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Blog: The Tomato Circle: Planting Tomatoes Horizontally
I think I learned something last weekend about growing tomatoes. A woman at the high school plant...
Blog: The Lazy Composter
I discovered composting rather late in life—but it's never too late to start or, if you get lazy,...
The Water-Wise Garden
Plants drink their food. If your soil dries out, your plants will starve—or wilt. Take these steps...
Easiest Ever Gardening Container
See how to plant herbs in the easiest-ever container garden! The Editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac...
Flowers: Annuals and Perennials to Start Indoors
Below is a list of annuals and perennials that can be started indoors by seed. Note: not all...
Growing Roses: Tips and Advice
Growing roses can be difficult; in fact, a truly “easy” rose doesn’t really exist outside our...
The History of Roses: Living Legends
Roses, besides being magnificent flowers, have a long history. Roses’ links to antiquity are...
Lily Flowers: Will the Real Lily Please Stand Up?
Lily flowers are magnificent plants that command attention wherever they are planted. Add some...
Watering Devices: Do It Yourself!
Keep your garden green with these do-it-yourself watering devices. For tomatoes and peppers: 1....
Carrots love sandy soil. Add well-rotted manure to improve soil texture and increase nutrients....
When is Soil Ready for Planting?
When is your garden soil ready for planting? Here are some tips from The Old Farmer's Almanac....
Coping with Drought
Drought is a pervasive problem in the United States and Canada. In addition, did you know that one-...
Lichens are an amazing group of plants that could be the oldest living things on Earth. Their...
African Violets: Fusspots
African Violets are stunning tropical plants whose flowers resemble violets in color and shape....
Best Bulbs for Naturalizing
When you shop for bulbs, you’ll see some labeled as “good for naturalizing.” This means that they...
Best Berries to Grow in Your Garden
Here’s a great chart listing the best berries to grow in your garden by region and by variety of...
Weed Control: How to Reduce Weeds in Your Garden
Here are tips on how to control weeds in your garden—and recommended treatments for different types...
Manure creates nutrient-rich, moisture-retaining soil for your plants. The most common sources of...
Plants for Fall Color
Add an extra season of interest with fall-blooming flowers, colorful shrubs, and other plants that...
If you are looking for an attractive ornamental tree for your yard, there are the old standbys like...