Adrian Higgins

Gardening columnistWashington, D.C.

The latest from Adrian

When the days grow longer and warmer, some weeds vegetate, flower and seed at an alarming rate.

  • Apr 23, 2014

A wide variety of plant scientists embrace the cutting-edge technology of marker-assisted DNA selection.

  • Apr 16, 2014

The springtime favorite is the star as the Washington Daffodil Society’s annual show approaches.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Gardeners often form deep attachments to the tools — modern and old — that they use.

  • Apr 9, 2014

If you are convinced a cherished shrub is dead, don’t be: It may return with vigor from its established roots.

  • Apr 2, 2014

How did they get to Washington? And was Jefferson a fan?

  • Mar 28, 2014

The contorted hazel, a.k.a. Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick, is a winter beauty that goes out with a bang.

  • Mar 26, 2014

Benjamin Victor’s statue of Norman Borlaug will be displayed in the National Statuary Hall at the Capitol.

  • Mar 24, 2014

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

  • Mar 20, 2014

How savvy gardeners can create stunning displays before spring.

  • Mar 19, 2014

Gardeners emboldened by mild winters of recent years expect a cold, hard reality this spring.

  • Mar 18, 2014

Despite her social connections and contributions to D.C. culture, Mellon took care to keep a low profile.

  • Mar 17, 2014

Classes are filling up as urban apiarists prepare for the bee season.

  • Mar 12, 2014

The seed business is a $3 billion-a-year global industry. Only a fraction of that is designed for the needs and desires of the home gardener.

  • Mar 5, 2014

There are small, practical ways to help protect birds.

  • Feb 5, 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."