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Briana Yablonski

Briana is a gardening professional with a BS in Plant Sciences focusing on Agroecology. She’s worked in a soil science lab, taught children about plants at an environmental center, and spent over five years working on diversified, organic vegetable farms throughout the East Coast. In 2019, she started her own market garden called Under Foot Farm.

Seed starting methods. Close-up of a woman's hand with seeds above the starting trays in a sunny garden. The seeds are tiny, dark brown in color, and round in shape. The starting trays are large, plastic, black, with recessed cells filled with soil.

Seeds

3 Seed-Starting Methods Compared: Which Technique is Best for You?

Starting seeds allows you to experiment with the thousands of varieties of plants available and get a jump on the growing season. But it can be difficult to know which seed-starting method to use! Join Briana Yablonski to learn whether you should choose winter sowing, soil blocking, or seed trays.

In the foreground of the orchard, a solitary apple tree proudly displays its red apples, ripe for picking. The tree's branches extend gracefully, laden with the luscious fruit, inviting observers to indulge in its autumn bounty.

Fruits

15 Fruit Trees to Plant this Spring

Spring’s moderate temperatures and lengthening days make it the perfect time to plant new fruit trees. But before you pick up any old tree and stick it in the ground, take a minute to learn about some popular varieties. In this article, Briana Yablonski will share 15 different fruit trees you can plant this spring.

get rid of autumn olive. Close-up of a large lush Autumn olive bush (Elaeagnus umbellata) in a sunny garden. The Autumn olive is a deciduous shrub notable for its silver-green foliage and abundant clusters of small, fragrant flowers. Its lance-shaped leaves are silvery on the underside, giving the plant a distinctive shimmering appearance.

Gardening Tips

How to Get Rid of Autumn Olive Shrubs

Although autumn olive shrubs’ silvery leaves and red berries are beautiful, these plants also have an ugly tendency to choke out other vegetation and take over your garden. Join plant expert Briana Yablonski to learn how to remove these invasive shrubs.

A cluster of pink stonecrop flowers, delicately held aloft by deep purple stems. In the blurred background, additional blooms of these charming flowers create a picturesque scene, adding to the allure of the composition.

Ground Cover

13 Best Stonecrop Varieties for Your Rock Garden

If you’re looking for plants that thrive in rock gardens and coarse, nutrient-poor soil, check out stonecrop! These plants have thick, succulent-like leaves that allow them to thrive in environments where many other plants perish. Gardening expert Briana Yablonski shares 13 stonecrop varieties to consider planting.

Strawberry thinning process. Close-up of a sanitary worker's hands in bright orange gloves using black pruning shears to trim young strawberry runners in a strawberry bed. The strawberry plant is characterized by its low-growing habit, with lush green leaves forming a dense rosette at ground level. The leaves are trifoliate, each with serrated edges and a vibrant green hue.

Fruits

How and When to Thin a Strawberry Bed

Are you dealing with an overgrown and out-of-control strawberry bed? Well, proper pruning can help you get it back on track. Gardener Briana Yablonski will share how and when to prune strawberries for optimal growth.

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Gardening Tips

13 Ways to Make the Most of Your Short Growing Season

One of the most challenging parts of gardening in a cold climate is dealing with the short time between the last spring and first fall frost. While you can’t change your climate, you can take steps to work with your limited frost-free days. Join former vegetable farmer Briana Yablonski as she shares 13 ways to make the most of your short growing season.

The gardener is going to fertilize arborvitae in the garden. Close-up of a hand holding a small plastic measuring spoon full of fertilizer. These fertilizers are finely granulated and white in color. Arborvitae is a genus of evergreen conifers known for their distinctive appearance, characterized by dense, scale-like foliage arranged in flattened sprays.

Fertilizer

When and How to Fertilize Arborvitae

Whether you’re growing an arborvitae hedge or decorating your porch with these vibrant evergreens, healthy green plants are your goal. And that means supplying your plants with the proper nutrients. Join Briana Yablonski as she covers when and how to fertilize arborvitae.