Gardening Category Archives

24 Houseplants for Each Type of Friend

A houseplant is an ideal gift. If treated right, it can thrive for years, brightening up the home and even becoming a part of the family. It really is the gift that keeps on giving. It’s hard to go wrong gifting a houseplant, but it is possible to go extra right, as long as you consider your …

A Therapy Garden: Adult Day Center of Somerset County for Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that “6.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2021.” For so many whose families have been touched by Alzheimer’s, day therapy centers provide a welcome respite for caregivers and families, as well as being a great resource for those diagnosed with this debilitating condition. In this environment  …

Gardening Know How Virtual Harvest Show

Since you’ve worked so hard in the garden this summer we want to show off the fruits (and veggies) of your labor! Over the next 10 days, we invite you to join the Gardening Know How Virtual Harvest Show by submitting photos of your harvest. You can upload your photos here or on your favorite social media …

Backyard Growers

In the small historic city of Gloucester, Massachusetts, hundreds of garden beds are managed by Program Director, Corinne Lippie along with more than two hundred volunteers in the non-profit organization, Backyard Growers. Gardening Know How chose them for a 2020 sponsorship based on Corinne’s specific request for signage funding.   Gardening in Gloucester Gloucester has a large immigrant …

Caridad Gardens

Merideth Spriggs makes things happen.  Calling her an innovator doesn’t fully capture her awesome ability to make a difference in the world.  Awarding Gardening Know How’s 2020 School and Community Garden Sponsorship to Caridad Charity was an easy decision. As Chief Kindness Officer in Las Vegas, Nevada, Merideth Spriggs started this sizable charity in 2021 with a Gardening …

The Charles Henry Chapman Memorial Community Garden

Geoffrey Johnson was chosen as a recipient of Gardening Know How’s community garden sponsorship. His energy, foresight, and generosity are a perfect example of how successful community gardens are born. Alpha Phi Alpha Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established in 1906 for African American Men at Cornell University in Ithaca, New …

Gardening Know How Virtual Flower Show

Join us over the next 10 days as we show off all the flowers grown by you, the Gardening Know How community. We’re inviting our favorite gardeners from around the world to submit their flower photos to be part of the #GKHFlowerShow! We’re even giving you two ways to show off your flowers. Either upload your photo …

The Resilience of Nature and Beauty of Plane Trees

I learned quite a bit later that, in English, they were called plane trees. In America they would probably be known as sycamores. But I first knew them as “platanes.” In the little French town where I lived, there was an entire road lined on both sides by them, and it was called the Route des Platanes. …

My Tree Journey: Flowering Dogwood

My late mom loved trees and respected their role on the earth.  She had a small library of tree books, and kept a tree identifier with her when she traveled.  I’m living in her old house now, and I can see just how much this love of trees was woven into her life. The property where the …

My Friend The Walnut Tree

Trees are spectacular organisms. I have always liked them, but I have come to appreciate trees more as I get older and understand more about them. My current favorite tree is not that grand. It’s not rare or especially spectacular, but I spend every day with it.  Black Walnuts in Michigan There are several species of walnut …