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Perennial Salvias (also known as “sage”) are mainstays of the midsummer garden border—blooming summer to autumn! Planted in the spring, these aromatic beauties are great for...
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Poison Oak: Identification and Treatment
“Leaves of three, let it be!” “Hairy vine, no friend of mine!” Learn how to spot poison oak, tell...
Reasons to Use Row Covers
If you are searching for a chemical-free way to defeat the insects that threaten your crops, have...
Big, fat, and green! Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of tomato hornworms in...
What are those bugs on your squash? Squash bugs, probably. Here are tips on how to identify,...
Succession Gardening Chart
See our successive gardening chart listing last planting dates for second-season crops. To...
Hydrangea Varieties for Every Garden
“What type of hydrangea do I have?” This is a common gardening question because there are many...
Garlic is an easy-to-grow crop that’s harvested in midsummer and planted in the fall. Harvest when...
Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants
Although Japanese beetles are known to feed on more than 300 types of plants, some are more...
Preserving Your Harvest Safely
Millions of Americans will can, freeze, dry, pickle, and ferment the abundance of summer fruits and...
Fresh Blueberry Recipes
Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? One of the healthiest foods on Earth,...
5 Reasons You Should Eat Cabbage
If you haven’t eaten cabbage in a while, we urge you to look again at this healthy, unsung hero of...
Creating a Recipe from the Garden
My sister and I both love to cook. We aim for dishes that are nutritious, cheap, quick, and...
Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—...
The Chelsea Chop: Cutting Back Perennials for Better Blooms
What is the Chelsea Chop? A new hairdo or a fancy cut of meat? Nope, it’s just a pruning technique...
Okra is traditionally a southern U.S. plant that thrives in warm weather. Here’s how to grow okra...
Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts
The family and I headed out for an after-dinner walk the other night. We had started down the...
Cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic, annual herb that grows best in the cooler weather of spring...
Weed Control Techniques
While it’s tempting to call any unwanted plant a “weed,” there are really only a select few weeds...
10 Unusual Vegetables to Liven Up Your Garden
When you grow your own food, you have the opportunity to try some interesting vegetable and fruit...
Urban Gardening: Cram More Into a Small Vegetable Garden!
Grow a lot of food in a city vegetable garden or any compact space, whether it’s on a rooftop,...
The cheerful Shasta daisy is a classic perennial. It looks similar to the familiar roadside daisy...
When to Water Your Vegetable Garden | Watering Chart
How much water do you really need? When is the best time to water your vegetables? See our tips on...
Growing Organic Apples With Fruit Bagging
Apples are the most pesticide- and fungicide-laden foods grown commercially and in home gardens....
Delphiniums are perennials grown for their showy spikes of colorful summer flowers in gorgeous...
Impatiens is a beautiful annual that makes an excellent houseplant or summer bedding and container...
The perennial columbine (Aquilegia) blooms from mid-spring to early summer. Here’s how to plant and...
Extending the Growing Season with a Hoop House
You can get more growing days—if not weeks—by building a hoop house! You’ll extend the season into...
No annual is more cheerful or easier to grow than the marigold. These flowers are the spendthrifts...
Choosing the Right Lawn Tools: Trimmers, Edgers, and More
A growing trend these days is to let your lawn go wild, but that doesn’t mean letting it take over...
10 Things You Didn't Know About Bumblebees: The Friendly, Fuzzy Bee
The bumblebee is the largest and gentlest of bees—and a pollination champ! We answer some common...
The aloe vera plant is an easy, attractive succulent that makes for a great indoor companion. Aloe...
Voles drive gardeners and home owners crazy! You’ll know voles by the snakelike tunnels all over...
Three Great Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Your Garden
If you are searching for the right flowering tree or shrub to add pizzazz to your landscape, check...
Making a Beautiful Bouquet of Flowers
Here’s a foolproof approach to making a flower bouquet—whether you grow your own flowers or are...
Raised Bed Vegetable Garden Layouts
Interested in a growing food in a raised garden bed? Here are raised garden bed plans and layouts...
Ready to plant and grow roses in your garden? Our Growing Guide for Roses will get you started—with...
Flowers You Can Eat!
Yes, there are many flowers that you can eat! Edible flowers are good for healing, too. While there...
Plant Pollination: Encouraging Bees to Your Garden
Support pollination with a bee-friendly garden! We’ll help you choose bee-friendly flowers—and the...
How to Plant in Pots Correctly in 5 Steps
How to do you plant flowers in a pot or container? What do you put in the bottom of your planter?...
How to Make Tomato Cages and Tomato Stakes
In this video, we explain how to choose the best plant supports for both bush and vining tomato...
How to Plant a Tree
Here are tips on how to plant a bare-root tree—from digging the hole to watering the tree properly...
Planting Fruit Trees
Watch how to properly plant fruit trees: apples, pears, plums, and more! Our video will show you...