Teri Dunn Chace

Teri Dunn Chace is author of more than 35 gardening books, including The Anxious Gardener’s Book of Answers. She lives in central New York.


Best Holiday Gifts for the Gardeners In Your Life

It is likely that the gardeners on your list already have the tools they consider essential. So what qualifies as…


How to Prepare Your Evergreens for Winter

Winter can be stressful for the evergreens in our home landscapes…but not for the reason you might think. Spruces, pines,…


Where to Shop for Spring-Flowering Bulbs

Fall bulb-planting time is almost here. You can order from specialists now…or wait until autumn arrives and get your bulbs…


How to Have a Beautiful Garden and a Happy Dog

Is having a dog and having a beautiful garden at the same time impossible? It doesn’t have to be. Bottom…


How to Make Your Own Compost

Composting turns yard waste and kitchen scraps into a crumbly soil-like material called humus. Adding this humus to your garden…


How to Grow Your Own Wildflower Garden

If you’re looking for low-care flower-garden ideas, wildflowers may be your answer. They are native plants and are less likely…


How to Grow Veggies in Small Spaces

Who doesn’t love garden-fresh produce? But if all you have is a deck or balcony, you may think you can’t…


It Is Easy to Grow Your Own Salad Greens

Of all the vegetables that you could raise yourself, perhaps none are easier and more rewarding—especially for a dabbler or…


The Right Way to Close Down Your Garden

New guidance on how to care for your yard as the gardening year winds down. It can make all the difference for next year’s garden.


Green and Lush: Prepare Now for Next Year’s Lawn

Fall is the best time to prepare your lawn so that it is lush and beautiful next spring. These steps will help you do it right.


Enjoy Home-Grown Veggies Well Into the Fall

Vegetable gardeners can keep their delicious home-grown crops coming. How to protect existing crops from the cold…what and how to plant in the fall.


The Bugs You Want in Your Garden

While bugs, beetles and other creepy-crawlies are not welcome indoors, stay your hand when you spot them outside! The realization…


Beyond Tomato Cages: Best Supports for Vegetables and Flowers

When your garden plants have flopped or threatened to keel over, you may have tried staking or cages. Sometimes that…


How to Keep Small, Furry Nibblers Out of Your Garden

Here is an arsenal of ideas to keep small, nibbling, destructive mammals—squirrels, chipmunks, woodchucks (aka groundhogs) and rabbits—from destroying your precious vegetables....

Home Maintenance

Keep Your Houseplants Alive While You Are Away for the Holidays

It’s wonderful to travel for the holidays, but who wants to come home to dead houseplants? Here’s how to keep your plants happy while you are gone.


Best Gifts for Gardeners

Most gardeners have the basic trowel, shovel, clippers and rake, but will welcome a high-quality addition or an inspired upgrade. New favorites for your favorite gardener…


Fall is the Best Time to Plant Perennials and Shrubs

Spring and summer planters: Don’t miss out on the best time for gardening. Fall offers great weather and great bargains. What you need to know…


How to Plant a Fruit Tree This Year!

Plant an apple or pear fruit tree for a harvest of delicious fruit


How to Bring Plants Inside for the Winter

Many plants—gladioli, dahlias, geraniums—can make it through the winter if you know how to move them inside properly.


Buy Better Plants from Online Nurseries

Mail-order nurseries are sprouting up everywhere. Find new flowers and plants for your garden and yard