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DIY: May Basket Day

DIY: May Basket Day

This May 1, mark the special occasion by filling a basket-like jar with flowers to give your friends & family.
Five Extra-Long-Blooming Perennials

Five Extra-Long-Blooming Perennials

Discover these five perennial plants that bloom over an exceptionally long season. Better yet, they’ll return to provide a reliable source of color and beauty year after year.
Vegetable Garden Companion Plants

Vegetable Garden Companion Plants

Find out which vegetable companion plants can help each other grow better and which can cause harm when planted nearby.
Garden Center Checklist

Garden Center Checklist

Before heading over to your neighborhood garden center, print this checklist to remember all the supplies you need in one trip.
Create a Garden that Attracts Birds

Create a Garden that Attracts Birds

Plants and birds have a very special relationship in ecosystems and outdoor environments, including your backyard. Here are tips for making your garden more bird friendly.
Planning a Canning Garden

Planning a Canning Garden

Canning extra vegetables is a great way to preserve your homegrown food for use later. If you’ve never canned before, here’s a short list of things to consider before you get planting.
How to Build a Bird Friendly Garden

How to Build a Bird Friendly Garden

With some thoughtful planning, you can attract a wide range of birds to your backyard.
Ways to Use Easter Eggs

Ways to Use Easter Eggs

Coloring Easter eggs is a blast, but it’s easy to end up with more eggs than you know what to do with in the fridge. Here are our favorite uses for leftover eggs.
Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit and Cranberries

Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit and Cranberries

This recipe is a perfect blend of fruits and greens, plus includes directions for a quick, easy-to-make dressing.
Mint Fruit Salad with Fresh Berries

Mint Fruit Salad with Fresh Berries

A refreshing fruit salad with a touch of mint.
Create a Fragrance Garden

Create a Fragrance Garden

Flowering plants are all beautiful, but some are more fragrant than others. Discover ten plants that will add exceptional fragrance to your landscape.
Freshen Up Your Houseplants

Freshen Up Your Houseplants

The dry air and dim conditions of winter can take a toll on houseplants. Learn how you can revitalize your houseplants and get them off to a great start for spring.
The Potting Bench

The Potting Bench

Every gardener needs a potting bench. They combine style, storage and practicality all in one piece.
The Basic Gardening Tools Everyone Needs

The Basic Gardening Tools Everyone Needs

A list of necessary gardening tools, no matter what your garden's size.
Super Bowl Party with Gourmet Finger Foods

Super Bowl Party with Gourmet Finger Foods

Super Bowl Sunday is filled with football and food. This year kick it up a notch with gourmet finger foods.
10 Indoor Plants for a Healthier Office

10 Indoor Plants for a Healthier Office

Bringing a little bit of nature to your workplace can lift your spirits, increase your productivity and improve the office air quality.
Great Gardening Books

Great Gardening Books

Ever find yourself staring blankly at the book section of your favorite store just wishing it was easier to find the perfect book? Well here's your guide to great gardening books!
Make Your Own Suet Bird Feeder

Make Your Own Suet Bird Feeder

Insect-eating birds can have trouble finding food during winter, so it's a good idea to provide them with a feeder that offers high-energy suet to eat.
Holiday Poinsettias and Their Family

Holiday Poinsettias and Their Family

Poinsettias mean Christmas, no doubt about it, but consider the rest of their plant family year-round for low-maintenance houseplants and resilient color for the garden.
The Living Christmas Tree

The Living Christmas Tree

This holiday season enjoy a living tree. You can feel good about having a living Christmas tree: It looks beautiful and effectively filters harmful pollutants from the air - ­making your home safer for your family.
Decorating Your Home This Christmas

Decorating Your Home This Christmas

Christmas is that wonderful time of year to spread cheer and fill your home with seasonal décor. Check out some of our favorite decorating ideas and kick-start your imagination!
Winter Care Tips for Houseplants

Winter Care Tips for Houseplants

General information on how to care for houseplants during the winter months.
Create a Gorgeous Winter Container Garden

Create a Gorgeous Winter Container Garden

Uplift yourself, neighbors and friends by decorating your doorstep with a beautiful arrangement of branches, berries and other natural elements.
Decorating with Gourds: How to Dry a Gourd

Decorating with Gourds: How to Dry a Gourd

Show your unique sense of style and express your creativity through homegrown gourds! These step-by-step instructions describe how to dry decorative gourds for indoor and outdoor display.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

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USDA Zone Finder

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