Barbara Adams

About Barbara Adams

I became an avid plant-lover and gardener after taking botany and horticulture while studying for my bachelor's degree in journalism. I enjoy making scientific and technical topics accessible to general audiences. I am happy to be part of the Vego Garden community!

Latest from Barbara Adams

Zest for Living: Tips for Growing Oranges
Zest for Living: Tips for Growing Oranges
Whether you like things tart and tangy or juicy and sweet, there’s an orange for just about every taste.
3 min read
Easy Breezy Air Plants | Vego Garden
Easy, Breezy Air Plants
Air plants, or Tillandsias, are well adapted to life without soil, getting the nutrients and moisture they need largely from the environment.
4 min read
Butterflies in Your Stomach? Everyday Phrases From the Garden
Butterflies in Your Stomach? Everyday Phrases Fresh From the Garden
When you think about it, a lot of expressions stem from the garden. You could say it’s fertile ground for many of the phrases we use every day.
3 min read
At Home in the Range: The Importance of Balanced Soil pH
At Home in the Range: The Importance of Balanced Soil pH
To keep plants healthy and growing, you have to provide not too much of this and not too little of that. Things have to be (mostly) just right, right down to the soil.
4 min read
Say What? Talking to House Plants | Vego Garden
Say What? Does Talking to Your Plants Really Help?
If you’ve ever thought about having a long talk with your house plants, you’re not alone. 
4 min read
The Heat is On: Hot Composting Makes Fertilizer Faster | Vego Garden
The Heat is On: Hot Composting Makes Fertilizer Faster
While there’s generally no rushing Mother Nature, we can speed up the production of at least one thing, and that’s the nutrient-rich fertilizer coming out of our compost bins.   
3 min read
Women's History Month: Gardening Trailblazers | Vego Garden
Women's History Month: Gardening Trailblazers
Nine women to know in botany, horticulture, landscaping and gardening.
4 min read
National Artichoke Day | Vego Garden
On National Artichoke Day, Dip into Some Fun Facts
Despite the fact that artichokes are widely considered a vegetable, artichokes are the unopened flower buds of the thistle plant. 
4 min read
Tulips in Spring | Vego Garden
Tulip Mania: From Bulb to Bubble
The history behind tulips and "Tulip Mania" is rich and vibrant, much like the flowers themselves.
3 min read
National Plant a Flower Day in March | Vego Garden
Celebrate National Plant a Flower Day March 12
How will you celebrate National Plant a Flower Day March 12?
3 min read
Barbara Adams

About Barbara Adams

I became an avid plant-lover and gardener after taking botany and horticulture while studying for my bachelor's degree in journalism. I enjoy making scientific and technical topics accessible to general audiences. I am happy to be part of the Vego Garden community!