Watering Wands for Contrainer Gardens

Q: My husband and I have a running argument regarding the best method of watering. He insists on putting his thumb over the end of the hose and spraying all pots and plants from above. I am of the be...

Sprinklers leak when valves go bad

When it comes to sprinkler-system problems, appearances can be deceiving. If you walk outside and see water puddled around a sprinkler in your front lawn, your first thought might well be:  “I ...

Herb Garden Watered by Soaker Hoses

What kind of garden yields potpourri and perfumes, spices and teas, incense and insecticides, soaps and dyes, curatives and candy, and, as a bonus, is drought- tolerant?   The answer, if you hav...