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How to Plant, Grow and Care for a Fig Tree Jun 18, 2021

Big on taste and good looks, fig trees ripen candy-like fruit on a plant packed with textural appeal. Best of all, this edible bea …

Why Are My Tomato Leaves Turning Yellow? Jun 17, 2021

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I Can Finally Grow Fresh Herbs Indoors Thanks to This Brass Kitchen Garden Growhouse Jun 18, 2021

Find out how I went from constantly buying herbs at the grocery store to successfully growing my own organic herbs year-round.

How to Grow Mushrooms in a Spackle Bucket Jun 13, 2021

Calling all vegetable lovers! Grow mushrooms easily in a plastic tote or 5-gallon bucket, even if you don't have a vegetable garde …

How to Choose, Plant and Grow Junipers Jun 10, 2021

Learn all about the various types of junipers available for landscaping, plus how to plant, prune and troubleshoot, and what varie …

How to Grow and Care for Euonymus Jun 9, 2021

Whether in shrub or vine form, euonymus’s popularity is matched only by its propensity for annoying pests and disease problems. We …

11 Best Indoor Herb Garden Kits Jun 4, 2021

Grab one of these indoor herb garden kits and start growing thyme, basil, parsley and more, so you can snip some herbs right when …

How to Plant and Grow a Mulberry Tree Jun 4, 2021

Learn all about sometimes-controversial mulberry trees, plus get expert tips and information for choosing, planting, growing and c …

How to Plant and Grow a Redbud Tree Jun 4, 2021

Learn all about colorful redbud trees, plus get expert tips and information for choosing, planting, growing and caring for Eastern …

How to Plant and Grow a River Birch Tree Jun 4, 2021

Learn all about beautiful river birch trees, plus get expert tips and information for choosing, planting, growing and caring for r …

How to Grow Mountain Laurel Jun 4, 2021

This showy, shade-loving shrub lights up the spring landscape with trusses of gorgeous flowers.

How to Plant and Grow Flowering Crabapple Trees Jun 4, 2021

Learn all about flowering crabapple trees, plus get expert tips and information for choosing, planting, growing and caring for cra …

How to Plant and Grow a Catalpa Tree Jun 3, 2021

Learn all about unique catalpa trees, plus get expert tips and information for choosing, planting, growing and caring for catalpas …

How to Plant and Grow Cherry Laurel Trees Jun 3, 2021

Learn all about versatile cherry laurel trees — also known as English laurel — plus get expert tips and information for choosing, …

How to Plant and Grow a Bald Cypress Tree Jun 3, 2021

Learn all about bald cypress trees, plus get expert tips and information for choosing, planting, growing and caring for water-lovi …

How to Plant and Grow a Colorado Blue Spruce Tree Jun 3, 2021

Learn all about Colorado blue spruce trees, plus get expert tips and information for choosing, planting, growing and caring for th …

Zucchini 101: Planting and Growing This Super Squash May 25, 2021

Get tips for planting, growing and harvesting your bumper crop of zucchini.

How to Prune and Deadhead Your Geraniums May 20, 2021

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Get the most out of your plant with these two simple maintenance practices.

How to Paint and Replant Concrete Planters May 26, 2021

Spring, summer, winter or fall — the easiest way to majorly boost your curb appeal (without splashing major cash) is to give your …

How to Care for Succulents Jun 21, 2021

Succulents are often regarded as the ultimate low-maintenance plant, but even seasoned gardeners have seen them perish under their …

Lavender Trees May 10, 2021

Set your sights on growing a lavender tree or topiary.

How to Grow and Care for Calibrachoas Apr 29, 2021

Whether you call them million bells or baby petunias, easy-to-grow calibrachoas may be small, but they pack a big punch of color i …

Companion Planting With Cilantro Apr 26, 2021

Cilantro serves as a powerful companion plant in the vegetable garden, attracting beneficial insects that prey on insect pests of …

Growing Monarda: When to Plant and How to Grow Bee Balm Apr 27, 2021

Your garden will be buzzing—with helpful bees and compliments—when you plant colorful monarda, or bee balm.

Companion Planting for Watermelon Apr 21, 2021

Grow a better crop of watermelon by trying out companion planting techniques.

Companion Planting for Eggplant Apr 20, 2021

One of the most beautiful vegetable garden plants, eggplant can be plagued by pests like flea beetles. Try companion planting tech …

Companion Planting for Okra Apr 14, 2021

Boost your okra harvest by planting with companion plants, plus learn about creative ways to use okra in the garden.

Companion Planting for Zucchini Apr 14, 2021

Zucchini plants will produce loads of fruit if they don't get taken down by common pests and diseases. Try companion planting tech …

Companion Planting for Summer and Winter Squash Apr 14, 2021

For as many squash varieties as there are to grow, there are just as many problems that plague squash plants. Learn companion plan …

Companion Planting for Sweet and Hot Peppers Jun 21, 2021

Homegrown sweet and hot peppers top most gardeners' wish lists for the summer garden. Learn companion planting techniques that may …