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Throw a Summer Garden Harvest Party

Throw a Summer Garden Harvest Party

Ideas and tips for a backyard blowout that features the fruits, herbs and vegetables from your summer garden harvest.
Common Houseplant Pests

Common Houseplant Pests

A look at the most common insect pests that feed on houseplants. How to identify and control houseplant pests before they do serious damage your plants.
DIY Magnetic Plant Holder for Small Spaces

DIY Magnetic Plant Holder for Small Spaces

Creating your own magnetic air plant holder couldn't be easier!
5 Last-Minute Outdoor Party Decorations

5 Last-Minute Outdoor Party Decorations

Out of ideas for decorating for your next outdoor party? Try one of these simple DIY ideas for tables that are fresh and festive.
Guide to Direct Composting

Guide to Direct Composting

Try direct composting: the no-mess, no-fuss method for making compost from your kitchen food waste.
Tips for Growing Flowering Vines

Tips for Growing Flowering Vines

Flowering vines are the perfect addition to any garden. They're easy to grow and care for, perfect for small spaces, and can serve any number of purposes in an outdoor landscape.
How to Stop Soil Erosion

How to Stop Soil Erosion

Topsoil being carried away by rainfall can be a serious problem. Here are methods to control erosion, including the strongest deterrent, plants.
Compost Tips for Beginners

Compost Tips for Beginners

Start composting with these tips and basic steps!
10 Easy Outdoor Décor Ideas

10 Easy Outdoor Décor Ideas

Ten beautiful outdoor accents that are easy, inexpensive and a great way to bring a touch of your unique personal style to outdoor areas.
4th of July Creamy Potato Salad

4th of July Creamy Potato Salad

This recipe will WOW the hungry crowds at your 4th of July picnic with its patriotic colors, refreshingly crisp texture and delicious taste.
Patriotic Berry Smoothie

Patriotic Berry Smoothie

This healthy, three-layered smoothie is the perfect treat for showing off your Independence Day spirit. Easy to make in just minutes with strawberries, blueberries and bananas.
3 Simple Steps for a More Beautiful Lawn

3 Simple Steps for a More Beautiful Lawn

The right grass selection and proper mowing technique go a long way towards creating a more beautiful landscape and making lawn maintenance easier overall.
Tips for Choosing the Right Pot for Your Plant

Tips for Choosing the Right Pot for Your Plant

The perfect plant deserves the perfect pot. Find out how to choose the container that will keep your plant healthy and give it plenty of room to grow while still looking stylish.
How to Make Lavender Wands

How to Make Lavender Wands

Instructions for making a classically beautiful lavender wand with a calming scent.
Get to Know Peonies

Get to Know Peonies

Learn all about growing peony plants and how to feature them in your garden
Top 10 Easy to Grow Annuals

Top 10 Easy to Grow Annuals

Ten super-easy, low-maintenance annual plants that can make this one of the most relaxing gardening seasons you’ve ever had.
Pollination Charts for Fruit-bearing Trees and Shrubs

Pollination Charts for Fruit-bearing Trees and Shrubs

Some fruit trees and shrubs cannot pollinate themselves, or if they can, then it's not highly effective. Use these charts as a guide to find the perfect pollinators for apples, pears, cherries, plums and blueberries to ensure a large harvest of fruits.
Transplanting Potted Lilies to the Garden

Transplanting Potted Lilies to the Garden

Potted lilies are one of the few flowering gift plants that can be successfully transplanted into your permanent garden. Follow our tips for transplanting lilies.
Top 10 FAQ for Lucky Bamboo

Top 10 FAQ for Lucky Bamboo

The answers to the most frequently asked Lucky Bamboo questions (care tips and how to diagnose common problems).
Make a Patriotic Container Garden

Make a Patriotic Container Garden

What better way to show your patriotism than with colorful containers filled with red, white, and blue flowers to adorn your home and garden? Here are tips on selecting long-blooming flowers that are available in red, white and blue and grow well in containers.
12 Small Trees for a Big Landscape Look

12 Small Trees for a Big Landscape Look

Learn about twelve trees that reach maturity in as little as 10-15 years. These little beauties are the ideal solution for getting the look of mature trees without the long wait. Small trees are also perfect for small spaces!
8 Tips for Growing Your Own Strawberries

8 Tips for Growing Your Own Strawberries

Growing your own strawberries is easy! Follow these eight simple tips to get your garden off to a great start.
Keep Your Cut Flowers Fresh Longer

Keep Your Cut Flowers Fresh Longer

Follow these words of advice and your flowers will stay fresh and pretty.
Container Gardens for Butterflies

Container Gardens for Butterflies

Even if you don’t have a lot of garden space, you can still grow plants in containers that will provide food for caterpillars, nectar for butterflies and shelter for their eggs. This article includes a list of plants favored by butterflies.
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Frost Map with Dates

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