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Daylily Care: Planting, Growing, and Maintenance

Daylily Care: Planting, Growing, and Maintenance

Daylilies are often called “the perfect perennial”. Learn about daylily care and how easy it is to plant, grow, and care for daylily plants.
6 Types of Begonias

6 Types of Begonias

Discover the beauty of begonias! From wax begonias to angel wings, explore six types of begonias to find the perfect begonia for your garden.
How to Trim Hedges: A Guide to Perfectly Pruned Hedges

How to Trim Hedges: A Guide to Perfectly Pruned Hedges

Learn how to trim hedges like a pro! Get tips on when to trim, what tools you need, and how to create even shapes for perfectly pruned hedges.
What to Plant in August

What to Plant in August

It’s not too late to spruce up your garden with flowers or vegetables that will carry on into the fall. Learn what to plant in August to keep your garden flourishing through the remainder of the growing season.
Space Constraint: Small Space Gardening

Space Constraint: Small Space Gardening

Transform your small space into a lush oasis with these creative small garden ideas! From container gardening to vertical gardening, find the perfect solution for your limited area.
Gardening on a Budget: 7 Ways to Save Money

Gardening on a Budget: 7 Ways to Save Money

Gardening doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby! Save money on gardening by growing plants from seeds, making your own compost, and buying used gardening tools.
What to Plant in July

What to Plant in July

Get your garden ready for late summer and fall with our expert tips. Discover the best flowers, vegetables, and herbs to plant in July!
Lilac Care: Tips for Growing and Pruning Lilac Bushes

Lilac Care: Tips for Growing and Pruning Lilac Bushes

Lilac care tips for planting, growing, pruning, fertilizing, and troubleshooting common problems with lilac bushes. Get your garden blooming!
Tips for Growing Creeping Thyme Plants

Tips for Growing Creeping Thyme Plants

Grow creeping thyme for beautiful, low-maintenance blooms! Learn when and how to plant these versatile plants, their bloom time, hardiness zones, and more.
Plants that Attract Birds to Your Garden 

Plants that Attract Birds to Your Garden 

From sunflowers to evergreen shrubs, discover the best plants that attract birds and create a beautiful habitat for them.
Perfect Plants for Alkaline Soil

Perfect Plants for Alkaline Soil

Knowing the pH of the soil in your garden is an important step in choosing what to plant. Here are 12 plants for alkaline soil that will thrive if your garden soil has a high pH.
Plants That Love Acidic Soil

Plants That Love Acidic Soil

12 acid loving plants that thrive in soil with a low pH. When trying to figure out which plants to place in your garden, choose plants that love the soil you already have.
5 Benefits of Growing an Indoor Herb Garden

5 Benefits of Growing an Indoor Herb Garden

An indoor herb garden can be an incredibly rewarding experience, smell fabulous, improve your cooking and save you money in the long run.
3 Small Japanese Garden Ideas for Backyards

3 Small Japanese Garden Ideas for Backyards

Small Japanese garden ideas you can create in your own backyard including ideal plants for each style.
Rabbit Resistant Plants for Your Garden

Rabbit Resistant Plants for Your Garden

Are rabbits destroying your garden? Try these rabbit resistant plants and shrubs to keep the bunnies at bay.
5 Easy Flowers for Kids to Grow

5 Easy Flowers for Kids to Grow

Kids love any opportunity to get their hands in the dirt! Discover our top tips for gardening with little ones and 5 easy flowers for kids.
5 Surprising Health Benefits of Gardening

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Gardening

Gardening can be a soothing and productive way to get a workout. Get inspired to go outdoors and enjoy the many mental and physical benefits of gardening.
Best Varieties of Hosta for Shade

Best Varieties of Hosta for Shade

Hostas are among the most popular shade-tolerant perennial plants; known for their easy care and lovely variegated foliage. Learn about six hosta varieties you can rely on to add color and interest to your shady spaces.
Potting Soil vs Potting Mix: What’s the Difference?

Potting Soil vs Potting Mix: What’s the Difference?

Is potting soil the same as potting mix? Learn how to read soil product labels and which ingredients to look for to help your potted plants grow and thrive.
Edible Landscaping

Edible Landscaping

Create a delicious and beautiful edible garden with these 23 ornamentals plus edible landscaping design tips.
What to Plant in March

What to Plant in March

Eager to get your hands back in the soil? This guide highlights what to plant in March, including veggies, flowers, shrubs, and trees.
Layered Landscaping: Garden Planning from Tall to Small

Layered Landscaping: Garden Planning from Tall to Small

Learn about layered landscaping; using a balanced combination of small, medium, and tall plants to create a stunning layered garden for all seasons.
Plant a Butterfly Garden: Best Plants that Attract Butterflies

Plant a Butterfly Garden: Best Plants that Attract Butterflies

Discover flowers, trees, and shrubs to attract butterflies and turn your yard into a pollinator haven, including flowers to attract monarch butterflies.
Different Seed Types You Can Grow

Different Seed Types You Can Grow

One of the first steps for growing plants is selecting from different seed types. Learn about the different heirloom, hybrid, standard, certified organic and non-GMO seeds.
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Frost Map with Dates

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