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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JULY 30, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Container Plants for Full Sun

If you can’t contain yourself when it comes to container gardens, here are a few surefire sun-loving plants with which to fill them all.

JULY 27, 2021 | TUESDAY
11 Garden Fence Ideas That Will Complement Any Landscape

If you are still on the fence about whether to purchase a garden fence, consider a few of the styles pictured here.

JULY 26, 2021 | MONDAY
When to Plant Tulip Bulbs for Successful Spring Blooms

Q: I love how tulips look in gardens, but don’t know when to plant them or how long they take to grow. I’d appreciate any and all advice you have about when to plant tulip bulbs. Thanks!A...

JULY 23, 2021 | FRIDAY
How To: Get Rid of Fungus Gnats

Do tiny insects fly up into your face every time you water your houseplants? Then you’ll want to know how to get rid of fungus gnats. Those 1/16- to 1/8-inch-long bugs don’t bite, but the...

JULY 19, 2021 | MONDAY
8 Plants That Repel Ants

If ants, ants, and even more ants are making you rant, try a new slant with the following eight plants.

How To: Grow Pumpkins

Charles Schulz’s Linus believed a pumpkin patch must be sincere, but it actually need only be sunny and well watered to produce great pumpkins. Growing pumpkins will allow your children t...

JUNE 29, 2021 | TUESDAY
10 Rain Garden Plants That Can Help Reduce Runoff

Does excess rainwater cause problems for your landscape? Corral it to make a right-as-rain garden for pollinators.

JUNE 28, 2021 | MONDAY
10 Fall Flowers That Are Hardy in Cold Weather

Are you in search of autumn blooms that don’t need to come in from the cold? Try these tenacious 10.

The Dos and Don'ts of DIY Potting Soil

The soil in which you grow flowers and food is an essential part of the garden’s success. If you need just a small amount of soil to fill a few containers, it probably will be most econom...

JUNE 21, 2021 | MONDAY
8 Pretty Plants That Stink!

Are you sensitive to unpleasant scents? If so, you might want to avoid the following plants with odors that are not universally beloved.