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10 Tips for a Beautiful Yard
10 Tips for Maintaining a...
No matter your weather, this is peak time for spring yard cleanup! From
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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...
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...
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!...
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...
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...
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,...
Hydrangea Varieties for Every Garden
“What type of hydrangea do I have?” This is a common gardening question because there are many...
Succession Gardening Chart
See our successive gardening chart listing last planting dates for second-season crops. To...
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...
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...
Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—...
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...