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Browse our large selection of articles, which include gardening tips, how-tos, and useful information to get the best out of your plants, in any season!

Top 5 Health Rewards of Indoor Plants

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Flowering Vines

Flowering Vines

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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.
Get to Know Campanula

Get to Know Campanula

Indoor Campanulas provide a charming mound of flowers to decorate your home. Read here to learn about Campanula’s background and other interesting tidbits.
Get to Know Calandiva®

Get to Know Calandiva®

This easy-to-care-for plant provides a blooming bouquet of flowers lasting at least 6 weeks. Read more about this plant’s history, related plants, and what makes it special.
Earth Day: How-to Pay it Forward

Earth Day: How-to Pay it Forward

April 22 is a day to make a positive change that benefits our home, the earth. Pay it forward to our planet with some or all of these easy-to-do projects.
Get to Know Orange Star

Get to Know Orange Star

Learn more about this beautiful flower from Africa
Spring Planting – Vegetables

Spring Planting – Vegetables

Winter has had us all cooped up, and it's time to get back into the garden (or container garden) and start planting all sorts of yummy veggies!
Grow Your Own Hops

Grow Your Own Hops

​Home beer brewing has proven itself as a top hobby among twenty- and thirty-somethings in recent years. And the natural evolution from brewing beer at home is to grow the hops that flavor it.
TIP: What to do in the Garden with Printable Task Sheets

TIP: What to do in the Garden with Printable Task Sheets

Timing is everything in gardening! Doing the right tasks at the right time will ensure a successful and beautiful garden. Make your job easier with our garden tasks downloadable tip sheets.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

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