gardening basics

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.
16 Plants with Green Flowers for Unique Garden Designs

16 Plants with Green Flowers for Unique Garden Designs

Take a break from traditional garden themes and get creative with plants with green flowers!
54 Plants with True Blue Flowers

54 Plants with True Blue Flowers

Blue flowers are a rare addition to your garden color palette. Discover plants with blue flowers that you can use to bring the soothing qualities of blue into your landscape and containers.
60 Red Flowers for Show-Stopping Garden Designs

60 Red Flowers for Show-Stopping Garden Designs

A list of our favorite plants with red flowers that are sure to add some sizzle to your flower border, window box, or patio pots. Instantly transform any space from blah to bold with red flowers!
50 Plants with Orange Flowers to Energize Your Outdoor Spaces

50 Plants with Orange Flowers to Energize Your Outdoor Spaces

Orange flowers make a bold statement in any setting. We’ve made a list of 50 orange flowers that are sure to add vibrancy to your garden, edgings, and patio pots.
45 Plants with Pretty Pink Flowers

45 Plants with Pretty Pink Flowers

Whether you prefer a soft pastel pink or a vibrant hot pink, you’re sure to find one of these 45 pink flowers perfect for your design scheme.
Garden Design: Planning a Beautiful Garden

Garden Design: Planning a Beautiful Garden

Do you have a vision for a unique and beautiful garden? Proper garden design, layout, and planning are essential to make this a reality.
Potting Soil vs Potting Mix: What’s the Difference?

Potting Soil vs Potting Mix: What’s the Difference?

Is potting soil the same as potting mix? Learn how to read soil product labels and which ingredients to look for to help your potted plants grow and thrive.
Different Seed Types You Can Grow

Different Seed Types You Can Grow

One of the first steps for growing plants is selecting from different seed types. Learn about the different heirloom, hybrid, standard, certified organic and non-GMO seeds.
How to Repot a Plant

How to Repot a Plant

Knowing when and how to repot a plant is essential for its long-term health. Follow our tips to learn how to repot a plant to keep it healthy, with plenty of room to grow.
Your Last Frost Date – What You Need to Know

Your Last Frost Date – What You Need to Know

Check the last frost date for your area, learn why it matters, and discover how you can work around it to avoid subjecting your seedlings to damaging conditions.
The Purpose of Plant Dormancy

The Purpose of Plant Dormancy

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.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

plant library

Plant Library

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