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Michigan Gardener Magazine

Michigan Gardener Magazine Your guide to Great Lakes gardening Michigan Gardener is a monthly gardening magazine and website - both FREE! Our print magazine is published 5 times per year: April, May, June, July/August, and September/October, and is distributed throughout Southeast Michigan.

Our website, www.MichiganGardener.com, features hundreds of posts including plant profiles, answers to common gardening questions, a column about planting, growing and maintaining trees and MUCH more!

Springtime bulb problems that you can solve in the fall
09/07/2022
Springtime bulb problems that you can solve in the fall

Springtime bulb problems that you can solve in the fall

If you want to avoid the problem of bulbs emerging too early, plant bulbs deep and don't plant right next to a sunny south wall. Bulb foliage may emerge…

08/08/2022
Deadline nears for Michigan Big Tree Hunt contest

Deadline nears for Michigan Big Tree Hunt contest

ReLeaf Michigan, the only statewide non-profit tree planting and education organization in Michigan, has launched its 15th biennial Michigan Big Tree Hunt…

How-To: Make a cut edge
07/12/2022
How-To: Make a cut edge

How-To: Make a cut edge

One of the most important parts of gardening is the edge. A nicely cut edge is a treat for the garden and the eyes, but more important, it's a first line…

How do I select the right tree care company?
06/21/2022
How do I select the right tree care company?

How do I select the right tree care company?

There are basically three types of tree care company and knowing what their capabilities are should help you decide which type is right for you.

Simple steps to keep roses healthy for the summer
06/21/2022
Simple steps to keep roses healthy for the summer

Simple steps to keep roses healthy for the summer

You can prolong the fabulous show that roses put on in June just by following a few simple steps that will also keep your roses healthy for future…

Vivid summer mornings at the farmers market - Michigan Gardener
06/01/2022
Vivid summer mornings at the farmers market - Michigan Gardener

Vivid summer mornings at the farmers market - Michigan Gardener

Vivid summer mornings at the farmers market May 29, 2022   •   Leave a CommentTomatoes are just one of many things to look forward to at the farmers market. by Christine Jamieson Every Saturday morning from May to October, and sometimes during the week, I plunge into a pool of color at the farm...

Website Extra: Reviving a historic home and garden
05/29/2022
Website Extra: Reviving a historic home and garden

Website Extra: Reviving a historic home and garden

Editor’s Note: The following are bonus photos from a profile of Shane Eason and Jac Blanco’s garden featured in the June 2022 issue of Michigan Gardener.

Sea thrift (Armeria)
05/16/2022
Sea thrift (Armeria)

Sea thrift (Armeria)

Many perennials are, in fact, long-lived as well as long-blooming and low maintenance. Sea thrift or sea pink (Armeria) is all of these and much more.

There are more options for shade gardens than just hostas
04/06/2022
There are more options for shade gardens than just hostas

There are more options for shade gardens than just hostas

If you have quite a bit of shade at your house, everyone says, “Oh, you want hostas. That’s what grows in shade gardens.” Well, if you go out in the woods…

The April 2022 issue of Michigan Gardener is now in stores.
04/04/2022

The April 2022 issue of Michigan Gardener is now in stores.

How do I care for transplanted roses in spring?
03/31/2022
How do I care for transplanted roses in spring?

How do I care for transplanted roses in spring?

There are four basic tasks for transplanted roses. First, carefully remove winter protection about the time you see crocus and tulips emerging from…

Tarda tulip
03/22/2022
Tarda tulip

Tarda tulip

Every year, in late April to early May, each tarda tulip (Tulipa tarda) bulb produces 4 to 6, star-shaped flowers that are about 2 to 3 inches across.

Can I grow ivy groundcover under trees?
02/16/2022
Can I grow ivy groundcover under trees?

Can I grow ivy groundcover under trees?

