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Plant Food 101

Plant Food 101

Explanation of the most important nutrients plants require to thrive and how those nutrients influence plant growth and development.
How-to: Pruning Landscape Trees & Shrubs

How-to: Pruning Landscape Trees & Shrubs

Regular pruning of trees and shrubs offers many benefits to help your plants grow strong and healthy. Learn more about how and when to prune trees and shrubs.
Garden Planting Schedule

Garden Planting Schedule

Give your vegetables a jump start by deciding which ones you'll start from seed and transplant into the garden.
Flower of December: Holly

Flower of December: Holly

Interesting facts about the flower of December.
Easy and Fun DIY Garden Markers

Easy and Fun DIY Garden Markers

Labeling your plants is a great way to remember plant names or identify where plants are located. This is the perfect project to take on when you're snuggled up indoors on a winter day planning for spring.
Top 5 Super Easy Houseplants

Top 5 Super Easy Houseplants

An assortment of beautiful plants that will grow well under indoor conditions.
DIY Cornucopia

DIY Cornucopia

Celebrate the autumn harvest with this traditional symbol of the season. Included are some great ideas for making an assortment of decorative cornucopias.
Storage Tips for Fall Vegetables

Storage Tips for Fall Vegetables

Keep your fall harvest fresh longer by following these guidelines.
Halloween Pumpkin and Mum Centerpiece

Halloween Pumpkin and Mum Centerpiece

A beautiful Halloween centerpiece with minimal work, but all of the beauty!
5 Shrubs that Rarely Need Pruning

5 Shrubs that Rarely Need Pruning

An assortment of beautiful, low-maintenance shrubs that make caring for your landscape a breeze.
Outdoor Room Design Ideas

Outdoor Room Design Ideas

Designing an outdoor room extends the usable space of your home and allows you to take advantage of your yard, deck or patio on a regular basis.
3 Ways to Create a Cozy Fire Pit Area

3 Ways to Create a Cozy Fire Pit Area

Use plants to design an even cozier and more inviting nook on your patio for get-togethers.
10 Flowers that Feed Monarch Butterflies

10 Flowers that Feed Monarch Butterflies

No matter if you live in the city, suburb or countryside, here are flowers to grow that attract monarchs to your garden, porch, and balcony as they travel south in fall.
Use Fallen Leaves as Mulch

Use Fallen Leaves as Mulch

Leaves are great for protecting plants over winter, plus they break down and enrich the soil in garden beds.
How to Winterize a Bird Bath

How to Winterize a Bird Bath

Follow these guidelines to prepare your bird bath for cooler weather.
7 Tips to Keep Phalaenopsis Orchids Blooming

7 Tips to Keep Phalaenopsis Orchids Blooming

This orchid is one of the easiest to grow and a great choice for beginners. Follow these tips to keep your orchid healthy and encourage it to bloom as often and as long as possible.
Get to Know Mums

Get to Know Mums

Learn more about the history of mums, the flower of November.
5 Reasons to Grow Your Own Radishes

5 Reasons to Grow Your Own Radishes

Find out why you should grow your own radishes. The #1 reason being, a radish is one of the easiest and fastest vegetables to grow.
Simple Steps to Freeze and Store Vegetables

Simple Steps to Freeze and Store Vegetables

If your vegetable garden is producing more than you can use in your weekly meals (lucky you!), then follow these steps to freeze and store your extra harvest to use over the next 8-12 months.
When and How to Divide Iris

When and How to Divide Iris

Bearded, Siberian, and Japanese iris plants should be divided 6 weeks before the first hard frost every 3-5 years. Follow these step-by-step instructions to keep your iris at their best.
Top 5 Hardy Succulents

Top 5 Hardy Succulents

These drought-resistant plants are stunningly beautiful and nearly indestructible.
Drying, Pressing and Preserving Flowers

Drying, Pressing and Preserving Flowers

With minimal effort and a perfectly timed snip, an ephemeral flower may be transformed into an eternal flower. We've got tips on how to preserve fresh flowers so you can enjoy them for years to come.
6 Best Bulbs for Southern Gardens (Zones 7-10)

6 Best Bulbs for Southern Gardens (Zones 7-10)

These perennial bulbs survive and thrive in the heat and humidity of southern gardens. If you live where the temperature and the heat index aren't as high as the Deep South, then plant these bulbs in containers and enjoy them as annuals.
How to Evaluate Your Soil Type

How to Evaluate Your Soil Type

Believe it or not, plants in the garden do better if the soil is healthy. Focus on a single aspect of soil health and perform this simple jar test to determine the composition of your garden soil.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

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USDA Zone Finder

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