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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!
How to Sterilize & Clean Plant Pots

How to Sterilize & Clean Plant Pots

How to Get Rid of Slugs in the Garden

How to Get Rid of Slugs in the Garden

Garden in Grow Bags

Garden in Grow Bags

How to Plant

Grab the guides for planting, shrubs, trees, annuals, perennials and more!

Plant Food 101

Plant Food 101

Explanation of the most important nutrients plants require to thrive and how those nutrients influence plant growth and development.
How-to: Pruning Landscape Trees & Shrubs

How-to: Pruning Landscape Trees & Shrubs

Regular pruning of trees and shrubs offers many benefits to help your plants grow strong and healthy. Learn more about how and when to prune trees and shrubs.
Use Fallen Leaves as Mulch

Use Fallen Leaves as Mulch

Leaves are great for protecting plants over winter, plus they break down and enrich the soil in garden beds.
When and How to Divide Iris

When and How to Divide Iris

Bearded, Siberian, and Japanese iris plants should be divided 6 weeks before the first hard frost every 3-5 years. Follow these step-by-step instructions to keep your iris at their best.
How to Evaluate Your Soil Type

How to Evaluate Your Soil Type

Believe it or not, plants in the garden do better if the soil is healthy. Focus on a single aspect of soil health and perform this simple jar test to determine the composition of your garden soil.
Stop Uninvited Guests…Deer

Stop Uninvited Guests…Deer

The most effective way to stop deer is an 8-foot-tall fence around your garden, but if you don't have the time or money to build a fence right now, here are some other ways to deter deer.
How to Change the Flower Color of Bigleaf Hydrangea

How to Change the Flower Color of Bigleaf Hydrangea

If you purchased a bigleaf hydrangea with pink flowers, planted it in your garden, and were surprised when next year the flowers were blue, you're not alone. You have the power to change the color from bright pink to deep blue, or vice versa.
Garden Hacks – How to Garden During Drought

Garden Hacks – How to Garden During Drought

When water resources are scarce, follow these seven water-saving measures to limit your water usage, but allow you to continue enjoying a garden.
Secrets of Success for Outdoor Potted Plants

Secrets of Success for Outdoor Potted Plants

Follow these basic steps of care to keep your container gardens beautiful and flourishing all season long.
Care Tips for Holiday Cyclamen

Care Tips for Holiday Cyclamen

Learn how to keep these winter flowers healthy and happy!
Dividing Perennials

Dividing Perennials

Energize your perennials and gain more of them by following these simple guidelines for dividing them.
Principles of Design in your Garden

Principles of Design in your Garden

Coming home from the garden center is exciting. You've spent time picking out a truckload of plants in various ...
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

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Plant Library

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