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How to Grow Succulents Indoors

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

Grow a Teacup Garden

Foliage plants potted into teacups are a charming and unexpected way to display your houseplants.
Measuring Sunlight in Your Landscape

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

Get to Know Azaleas

Learn more about this springtime flowering beauty.
Grow Your Own Smoothie Garden

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

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

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

How to Plant a Perennial

Learn how to plant perennials with these illustrated steps.
How to Plant an Annual

How to Plant an Annual

Learn how to plant an annual plant with these illustrated steps.
How to Plant a Houseplant

How to Plant a Houseplant

Learn how to plant a houseplant with these illustrated steps.
Vegetable Garden Basics – Start Seeds or Buy Plants?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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.
Easy to Make Catnip Toys

Easy to Make Catnip Toys

These garden-themed toys are the purrrfect way to please your favorite feline and put your home-grown catnip to good use. Super-simple to make and they're also a terrific gift for anyone with a cat.
Care Tips for Fabulous Miniature Roses

Care Tips for Fabulous Miniature Roses

Suggestions for easy decorating with mini roses and miniature rose care tips.
How to Rescue an Overwatered Houseplant

How to Rescue an Overwatered Houseplant

Houseplants require the right balance of light, water, temperature and nutrition to thrive. Too little, or too much, of any of these elements and your plant can become weakened and even die. Here’s what to do if you have a plant that's suffering the consequences of too much watering.
DIY Painted Rocks for Your Garden

DIY Painted Rocks for Your Garden

Painting rocks is simple and fun. And better yet, you can use your artwork to put a unique stamp on your garden.
8 Lucky Foods to Eat on New Year’s Day

8 Lucky Foods to Eat on New Year’s Day

Around the world, families greet the New Year with traditional foods and dishes said to bring luck in the coming year. Here are eight you might want to try this January 1.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

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USDA Zone Finder

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