By Enid G. Svymbersky

Get a primer on beautiful air plants and learn how to provide the proper care, including watering, light, and troubleshooting.

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