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How to Grow and Use Calendula Flowers

How to Grow and Use Calendula Flowers

Learn why calendula flowers, also known as “pot marigolds” or “English marigolds”, are one of the most versatile, long lasting, and useful plants in the garden!
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 Climbing Roses

How to Grow Climbing Roses

A climbing rose is an excellent way of adding height and color to a garden, and ideal for covering bare walls or fences. Here's how to grow one successfully.
Forcing Hyacinth Bulbs to Bloom Indoors

Forcing Hyacinth Bulbs to Bloom Indoors

Forcing hyacinth bulbs lets you enjoy blooms early in the spring. Bulbs need winter for the plant to grow and flower. Trick your bulbs into thinking it’s winter!
How to Grow an Amaryllis Plant

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.
When and How to Prune Hydrangeas

When and How to Prune Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas come in different forms and, not surprisingly, have different needs when it comes to pruning them. We have tips for trimming bigleaf, climbing, smooth and hardy hydrangeas.
How and Why to Deadhead Flowers

How and Why to Deadhead Flowers

Deadheading is one of those small things you can do that will yield big results in your flower gardens and planters. Our FAQ on deadheading will give you all you need to get started on this essential maintenance practice today.
Secrets to Growing Beautiful Begonias

Secrets to Growing Beautiful Begonias

With a few tips, anyone can grow beautiful begonias. When mixed with plants of similar growing requirements, you can create eye-catching flower beds with continuous color.
How to Grow Happy and Healthy Camellias

How to Grow Happy and Healthy Camellias

Camellias have been popular in the southeastern United States since before the Civil War and were beloved in Victorian England. Learn what it takes to keep these classic beauties looking their best.
How to Get Your Poinsettia to Rebloom

How to Get Your Poinsettia to Rebloom

The poinsettias that brighten your house over the holidays need not be tossed out with the discarded wrapping paper and dried up Christmas tree. With a little attention, your poinsettia can be transformed into a hardy house plant that you can enjoy for years to come.
How to Root African Violets

How to Root African Violets

African violets are houseplants with attractive leaves and flowers that are available in almost every color imaginable. This article provides detailed instructions for rooting a new African violet plant from a leaf in 10 simple steps.
Why Isn’t My Hydrangea Blooming?

Why Isn’t My Hydrangea Blooming?

Hydrangea shrubs are prized for their showy, long-lasting flower clusters. That’s why it’s especially disappointing when they produce few, or no flowers at all. We’ve got some pointers to help ensure that your plants stay healthy and blooming year after year.
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Frost Map with Dates

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USDA Zone Finder

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