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Tropical Plants with Really Big Leaves

Tropical Plants with Really Big Leaves

The huge green leaves of the banana trees, philodendrons, cannas and more are the signature element of our favorite lush tropical landscapes.
Edible Plants for the Flower Garden

Edible Plants for the Flower Garden

Learn all about edible plants you can add to your flower garden. They look good enough to eat and taste good enough to eat!
Gardening in Raised Beds: Benefits and Drawbacks

Gardening in Raised Beds: Benefits and Drawbacks

Raised garden beds offer many advantages to the home gardener. But they do need a one-time investment in building materials, time, and effort. This article will help you decide if the benefits make it worthwhile for you.
Turn Your Garden into a Wildlife Habitat

Turn Your Garden into a Wildlife Habitat

Just about any outdoor space can become a sustainable food source and safe living area for wildlife. With the right plants and planning, you can encourage all sorts of birds, frogs, small animals, and beneficial insects to visit your yard.
Reasons to Plant a Living Privacy Screen

Reasons to Plant a Living Privacy Screen

Living fences are a great alternative to traditional fencing! Wood and metal fencing can be expensive and don’t necessarily provide privacy. Learn about the advantages of using shrubs to surround your property or create private outdoor living spaces.
4 Plants with Colorful Leaves for Pots

4 Plants with Colorful Leaves for Pots

Create a vibrant scene to decorate your doorway or porch! Combine bold-colored leaves from tropical plants in containers.
Ideas for Starting a Balcony Garden

Ideas for Starting a Balcony Garden

Looking for simple ways to use plants and decorate your apartment balcony? Start balcony gardening!
Container Plants That Come Back Every Year

Container Plants That Come Back Every Year

Decorate your deck, patio or doorstep! Use these low maintenance perennial plants create colorful, carefree planters.
Sunburned Houseplants

Sunburned Houseplants

Most houseplants love the sun. But there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Learn how to protect your plants from sunburn and help them recover.
Best Cut Flowers

Best Cut Flowers

Some flowers and foliage last longer than others in vases. If you’re planting flowers for a wedding, or another color-themed event, our list of popular cut flowers can help you find the right style and colors to create the perfect bouquet.
What Should I Do in the Garden in June?

What Should I Do in the Garden in June?

When it comes to gardening, some tasks are best done at certain times of the year. We have tips for what flowers and vegetables to plant, as well as things to do during June.
7 Tips for Growing Exquisite Potatoes

7 Tips for Growing Exquisite Potatoes

Potatoes are a great crop for home gardeners because they are easy to grow and have many uses. Learn to grow your own potatoes with tips on choosing a location, planting, hilling, watering and harvesting.
DIY: Homemade Seed Paper

DIY: Homemade Seed Paper

Eco-friendly crafts and gifts are all the rage, and this plantable seed paper fits the bill. The DIY project uses recycled paper to create homemade paper embedded with seeds. Plant the paper in a pot or outside for an instant garden!
How to Grow Peppers in Pots

How to Grow Peppers in Pots

Sweet or spicy—green, red, yellow, purple—peppers of all sorts are easy to grow in a container garden.
Tips on Crop Rotation for Beginning Gardeners

Tips on Crop Rotation for Beginning Gardeners

Learn how crop rotation and an organized planting schedule can result in healthier soil and abundant harvests.
Landscaping for Wildfire Protection

Landscaping for Wildfire Protection

In areas prone to wildfires, landscaping for fire protection around your home is a priority. Let us show you how to do that without sacrificing comfort or aesthetic appeal.
Plant a Pollinator Garden

Plant a Pollinator Garden

Bees and other pollinating insects are an important part of the ecosystem. You can plant a garden that provides a food source for pollinators and adds beauty to your yard.
Trees for Pots

Trees for Pots

Trees in pots are a great solution for frustrated gardeners with small growing spaces and big dreams of a lush and shady landscape.
Growing Vegetables in Pots

Growing Vegetables in Pots

Whether you have acres of beds or nothing but a balcony and a few pots, we’ll show you why growing vegetables and herbs in containers is about to become your favorite garden move.
What Should I Do in the Garden in May?

What Should I Do in the Garden in May?

We have a list of 12 things to do in your garden in May. There are ideas for what to plant and which gardening chores to do.
How to Stake a Houseplant

How to Stake a Houseplant

Sometimes your houseplants need some extra support to stay healthy and look their best. In this article, we offer up tips on how and when to stake your indoor plants.
All About Clematis

All About Clematis

Learn everything you need to know to grow clematis. Clematis is the (always) colorful, (often) vining, (often) vigorous perennial destined to be the star of your garden.
How to Be Successful with Raised Garden Beds

How to Be Successful with Raised Garden Beds

If you’re new to gardening with raised beds, we have tips for how to use them most effectively this season.
Straightforward Tips for Soil Improvement

Straightforward Tips for Soil Improvement

Good soil is essential for healthy plants. If your yard’s soil is less than perfect, you can improve it by digging in fresh materials to make up for what it lacks. But which materials should you add? This article describes seven of the most useful natural soil improvers.
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Frost Map with Dates

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