Plant a pretty and space-saving two-tier herb garden to keep by the back door. Fill two containers—one 8 inches wider than the other—with soil. Place the smaller pot on top of the larger one, and add herbs. | Photo: Thomas J. Story
How to nurture plants you've brought in for wintering with a mini, makeshift greenhouse. | Photo: Tom McWilliam | thisoldhouse.com
How to prune lilac bushes so that they bloom every year. | Photo: Anne B. Keiser/National Geographic/GettyImages | thisoldhouse.com
Never mind the excuses. Just thank your lucky stars tardy gardening is a project where procrastination pays off in nice late bloomers. Dahlia (Dahlia cultivars)- You didn't plant the spring tubers, so buy them potted and already in flower. Save tall varieties (3 inches or more) for beds. See more plants that are perfect if you're Planting Late at thisoldhouse.com
Learn how to harvest wet-seeded plants, such as tomatoes or squash, to save and replant for next year's garden.