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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
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.
Days to Maturity for Vegetables: What It Means
Plant maturity on seed packets and labels tells you the number of days it takes from planting to harvest. But this can be confusing because the number doesn’t explain how to calculate the days to maturity. Once you understand what days to maturity means, you’ll be a better gardener.
Tips for Using Your Frozen Produce
For those of you who froze some of last summer’s fruits and vegetables, we have cooking tips. Get the most out of your preserved produce!
Decorate Eggs Using Plants and Natural Dyes
An entirely unique and completely natural way to dye eggs! Combine inks made from vegetables and bits of flora found in your yard to decorate eggs.
What Should I Do in the Garden in April?
There are things to plant and do! Our garden guide suggests 12 tasks you can do in April to start your flower and vegetable gardens.
How to Successfully Move Plants to a New Home
Indoor and outdoor plants give color and warmth to your home. Taking them with you when you move is like taking along old friends. With the proper planning, your plants will have your new space feeling like home in no time.
Tips for Growing Sweet Peas
Sweet peas are a charming flower that are best grown in an area where springs and summers are cool. Modern sweet peas have beautiful large flowers that often lack the sweet scent that gave sweet peas their name. You can plant heritage varieties that are strongly scented, as well as the modern varieties that have showy blossoms in a wide array of colors.
6 Signs of Potentially Hazardous Trees
Find out what symptoms show a tree might be a safety hazard. Checking the trees in your yard means you have a better chance of preserving them.
Grow Light Guidelines for Getting Seeds Started
You don’t have to wait for the cold days of winter to pass before jumping into spring gardening. Start your seeds indoors to get a jump-start on the growing season. This article explains the pros and cons of using grow lights to start your plant seedlings. It also provides advice on the various light bulb types and proper spacing.
How to Make Vegetable Stock
You can use fresh produce from your garden or the market to make your own vegetable stock - the base for vegetarian soups, sauces, and so much more.
Plant and Garden Trends for 2021
This is the year to add indoor plants to your home office, grow tomatoes in a pot or plant your first garden. You could also certainly use a seating area outside to enjoy with friends and family.
7 Tips for a Beautiful Winter Garden
Don’t spend your January dreaming about your summer garden. Instead, follow our seven easy tips for creating an outdoor space as beautiful in the winter as it is in the summer.
How to Get Your Poinsettia to Rebloom
The poinsettias that brighten your house over the holidays need not be tossed out with the discarded wrapping paper and dried up Christmas tree. With a little attention, your poinsettia can be transformed into a hardy house plant that you can enjoy for years to come.
What to do with Your Poinsettia after the Holidays
It’s hard to say goodbye to a plant, especially one that brings the indoors as much good cheer as the poinsettia does. But when the holidays are done, what to do with these holiday favorites? We’ve got some ideas.
Basics of Flower Arranging
Cut flowers are a four-season joy—a way to bring the garden inside during the warm months and to brighten any room during the dark of winter. Let us walk you through the basics of this ancient art, and in no time, you’ll be putting professional florists to shame!
6 Unique Christmas Presents for Gardeners
Gardeners will appreciate getting personalized gifts for Christmas; items that are created just for them. This article offers six creative gift ideas that can be geared to gardeners of all tastes.
How to Select a Poinsettia
Expert tips on selecting a healthy poinsettia plant from the poinsettia specialists at the Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California.
How to Care for Your Christmas Cactus
Your Christmas cactus makes a great houseplant after it’s lost its holiday blooms. We’ve got tips on how to get the most out of your Christmas cactus throughout the year, including how to encourage it to flower again.
Gardening Gifts for Kids
If you want to give a gift to a young child that is eco-friendly and encourages them to be a good steward of the earth, consider giving a gardening kit. It’s easy to put one together yourself!
Growing Your Own Garlic
Planting garlic cloves in fall will result in a bounty of garlic bulbs in the summer. Learn how to grow a successful crop of garlic in your garden.
All About Birds
There’s nothing that adds more color and joy to your landscape than a steady stream of visiting birds. Check out our collection of tips to discover how to attract birds to your garden, encourage nesting, feed them in the winter and so much more.
Growing your own raspberries is one of gardening’s most rewarding tasks. We’ll show you how in five easy steps.
5 Ways to Use Eggshells for Plants
Eggshells are packed with calcium and other minerals, and this makes them too valuable for a gardener to throw into the waste disposal. When put to imaginative use, they can make a great contribution to your yard’s health and productivity.
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