Projects Made Simple

We’re here to help! These DIY garden projects provide step-by-step directions for making decorations and gifts from plants. You can also find easy instructions and ideas for growing in traditional beds or a container garden.

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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.

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How to Test Soil pH

Here’s how to do a simple soil pH test from items you probably already have in your kitchen. Once you determine whether your soil is acidic or alkaline, we have recommendations for soil amendments that can bring the soil back into the neutral pH range.

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How to Grow an Amaryllis Plant

Amaryllis have become as popular as poinsettias and Christmas cacti for living holiday decor. They’re fun to watch grow and their spectacular, trumpet-like flowers are a welcome sight during winter. Learn how to care for your amaryllis and encourage it to rebloom next year.

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5 Tips for Taking Winter Garden Photos

Every season in nature offers a different form of beauty, and photography is a fun way to appreciate them all. Our tips for taking photos in winter will help you develop an eye for artistic composition and address practical concerns when using camera equipment in the cold.

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