Japanese cornel dogwood and hybrid witch hazel are perfect winter-flowering shrubs to brighten up any landscape.
IPMLite, a mobile applications developed by the UT Institute of Agriculture, helps gardeners with pest control, how-to info, pruning schedules and more.
Jones Orchard, located in the West Tennessee town of Millington, grows peaches and other fruit to Memphis area consumers.
Expect the unexpected at the annual Tennessee Summer Celebration Lawn and Garden Show in Jackson.
Inmates at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center planted the Garden of Hope in March 2011, spending around three hours each morning working to see their garden grow.
Do you like rhubarb? My first time trying this plant was at Seven Springs Farm in Maynardville, Tennessee, and it was sweet, tart and delicious.
The perfect perennials are on display at Delano Daylilies.
All winter we have been thinking about that wonderful homegrown tomato. This year, we may be getting our farm-fresh tomatoes a little bit early.
Mulch. You know it’s good for your landscape, but with so many choices, how do you choose which one to use?
Tennessee ranks eighth in the nation in total gross sales of nursery producing states. Read on for more interesting nursery stats.
McMinnville’s 300-plus nurseries grow everything from cherry and apple trees to perennials and evergreens.
Whether valued for their foliage or their flowers, used in foundation planting or as screens, shrubs are an integral component in any landscape. Here are my favorites, divided by season.
The University of Tennessee Extension offers an affordable basic soil test so gardeners can learn the proper amount of lime and fertilizer needed for lawns and gardens.
Did you think yams and sweet potatoes were the same vegetable? Well, you’re not alone – it’s a fairly common mistake for Americans to refer to certain varieties of sweet potatoes as yams. Find out the difference between the two.
Mountain View Orchard in Sevierville offers apple varieties and sweet family memories.
Ever seen a 1,331-pound pumpkin? That was the new state record set at last year’s Great Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-Off.
Which is the safer sports field, synthetic turf or real grass? A new partnership between the University of Tennessee and Astroturf aims to figure that out.
In the beautiful mountains of Unicoi County, you can find a bounty of fresh strawberries, tomatoes and more at Scott Strawberry and Tomato Farms.
Follow your nose to the Cosby Ramp Festival, where the garlicky wild ramp plant reigns supreme.
Periodical cicadas will return to Tennessee in early May, bringing with them a shrill song and the potential for damage to young trees and plants.
Red-hot chili peppers please the eye and the palate.
Learn how to prune peach trees by following these simple tips.
Located in Primm Springs, about 45 minutes southwest of Nashville, Iris City Gardens grows a variety of species of irises and open their gardens to the public each spring.
Beverly Hall of Baxter has been named AG CONNECT Expo “Ag Woman of the Year.”
We’ve used mistletoe as an excuse to steal holiday kisses for centuries, but do you know the origin of the well-loved tradition?
The holly family is huge, with hundreds of selections existing for almost every landscape situation. They make popular landscape plants because they are easy to grow.
See more than 70 varieties of pumpkins at the Pumpkin Harvest Display in Jackson
This 40-acre farm has more than 12,000 trees and 25 different varieties of apples
The American chestnut once dominated Tennessee forests. But in the early 1900s, a blight almost entirely wiped out the species.
Myers Greenhouse in Bulls Gap can help just about anyone start a bountiful garden.
The University of Tennessee’s Tree Improvement Program (UT-TIP) has spent the past half-century to “faithfully improve and protect the forests.
Softwood or hardwood? Maple or pine?
Easy lemon balm deserves a place in any herb garden.
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire – an unlikely image in Tennessee.
Good seeds, good dirt and good luck pay off in Allardt, home to the Great Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-off.
It isn’t Tennessee’s biggest cash crop, but when it comes to taste, nothing’s sweeter than old- fashioned sorghum.
Cotton in Tennessee is a big cash crop – literally, since the cotton is used to make dollar bills. Want to learn more farm facts about cotton?