Latest from Adrian Higgins

Fresh vegetables in the middle of winter? It’s possible, even in colder climes.

Row covers have helped a Canadian gardening expert realize her goal of a year-round supply of homegrown produce.
  • Jan 20, 2021

Yes, it’s January. But if you want a robust spring garden, start your seed-shopping now.

The pandemic veggie plot is fueling a second year of high demand, so choose your seeds and start prepping your planting beds now.
  • Jan 13, 2021

Climate change has altered the winter season and the gardener’s sense of it

All this misalignment, with plants blooming at abnormal times, might be a lovely distraction, except there is a price to be paid.
  • Jan 6, 2021

Biden put Wilmington on the map — but for garden lovers, it was already a destination

The small Delaware city and its surrounding countryside are home to one of the richest assortments of historic gardens and horticultural attractions in the United States.
  • Dec 28, 2020

In a challenging, exhausting year, the garden has been a lifeline for many

How outdoor spaces have given us the chance to cultivate plants, friendships and peace during the pandemic.
  • Dec 23, 2020

The symbiotic relationship between poets and the garden

Just as they nurture the garden, it feeds their creative spirit, serving as a muse of sorts.
  • Dec 16, 2020

An 18th-century Parisian garden of delight can teach us much about what not to do today

Louis Carrogis de Carmontelle’s Monceau may have been an extraordinary pleasure playground, but it was not a very good garden.
  • Dec 9, 2020

Winter wonders: Conifers revive the sleeping garden. But remember, less is more.

Consider smaller varieties or planting a single tree (but choose wisely) for the greatest effect.
  • Dec 2, 2020

Two rarely seen paintings offer a peek into the very private world of Paul and Bunny Mellon

“Paul and Bunny Mellon: Visual Biographies - The Trompe l’Oeil Paintings at Oak Spring, Virginia” explores two paintings that reveal a great deal about their owners.
  • Nov 2, 2020

Adrian Higgins on planting bulbs and all things gardening

Adrian Higgins took questions on gardening.
  • Oct 22, 2020