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Anthurium Care Indoors

Anthurium Care Indoors

Anthuriums are one of the most decorative and long-lasting flowering houseplants you can grow. Learn all about anthurium care indoors, including light, watering, and soil needs.
Lucky Bamboo Care

Lucky Bamboo Care

Keep your bamboo healthy with our best tips for indoor bamboo plant care, including how often to water and fertilize.
Trees with Beautiful Bark

Trees with Beautiful Bark

Cold weather leaves many trees simply looking bare, but these trees with beautiful bark can enhance the appearance of your winter landscape for decades to come. Beautiful bark comes in many forms; smooth, shaggy, peeling, colorful, or a combination of several!
All About Garden Soil and Mulch

All About Garden Soil and Mulch

Find out what types of soil is best for growing plants and what mulch you should use. Along with tips for making healthy soil, use our soil and mulch calculators to find how much you need for pots, gardens, and raised beds.
What is a Permaculture Garden?

What is a Permaculture Garden?

Learn the basic principles of permaculture and how to implement them to create your own naturally self-sustaining permaculture garden.
How to Care for Italian Stone Pine

How to Care for Italian Stone Pine

Italian stone pine is a popular potted ornamental tree, especially during the winter holidays. Learn how to care for Italian stone pine indoors and outdoors.
All About Flowering Holiday Plants

All About Flowering Holiday Plants

Every season brings a fresh array of potted flowering holiday plants that are perfect for decorating or for special occasions. Learn how to care for the most popular flowering holiday plants and get ideas for plants you can use to refresh your seasonal décor.
Best Gifts for Gardeners Under $10

Best Gifts for Gardeners Under $10

If you’re gift shopping for your gardener friends, you don’t have to break the bank to find them a gift that they will enjoy or find useful. We have gift ideas that will work for any gardener.
How to Tell the Difference Between a Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter Cactus

How to Tell the Difference Between a Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter Cactus

Learn how to tell the difference between a Christmas cactus, Thanksgiving cactus, and Easter Cactus. Three very similar plants that are grown and sold for holiday décor and gifting.
Yucca Plant Care – How to Care for Yucca Elephantipes

Yucca Plant Care – How to Care for Yucca Elephantipes

Learn yucca plant care for houseplants (Yucca elephantipes), with tips on watering, light levels, soil, fertilizer, repotting, and troubleshooting common problems.
How to Take a Cutting from a Plant

How to Take a Cutting from a Plant

Growing plants from cuttings is a great way to save money and obtain new plants in a sustainable way. Learn how easy it is to get all the plants you need from those you already have, or by taking a snip or two from a friend’s plant.
How to Repot a Plant

How to Repot a Plant

Knowing when and how to repot a plant is essential for its long-term health. Follow our tips to learn how to repot a plant to keep it healthy, with plenty of room to grow.
How to Grow Microgreens Indoors

How to Grow Microgreens Indoors

Microgreens are a great way to add more nutrient-dense foods to your diet. But did you know you can grow them indoors? Here’s how and why you should.
Chrysanthemums: Care, Colors and Varieties

Chrysanthemums: Care, Colors and Varieties

A guide covering all aspects of growing and caring for chrysanthemums and the different colors and varieties available.
10 Cool Weather Flowers

10 Cool Weather Flowers

Even when temperatures drop, you can still enjoy the color and fragrance that flowers offer. Discover ten flowers that do well in cool weather to brighten your landscape and your spirit.
What’s Wrong with My Plant?

What’s Wrong with My Plant?

Brown leaf edges and wilting are just a couple of signals that something is wrong with your plant. Diagnose some of the most common houseplant problems and what you can do to correct them.
Common Madagascar Palm Problems

Common Madagascar Palm Problems

Some common troubles with Madagascar palm are the leaves falling off, curling or turning yellow. This guide will help you troubleshoot why your Madagascar palm is dying and find out how to care for it indoors.
How to Sharpen Garden Tools

How to Sharpen Garden Tools

Learn how to sharpen garden tools safely and maintain them so they're ready to use when needed.
10 Plants for Wet Areas

10 Plants for Wet Areas

If areas of your landscape are on the soggy side, you’ll want to select plants that can thrive in wet soil conditions. We’ve got a list of ten water-tolerant plants that can handle your landscape’s wet spots.
Tips for Apple Harvest and Apple Storage

Tips for Apple Harvest and Apple Storage

Homegrown apples are delicious if picked at the right time and kept in good storage conditions. Here's how to harvest your apples to enjoy them at their best.
Beautiful Hydrangea Companion Plants

Beautiful Hydrangea Companion Plants

Hydrangea companions enjoy the same growing conditions as a hydrangea shrub. Plus, many will bloom all season long, setting the stage for a spectacular garden display.
Hydroponics Intro – Indoor Growing Systems

Hydroponics Intro – Indoor Growing Systems

Learn what’s involved with setting up an indoor hydroponics system. Determine if hydroponics is a good solution for your plant growing needs.
Invasive species in the U.S. – 5 Insect Pests That Damage Trees

Invasive species in the U.S. – 5 Insect Pests That Damage Trees

There are many invasive insect species in the U.S. that damage trees. Their impacts are widespread. Let's look at five of the most destructive of these pests, the damage they do and what, if anything, we can do to stop them.
How to Grow Hostas

How to Grow Hostas

Hostas are easy to care for, love the shade and provide highly attractive foliage over a long season. Discover how to grow hostas successfully.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

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