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When to Prune Flowering Shrubs – Schedules for 16 of the Most Popular Shrubs

When to Prune Flowering Shrubs – Schedules for 16 of the Most Popular Shrubs

The ideal time to prune flowering shrubs depends on the species and flowering period. Learn the best time of year to prune 16 of the most common flowering shrubs.
Top Tips for Starting Seeds in the Ground Outdoors

Top Tips for Starting Seeds in the Ground Outdoors

Direct sowing means starting seeds in the ground, rather than in containers indoors. Learn which types of seeds can be started in the ground outdoors and explore the pros and cons of direct sowing.
Cheat Sheet for Planting Seeds

Cheat Sheet for Planting Seeds

10 Tips to Avoid Gardening Injuries

10 Tips to Avoid Gardening Injuries

12 Tips for Growing Healthy Potted Azaleas

12 Tips for Growing Healthy Potted Azaleas

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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!
Gravel gardens: benefits, design tips, and best plants

Gravel gardens: benefits, design tips, and best plants

Discover the beauty of gravel gardens! Learn about the benefits, design tips, and best plants to create a stunning and low-maintenance gravel garden.
Daylily Care: Planting, Growing, and Maintenance

Daylily Care: Planting, Growing, and Maintenance

Daylilies are often called “the perfect perennial”. Learn about daylily care and how easy it is to plant, grow, and care for daylily plants.
How to Trim Hedges: A Guide to Perfectly Pruned Hedges

How to Trim Hedges: A Guide to Perfectly Pruned Hedges

Learn how to trim hedges like a pro! Get tips on when to trim, what tools you need, and how to create even shapes for perfectly pruned hedges.
Space Constraint: Small Space Gardening

Space Constraint: Small Space Gardening

Transform your small space into a lush oasis with these creative small garden ideas! From container gardening to vertical gardening, find the perfect solution for your limited area.
Gardening on a Budget: 7 Ways to Save Money

Gardening on a Budget: 7 Ways to Save Money

Gardening doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby! Save money on gardening by growing plants from seeds, making your own compost, and buying used gardening tools.
Lilac Care: Tips for Growing and Pruning Lilac Bushes

Lilac Care: Tips for Growing and Pruning Lilac Bushes

Lilac care tips for planting, growing, pruning, fertilizing, and troubleshooting common problems with lilac bushes. Get your garden blooming!
Tips for Growing Creeping Thyme Plants

Tips for Growing Creeping Thyme Plants

Grow creeping thyme for beautiful, low-maintenance blooms! Learn when and how to plant these versatile plants, their bloom time, hardiness zones, and more.
5 Easy Flowers for Kids to Grow

5 Easy Flowers for Kids to Grow

Kids love any opportunity to get their hands in the dirt! Discover our top tips for gardening with little ones and 5 easy flowers for kids.
What is a Permaculture Garden?

What is a Permaculture Garden?

Learn the basic principles of permaculture and how to implement them to create your own naturally self-sustaining permaculture garden.
How to Care for Italian Stone Pine

How to Care for Italian Stone Pine

Italian stone pine is a popular potted ornamental tree, especially during the winter holidays. Learn how to care for Italian stone pine indoors and outdoors.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

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USDA Zone Finder

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7 Tips to Keep Phalaenopsis Orchids Blooming

7 Tips to Keep Phalaenopsis Orchids Blooming

This orchid is one of the easiest to grow and a great choice for beginners. Follow these tips to keep your orchid healthy and encourage it to bloom as often and as long as possible.
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.
All About Growing Annual Plants

All About Growing Annual Plants

How to Plant a Shrub

How to Plant a Shrub

Dividing Perennials

Dividing Perennials

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