Bev Johnson

Planting vines requires proper planning

No matter if you pronounce clematis as clah-mat-is or clem-a-tis, this vine in full bloom is spectacular. This is one plant that likes our alkaline ... Read more

Is that a mushroom or a toadstool?

Some people actually eat mushrooms. Not Bunkey; he calls them toad furniture and refuses them in any form. Mushrooms are neither plant nor animal. They ... Read more

Slopes present challenge for gardeners

It’s easy to plant a flat space, but slopes can bring you to tears. It may be too steep to mow easily, or prone to ... Read more

It is time to try out some new tools

Every gardener has a few favorite tools. Even if you have been gardening for years, here are a few you may not have heard of ... Read more