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Plants of the Winter Solstice
The winter solstice falls on December 21, marking the official start of winter. It is the shortest...
Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for growers of cut-your-own trees,...
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
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...
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...
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...
Top Succulent Plants for the Home
This time of year, the air in my house seems desert-dry and many of my houseplants are beginning to...
Ponytail Palms are a unique-looking, long-lived indoor plant that thrives on benign neglect. They...
New Plants for the New Year
The new year is here and with it comes a crop of new plants for the garden. It has been too cold to...
Vegetable Growing Guide
Different vegetables require different conditions to thrive. Plan your garden accordingly with our...
With hundreds of combinations of leaf color, shape, size, and texture, there are endless varieties ...
How to Grow Lucky Bamboo
For Chinese New Year (or any other time of year), an auspicious gift is a lucky bamboo plant. Learn...
When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty crocus pushes through the snow...
Mistletoe Meaning and Lore | Why We Kiss Beneath It
Of all the plants used as Christmas decorations, none has the long and interesting history of...
Recycle That Christmas Tree
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, take down your Christmas tree … then what? Here are ideas from our...
Gardening by the Moon Calendar
Our Gardening by the Moon calendar works according to the age-old belief that phases of the Moon...
Christmas Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus and Easter Cactus
Our Christmas cactus is blooming its heart out right now. Did you know: A Christmas cactus is one...
Christmas Cacti are easy to grow. When they bloom, they produce colorful tubular flowers in pink or...
Growing Garlic from Planting Through Harvest
Garlic is best planted before winter in many areas. It’s very easy to grow; all it needs to thrive...
Poinsettias: Unlikely Christmas Plants
Ruby-red poinsettias signaled Christmas to me as a child, especially growing up in balmy southern...
Spring Bulbs: The Perfect Present for Any Gardener
Whether it’s a particular smell which triggers childhood memories or the way they brighten a dull...
Amaryllis: How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs
Amaryllises are beautiful Christmas bulbs that are easy to care for. Find out how to buy the best...
How to Care for a Christmas Tree
Christmas trees seem to be getting more expensive each year! Here are some tips for buying the...
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...
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