Southern California residents are beginning to accept that lush lawns are unsustainable when reservoirs and rivers run low in a drought era.
The climate crisis is inspiring — and requiring — new perspectives in thinking for the London gallery, starting with “Back to Earth.”
Intense storms are on the rise, which probably means more flooding. Local green spaces are on the case.
Researchers cited climate change and habitat loss. But they also said the public can help give the insects a boost.
Grab your iPhone: Andrew Brand wants to show you a side of your garden that you’ve never seen before (and how to photograph it).
If you are known to turn a lush house plant into a rotting carcass, here are a few expert tips for making greenery thrive.
There are any number of ecologically friendly alternatives to that lawn you’re so proud of — and they look nice, too. Here’s how to start slowly.
This is the trouble with trying to help a natural world in so much peril. It’s never entirely clear when it’s right to intervene and when it’s wrong.
Nothing brings a sense of formality to a garden like boxwood. But thanks to common gardening practices, it’s vulnerable to disease.
The species is called Poseidon’s ribbon weed, and researchers say it has spread to cover an area the size of Cincinnati over the past 4,500 years.
According to a recent report, many of these ‘charismatic’ wildflowers are threatened with extinction. Here’s what you can do to help.
Every year we let more patches of our yard go wild, and every year more flowers appear in the uncut areas.
Used correctly, mulch builds and improves your soil like nothing else. But don’t make these common mistakes.
Five decades after the park service took over the Buffalo National River in Arkansas, the Cherokee can once again gather plants there to create medicine, food and supplies.
Every spring, Allan Benton heads to the woods of Tennessee to search for alliums and cook up a creekside feast.
A new “It” plant is here, if you can keep it alive.
Meet the man working to put the next big “It” plant on every windowsill in North America.
Those wasps you hate? They’re the best organic pest control around. Here’s how to keep them happy (and avoid getting stung).
Every 20 years, New York collects vital information about birds. And gardeners have an important role to play.
Responses to a column by Thomas L. Friedman. Also: The true patriots; Covid choices of strangers; wildflowers.
When it comes to kale, the organic farmers at Adaptive Seeds have a few things to teach you — and some versions of the familiar green that may not be so familiar.
Can the No Mow May movement help transform the traditional American lawn — a manicured carpet of grass — into something more ecologically beneficial?
Though the earliest cherry trees have already begun blooming, there are weeks of pink and white flowers ahead.
My sister and I searched for clues in our mother’s desk — and in her life — for why she left us and this world.
Try to reciprocate the contempt and indifference that nature has for you.
According to the English psychiatrist Sue Stuart-Smith, it was no accident that we had a run on seeds at the beginning of the pandemic.
“Imagine the terror and fear facing these children,” a reader writes. Also: Sunflowers for Ukraine; Russian pianists; the anti-lynching bill.
In this troubled time, it would be a crime to snuff out any flicker of joy that somehow leaps into life.
Yes, they may require 80 percent less work. But their beauty alone is reason enough to rethink the way you’re gardening now.
From hibiscus to borage to violet, blooms are showing up in drinks and lending them beauty, decadence and a flavor all their own.
Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a botanist and author, has created a forest with tree species handpicked for their ability to withstand a warming planet.
Tomato experts Craig LeHoullier and Joe Lamp’l have some advice for you.
Hand-woven scarves, an incense holder that doubles as jewelry — and more.
Climate and demographic threats are chipping away at a centuries-old culture surrounding the cultivation of the fluorescent green plant.
Supply chain challenges, labor shortages and poor growing conditions have led to a global shortage of fresh flowers, especially the kinds grown for events like weddings.
Helen Ho was laid off from her urban planning job at the beginning of the pandemic. She saw it as a chance to focus on the things she really liked doing.
These organic seed sellers share a passion for the unusual and a mission to preserve biodiversity. And they’ve got some irresistible seeds.
The find suggests overlooked rocks across the continent may contain more fossilized surprises.
A Long Island couple says fighting climate change and protecting biodiversity starts at home. Or rather, right outside their suburban house.
As winter closes in, there’s at least one place where plants will still grow: a terrarium. Here’s how to get started on yours.
The Bradford pear, hugely popular when suburbs were developed, contributed to an invasion of trees conquering nearly anywhere it lands. South Carolina is stepping up its fight against it.
Twenty-seven ideas to satisfy tastes both garden variety and eccentric.
A new generation of female florists are offering a fresh perspective on an ancient craft, fashioning festive crowns out of dried flowers, herbs and grasses.
The centuries-old craft is thriving as both a hobby and an art form, with contemporary practitioners around the world asking what lessons it can impart today.
In the rose capital of the United States, a tradition wrenched off track by the pandemic is back and in full bloom.
Flowers testify to life’s transience, but they are also rugged emblems of resilience.
New York is now ‘the greenest big city on earth,’ one naturalist said. Some creatures have noticed, and are staying for a while.
In “Orwell’s Roses,” Rebecca Solnit argues that the English writer was driven not merely by political rage but by a love of beauty and nature.
One company wants its artificial cannabis décor to start conversations about the potential benefits of weed.
The decline of bee populations is a looming crisis, but there is a dearth of scientific data. Hyperlocal researchers, with nets and notebooks, could be key.