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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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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....
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...
When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when fruit and vegetables are ready to pick? Whether you are a gardener or a...
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!...
Lettuce is one of our favorite garden vegetables because it is far superior—in both taste and...
Best Shrubs for Making Privacy Hedges
During summertime, we’re all excited to enjoy outdoor living again. If nosy/noisy neighbors are...
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of earwigs, also known as pincher bugs or dermaptera,...
Did you know that the modern blueberry is a 20th-century invention? Before the 1900s, the only way...
How to Make Berry Jam
Learn how to make jam in no time! Here’s a quick and easy berry jam recipe with just two...
The tall, beautiful iris, named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows, comes in many magical...
Squash Vine Borer
Are your squash plants suddenly struggling? It could be the work of a squash vine borer. Here are...
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a native North American plant that’s popular with pollinators and...
How to Make Dill Pickles
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess...
Poison Oak: Identification and Treatment
“Leaves of three, let it be!” “Hairy vine, no friend of mine!” Learn how to spot poison oak, tell...
Reasons to Use Row Covers
If you are searching for a chemical-free way to defeat the insects that threaten your crops, have...
Big, fat, and green! Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of tomato hornworms in...
What are those bugs on your squash? Squash bugs, probably. Here are tips on how to identify,...
Succession Gardening Chart
See our successive gardening chart listing last planting dates for second-season crops. To...