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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.
How to Grow and Use Calendula Flowers

How to Grow and Use Calendula Flowers

Gravel gardens: benefits, design tips, and best plants

Gravel gardens: benefits, design tips, and best plants

Daylily Care: Planting, Growing, and Maintenance

Daylily Care: Planting, Growing, and Maintenance

How to Plant

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

Hydroponics Intro – Indoor Growing Systems

Hydroponics Intro – Indoor Growing Systems

Learn what’s involved with setting up an indoor hydroponics system. Determine if hydroponics is a good solution for your plant growing needs.
How to Grow Hostas

How to Grow Hostas

Hostas are easy to care for, love the shade and provide highly attractive foliage over a long season. Discover how to grow hostas successfully.
How to Grow Peperomia Plants

How to Grow Peperomia Plants

Learn how to identify different peperomia plant varieties, including tips on growing and caring for peperomia as houseplants.
Seed Storage – How Long Do Seeds Last?

Seed Storage – How Long Do Seeds Last?

Careful seed storage is vital if you want to enjoy good germination rates. Learn how to store seed to preserve them as long as possible.
How to Sterilize & Clean Plant Pots

How to Sterilize & Clean Plant Pots

Cleaning and sterilizing plant pots is an easy process that can go far in protecting your plants and extending the life of you pots. Whether your pots are clay, terracotta, plastic, wood, or metal, you can learn effective ways to clean and disinfect each.
How to Get Rid of Slugs in the Garden

How to Get Rid of Slugs in the Garden

In most instances, you can get rid of slugs in the garden without the need to use toxic chemicals or baits.
Garden in Grow Bags

Garden in Grow Bags

Growing plants in grow bags is a popular alternative to growing plants in the ground. Learn how to use grow bags and why they might be a good gardening option for you.
How to Amend Clay Soil

How to Amend Clay Soil

Clay soil can be hard to work, have poor drainage and lack nutrients plants need to survive. Learn how to amend clay soil into workable, healthier soil.
Hibiscus Leaves Turning Yellow

Hibiscus Leaves Turning Yellow

Hibiscus leaves turning yellow is common. Find out what causes them to turn and what, if anything, you should do about it.
How to Plant Ground Cover Plants

How to Plant Ground Cover Plants

Low-maintenance ground cover plants prevent weeds and provide erosion control on slopes. Here are tips for planting garden ground cover that return year after year on hillsides, around trees and between pavers.
How to Care for Your Croton Plant

How to Care for Your Croton Plant

If your croton plant has gotten too large or the stems are getting leggy it may be time to give it a trim. Follow these simple croton care tips to prune, propagate and protect a croton.
How to Grow Zucchini Plants

How to Grow Zucchini Plants

These ten tips will help you grow zucchini. The tips include how to choose a good location, how far apart to plant zucchini and how to tell if zucchini is ripe.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

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