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Browse our large selection of articles, which include gardening tips, how-tos, and useful information to get the best out of your plants, in any season!

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 other color-themed event, our list of the best 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.
Days to Maturity for Vegetables: What It Means

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

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