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Browse our large selection of articles, which include gardening tips, how-tos, and useful information to get the best out of your plants, in any season!

How to Make Vegetable Stock

How to Make Vegetable Stock

You can use fresh produce from your garden or the market to make your own vegetable stock - the base for vegetarian soups, sauces, and so much more.
Plant and Garden Trends for 2021

Plant and Garden Trends for 2021

This is the year to add indoor plants to your home office, grow tomatoes in a pot or plant your first garden. You could also certainly use a seating area outside to enjoy with friends and family.
7 Tips for a Beautiful Winter Garden

7 Tips for a Beautiful Winter Garden

Don’t spend your January dreaming about your summer garden. Instead, follow our seven easy tips for creating an outdoor space as beautiful in the winter as it is in the summer.
How to Get Your Poinsettia to Rebloom

How to Get Your Poinsettia to Rebloom

The poinsettias that brighten your house over the holidays need not be tossed out with the discarded wrapping paper and dried up Christmas tree. With a little attention, your poinsettia can be transformed into a hardy house plant that you can enjoy for years to come.
What to do with Your Poinsettia after the Holidays

What to do with Your Poinsettia after the Holidays

It’s hard to say goodbye to a plant, especially one that brings the indoors as much good cheer as the poinsettia does. But when the holidays are done, what to do with these holiday favorites? We’ve got some ideas.
Basics of Flower Arranging

Basics of Flower Arranging

Cut flowers are a four-season joy—a way to bring the garden inside during the warm months and to brighten any room during the dark of winter. Let us walk you through the basics of this ancient art, and in no time, you’ll be putting professional florists to shame!
6 Unique Christmas Presents for Gardeners

6 Unique Christmas Presents for Gardeners

Gardeners will appreciate getting personalized gifts for Christmas; items that are created just for them. This article offers six creative gift ideas that can be geared to gardeners of all tastes.
How to Select a Poinsettia

How to Select a Poinsettia

Expert tips on selecting a healthy poinsettia plant from the poinsettia specialists at the Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California.
How to Care for Your Christmas Cactus

How to Care for Your Christmas Cactus

Your Christmas cactus makes a great houseplant after it’s lost its holiday blooms. We’ve got tips on how to get the most out of your Christmas cactus throughout the year, including how to encourage it to flower again.
Gardening Gifts for Kids

Gardening Gifts for Kids

If you want to give a gift to a young child that is eco-friendly and encourages them to be a good steward of the earth, consider giving a gardening kit. It’s easy to put one together yourself!
Growing Your Own Garlic

Growing Your Own Garlic

Growing garlic is easy! Planting garlic cloves in fall will result in a bounty of garlic bulbs in the summer. Learn how to grow a successful crop of garlic in your garden.
All About Birds

All About Birds

There’s nothing that adds more color and joy to your landscape than a steady stream of visiting birds. Check out our collection of tips to discover how to attract birds to your garden, encourage nesting, feed them in the winter and so much more.
Growing Raspberries

Growing Raspberries

Growing raspberries and harvesting berries in your own backyard is one of gardening’s most rewarding tasks. We’ll show you how in five easy steps!
5 Ways to Use Eggshells for Plants

5 Ways to Use Eggshells for Plants

Eggshells are packed with calcium and other minerals, and this makes them too valuable for a gardener to throw into the waste disposal. When put to imaginative use, they can make a great contribution to your yard’s health and productivity.
Decorate with Creepy Plants

Decorate with Creepy Plants

We’ve got 13 creepy plants that are sure to add a grim, gloomy or ghoulish touch to your landscape or home interior.
How to Root African Violets

How to Root African Violets

African violets are houseplants with attractive leaves and flowers that are available in almost every color imaginable. This article provides detailed instructions for rooting a new African violet plant from a leaf in 10 simple steps.
Extend the Growing Season with a Cold Frame

Extend the Growing Season with a Cold Frame

Many vegetables grow better in cooler temperatures. A cold frame will extend your cool-season harvest or create a space for starting plants earlier in the spring.
Vegetable Choices for Cold Frames

Vegetable Choices for Cold Frames

Cold frames are perfect for growing vegetables that thrive in cool temperatures or for starting seeds and cuttings so you can get a jump-start on spring.
How Much Light Do Indoor Plants Need?

How Much Light Do Indoor Plants Need?

Though most favorite houseplants are suited to grow well in an indoor environment, they all need some access to sunlight or an artificial substitute. We’ll walk you through how to tell if your plants are getting too much or too little light, and what you can do to correct that.
Setting Up Artificial Lights for Indoor Plants

Setting Up Artificial Lights for Indoor Plants

As the dark days of winter descend, no one misses the sun more than your houseplants. Learn what sort of lighting your indoor plants needs to stay healthy, and how you can provide it in the most simple, cost-effective and attractive way.
Origins of Common Fruits and Vegetables

Origins of Common Fruits and Vegetables

As American as…gooseberry pie? We examine the globetrotting history of some of our favorite fruits and vegetables. They may be homegrown, but odds are, North America wasn’t their first home.
10 Houseplants to Propagate and Share

10 Houseplants to Propagate and Share

Double your fun with your houseplants by learning to propagate them from plantlets or cuttings. Increase your own collection or have houseplants to share—a unique and green DIY gift.
5 Uses for Rocks in Your Landscape

5 Uses for Rocks in Your Landscape

Rocks are useful in the landscape for design and to help plants or manage water. Here are five ways to use rocks in your garden.
Cover Crops for Home Vegetable Gardens

Cover Crops for Home Vegetable Gardens

Every winter, winds and storms batter the empty vegetables beds in the garden. Protect the soil from erosion and weeds by growing a cover crop in that space. The cover crop not only protects the soil surface but adds nutrients for next spring too!
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Frost Map with Dates

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