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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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Plants and Flowers That Grow in Shade
Many gardeners complain they can’t grow any plants in the shade other than hostas. And those are...
Easy Roasted Asparagus Recipe
This easy roasted asparagus recipe lets the flavor of fresh asparagus really shine. My parents...
Garden Plans: Vegetables That Grow in Partial Shade
Not all of us are blessed with a sunny gardening space! Gardeners with more shade than sun need to...
5 Fast-Growing Vegetables to Try
There are plenty of vegetables that go from sowing to harvest in very little time at all. In this...
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...
Full Moon for April 2019
Celebrate the Full Moon of April 2019! Find out why it’s called the Pink Moon—plus more Moon facts...
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....
Basic Lawn Care: Fertilizing, Seeding, Weeding, Mowing
If you’re growing a lawn, how do you take care of it? By lawn, we mean a green grass lawn (as...
Do Hummingbirds See Red?
I love to watch the hummingbirds at my bird feeders. A friend told me hummingbirds are more...
Best Plants for Window Boxes
When planting window boxes, choosing plants that match your sun exposure is the key to success. The...
Fascinating Hummingbird Facts
Among the most exciting spring migrants are the hummingbirds! These tiny, truly remarkable...
Asparagus is one of the first plants that greets us in springtime! It’s a perennial so, once...
Growing Flowers for a Cutting Garden
If you’re like me and can never have too many flowers, now is the time to plan a cutting garden so...
Wondering how to grow potatoes? We’re here to help! The taste and the texture of homegrown potatoes...
Common Milkweed and Its Natural Remedies
Common milkweed has a long history as a natural remedy—and many other uses! Plus, milkweed is the...
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...
How to Make Biodegradable Garden Pots
To help you save a little money, why not try our simple homemade plant pot ideas? In this video, we...
Companion Planting With Herbs
Learn about companion planting with herbs! The classic example is that basil grows well with...
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...
Sweet potatoes are grown more often in southern regions because they require four months of warm...
The modern blueberry is a 20th-century invention. Before the 1900s, the only way to enjoy these...
Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. Here’s how to grow an...
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...
Sweet, juicy strawberries are treats when right off the plant. Supermarket berries tend to be tart...
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 ...
Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
The super-pollinators of the garden are … native bees! While honeybees have their place, it’s our...
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...
Morning glories are annual climbers with slender stems, heart-shaped leaves, and trumpet-shaped...
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