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Forcing Hyacinth Bulbs to Bloom Indoors

Forcing Hyacinth Bulbs to Bloom Indoors

Forcing hyacinth bulbs lets you enjoy blooms early in the spring. Bulbs need winter for the plant to grow and flower. Trick your bulbs into thinking it’s winter!
Tips for Fertilizing Houseplants

Tips for Fertilizing Houseplants

Most houseplants need feeding with a fertilizer from time to time to replenish the soil’s nutrient levels and keep plants thriving. Get answers to some of the most common questions around what to feed, and when to fertilize, your houseplants.
Cat Palm Troubleshooting Guide

Cat Palm Troubleshooting Guide

Find the cause and fix it! Here’s how to correct common problems with your cat palm, such as yellow leaves, brown leaf tips, and how to know when it’s time to repot your plant.
5 Tips for Taking Winter Garden Photos

5 Tips for Taking Winter Garden Photos

Every season in nature offers a different form of beauty, and photography is a fun way to appreciate them all. Our tips for taking photos in winter will help you develop an eye for artistic composition and address practical concerns when using camera equipment in the cold.
Taking Care of a Potted Poinsettia Indoors

Taking Care of a Potted Poinsettia Indoors

Keep your indoor potted poinsettia looking its best throughout the holiday season.
How to Grow an Amaryllis Plant

How to Grow an Amaryllis Plant

Amaryllis have become as popular as poinsettias and Christmas cacti for living holiday decor. They’re fun to watch grow and their spectacular, trumpet-like flowers are a welcome sight during winter. Learn how to care for your amaryllis and encourage it to rebloom next year.
Understanding Plant Hardiness Zones in the USA

Understanding Plant Hardiness Zones in the USA

Discover how hardiness zones are defined and the role they play in outdoor gardening. Learn how to choose the right perennial plants for your zone. Plus, find out how to plan a successful vegetable garden in your climate.
6 Spice Plants to Grow at Home

6 Spice Plants to Grow at Home

Growing your own spices can be challenging, but when you succeed it's a satisfying and fun way to extend your plant collection. This article gives a guide to growing six of the most popular and useful spices at home.
Make a Fairy House from Natural Materials

Make a Fairy House from Natural Materials

Inspiration and ideas to build houses and other accessories for a fairy garden made from natural materials.
Pothos – The Easiest Houseplant

Pothos – The Easiest Houseplant

Pothos, a vining houseplant, is known for its elegance and versatility. It’s an excellent choice for most homes and offices. Learn the simple steps to care for this low-maintenance classic.
Taking Care of Garden Tools

Taking Care of Garden Tools

If you’re an active gardener then it’s likely that your garden tools show it. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to keep your garden tools in tiptop shape. By managing wear and tear, you can get years of use out of your tools.
Spring Flowering Bulbs for Groundcover or Filler

Spring Flowering Bulbs for Groundcover or Filler

Spring bulbs help to get your garden off to a colorful start. The flowers in our list are ideal as temporary ground cover or companions to perennials.
Preserving Your Apple Harvest

Preserving Your Apple Harvest

The gardener who grows one or two apple trees is often faced with the happy problem of having a lot of apples. Luckily, kitchen technology and several hundred years of apple cultivation allow today’s growers to preserve the overage. We have three recipes for canning apples that will delight apple growers and eaters.
5 Flowering Plants for Hot, Dry Climates

5 Flowering Plants for Hot, Dry Climates

Learn about five perennials that thrive in hot, dry conditions. Develop landscaping around these hardy plants so you can create a garden that returns year after year with minimal maintenance.
Make Your Own Gift Tags with Dried Flowers

Make Your Own Gift Tags with Dried Flowers

It’s easy to dry flowers for decorating gift cards. Learn three methods for preserving fresh flowers that can be crafted into artful gift tags that are sure to be appreciated just as much as the gift!
Guide to Harvesting, Curing and Storing Onions

Guide to Harvesting, Curing and Storing Onions

A good harvest of homegrown onions provides many more bulbs than you can use straight away. Thankfully, it's easy to store them in good condition for three to twelve months, so long as a few simple steps are followed.
3 Easy Ways to Root a Christmas Cactus

3 Easy Ways to Root a Christmas Cactus

The Christmas cactus provides a beautiful holiday display and makes a great gift. Here's how to root cuttings from your own cactus to propagate new plants for friends.
Tips for Bringing Potted Plants Inside

Tips for Bringing Potted Plants Inside

When the temperature starts to cool in fall, you can move tropical plants that were decorating your porch, patio, balcony or veranda indoors. Learn some of the best practices to move your houseplants inside for the winter.
Get to Know Philodendron

Get to Know Philodendron

Philodendrons are a diverse group of plants that have been popular as houseplants for decades. Explore a list of different philodendron types and how to care for philodendrons.
4 Herbs to Help You Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep

4 Herbs to Help You Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep

Herbs have long been used as sleep remedies. Learn how to use four different herbs to relax, fall asleep and stay asleep.
All About Growing Peppers

All About Growing Peppers

Peppers are one of the easiest plants to grow in your vegetable garden or containers. Learn more about planting different pepper varieties and get tips on how to grow peppers successfully.
Make Your Own Envelopes for Saving Seeds

Make Your Own Envelopes for Saving Seeds

Saving seeds is a great way to make sure you always have access to some of your favorite plant varieties. Keep your seed storage organized with our handy, easy to make seed envelopes.
Outdoor Seating Ideas

Outdoor Seating Ideas

A comfortable, sitting area gives you a place to enjoy your favorite spots around your landscape. No matter what style you like, there are lots of options!
10 Simple Steps to Greener Gardening

10 Simple Steps to Greener Gardening

The best gardening is done by working with nature, not against. As a gardener you can make a positive impact on the environment, helping nature in its time of need. Here are ten simple, yet effective, tips for an eco-friendly garden.
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Frost Map with Dates

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