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!
Choosing Container Garden Herbs
Potted herbs are an easy way to liven up a home-cooked meal without committing to the effort of a full-blown vegetable garden. Besides their culinary qualities, most herbs also lend style to container gardens.
Get to Know Begonias
Learn more about the discovery of begonias and how they got the name.
How to Grow Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash is a low-maintenance vegetable that even a beginner can grow successfully. This article explains how.
How to Plant a Tree
Learn how to plant a tree with these illustrated steps.
TIP: What to Do When You Can’t Plant Right Away
Late season sales, attractive displays of trees and bushes, that azalea bush or red maple that just calls out to you--all reasons you might leave the garden center with one or more impulse purchases. But what happens when you get home and can't put those plants in the ground right away? This article explores your options.
How to Grow Succulents Indoors
Succulent plants are some of the most popular houseplants to grow. They’re perfect for the beginner or seasoned plant lover, they’re low maintenance, and they come in an array of shapes, colors and textures. Learn all about these easy-care houseplants.
Grow a Teacup Garden
Foliage plants potted into teacups are a charming and unexpected way to display your houseplants.
Measuring Sunlight in Your Landscape
Whether you're starting a plant from seed or transplanting from a garden center purchase, you need to understand what light conditions your new plant requires and where in your garden to find it. This article introduces the terms "full sun," "part sun," and "full shade" and explains how to measure for each.
Get to Know Azaleas
Learn more about this springtime flowering beauty.
Grow Your Own Smoothie Garden
Smoothies are a time-saving and tasty way to get your daily fruits and vegetables. And you don't have to scour the grocery store to find the best ingredients. You can grow most of the most healthy and delectable smoothie fruits and vegetables in your own garden.
How to Grow Succulents Outdoors
Succulents come in a wide array of beautiful colors, shapes and sizes, and they require very little care to stay happy and healthy. They’re the perfect choice for anyone new to plants or those who just enjoy good gardening results with minimal effort. Read more to learn how you can include these amazing plants in your landscape.
TIP: Make Your Large Planters More Portable
A large pot dripping with a bouquet of herbs and flowers is often the most stunning feature of a container garden--and the biggest headache when it comes time to move the heavy planter. This article describes four ways you can lighten up those big containers without sacrificing aesthetics or growing space.
How to Plant a Perennial
Learn how to plant perennials with these illustrated steps.
How to Plant an Annual
Learn how to plant an annual plant with these illustrated steps.
How to Plant a Houseplant
Learn how to plant a houseplant with these illustrated steps.
Vegetable Garden Basics – Start Seeds or Buy Plants?
Learn what you need to consider when deciding whether to plant your vegetable garden from seed or get a jump-start by purchasing plants.
Garden Makeover: Pick a Theme
You don’t need to spend a fortune or do a lot of work to give your landscape a new look. Just choose a theme and get creative with fresh colors, planters and garden ornaments.
The Dirt on Garden Soils
Digging through the many planting soils at your local garden center can be daunting. This article will help you figure out what sort of soil you need right now.
How to Grow Cacti Indoors
Cacti are always popular for growing indoors because they’re one of the few plant groups that thrive on some neglect. Best of all, they’re available in a huge array of shapes and sizes so you’re sure to find something to suit your fancy or your decor.
All About Container Gardening
Container gardening is for everyone! This collection of time-saving tips and suggested combinations is a go-to resource for anyone who wants to grow potted plants outdoors.
Edible Flowers – a Trend to Delight All Your Senses
Some flowers are more than just a pretty face, they can be eaten too! Use edible flowers to add a colorful, flavorful twist to just about any recipe.
How to Grow Cacti Outdoors
Cacti are the answer for anyone who wants great gardening results with minimal effort. Cacti require very little care to stay happy and they make a fascinating addition to your landscape. Read more to learn how you can include these amazing plants in your landscape.
What Your Houseplants Say About Your Style
It's easy to personalize your living spaces with houseplants. Whether you consider your style to be feminine, classic, trendsetting, or easygoing, there's a houseplant out there that's a perfect fit for you.
Thomas Jefferson: America’s Third President and First Gardener
Thomas Jefferson was author of the Declaration of Independence and our third president, but he listed as one of his proudest achievements his terraced vegetable garden at Monticello. Find out how easy it is to grow some of the vegetables and herbs Jefferson introduced to this country.
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