WesternGardener, contributor | July 25th, 201612 comments
One of the ways folks preserved their fresh fruits in Colonial times was by making shrubs, a fruit, sugar and vinegar drink they could spike with brandy or rum. It's time for these old-fashioned drinks to make a delicious comeback.
Lee Reich's new book is a beautiful and informative guide to growing fruit in your backyard. If fruit trees and berries are in your 2012 gardening plans, download a free chapter and get ready to plant.
Lee_Reich, contributor | August 5th, 20091 comment
If you you live east of the Rockies and grow apple trees, you've probably been "bugged" by apple maggots, or railroad worms. Luckily, apple maggots are easy to control without spraying. Here's how to create a simple pesticide-free trap for just a few dollars.