The phenomenon is called heliotropism, and sunflowers are most famous for it. But why do they track the sun? And how?
Eating bird food was also linked to a nearly four-fold increase in their breeding densities.
Looking for a new gardening challenge? Turning your yard into an insect-friendly oasis could mean less work and more nature to enjoy.
Trees and shrubs in cold-weather climates rely on certain signals, such as temperature and light, to know when to leaf out and bloom. Climate change is scrambling those signals.
Even if you don’t have a garden, there are still ways you can benefit and connect with the nature on your doorstep.
As a child, there is unbound magic in a garden and during COVID-19 many of us adults discovered their importance anew.
Research shows children who go camping do better at school and are healthier and happier.
Whether it’s cars passing nearby, a neighbour’s blaring music or the constant drone of a lawnmower, the trouble with sound is that – unlike light – it can be hard to block out completely.
Garden bird feeders and water baths could be hotspots for infectious disease transmission.
Are facilities that produce necessities like energy and clean water doomed to be ugly? Not when artists and landscape architects help design them.
Domestic gardens offer an oasis for urban wildlife, and are a sight for sore eyes during lockdown.
With a bit of sensible planning, you can retain plants close to your home without creating a huge bushfire risk.
Like many plants, onions have defenses to ward off creatures that may want to eat them. Their secret weapon is a kind of natural tear gas.
Have you recently harvested a big fruit from your garden? Here an expert’s tips on how to go from jumbo to gargantuan with your tomatoes.
How gardening can make you happier and healthier.
They might be a hated household pest, but ants actually live fascinating and complex lives.
Indigenous food and medicine gardens, and traditional manikin (wild rice) harvesting offer hope – for the future health of humanity and the earth that sustains us.
Ponds are good for more than just decorating the garden – they could be your best tool in fighting climate change.
Plants can find it tough to get all the nitrogen they need, especially from Australian soils. But summer storms can provide an added boost.
From the Bible to Versailles, gardens are bound to their political and religious history.