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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
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
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
These drought-resistant plants are stunningly beautiful and nearly indestructible.
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)
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
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.
Top 5 Health Rewards of Indoor Plants
Many view indoor plants as just decoration or pleasing aesthetics, but indoor plants bring so much more than that to the table!
Living Succulent Wreath Tutorial
Add modern style to your entryway or outdoor table with this easy-to-make living succulent wreath. This project will take about an hour and a half to complete, requires minimal care afterward, and can be used again next year.
5 Clever Ways to Use Plant Containers
We love how these pictures show ways to arrange and group potted plants to create welcoming, inviting, and relaxing outdoor spaces. Whether it's a poolside retreat or outdoor seating area, planters are a quick way to add color and style to gathering places.
Stop Uninvited Guests…Deer
The most effective way to stop deer is an 8-foot-tall fence around your garden, but if you don't have the time or money to build a fence right now, here are some other ways to deter deer.
How to Change the Flower Color of Bigleaf Hydrangea
If you purchased a bigleaf hydrangea with pink flowers, planted it in your garden, and were surprised when next year the flowers were blue, you're not alone. You have the power to change the color from bright pink to deep blue, or vice versa.
Limited Space Gardening for Urban Lifestyles
For homes with a small area, containers are the ideal solution for creating mini-gardens all around a balcony, porch, deck, or even just at the foot of some stairs.
Summer is starting to simmer. Here are the best fast-growing vines that not only provide shade in summer, but are also in bloom during the hottest time of year.
We Love Our Pollinators!
Many of our crops are dependent upon animal pollinators; one of every three bites of the food we eat is thanks to insects, birds, bats, and other pollinators. Here are four pollinators and some of the plants they frequently visit.
Garden Hacks – How to Garden During Drought
When water resources are scarce, follow these seven water-saving measures to limit your water usage, but allow you to continue enjoying a garden.
Get to Know Scaevola, Fan Flower
Learn more about this trendy, Australian native that cascades beautifully from containers and raised beds.
Top 5 Tips: Maintaining a Bird Bath
Birds are a joy to watch. Attract birds to your garden with a clean bird bath for them to drink and bathe.
Secrets of Success for Outdoor Potted Plants
Follow these basic steps of care to keep your container gardens beautiful and flourishing all season long.
Plant a Salsa Garden
Plant a salsa garden in a garden bed or containers and you'll have the basics on-hand to prepare and eat your favorite recipe on a regular basis.
Plant a Patriotic Flagpole Garden
Plant a garden bed with red, white and blue flowers at the base of a flagpole to create a beautiful display of patriotism and pride.
3 Ways to Use Hanging Baskets
Hanging baskets are beautiful! The best part about them is you are not restricted to just hanging them. You can put them in a gorgeous container for a doorway showpiece or you can plant them right in a flower bed or box planter.
Time-Saving Tip: Mulch
Mulch is more than an attractive finishing touch in a garden. Adding mulch to the garden is a time-saving, water-saving, weed-minimizing, and soil-improving step that is worth the effort.
Get to Know Apple Tree
The blossoms of apple trees are a sure sign of springtime. The bees busy themselves pollinating fruit trees as they bloom early in the season, and then the fruits of their labor will be harvested in late summer and early autumn.
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