Latest from Adrian Higgins

Converting a suburban yard into a wildlife oasis, one plant at a time

A Northern Virginia couple used their pandemic shutdown time to overhaul their yard with an eye toward attracting birds, insects and more.
  • Jul 21, 2021

Adrian Higgins takes questions on no-till gardening and more

Columnist Adrian Higgins answers questions about all things gardening
  • Jul 15, 2021

The case for the no-till garden

By not disturbing the soil excessively, you can reduce your watering and weeding and use fewer fertilizers.
  • Jul 14, 2021

Delivering a connection with nature to Amazon’s HQ2, in the form of a 2.5-acre public garden

Landscape architect Kate Orff takes inspiration from Rock Creek Park and Great Falls in creating a space filled with native plants, water features and more.
  • Jul 7, 2021

The magical, mystical waterlily: A guide to varieties both hardy and tropical

A horticulturist shares his favorite varieties of these plants that thrive both underwater and above it.
  • Jun 30, 2021

Gardening mistakes are inevitable, even for the experts. Don’t let them mess with your mojo.

As spring comes to a close, it’s time to weigh setbacks and look to the summer garden.
  • Jun 23, 2021

Container plants can transform your outdoor space. Here’s how to use them.

Whether you’re growing annuals, tropicals, herbs or anything else, there are many good reasons to turn to plants in pots.
  • Jun 10, 2021

The gardener’s guide to rudbeckia

As with the calamint, rudbeckia is valued for its long season of flowering at the hottest time of year.
  • Jun 7, 2021

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, landscape architect and environmental champion, dies at 99

Based in Canada, she was an advocate of sustainability and had close partnerships with architects.
  • Jun 5, 2021