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When to Water Your...
How much water do you really need? When is the best time to water your vegetables? See our tips on
watering your garden
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June Birth Flowers
June’s birth month flowers are among the most fragrant of all, the rose and the honeysuckle. Learn...
Protect Your Garden from Cabbage Worms
Cabbage worms can be devastating to an otherwise-healthy garden. Here are a few things you might...
Cosmos are annual flowers with colorful daisy-like flowers that sit atop long slender stems....
Blackberries, like raspberries, are a very easy fruit to grow. Once this native berry is ripe, get...
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...
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...
How to Care for Perennial Flowers
Perennial flowers are the way to go! They return year after year, bringing color to the garden....
How to Plan a Garden That's Low-Maintenance
Plan a garden that is truly easy to maintain. Here are 10 tips on a low-maintenance layout—...
How to Grow Sweet Corn, From Sowing to Harvest
Corn that’s had to travel miles to get to your plate will be past its peak, but cobs that have been...
Crop Rotation Tips for Vegetable Gardens
Where, oh, where should the tomatoes go? It is that time of year when, in the mad rush to get the...
Shade Garden and Plant Shade Definitions
There are as many different interpretations of shade garden types as there are books written about ...
Easy Roasted Asparagus Recipe
This easy roasted asparagus recipe lets the flavor of fresh asparagus really shine. My parents...
Plants and Flowers That Grow in Shade
Many gardeners complain that they can’t grow any plants in the shade other than hostas. And those...
How to Build a Raised Bed Step-by-Step
With just a few materials, we will show you how to build a simple 4 x 4-foot raised bed for your...
Tomato Growing Tips
Tomatoes are the ultimate backyard crop, and growing them is easier than you might think. These...
How to Get Rid of Head Lice
Ever dealt with head lice? It’s not an unusual problem in schools. I remember when my daughter was...
Avoid Blight with the Right Tomato
Tomatoes will succumb to late blight (Phytophthora) if they’re experiencing cool, soggy summer...
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Delight in the taste of spring! Here are seasonal recipes using asparagus, rhubarb, fresh peas,...
Season Extenders: Jump-Start Your Vegetables
Imagine how many more vegetables you could grow if you just had a few more weeks of warm weather....
Do Hummingbirds See Red?
I love to watch the hummingbirds at my bird feeders. A friend told me hummingbirds are more...
Fascinating Hummingbird Facts
Among the most exciting spring migrants are the hummingbirds! These tiny, truly remarkable...
A Cook's Garden: Corn, Okra, Shallots
Grow a cook’s garden for fresh tastes on your table! Below we highlight okra, corn, and shallots....
Growing Strawberries and Strawberry Varieties
How do you grow the best-tasting strawberries? We’ll share our planting and growing tips. Let’s...
Knot Gardens and Parterre
A knot garden is artfully laid out and planned in order to resemble the threads of ancient Celtic...
Biting into a juicy pear is one of the joys of the season. See how to plant, grow, and harvest...
Gladiolus is a classic perennial known for its tall flower spikes. A great cutting flower, gladioli...
Everyone loves lilies. With large, showy blooms, lilies add striking elegance to the yard and...
10 Tips for Native Plant Landscaping
Native plants is a surefire route to a stable, low-maintenance, carefree garden. Here are our 10...
Shrubs and Trees for Birds
To attract birds to your garden or backyard, you need shrubs and plants that provide food and ...
How to Grow Azaleas
Known as “The Royalty of the Garden,” azaleas have long been adored for their brightly colored...
Warming Soil and Protecting Seedlings from Frosts
To enjoy a strong start for your homegrown vegetables, make sure that your soil is warm enough and...
Spring-Cleaning the Garden | Which Plants Survived?
What are you doing in the garden this time of year? I’m weeding asparagus beds, dealing with voles...
May 2018 ~ Gardening by the Moon's Sign
Use the May 2018 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
How to Harden Off Plants
Find out how to move your indoor-sown young plants to the garden outdoors—without stalling their ...
How to Enrich Your Garden Soil With Minerals
The secret to a successful garden is right beneath your feet. Show your soil some love and you can...
Gardening Tips & Tasks
What to do in the garden this month? Consult our gardening calendar for monthly to-do lists. Our...
4 Techniques to Grow Potatoes for a Better Harvest
Here are four different techniques for growing potatoes for a better harvest! You can plant in...
How to Grow Your Own Peanuts
Try growing peanuts in your garden! Often thought of as just a snack to be munched on at ball games...
Asparagus: Health Benefits
Yep, asparagus is good for you, so even if you don’t grow it yourself, grab a big bunch from a...
The 2018 Garden Guide Is Here | Look Inside!
As the weather warms, gardeners are preparing for the bountiful and beautiful season ahead. This...
NPK Ratio: What Do The Numbers On Fertilizer Mean
Fertilizer terms can be confusing. What is the NPK ratio? What are nitrogen, phosphorous, and...
How to Grow Your Own Salad Greens
Growing your own salad greens will put a world of fresh ingredients at your fingertips. Whether you...