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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.
Flowering Tropical Plants for Your Patio

Flowering Tropical Plants for Your Patio

Grow these exotic flowering plants in containers for your next outdoor gathering or garden party. They can transform any deck, patio or balcony into an instant tropical paradise.
Plants to Attract Dragonflies for Natural Mosquito Control

Plants to Attract Dragonflies for Natural Mosquito Control

Dragonflies love to eat mosquitoes and can get through 100 or more per day. Grow these plants to attract more of the beautiful insect hunters into your garden and help keep mosquito numbers under control.
When and How to Prune Hydrangeas

When and How to Prune Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas come in different forms and, not surprisingly, have different needs when it comes to pruning them. We have tips for trimming bigleaf, climbing, smooth and hardy hydrangeas.
7 Simple Lawn Mower Safety Tips

7 Simple Lawn Mower Safety Tips

Whether you find mowing the lawn a boring chore or a relaxing pastime, it’s important to do it safely. Here are seven simple, but essential, lawn mower safety tips to keep you and your family safe.
Outdoor Wedding Ideas

Outdoor Wedding Ideas

Here’s how to throw an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception. We have tips for simple decorations, home-cooked food and rustic-chic place cards.
9 Methods to Control Insect Pests

9 Methods to Control Insect Pests

Are bothersome bugs ruining your outdoor fun? Insects can be annoying when you are trying to enjoy time spent outside. Here are nine tips for keeping unwelcome insects away from your yard.
How to Grow Hibiscus in a Pot

How to Grow Hibiscus in a Pot

The exotic flowers of the hibiscus plant make it a landscape favorite, but these beauties also do well as potted plants. Inside or outside, potted hibiscus are a great choice for a sunny space indoors or out on a deck, balcony or patio.
Pests and Diseases of Cucumbers

Pests and Diseases of Cucumbers

Cucumbers are generally easy to grow, but there are some things that can ruin your harvest. We’ll show you how to identify and treat common insects and diseases that affect cucumber plants.
How and Why to Deadhead Flowers

How and Why to Deadhead Flowers

Deadheading is one of those small things you can do that will yield big results in your flower gardens and planters. Our FAQ on deadheading will give you all you need to get started on this essential maintenance practice today.
When to Harvest Garden Vegetables

When to Harvest Garden Vegetables

Learn when and how to harvest twenty of your vegetable garden favorites.
4 Tricks for Hiding Utility Boxes

4 Tricks for Hiding Utility Boxes

A stark metal transformer box in the middle of your lawn or an ugly cable hook up hanging off the side of your house can wreck an otherwise serene landscape plan. But it doesn’t have to.
Best Way to Wash Fruits and Vegetables

Best Way to Wash Fruits and Vegetables

Whether you’re growing fruits and vegetables yourself, picking them up from the farmers’ market or buying them at the grocery store, wash them. We have tips for washing fruits and veggies correctly, so they are safe to eat.
Keep Chipmunks Out of Your Garden

Keep Chipmunks Out of Your Garden

Chipmunks, though cute, can wreak havoc on your yard by digging holes and eating plants. Find out how to keep these pests away, humanely.
Secrets to Growing Beautiful Begonias

Secrets to Growing Beautiful Begonias

With a few tips, anyone can grow beautiful begonias. When mixed with plants of similar growing requirements, you can create eye-catching flower beds with continuous color.
5 Tips to Max Out Your Summer Tomato Harvest

5 Tips to Max Out Your Summer Tomato Harvest

Here are easy tips and tricks that will help your tomato plants produce more fruit. These tips include pruning sucker branches, mixing varieties for staggered production and using the paper bag ripening trick to get an extra harvest at the end of the season.
How to Grow Happy and Healthy Camellias

How to Grow Happy and Healthy Camellias

Camellias have been popular in the southeastern United States since before the Civil War and were beloved in Victorian England. Learn what it takes to keep these classic beauties looking their best.
Stake Your Flowers to Keep Them from Falling Over

Stake Your Flowers to Keep Them from Falling Over

Supportive stakes or “cages” can improve the appearance of plants with tall flower stems or exceptionally heavy blooms. They’re simple to install and enhance the beauty of your garden by keeping your plants upright.
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Frost Map with Dates

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