All posts by Dr. Susan Hamilton
Houseplants Beat the Winter Blues
Healthy houseplants help improve moods and cure depression.
Brighten Your Garden with Winter-Flowering Shrubs
Japanese cornel dogwood and hybrid witch hazel are perfect winter-flowering shrubs to brighten up any landscape.
USDA Unveils New Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Learn about the USDA's new plant hardiness zone map, which is the standard by which gardeners can determine...
Companion Gardening: Interplanting Flowers, Veggies, Fruits and Herbs
Interplanting flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruits creates some benefits that enhance the overall success of my garden.
Mulch: A Gardener’s Guide
Mulch. You know it’s good for your landscape, but with so many choices, how do you choose which...
Hedge Fun: Shrubbery Throughout the Year
Whether valued for their foliage or their flowers, used in foundation planting or as screens, shrubs are an...
Turn Your Backyard Into a Wildlife Habitat
Gardening for wildlife is a great way to enhance your landscape, create a fun project for you and...
Moles and Voles in the Garden, Oh My!
These critters can wreak havoc on lawns and gardens, but control depends upon which you have. So how...
Rain Barrels to the Rescue
Learn how to save water for a sunny day with rain barrels and rain gardens.
Bug Off! Natural Ways to Prevent Insects in Your Garden
Master gardener shares her tips for natural remedies prevent garden pests.