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Gardening Articles

Who hasn't marveled at the aerial abilities of dragonflies as they glide effortlessly over sparkling streams, pristine ponds and lakes, plucking insects from the air with deadly precision?

Late winter is a good time for pruning in many regions. Here are some tips and a list of common shrubs and trees to prune in late winter or early spring.

Have you ever wanted a window box blooming with color in front of your kitchen window?

Boxes can be bought ready-made or you can build your own. Here are some tips:

Herbs are great companions to food in your culinary masterpieces, and they are great companions in the garden, too.

Cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) are attractive easy-care houseplants that will bloom continuously throughout the winter months. They are a unique alternative to the traditional holiday poinsettia or Christmas cactus.

African Violets are stunning tropical plants whose flowers resemble violets in color and shape. Their cheerful flowers perched just above a neat rosette of dark-green, fuzzy leaves may bloom constantly throughout the year.

Here are a few key growing tips for houseplants. Please add your own tips at the end of this page!

Here are a few important tips on how to care for tropical bulbs from The Old Farmer's Almanac.

See our how to grow spring-planted bulbs.

When you shop for bulbs, you'll see some labeled as "good for naturalizing." This means that they can be counted on to come up year after year, and spread informally throughout your garden. The following spring- and summer-flowering bulbs are reliably...