Learn to tell the difference between plants that are dormant and those that are dead. It’s helpful to understand plant dormancy so you know if your plants are healthy and following a normal cycle of the seasons.
Discover how hardiness zones are defined and the role they play in outdoor gardening. Learn how to choose the right perennial plants for your zone. Plus, find out how to plan a successful vegetable garden in your climate.
Though most favorite houseplants are suited to grow well in an indoor environment, they all need some access to sunlight or an artificial substitute. We’ll walk you through how to tell if your plants are getting too much or too little light, and what you can do to correct that.
Moving plants and seedlings directly outdoors in the spring can be a shock to their systems, even to the point of causing damage or death. “Hardening off” is the safe way to introduce plants to the outdoors. Follow these simple steps to introduce your plants to spring safely.
Whether you're starting a plant from seed or transplanting from a garden center purchase, you need to understand what light conditions your new plant requires and where in your garden to find it. This article introduces the terms "full sun," "part sun," and "full shade" and explains how to measure for each.