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Quick and Thrifty DIY Holiday Centerpiece

Quick and Thrifty DIY Holiday Centerpiece

A naturally beautiful holiday decoration is easy to whip up in no time with no added expense.
Care Tips for Holiday Cyclamen

Care Tips for Holiday Cyclamen

Learn how to keep these winter flowers healthy and happy!
5 Unique Ways to Christmas Tree

5 Unique Ways to Christmas Tree

For those of you looking for a new holiday decoration, here is a list of our favorite unusual Christmas trees.
Growing Conifers in the South

Growing Conifers in the South

Trees with beautiful cones aren't just for the chilly North!
DIY Festive Winter Containers When It’s Too Cold for Plants

DIY Festive Winter Containers When It’s Too Cold for Plants

Grab a few plant trimmings and follow these do-it-yourself instructions to create festive winter containers in no time!
History of the Poinsettia

History of the Poinsettia

Although many flowers and plants are associated with the traditions of the Christmas holiday, the beautiful poinsettia has truly become a symbol of the season.
Caring for Your Freshly Cut Christmas Tree

Caring for Your Freshly Cut Christmas Tree

For some, the Christmas season just isn't the same without a real Christmas tree. Whether you cut it down yourself or pick it up from your local garden center, you want your tree to remain fresh throughout the holiday season.
Dividing Perennials

Dividing Perennials

Energize your perennials and gain more of them by following these simple guidelines for dividing them.
Thanksgiving Decor from Nature

Thanksgiving Decor from Nature

Use natural objects to create easy, budget wise decorations for your Thanksgiving gathering!
Grow-it-Yourself Amaryllis Kits

Grow-it-Yourself Amaryllis Kits

This holiday season enjoy a living plant. You can grow a beautiful flowering houseplant from an amaryllis kit that includes all the materials necessary.
Ball Jar Ring Pumpkin

Ball Jar Ring Pumpkin

Recycling and upcycling are a fun and affordable way to add a personal touch to your home. Here are the step-by-step instructions to transform jar rings into a pretty pumpkin.
Fall Ball Jars

Fall Ball Jars

Fall is upon us, and it is a one of the most fun times of year to decorate. This week's project is "Fall" Ball Jars filled with ornamental grass.
Fall Garden Maintenance

Fall Garden Maintenance

By simply following some of the below tips, your garden's transition from winter to spring will go by effortlessly.
Fun with Stencils

Fun with Stencils

Decorate flower pots, pumpkins, stepping stones, welcome mats, greeting cards and much more!
Spring Flowering Bulbs

Spring Flowering Bulbs

Fall is the time to plant bulbs for spring. Here are some helpful tips for when to plant bulbs and how to create a garden with spring-blooming bulbs.
Houseplants 101

Houseplants 101

If you're a bit unsure of how to really care for houseplants, we've got you covered. The info here will help you have a lush and healthy display using easily found houseplants!
Principles of Design in your Garden

Principles of Design in your Garden

Coming home from the garden center is exciting. You've spent time picking out a truckload of plants in various ...
Spring Tips for Your Garden

Spring Tips for Your Garden

Your soil should be prepped, and planting should be done according to the zone you live in and what you want to see growing this season.
Best Ever Garden Veggie Quesadillas

Best Ever Garden Veggie Quesadillas

Quesadillas are a cinch to make and their flavor can't be beat when you make them with garden fresh vegetables.
Annual Container Tips

Annual Container Tips

Combinations of different annuals are a quick way to set the mood of any outdoor space and containers make it easy to do throughout the season. Coordinate or contrast colors and textures for the desired “feel” in no time at all.
Choosing Perennials for a Bloom-filled Summer

Choosing Perennials for a Bloom-filled Summer

Choose a mix of perennial plants that begin blooming at different times for a continuous vibrant display all season long.
How to Create a Shady Retreat Garden

How to Create a Shady Retreat Garden

A shady space in your yard, especially one that has respite from late afternoon sun, can be the perfect location ...
Growing Herbs Indoors

Growing Herbs Indoors

A brief guide to enjoying gardening and herbs all year long.
Organizing the Garden Shed

Organizing the Garden Shed

The best ways to organize and store tools in a garden shed.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

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Plant Library

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