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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!

Cheat Sheet for Planting Seeds

Cheat Sheet for Planting Seeds

Planting seeds and watching plants grow is fun, inexpensive, and made even easier with our simple planting tips!
Top 24 Favorite Tomato Varieties for Home Gardeners

Top 24 Favorite Tomato Varieties for Home Gardeners

Not sure what tomatoes to try this season? Home gardeners weigh in with their favorite tomato varieties for flavor and dependability.
10 Tips to Avoid Gardening Injuries

10 Tips to Avoid Gardening Injuries

Gardening injuries can result from working too long in difficult positions and performing unfamiliar movements. We’ve got tips for keeping your gardening time injury free!
60 Plants with White Flowers to Create Tranquil Garden Spaces

60 Plants with White Flowers to Create Tranquil Garden Spaces

The color white invokes a sense of coolness and calm. Make your outdoor space a source of serenity with these soothing white flowers.
Instructions for Cleaning a Birdhouse

Instructions for Cleaning a Birdhouse

Make sure your birdhouse is move-in ready! It's important to clean birdhouses annually so they'll attract new residents during the nesting season.
Fabulous Ficus

Fabulous Ficus

A rubber plant livening up a corner near the family room couch, a Ficus tree forest in the middle of a mall, or a creeping fig dangling from a home shelf…they’re all Ficus plants. Get the facts on Ficus and fit one into your life soon!
Grow Light Guidelines for Getting Seeds Started

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.
DIY: Ice Luminaries Are Simple to Make

DIY: Ice Luminaries Are Simple to Make

With a little imagination and a few hours of freezing temps, you can make these gorgeous luminaries from scratch, and they don't have to cost you a thing.
What is Winter Mulch?

What is Winter Mulch?

Applying winter mulch is like giving plants a blanket to protect them from harsh winter conditions and damaging spring frosts. Learn more about the benefits of applying mulch before winter sets in.
Top 10 Tomato Pests and Problems

Top 10 Tomato Pests and Problems

Here's expert advice on how to keep your tomatoes healthy and prevent the 10 most common problems with tomato plants.
54 Plants with True Blue Flowers

54 Plants with True Blue Flowers

Blue flowers are a rare addition to your garden color palette. Discover plants with blue flowers that you can use to bring the soothing qualities of blue into your landscape and containers.
The Magnificent Monstera Plant – Care Guide and Varieties

The Magnificent Monstera Plant – Care Guide and Varieties

Monstera plants are not only a striking and unique addition to your plant home, but a reminder of the adaptability and tenacity of nature! Monstera plants are easy to care for and fun to grow!
12 Evergreen Groundcovers for a Low-Maintenance Landscape

12 Evergreen Groundcovers for a Low-Maintenance Landscape

Fill your garden’s “in-between” spaces with beautiful evergreen groundcovers! Discover some of the best plants for low-maintenance, eco-friendly groundcover.
Growing Edible Fig Trees: Variety Selection and Care Tips

Growing Edible Fig Trees: Variety Selection and Care Tips

Did you know that many varieties of edible fig trees can be grown in North American gardens? Learn how to grow your own fig tree and harvest delicious fresh figs!
60 Red Flowers for Show-Stopping Garden Designs

60 Red Flowers for Show-Stopping Garden Designs

A list of our favorite plants with red flowers that are sure to add some sizzle to your flower border, window box, or patio pots. Instantly transform any space from blah to bold with red flowers!
12 Tips for Growing Healthy Potted Azaleas

12 Tips for Growing Healthy Potted Azaleas

Potted azaleas are popular gift plants and make beautiful flowering houseplants. We’ve got tips on how to care for your potted azalea to keep it healthy and happy!
Herbs for Bearded Dragons: Help Keep Your “Beardie” Happy and Healthy!

Herbs for Bearded Dragons: Help Keep Your “Beardie” Happy and Healthy!

Fresh herbs and greens are a great way to supplement your bearded dragon’s need for a nutritious balanced diet. Check our list of herbs for bearded dragons with many that you can grow yourself!
How to Grow and Propagate Spider Plants (Chlorophytum species)

How to Grow and Propagate Spider Plants (Chlorophytum species)

Spider plants are fun and easy to grow and propagate! Learn how to care for your spider plant and add new Chlorophytum species to your collection.
Top 12 Houseplants for a Housewarming Gift

Top 12 Houseplants for a Housewarming Gift

Houseplants make great housewarming gifts if you stick with varieties that are easy to care for. Here’s our list of the top 12 houseplants best suited for gifting.
50 Plants with Orange Flowers to Energize Your Outdoor Spaces

50 Plants with Orange Flowers to Energize Your Outdoor Spaces

Orange flowers make a bold statement in any setting. We’ve made a list of 50 orange flowers that are sure to add vibrancy to your garden, edgings, and patio pots.
Guide to Azalea Shrub Care

Guide to Azalea Shrub Care

Proper azalea shrub care can ensure vibrant blooms and healthy shrubs all season long. Get tips on azalea planting, watering, fertilizing, pruning and more.
How to Grow and Use Calendula Flowers

How to Grow and Use Calendula Flowers

Learn why calendula flowers, also known as “pot marigolds” or “English marigolds”, are one of the most versatile, long lasting, and useful plants in the garden!
70 Cheerful Plants with Yellow Flowers

70 Cheerful Plants with Yellow Flowers

Yellow is a color associated with sunshine, optimism, and happiness. Here are 70 yellow flowers you can use to transform your garden, patio, or balcony into your happy place!
12 Fast-growing Trees to Quickly Update Your Landscape

12 Fast-growing Trees to Quickly Update Your Landscape

Whether you’re planting a new landscape or replacing a tree that was lost to natural causes, we’ve got tips for selecting and nurturing fast-growing trees.
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