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Avoid Gardener Aches, Pains...
The smell of Bengay and Icy Hot mixed with bug spray is a sure sign that the gardening season is in full swing. Yes, cases of “gardeners’ back” or “weeder’s wrist” or “pruner...
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What are those green garden beetles? Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of Japanese...
Watering Wisely in the Garden
Let’s explore some smart ways to save water in the garden. An inch of water a week, is that too...
Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects
Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? Here’s a list of the...
The Garden: My Favorite Reality Show
We’ve probably been using gardens as metaphors ever since humans began tending them. What happens...
How to Beat Bugs in Your Garden
While some insects are beneficial, others are an ever-present pest in the vegetable garden—but...
10 Smart Watering Tips for a Healthy Garden
Watering at the right time, in the right place, and using the right methods can make a big...
10 Summer Salad Recipes
When you announce “We’re having salad,” do you hear a collective groan? You’ll turn their groans...
Five Health Foods You Probably Aren't Eating (or Might Consider Eating More Of)
Most plain fruits and vegetables are nutrient-dense. But on my long walk today, I started thinking...
Avoid Gardener Aches, Pains, and Injury
The smell of Bengay and Icy Hot mixed with bug spray is a sure sign that the gardening season is in...
Mmmm … peaches picked at their peak are perfection! Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest peaches...
Purslane: Health Benefits and Recipes
Purslane, or Portulaca oleracea, is a garden weed that is edible and has many health benefits. Find...
Poison Ivy: Identifying and Treating Poison Ivy Rashes
Poison ivy can cause a nasty rash, so it is important to learn how to identify the plant as well as...
What Is a Harvest Moon?
In 2018, the Harvest Moon falls on September 14. When is the Harvest Moon and why is it so special...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cucumber beetles in the garden....
Rosemary is a perennial evergreen shrub with blue flowers. It is an aromatic and distinctive herb...
10 Tips for Maintaining a Beautiful Yard
Here are 10 tips for cleaning up your yard—and laying the foundation for a great-looking lawn. You...
Poison Oak: Identification and Treatment
“Leaves of three, let it be!” “Hairy vine, no friend of mine!” Learn how to spot poison oak, tell...
10 Spectacular Strawberry Recipes
There’s nothing like strawberries at the peak of season—juicy, sweet, and ripe! Sure, you can buy...
Weed Control Techniques
While it’s tempting to call any unwanted plant a “weed,” there are really only a select few weeds...
How Build a Green Bean Teepee
Bean teepees are easy to make and will provide support for pole beans or even climbing peas. The...
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
A fruit fly infestation can be a truly annoying experience. Here’s how to get rid of fruit flies,...
Garden sage is easy to grow—and a wonderful culinary herb that flavors meat and bean dishes (...
June Birth Flowers
June’s birth month flowers are among the most fragrant of all, the rose and the honeysuckle. Learn...
Build a Vertical Garden
With a little planning, you can create a garden where plants that are happy to grow vertically...
Building a Trellis and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build...
Protect Your Garden from Cabbage Worms
Cabbage worms can be devastating to an otherwise-healthy garden. Here are a few things you might...
No annual is more cheerful or easier to grow than marigolds. These flowers are the spendthrifts...
Ants on Peonies
The peonies in my backyard always have ants crawling on the flower buds. Many people think ants are...
Garlic is easy to grow and produces numerous bulbs after a long growing season. Plus, it’s frost...
Cosmos are annual flowers with colorful daisy-like flowers that sit atop long slender stems....
Raspberries are relatively easy to grow and can bear fruit indefinitely with proper care. Here’s...
Blackberries, like raspberries, are a very easy fruit to grow. Once this native berry is ripe, get...
Benefits of Mint Plants: Medicinal, Culinary, and More
What do you know about the mint family, Lamiaceae, the sixth- or seventh-largest of the flowering...
When to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas
Hydrangeas can sometimes be a tricky plant to care for, so it is important to learn when to prune...
Hydrangea Varieties for Every Garden
There are so many beautiful hydrangea varieties—from mophead to lacecap types, with extravagant...
Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
Enjoy our best summer recipes and revel in the season’s bounty! Now is the best time to savor juicy...
Gardening by the Moon Calendar
Our Gardening by the Moon calendar works according to the age-old belief that phases of the Moon...
How to Care for Perennial Flowers
Perennial flowers are the way to go! They return year after year, bringing color to the garden....
What are those little green bugs on your plants? They're probably aphids! Here are our best tips on...
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist....
Plight of the Bumblebee
After reading last fall about the drastic decline in bumblebee populations in my state, I feared I...
Planting Bulbs for Spring Flowers
If you enjoy seeing daffodils, tulips, and hyacinth bloom in the spring, keep in mind these bulbs...
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