We have a beautiful 32-year-old maple tree in our backyard and a city locust tree on the boulevard in the front yard. If we planted ivy as a groundcover …

01/28/2022
How do I care for my damaged kousa dogwood tree?

How do I care for my damaged kousa dogwood tree?

Do not paint or bandage the wound left by the torn branch. This only provides hiding places in a damaged kousa dogwood for insect pests and traps moisture…

The dark brick orange of this sedum strikingly contrasts the background blue spruce.
01/12/2022

The dark brick orange of this sedum strikingly contrasts the background blue spruce.

Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra) provides some warm winter color.
01/12/2022

Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra) provides some warm winter color.

01/12/2022
Can I use a rusting antique urn for planting? - Michigan Gardener

Can I use a rusting antique urn for planting? - Michigan Gardener

I have an antique iron urn that is sitting outside and has begun to rust. Is there any danger to plants if I use it for a container/planter? Does it matter if I use annuals or perennials?

How do I overwinter cannas? - Michigan Gardener
11/01/2021
How do I overwinter cannas? - Michigan Gardener

How do I overwinter cannas? - Michigan Gardener

Cannas are vigorous growers, spreading and creating large clumps of fleshy rhizomes. Whether in the ground or container, their vibrant colors…

Cooking with culinary herbs - Michigan Gardener
09/02/2021
Cooking with culinary herbs - Michigan Gardener

Cooking with culinary herbs - Michigan Gardener

The cooking or pot herbs have been the seasonings of the human race for centuries. The culinary herbs, along with the medicinal plants, were among the…

Begonias at sunrise.
08/16/2021

Begonias at sunrise.

Butterfly w**d and other milkw**ds - Michigan Gardener
07/07/2021
Butterfly w**d and other milkw**ds - Michigan Gardener

Butterfly w**d and other milkw**ds - Michigan Gardener

It turns out that one of Michigan’s most common roadside “w**ds” is actually an outstanding perennial. The brilliant orange flowers of butterfly w**d…

Website Extra: Serenity in the shade - Michigan Gardener
06/29/2021
Website Extra: Serenity in the shade - Michigan Gardener

Website Extra: Serenity in the shade - Michigan Gardener

Editor’s Note: The following are bonus photos from a profile of Jim and Kathy Mikuska’s garden featured in the July/August 2021 issue of Michigan Gardener…

Dew soaked Taxus × media 'Moon' on a recent steamy morning.
06/10/2021

Dew soaked Taxus × media 'Moon' on a recent steamy morning.

Gazania - Michigan Gardener
06/02/2021
Gazania - Michigan Gardener

Gazania - Michigan Gardener

Gazania is a multi-purpose plant with high-performance dose of both attractive flowers and showy foliage. They are one of the most durable annuals…

Website Extra: A lovely mixed garden - Michigan Gardener
05/30/2021
Website Extra: A lovely mixed garden - Michigan Gardener

Website Extra: A lovely mixed garden - Michigan Gardener

Website Extra: A lovely mixed garden May 30, 2021   •   Leave a CommentEditor’s Note: The following are bonus photos from a profile of Sally and Jim Jarvey’s garden featured in the June 2021 issue of Michigan Gardener. To read the full story, pick up a copy of Michigan Gardener in stores or...

05/13/2021
Favorites, Follies & Fun - Michigan Gardener

Favorites, Follies & Fun - Michigan Gardener

When I first started to garden, I wanted everything: a pond; a fountain with plumes of water flashing in the sun; arches covered with fragrant roses…

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The April 2022 edition is now in stores and available online. Happy spring!

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The April 2022 issue of Michigan Gardener is now in stores.
Begonias at sunrise.
Scenes from a Wyoming summer vacation. On the upside…there was the fresh air blowing through the aspen leaves and the hollyhocks reaching for the skies. On the downside…the moose that munched the better part of a hosta in one mouthful and the persistent forest fire smoke that blanketed the valley. No matter the season or condition, still one of the most beautiful places one can find.
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