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Easy Perennial Flowers
Easy Perennial Plants for a...
Find out how to create an easy, carefree garden with beautiful and low-maintenance perennial plants. Here are some of our favorites!
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How to Plant a Tree
Here are tips on how to plant a bare-root tree—from digging the hole to watering the tree properly...
Planting Fruit Trees
Watch how to properly plant fruit trees: apples, pears, plums, and more! Our video will show you...
How to Choose a Flowering Tree or Shrub
It’s spring and the garden centers are packed with trees and shrubs ready to be planted. If you are...
Phlox are perennials and a favorite choice—from ground cover blooming in early spring to the tall...
The sweetly-scented jasmine flower can fill a room or a garden with its heady scent. Though jasmine...
Best Flowers for Window Boxes
What are the best flowers for window boxes? It mainly depends on your sun exposure. See our list of...
Rhododendrons and azaleas, both from the genus Rhododendron, have long been mainstays of late...
How to Get Rid of Rodent Pests in the Home
I’ve lived in a well-built old house sheathed with cedar shingles for decades, throughout which I’...
Grow a Garden That Keeps Your Pantry Stocked
If the reason you garden is to feed your family, plan this year’s garden to ensure you’ll have...
Pruning Pointers for Trees and Shrubs
Pruning trees and shrubs may be the most feared act in gardening. Using sharp metal objects to cut...
3 Baked Goods to Make from Scratch
Today, with our desire for convenience, baked goods made from mixes are common, and cakes from...
Squash, especially zucchini, are very prolific producers! Easy to grow, each plant will produce...
5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Yard and Garden
Spring has arrived! It’s time to take a look at the state of your yard. We’ll boil it down to 5...
Blue Potatoes: Plant an Easy-to-Grow Heirloom in the Spring
Why blue potatoes? Why not? First, THIS is what potatoes looked like originally, when first used...
Orchid Babies! Potting an Orchid Keiki
One of my orchids had babies! Yes, many orchids grow little baby plants or”keiki.” You can remove...
Clover, Shamrocks, and Oxalis: What's the Difference?
Many of us remember being kids looking for the “four-leaf clover.” That brings us to today’s garden...
Hostas are hardy perennials that are especially perfect for a shady garden. Reliable and very easy...
Purple Reigns! Why Purple Foods Are Good for You
Purple power! Did you know that purple vegetables and fruit aren’t just colorful? These edibles are...
How to Attract Worms to Your Garden
Earthworms are nature’s original gardeners! Their tunnels help aerate and loosen the soil, making...
The croton is an easy-to-grow houseplant known for its variegated foliage covered in green, scarlet...
Swiss chard—or simply “chard”—is a member of the beet family that does well in both cool and warm...
Lawn Care Tips: Fertilizing, Seeding, Weeding, Mowing
Do you have a healthy lawn? Here are over 10 secrets to lawn care for a more stress-tolerant,...
Ferns, Folklore, and Fiddleheads
Ferns are fascinating! This ancient family of plants—which lived BEFORE dinosaurs walked the Earth—...
Bee Houses for Native Solitary Bees
What’s the secret to enjoying more blooms and greater harvests? Pollination! To increase the...
3 Simple DIY Soil Tests
Success in the garden starts with the soil. It, as much as—and sometimes more than—moisture and...
Vegetable Seedling Identification: Pictures and Descriptions
When plants are very young and just tiny seedlings, it can be difficult to tell vegetables from...
A Spring Song: Wood Frogs, Peepers, and Frog Chorus
The wood frog, which literally freezes its body, comes back from the dead. The spring peeper calls...
Build a Bug Hotel
Not all insects should be considered pests. Some insects are crucial to the success of fruits and...
A perennial favorite native to North America, bee balm (also called wild bergamot) is beloved in...
Weeds as Indicator Plants
Weeds are annoying, but they can also be great indicator plants, telling you what nutrients your...
How to Lay Out a Vegetable Garden
Learn how to lay out a vegetable garden for your space and the plants you want to grow—from super-...
How to Predict a Frost
Learn how to predict frost, differentiate between a light frost and a hard freeze, and protect your...
Kitchen Garden Plants: Vegetables for Containers and Small Spaces
Kitchen gardens—grown for eating and cooking—are often grown in smaller spaces and containers. So,...
Tips for Transplanting Seedlings
Are you ready for the first big hurdle of the gardening season? Here’s how to make sure that your...
How to Grow Potatoes from Seeding to Harvest
Potatoes are one of the most satisfying vegetables you can grow! Then, there’s the harvesting!...
Square Foot Garden Plans and Layouts
Square-foot gardening (SFG) is an easy-to-follow method of planting vegetables which makes...
Kale is added to recipes for good reason. Much like its well-loved cousin, spinach, kale is a very...
What is Aquaponics? | The Basics of Aquaponic Systems
Aquaponics is a gardening method that leverages the symbiotic relationship between fish and plants...
Keeping Plants Watered in Dry, Hot Summers
Keeping your plants properly watered during dry, hot summers isn’t easy. Here are our tips to help...
How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
Fresh cut flower arrangements, whether homegrown or purchased, look fabulous in a vase. Here’s how...
Phenology in the Garden: Planting by Nature's Signs
For centuries, gardeners took their cues for planting times from nature—a technique called...
Ever thought about growing plums? Less demanding than most fruit trees, plums are a great choice...