Adrian Higgins

Gardening columnistWashington, D.C.

The latest from Adrian

The U.S. National Arboretum is breathing new life into a plant related to both the blueberry and cranberry.

  • Jul 30, 2014

The home and garden of the poet Anne Spencer are lovingly restored to keep the literary connection alive.

  • Jul 28, 2014

Washington Post gardening columnist Adrian Higgins took questions on how to improve your garden in the summer.

  • Jul 24, 2014

These five can refresh your hot, tired garden. Here are tips on how to grow them and where to find them.

  • Jul 23, 2014

The D.C. gardens get to shine this weekend at their most popular event, the annual Lotus and Water Lily Festival.

  • Jul 16, 2014

The colorful natives of the Southwest deserts will last a season or two in sunny Mid-Atlantic gardens.

  • Jul 9, 2014

Taking stock of the entire known plant life of a region — its flora — is methodical and painstaking work.

  • Jul 2, 2014

Even in the withering heat of July and August, these varieties won’t wilt.

  • Jun 25, 2014

Two books chart the glory and long-term decline of a beautiful and gentle insect, the bumblebee.

  • Jun 13, 2014

If you’re scared of bees, there are ways to gently suggest that they buzz off.

  • Jun 11, 2014

Most of them won’t bother humans unless we bother them first.

  • Jun 11, 2014

Kurt Bluemel, 81, who re-created an African savannah for a Disney resort in Orlando, dies of cancer.

  • Jun 10, 2014

Washington Post gardening columnist Adrian Higgins takes questions on how to improve your garden in the summer.

  • Jun 5, 2014

Hydrangeas are one of the most valuable shrubs in the garden, but this winter has taken its toll on them.

  • Jun 4, 2014

The stalwart of the Washington garden make magnificent cut flowers that fit almost any design style.

  • May 28, 2014
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About Adrian
Adrian Higgins has been writing about the intersection of gardening and life for more than 25 years, and joined the Post in 1994. He is the author of several books, including the "Washington Post Garden Book" and "Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden."