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12 Things You Didn't Know About Lavender 13 Photos

This flowering plant has a rich history and there are a plethora of ways to utilize lavender, from cooking to keeping bugs away.

Can You Mix Potting Soil With Garden Soil? Jun 21, 2019

Potting soil and garden soil are different, and they have different uses in the garden. Learn more about these materials, what the …

Are Ladybugs Good for the Garden? Jun 21, 2019

Ladybugs, also known as lady beetles or ladybird beetles, are considered beneficial insects in the garden because they are predato …

How to Germinate Flower and Vegetable Seeds in Paper Towels Jun 13, 2019

Tackle seed starting with confidence using these seed germination tips.

How Do You Know When Carrots Are Ready to Harvest? Jun 12, 2019

Size, color and timing are all factors that determine when to pick your garden carrots.

Easiest Vegetables to Grow in Flower Pots 9 Photos

It's easy to grow vegetables like tomatoes, lettuce, squash, strawberries and more in containers. Just be mindful of the size of y …

How Far Apart Should Tomatoes Be Planted? Jun 10, 2019

Tomato plant spacing depends on a few factors, including the variety type and the type of garden. Follow our advice and you'll be …

How Long Does It Take for Tomato Seeds to Germinate? Jun 10, 2019

It’s important to understand germination when you’re starting tomato plants from seed. Know what to expect and how to troubleshoot …

How to Create Indoor Bonsai Gardens Jun 7, 2019

Bring beautiful, living trees into your home when you practice the ancient art of Bonsai.

Tips for Growing and Using Rosemary Jun 3, 2019

It’s easy to grow your own rosemary, a traditional Mediterranean herb that’s beloved everywhere. Just follow these few simple step …

Garden With the Moon Jun 3, 2019

Wonder if lunar gardening is right for you? Learn more about following the moon as you tackle garden tasks.

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed From Pallets May 30, 2019

Learn how to create a mobile container garden with a wooden pallet, reclaimed shutters and casters.

Beautiful Bonsai: 30 Ideas for Growing Small Trees and Other Plants 30 Photos

The art of bonsai is more than 1,000 years old. Explore the trees, shrubs, perennials and vines you can use to create your own sub …

How To Grow Tomatillos May 23, 2019

Tart and tasty tomatillos are your secret weapon when it comes to making authentic Mexican food. Here’s all you need to know about …

22 Easy-to-Grow Annual Flowers That Thrive in the Shade 22 Photos

Brighten dark corners with the flower power of made-for-the-shade annuals.

30 Whimsical Container Gardens Made on the Cheap 30 Photos

There's no need to spend big bucks on planters and flower pots. Look around the house or scour thrift stores and flea markets for …

Everything You Need to Start a Backyard Beehive 10 Photos

The world honey bee population is dwindling, so if you aspire to be a backyard beekeeper, now's the time. Here's what you need to …

25 Shade-Loving Plants for Containers and Hanging Baskets 25 Photos

Looking to add color to a shady spot in the yard or under a covered patio or porch? Here is our list of perennials that love life …

Tips on Houseplant Care in the Spring May 8, 2019

Now that spring has sprung, you’ve probably spent the last few weeks tending to your outside garden, well your indoor plants need …

25 Herbs That Grow in the Shade 25 Photos

These fragrant and tasty herbs can tolerate a little shade.

10 Steps to Your Best Tomatoes Ever 10 Photos

Love tomatoes? Get ready for your best harvest yet, thanks to these easy-grows-it tips.

10 Mosquito-Repelling Products for a Blissful, Bug Bite-Free Summer 10 Photos

Cookouts, pool parties, camping trips - it's finally outdoor season! But that also means it's bug bite season. Ditch that aerosol …

20 Plants for a Family-Friendly Backyard 20 Photos

Hold the phone! Plant shade trees, flowers and snack-sized edibles to give the fam a reason to put down their devices and enjoy th …

14 Low-Maintenance Plants for Easy Landscaping 14 Photos

Consider these easy-to-grow shrubs, trees, and perennials to create a worry-free foundation in your landscape. For each, we’ve inc …

The Best Plants for Prairie Gardens 16 Photos

Prairie gardens are native to much of North America, thus they attract birds and pollinators; and once they're established they ar …

Cottage-Style Landscapes and Gardens 18 Photos

Cottage gardens feature an abundance of color, freestyle form and fun artwork. Get ideas and inspiration for creating your own bea …

17 Low-Maintenance Plants and Dwarf Shrubs 17 Photos

Browse through these beautiful, but easy-to-care for plants and bushes.

16 Fabulous Indoor and Outdoor Ferns 16 Photos

Ferns add texture and interest to your home and garden, whether they mingle with other plants or stand alone as beautiful specimen …

Discover Different Types of Maple Trees 13 Photos

It’s tough to beat the beauty of maple trees. Discover different types of maples you can grow, including ones for small spaces, fa …

15 Gardening Products That Are Also Eco-Friendly 15 Photos

What could be better than snagging these stylish tools and saving the planet?

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