Audrey Stallsmith

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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FEBRUARY 23, 2021 | TUESDAY
How To: Grow Onions

When you’re learning how to grow onions, keep in mind that they can be started from seed, purchased seedlings, or sets (bulblets). While sets progress fastest, they unfortunately also bol...

FEBRUARY 8, 2021 | MONDAY
How to Cultivate the Perfect Soil for Your Vegetable Garden

Although the idiom "common as dirt" is often used as an insult, good dirt isn't so common and remains essential to the productivity of a garden. Fortunately, with a little effor...

JANUARY 21, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Most Expensive Houseplants People Actually Buy

Are collectors who pay thousands of dollars for a single houseplant innovative investors or just potty in more ways than one?

JANUARY 19, 2021 | TUESDAY
The One Rule of (Green) Thumb When Decorating With Houseplants

Location, location, location is as important for houseplants as it is for real estate. Plants should be placed in spots where they’ll get what they need to thrive. For starters, plants dr...

JANUARY 11, 2021 | MONDAY
10 Indoor Fruit Trees You Can Grow at Home Year-Round

Would you prefer your houseplants do something besides sitting pretty? Select the right types and you can have them producing produce instead.

JANUARY 7, 2021 | THURSDAY
14 of the Fastest Growing Houseplants for a Nearly Instant Indoor Garden

Do you want your houseplants to grow like a house afire? Try a few of these old reliables known for flourishing fast.

DECEMBER 21, 2020 | MONDAY
The Tricks of the Trade: Swapping Seeds for Fun and Frugality

After a spring when seed sellers couldn’t keep up with the surge in orders, gardeners may want to consider an alternative way to acquire seeds for next year, such as a seed swap. Keep in ...

DECEMBER 15, 2020 | TUESDAY
11 Head-Turning Houseplants You Won’t Believe Are Real

Yes, Virginia, there are plants that resemble baseballs, bottlebrushes, and Buddhas, among other unlikely subjects. Most of them aren’t difficult to grow, either.

OCTOBER 7, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Rose Fertilizers for Healthy and Vibrant Rose Plants

Like humans, roses require a healthy diet of nutrients to grow and perform well. However, just as popping too many vitamin pills causes humans to overdose on a good thing, excess use of c...