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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.
10 Beginner-Friendly Bonsai Plants

10 Beginner-Friendly Bonsai Plants

These days bonsai plants are readily available in garden centers and online. Here are ten of the most popular varieties to get you started growing your own bonsai trees.
Make a Hanging Air Plant Ornament

Make a Hanging Air Plant Ornament

An easy step-by-step DIY project for a charming air plant holder.
DIY Terrarium

DIY Terrarium

Create a miniature world from your imagination! These step-by-step directions explain the basics of making a terrarium.
3 Gourd Decorating Ideas

3 Gourd Decorating Ideas

Dried gourds are ideal for crafting into decorations. Here are three super-easy styles everyone will want to try!
What’s the Best Mulch for My Landscape?

What’s the Best Mulch for My Landscape?

Mulch is a great way to improve the health of plants and give a polished look to the landscape. Learn about different types of mulch to determine which is the best mulch for your landscaping needs.
How Much Mulch Do I Need?

How Much Mulch Do I Need?

It’s important to apply enough mulch to reap the benefits. Learn how to quickly calculate the amount of mulch you need for your space.
How to Repot an Orchid

How to Repot an Orchid

To keep your orchid blooming every year, it should be repotted regularly.
Autumn Container Combinations

Autumn Container Combinations

Celebrate autumn by switching out heat-loving "summer" plants for some that thrive in cooler temperatures.
Get to Know Bonsai

Get to Know Bonsai

Learn about bonsai trees; a fascinating combination of art and nature are used to create miniature trees that have a beautiful sculptural quality.
10 Shrubs That Smell as Good as They Look

10 Shrubs That Smell as Good as They Look

Curb appeal isn’t the only thing to consider when selecting shrubs for your landscape. Check out these ten shrubs that look great and smell even better!
Get the Most Out of Potted Mums

Get the Most Out of Potted Mums

Chrysanthemums, also known as “mums”, are available in hundreds of colors and flower forms. They bloom for several weeks in the autumn, adding a colorful boost to tired summer landscapes.
How to Prune Fruit Trees

How to Prune Fruit Trees

Follow these simple steps for maintaining your fruit tree and you’ll be on your way to having a healthy and productive harvest of fruits.
Get to Know Roses

Get to Know Roses

There are many different types of roses and knowing their characteristics can help you decide which rose suits your needs. Learn the difference between hybrid tea, floribunda, grandiflora, shrub, climbing, tree and miniature roses.
Fermenting Vegetables for Beginners

Fermenting Vegetables for Beginners

The lost art of fermenting vegetables is gaining popularity as people rediscover the delicious flavors and health benefits of fermented foods. These simple steps will teach anyone how to ferment their own vegetables in no time!
Basic Sauerkraut: Fermenting Cabbage

Basic Sauerkraut: Fermenting Cabbage

It’s so easy to ferment food at home that you’ll want to try it too with this simple recipe for sauerkraut.
Toughen Up Your Landscape: 10 Shrubs That Can Handle Harsh Conditions

Toughen Up Your Landscape: 10 Shrubs That Can Handle Harsh Conditions

In the survival-of-the-fittest world of plants, there are bound to be a few that come out on top. These ten shrubs have proven that they have what it takes to endure some of nature’s harshest conditions.
Get to Know Hydrangeas

Get to Know Hydrangeas

Learn more about the different types of hydrangeas and how to care for them.
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