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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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Succession Gardening Chart
See our successive gardening chart listing last planting dates for second-season crops. To...
Enjoy our tomato-growing page covering planting through harvesting—and even tomato recipes! America...
Hydrangea Varieties for Every Garden
“What type of hydrangea do I have?” This is a common gardening question because there are many...
Garlic is an easy-to-grow crop that’s harvested in midsummer and planted in the fall. Harvest when...
Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants
Although Japanese beetles are known to feed on more than 300 types of plants, some are more...
Preserving Your Harvest Safely
Millions of Americans will can, freeze, dry, pickle, and ferment the abundance of summer fruits and...
Fresh Blueberry Recipes
Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? One of the healthiest foods on Earth,...
5 Reasons You Should Eat Cabbage
If you haven’t eaten cabbage in a while, we urge you to look again at this healthy, unsung hero of...
Creating a Recipe from the Garden
My sister and I both love to cook. We aim for dishes that are nutritious, cheap, quick, and...
Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—...
How to Grow Wildflowers and Help Pollinators
Growing wildflowers in your own garden benefits pollinators, lifts your spirits, and boost harvests...
Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
The super-pollinators of the garden are … native bees! While honey bees have their place, it’s our...
The Chelsea Chop: Cutting Back Perennials for Better Blooms
What is the Chelsea Chop? A new hairdo or a fancy cut of meat? Nope, it’s just a pruning technique...
Okra is traditionally a southern U.S. plant that thrives in warm weather. Here’s how to grow okra...
Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects
Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? Here’s a list of the...
Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts
The family and I headed out for an after-dinner walk the other night. We had started down the...
Coriander and Cilantro
Cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic, annual herb that grows best in the cooler weather of spring...
How to Grow Peonies: Peony Care Tips
One of the most magnificent mainstays of the garden is the common herbaceous peony (Paeonia...
Favorite Rhubarb Recipes
Ready for rhubarb recipes? We love the classic rhubarb pie, but you also can’t go wrong with a...
Weed Control Techniques
While it’s tempting to call any unwanted plant a “weed,” there are really only a select few weeds...
10 Unusual Vegetables to Liven Up Your Garden
When you grow your own food, you have the opportunity to try some interesting vegetable and fruit...
Urban Gardening: Cram More Into a Small Vegetable Garden!
Grow a lot of food in a city vegetable garden or any compact space, whether it’s on a rooftop,...
How to Plant Wildflowers for Bees and Butterflies
We’ll show you how to include more wildflowers in your own garden to benefit pollinators, lift your...
The cheerful Shasta daisy is a classic perennial. It looks similar to the familiar roadside daisy...
What are those little green bugs on your plants? They’re probably aphids! Here are our best tips on...
When to Water Your Vegetable Garden | Watering Chart
How much water do you really need? When is the best time to water your vegetables? See our tips on...
What are those iridescent green garden beetles eating your plants? Here are tips on how to identify...
An easy-care vegetable that loves sun and water, cucumbers grow quickly as long as they receive...
5 Fast-Growing Vegetables to Try
Here are five super-speedy vegetables that will give you a harvest in just a few short weeks—just...
Growing Organic Apples With Fruit Bagging
Apples are the most pesticide- and fungicide-laden foods grown commercially and in home gardens....
Delphiniums are perennials grown for their showy spikes of colorful summer flowers in gorgeous...
Cutworms can be a major annoyance in the garden, particularly for young seedlings or transplants....
Impatiens is a beautiful annual that makes an excellent houseplant or summer bedding and container...
Radishes are a hardy, easy-to-grow root vegetable that can be planted multiple times in a growing...
The perennial columbine (Aquilegia) blooms from mid-spring to early summer. Here’s how to plant and...
Extending the Growing Season with a Hoop House
You can get more growing days—if not weeks—by building a hoop house! You’ll extend the season into...
No annual is more cheerful or easier to grow than the marigold. These flowers are the spendthrifts...
Ants on Peonies
The peonies in my backyard always have ants crawling on the flower buds. Many people think ants are...
Choosing the Right Lawn Tools: Trimmers, Edgers, and More
A growing trend these days is to let your lawn go wild, but that doesn’t mean letting it take over...
10 Things You Didn't Know About Bumblebees: The Friendly, Fuzzy Bee
The bumblebee is the largest and gentlest of bees—and a pollination champ! We answer some common...
Plants that Attract Butterflies
Butterflies and flowers were made for each other, and there are certain flowers that butterflies...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of flea beetles. What are Flea Beetles? What...