Audrey Stallsmith


Audrey Stallsmith is author of the Thyme Will Tell gardening-related mystery series from WaterBrook Press and an e-book of humorous rural romances titled Love and Other Lunacies. A former Master Gardener, she also has been published in Woman’s World, Birds & Blooms, Writer’s Digest, etc., and has written hundreds of gardening articles for such sites as eHow, SFGate, and Dave’s Garden, as well as her own Thyme Will Tell site. Audrey earned a B.A. degree in creative writing from Houghton College and lives on a small farm in Pennsylvania where a menagerie of pets, free-ranging poultry, and occasionally escaped livestock make horticulture a challenge—but a highly enjoyable one!

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JUNE 28, 2022 | TUESDAY
What Is Companion Planting and How to Use It in Your Home Garden

If some of your plants appear to dislike each other even more than your in-laws do, proceed as you would in either case and keep the plants separated as much as possible—by at least two o...

JUNE 23, 2022 | THURSDAY
7 Important Things to Know About Growing Herbs Outdoors

Growing herbs outdoors is much easier than growing them indoors since the outdoors is their natural milieu. Outdoor herb-growing is also rewarding, as it provides the garden with greenery...

JUNE 16, 2022 | THURSDAY
How to Grow Hibiscus

Known for big bold flowers that lend even hardy varieties a tropical look, hibiscus comes in a wide variety of species—over 200 to be exact. This article will focus on three of the most p...

JUNE 13, 2022 | MONDAY
This Guide to Bromeliad Care Covers Epiphytic and Terrestrial Varieties

The bromeliad plant family is a large one. Although the Spanish moss native to parts of the Southern U. S. is considered a bromeliad, most members of that pineapple family (Bromeliaceae) ...

12 Lucky Plants Worth Bringing Into Your Home

Is there such a thing as lucky plants? Because people tend to identify luck with money, many so-called lucky indoor plants are those with roundish leaves resembling coins. Can they really...

MAY 31, 2022 | TUESDAY
20 Outdoor Plants You Can Propagate From Cuttings

Since most annuals and perennials can be more easily propagated by seed, this list of plants to grow from cuttings mostly concentrates on larger trees and shrubs. However, a few herbs tha...

MAY 31, 2022 | TUESDAY
How to Grow Watermelon for the Perfect Summer Treat

Growing a watermelon plant can be challenging since it requires plenty of space and heat in which to spread out and bask, in addition to its lengthy growing season. If yours doesn’t exten...

MAY 24, 2022 | TUESDAY
Solved! Does Fertilizer Go Bad?

Q: I buy new fertilizer every spring simply because I don’t know if what’s left over from the previous year still works. Does fertilizer go bad, and if so, how long is fertilizer good for...

MAY 19, 2022 | THURSDAY
11 Flowering Trees Every DIY Landscaper Should Know

If you wish to decorate your landscape with small flowering trees, you’ll likely want to choose at least one or two varieties that bloom in a season other than spring. And if it's colorfu...

MAY 18, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
7 Signs You’re Overwatering Your Plants—and How to Fix It

In "The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual," Barbara Pleasant notes that “overwatering is the leading cause of houseplant death. ” With that in mind, it’s fair to say houseplan...