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Plant Daffodils in Fall
The bright yellow blooms of
are a wonderful sign of spring—but do you know how and when to plant them properly? Here are tips on planting daffodil...
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Homemade Bug Spray Recipes
Here are four all-natural homemade bug sprays that can kick those pesky insects to the curb. If you...
Best Vegetables to Plant in Fall
The days are getting shorter and fall is on the way. Are you planning to continue the harvest with...
How to Can Tomatoes
By canning tomatoes, you can enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups, and stews all...
Too Much Zucchini? Freeze It!
August brings “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” (August 8). Our advice? Take it...
How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden
Plant a fall vegetable garden—and extend your harvest. In late summer, you might think the garden...
Summer Pests That Affect Dogs and Cats
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…not only for us, but also for the companion animals in our lives...
Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the spring or fall. Here’s how to...
Praying Mantis: Beneficial Insects
The praying mantis is a beneficial insect that preys on bothersome insects. Explore praying mantis...
Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites
August 8 is Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day! We’ve gone crazy cooking MORE zuke...
Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
Summer’s in full swing. Take advantage of midsummer’s bounty: juicy tomatoes, basil, sweet corn,...
Garden-grown carrots are full of flavor and texture. However, gardeners often complain that their...
How to Freeze Corn
We love corn on the cob in the summer, but the season for fresh corn only lasts so long, so the...
Houseplant Care Guide
Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your living space! Here are a few key tips for...
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Before refrigeration, an underground root cellar was an essential way to store carrots, turnips,...
Gladiolus is a classic perennial known for its tall flower spikes. A great cutting flower, gladioli...
Discover 20 Self-Sowing Flowers!
Many flowers reseed themselves! Here’s a list of over 20 annual and perennial flowers that you can...
Best Tomato Recipes for the Height of Season
Let’s make the most of summer’s tomato harvest! We’ve got some fresh tomato recipe ideas right...
Dill is an annual, self-seeding plant with feathery green leaves. It is used most commonly in soups...
Rosemary is a perennial evergreen shrub with blue flowers. It is an aromatic and distinctive herb...
Sedum is a perennial plant with thick, succulent leaves, fleshy stems, and clusters of star-shaped...
Common Plants You Probably Thought Were Natives
Did you know that many of our best-loved plants aren’t native to North America? Think of daylilies...
Dragonflies: Facts, Symbolic Meaning, and Habitat
The dragonfly and its smaller cousin, the damselfly, belong to an ancient order of insects known as...
Ponytail palms are a unique-looking, long-lived indoor plant that thrives on benign neglect. They...
Zinnias are one of the easiest flowers to grow, as they grow quickly and bloom heavily. Zinnia...
Blackberries, like raspberries, are a very easy berry to grow. Once this native berry is ripe, get...
The Dog Days of Summer
What are the “Dog Days of Summer”—and when are they? The origin of this common phrase might...
10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard
Insects are responsible for one out of every three bites of food. With new reports showing...
How to Ripen Avocados and More Tips
How do you ripen avocados so that they’re just right—not too mushy? Here’s what you need to know...
10 Great Camping Recipes
Cooking on the open fire is one of the best parts of camping and eating outdoors. We’ve collected...
Watering Wisely in the Garden
To perform its very best, your garden needs to be watered properly, especially in the heat of...
Garter Snakes: The Gardener's Friend
I found a snake skin in my garden a few weeks ago. While other people might have been freaked out,...
Speedy Vegetables to Fill Gaps in Midsummer
Summer is in full swing and by now the peas and radishes have all been picked, the cilantro is...
Yes, Plants Have Protein! Choosing Healthy Protein Foods
There’s always debate about fats and carbs, but everyone knows that protein is essential to life....
Sweet, juicy strawberries are treats when right off the plant. Supermarket berries tend to be tart...
How to Prepare Your Garden Before Vacation
Going away this summer? With a little preparation, you can leave your garden for a week or two...
Beetlemania: Beetles in the Garden
When gardeners aren’t talking about the weather they are talking about bugs. This year in my garden...
Common Milkweed: Uses and Natural Remedies
Common milkweed has a long history as a natural remedy—and many other uses! Plus, milkweed is the...
Coneflowers, also known as Echinacea, are tough little native flowers that draw butterflies, bees,...
Herb Growing Guide: How to Grow Herbs
Growing herbs is not difficult to do! Our helpful chart will take you from seed-starting to the...
In a small space, raspberries yield a phenomenal quantity of ravishing berries—and they fruit year...
Eggplants—also known as aubergine or brinjal—are warm-weather vegetables that are harvested in mid...
Thyme is a wonderful herb with a pleasant, pungent, clover flavor. It smells like summer to us!...