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Christmas Tree Care
How to Care for a Christmas...
Learn how to choose the perfect Christmas tree—and keep your tree healthy from the beginning. Right away, watering is critical. A freshly-cut tree can consume a gallon of...
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Why Is My Squash Not Fruiting?
“What’s wrong with my squash?” and “Why isn’t my squash fruiting?” are two common squash questions...
September Gardening Tips
After Labor Day, I can feel and see the slowing of photosynthesis as plants wind down their season...
The hardy perennial hibiscus, also called rose mallow or swamp rose, adds the beauty of a tropical...
Is Your Farmers' Market the Real Deal?
When you are shopping at your local farm stand or farmers’ market, be on the lookout for cheaters...
Identifying Caterpillars in My Garden
As summer winds down the populations of caterpillars seems to be on the rise. Some are the larva of...
10 Fall Cleanup Tips for a Better Spring Garden
When it comes to fall yard and garden cleanup, we have evolved our thinking. It’s not necessary to...
Farmers' Market Recipes: Starring Fresh Produce!
Farmers’ markets pop up in summer and fall with fresh-from-the-garden favorites. Here are some...
Growing Wildflowers | Selecting Wildflowers
Interested in growing wildflowers? Spring or fall are great times to plant a new wildflower meadow...
How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
Acorns are extremely nutritious and readily available in nature, making them a healthy addition to...
The Joy of Digging Potatoes
For some kids, the two best times of the year are Christmas and the potato harvest. Yes, you heard...
When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty crocus pushes through the snow...
Morning glories are annual climbers with slender stems, heart-shaped leaves, and trumpet-shaped...
Chrysanthemums: When to Really Plant Mums
Every year in the fall, I suffer a bout of mum madness when garden centers and big boxes brim with...
Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings
What is your birth month flower? Consult this list of all the monthly birth flowers to find out!...
The Best Fall Flowers for Your Garden
Summer’s end does not mean the flower blooms have to end! Here are some of our favorite fall-...
Apple Recipes: Our Favorites for Fall
Enjoy some of our favorite apple recipes, including a delicious apple pie recipe, apple butter,...
Rutabagas, or swedes, are root vegetables grown for both their golden root and their greens....
Turnips are cool-weather vegetables that can be grown both in spring and fall, avoiding the hot...
Storing Your Harvest Without a Root Cellar
Now that you have grown and harvested some beautiful winter-keeping vegetables, how are you going...
Salvia (also known as sage) flower for a long time; grow well in hot, dry conditions; and they...
How to Divide Bearded Irises—With Pictures
The blooming of the bearded irises is something I eagerly await each spring. This year, I made a...
Fireflies: Why Do Fireflies Glow?
Fireflies—also known a lightning bugs—have been captivating humans for centuries with their...
12 Uses for Mint Leaves From Health to Home
How do you use extra mint leaves? Here are 12 marvelous uses for mint around the home and garden—...
Peppers are a tender, warm-season crop. Here’s how to grow them in your garden! Peppers resist...
Soil pH Levels for Plants
What is your soil’s pH level? Every plant prefers a different level of acidity. Use this soil pH...
Mmmm … peaches picked at their peak are pure perfection! Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest...
Sweet corn is an annual crop with yellow, white, or bi-colored ears. A long, frost-free growing...
Jade plants are succulent houseplants, which makes them fairly resilient and easy to grow indoors—...
Common Garden Weeds
No one likes to talk about weeds, but if you’re growing vegetables, fruit, herbs, or flowers, it’s...
Full Moon for April 2020
Celebrate the Full Moon for April 2020! Find out why it’s called the Pink Moon—plus more Moon facts...
Keeping Your Plants Alive in Hot Weather
If your vegetable gardening is struggling in hot weather, we’ll show you how to help your stressed...
Fall Vegetable Garden Planning: Choosing the Best Plants for Autumn Growing
Plan a fall vegetable garden! See how to choose the best plants for autumn timing—and more fall...
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 Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden
Plant a fall vegetable garden—and extend your harvest. In late summer, you might think the garden...
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...
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...
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,...
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...