Hartley Magazine

All the latest news, hints, tips and advice from our experts

How a prairie works, and how to capture a little bit of prairie in the garden

As late summer falls on the Midwest, prairies turn golden as grasses dry, their seed heads ripen and flowers are in their glory. There’s little virgin prairie left today. But some prairie plants have found a haven in our gardens. Coneflower (Echinacea), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia), blazing star (Liatris), blanket flower (Gaillardia), prairie dropseed (Sporobolus), switchgrass […]

North Memphis gardener reveals her golden moments

A master gardener in North Memphis has revealed her favourite aspects of cultivating crops in her outside space and greenhouse. Irene Elliott told the Commercial Appeal that she tends to her plants for around four hours a day, starting before sunrise. She went onto reveal that she has been interested in horticulture for around 40 […]

Soil is key to plants during hot spells, expert says

Greenhouse owners who have been concerned about the warm temperatures that garden plants have had to endure this summer have been told that soil quality is key. Host of Growing a Greener World Joe Lamp'l wrote in a piece for the Seattle Times that regularly adding organic matter into the earth is a good way […]