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All About Fragrant Plants

All About Fragrant Plants

Great garden design isn’t just a combination of balancing color, texture, shape and bloom seasons, it’s also about creating a connection with the sounds and smells of nature. Learn about fragrant plants you can include in your garden to create a more complete garden experience.
Seed Storage – How Long Do Seeds Last?

Seed Storage – How Long Do Seeds Last?

Careful seed storage is vital if you want to enjoy good germination rates. Learn how to store seed to preserve them as long as possible.
How to Sterilize & Clean Plant Pots

How to Sterilize & Clean Plant Pots

Cleaning and sterilizing plant pots is an easy process that can go far in protecting your plants and extending the life of you pots. Whether your pots are clay, terracotta, plastic, wood, or metal, you can learn effective ways to clean and disinfect each.
How to Dehydrate Fruits and Vegetables

How to Dehydrate Fruits and Vegetables

Learn how to dehydrate fruits and vegetables to preserve them for the long term. Make tasty snacks and save storage space, too.
How to Get Rid of Slugs in the Garden

How to Get Rid of Slugs in the Garden

In most instances, you can get rid of slugs in the garden without the need to use toxic chemicals or baits.
Common Squash Diseases and Pests

Common Squash Diseases and Pests

Learn to recognize squash diseases and squash pests and how to prevent them from doing damage to your plants and produce.
Garden in Grow Bags

Garden in Grow Bags

Growing plants in grow bags is a popular alternative to growing plants in the ground. Learn how to use grow bags and why they might be a good gardening option for you.
What to Plant in Summer

What to Plant in Summer

What do you do when the flowers you planted in spring are fading, and your early season crops are picked through? You plant a fresh batch of heat-loving plants that will thrive through the summer into fall. Here are twelve ideas for flowers and vegetables to plant in summer.
16 Flowers for Shade

16 Flowers for Shade

Discover how you can infuse color into every corner of your garden with flowers for shade. These low-light tolerant plants can manage with six or more hours of shade each day.
How to Amend Clay Soil

How to Amend Clay Soil

Clay soil can be hard to work, have poor drainage and lack nutrients plants need to survive. Learn how to amend clay soil into workable, healthier soil.
Compost Tea – Step by Step

Compost Tea – Step by Step

Compost tea is an easy option for gardeners and a healthy choice for plants. Learn how to make compost tea (aerated and non-aerated), and how to use it.
Annuals to Color Up a Southern Fall and Winter

Annuals to Color Up a Southern Fall and Winter

When the summer season ends for many areas of the country, Southern gardens can still enjoy a "second act" with fall and winter annuals! These colorful flower selections can take a little chill to keep that summer feeling right up to the first frosts.
9 Simple Garden Edging Ideas

9 Simple Garden Edging Ideas

Garden edging ideas to create a modern border around your garden. From free to very expensive. There’s no need to hire a landscape designer!
Tips for Growing Watermelon in Containers

Tips for Growing Watermelon in Containers

Growing watermelon in containers is possible even if you only have a small space with which to work. Grab our top tips!
Different Kinds of Sage Plants

Different Kinds of Sage Plants

Sage plants are a diverse group that includes plants that are durable, ornamental, pollinator-friendly and in some cases, edible. Get to know some of the more popular types of sage for home gardening.
Hibiscus Leaves Turning Yellow

Hibiscus Leaves Turning Yellow

Hibiscus leaves turning yellow is common. Find out what causes them to turn and what, if anything, you should do about it.
10 Types of Pumpkins to Grow

10 Types of Pumpkins to Grow

Look at the different types of pumpkins you can grow! Pumpkin varieties can be white, green, blue, mini, large and unusual shapes.
Deer Resistant Shrubs

Deer Resistant Shrubs

Beautify and protect your landscape by planting deer resistant shrubs. 12 shrubs that you’re not likely to find on the menu when deer come to visit.
How to Plant Ground Cover Plants

How to Plant Ground Cover Plants

Low-maintenance ground cover plants prevent weeds and provide erosion control on slopes. Here are tips for planting garden ground cover that return year after year on hillsides, around trees and between pavers.
All About Asparagus Fern Houseplants – Types and Care

All About Asparagus Fern Houseplants – Types and Care

The common name “asparagus fern” is used for several different Asparagus species. Identify which asparagus fern you are growing and how to grow it as a potted plant indoors.
How to Care for Your Croton Plant

How to Care for Your Croton Plant

If your croton plant has gotten too large or the stems are getting leggy it may be time to give it a trim. Follow these simple croton care tips to prune, propagate and protect a croton.
Houseplant Identification

Houseplant Identification

Find out what houseplant is growing in that pot on your windowsill using these handy houseplant identification tools.
How to Grow Zucchini Plants

How to Grow Zucchini Plants

These ten tips will help you grow zucchini. The tips include how to choose a good location, how far apart to plant zucchini and how to tell if zucchini is ripe.
Flowering Shrubs for Pots

Flowering Shrubs for Pots

Flowering shrubs for pots are an ideal way to add color and fragrance to a smaller space. Here are nine varieties ideal for sun, shade, and providing perfume.
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Frost Map with Dates

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