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How do you plant a rose bush? How do you grow roses? Our Rose Plant Guide will get your started—...
Preparing Your Garden for Winter
See our list of fall chores to prepare your garden for winter—and ensure a beautiful and vibrant...
Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Here’s how to plant, grow...
How to Make Fire Cider: An Apple-Cider Vinegar Tonic
Fire Cider boosts your health with herbs stewed in apple-cider vinegar. See how to make this...
Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. Learn how...
Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!
Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables. Most people would never think of this humble stalk...
Best Apples for Baking: Apple Pie, Applesauce, Cider
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! Below is a chart with some of the best apples for baking—from...
Plants of the Winter Solstice
Winter solstice occurs at almost midnight on December 21, marking the official start of winter. It...
History of the Poinsettia
Where does the poinsettia come from? Where was this traditional Christmas plant discovered? Are...
Cover Crops for U.S.
Once your fall crops are done, replenish the soil for the months ahead with cover crops—and give...
You might not think about landscaping in winter, but your yard can be just as beautiful in the...
Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for growers of cut-your-own trees,...
Happy Holly Days
It’s red berry time and with bunches of fresh holly leaves and berries or branches of winterberries...
Winter Squash (and Pumpkin): Cold-Weather Comfort
Nothing speaks of fall and winter like the appearance of winter squashes and pumpkins in stores,...
In some places, gladiolus can be left in the ground all winter. In colder climates, though, they...
How to Ripen Green Tomatoes
When temperatures begin to drop, tomatoes stop ripening so it’s time to take action! Fruits can be...
Rodent-proof Flower Bulbs
Are you tired of planting tulips and crocus bulbs only to have them disappear because mice and...
How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best...
Storing Beets with Wood Chips in the Root Cellar
Though I have used sand to store my beets in the root cellar for many years, this year I decided to...
Getting Potatoes Ready for the Root Cellar
Digging potatoes has got to be one of the most pleasurable aspects of gardening. It’s buried...
How to Care for a Christmas Tree
Christmas trees seem to be getting more expensive each year! Here are some tips for buying the...
How to Plant Garlic
Garlic is best planted before winter in many areas. It’s very easy to grow; all it needs to thrive...
Garlic is easy to grow and produces numerous bulbs after a long growing season. Plus, it’s frost...
Year of the Rose: Best Types of Roses
In honor of the rose’s long and colorful history, as well as its place in gardens, the National...
Five Fun Facts About Cranberries: An American Native
Here are five fun facts about cranberries, an American native and a favorite seasonal ingredient in...
Get Your Perennials Ready for Winter
Prepare your perennials for winter! Most perennials can be cut down after the first killing frost;...
Repotting Agapanthus (African Lily)
Several years ago, I was given a potted agapanthus or African lily. After waiting all summer for my...
Unusual Places to Grow Your Own Food
When it comes to finding space to grow your own fruit and vegetables, it pays to look beyond the...
Growing Asian Pears: Easy and Exotic
I was first turned on to growing Asian pears by a friend of ours who grew a wide range of uncommon...
Using Fences, Walls, and Espaliers to Grow Fruit
Plant new trees and shrub in the fall—or, in more severe climate regions, in the spring. Ever grown...
Growing Allium: The Ornamental Onion
Eye-catching and easy to grow, ornamental onions, of the genus Allium, deserve a place in every...
What is Witch Hazel?
Witch hazel is a shrub that blooms in late fall and can make for both a valuable landscaping plant...
Freezing Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are not the easiest vegetable to grow. I actually gave up on them years ago as...
Grow Fresh Salads Indoors All Winter
Before we built a small food-producing greenhouse to replace a collapsing south-facing porch, I...
Peppers are such a lovely fruit. They come in many different colors, sizes and hotness. Plus, they’...
The aloe vera plant is an attractive succulent that makes for a great indoor companion due to their...
How to Grow Raspberries: Planting to Harvest!
Grow a mix of summer and fall varieties of raspberry to extend the harvesting period. In mild...
How to Grow, Cure and Store Pumpkins
Pumpkins are real stars in the fall vegetable garden. They can be eaten straight away once...
Apple Cider Press Party | How to Make Apple Cider
My friends received an apple cider press for a wedding present long ago. Last week, they threw an...
Stone Fruit: How to Grow Your Own
Growing your own stone fruit trees is easier than you might think. Here’s what you need to know to...
Spider plants produce a rosette of long, thin, arched foliage that is solid green or variegated...
Brussels sprouts are a member of the cabbage family, and an excellent source of protein and...
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