Gardening Articles

Wildflowers make themselves at home when they're happily married to the soil and climatic conditions they've evolved in. When there is a suitable match of plant and growing conditions, it's easy.

Pruning trees and shrubs may be the most feared act in gardening. Using sharp metal objects to cut away life goes against our natural inclinations.

We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long history as a natural remedy—and many other more unusual uses, too! Read on. . .

For a successful planting season, here are some tips on planting tools and proper techniques from The Old Farmer's Almanac.

With a rain garden, use—don't lose—the water that falls on your paved areas and roof. Here are two beautiful plot plans featuring great plants for sun and great plants for shade from The Old...

Contact these garden seed catalogs and mail-order sources to order plants and products. For a list of Canadian Mail-Order sources, click here.

The smiling faces of sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) growing in your yard are sure to brighten up even the gloomiest of days, whether planted in a long row along a fence or massed in a sunny border.

Below is a list of annuals and perennials that can be started indoors by seed.  Note: not all flowers are suitable for all growing zones, so consult your seed packet (or a nursery).

Here are some tips on how to take care of your perennial garden.

Growing roses can be difficult; in fact, a truly "easy" rose doesn't really exist outside our imaginations. But some are easier to grow than others, and a few rose-growing tips will help ensure success.