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  • Weeds are unsightly and spoil a neatly tended garden or yard. Fortunately there are lots of ways to deal with them, either with chemicals or in a natural, environmentally friendly way

    Ways to Kill Weeds, Naturally or With Chemicals

    Ways to Kill Weeds, Naturally or With Chemicals

    by Eugene Brennan49

  • Wisteria is a magnificent vining plant that boasts beautiful cascades of lavender, pink, or white flowers each spring. Find out how to successfully grow and care for a wisteria vine.

    Wisteria Vine: Types, Care, and Propagation

    Wisteria Vine: Types, Care, and Propagation

    by Megan Machucho2

  • Many gardeners have discovered that plants love drip irrigation. This drip irrigation installation guide helps water-wise homeowners design and install a complete system.

    Drip Irrigation Installation Guide

    Drip Irrigation Installation Guide

    by Bert Holopaw1

  • Learn some easy ways you can turn your garden or yard into a bird-friendly habitat and design a beautiful backyard sanctuary for songbirds. Create an environment with the proper feeders, water sources, and vegetation that beautiful songbirds will visit often!

    How to Build a Backyard Bird Sanctuary

    How to Build a Backyard Bird Sanctuary

    by Eric Dockett4

  • Gardening ideas to make your plant borders stand out. Plants with silver leaves are a good contrast against green leaves and add interest to the garden. Most of the plant photographs were taken in my own suburban garden in the UK.

    5 Plants With Silver Leaves to Make Your Garden Interesting

    5 Plants With Silver Leaves to Make Your Garden Interesting

    by Diana Grant5

  • Wisterias are beautiful vines known for their vibrant, traffic-stopping colors. But they are also notorious for growing aggressively. This article will explain how to successively grow and care for one.

    How to Plant, Prune, and Care for Wisterias

    How to Plant, Prune, and Care for Wisterias

    by Sharon Vile27

  • A guide to planting, growing and harvesting carrots from seeds in pots and containers in your garden. How long does it take for carrots to grow from seed? How long does it take for a carrot seed to germinate? Carrot Juice recipe

    How to Plant and Grow Carrots in Your Garden

    How to Plant and Grow Carrots in Your Garden

    by L M Reid15

  • Did you ever want to grow your own garlic? This article explains how to grow garlic, when to grow garlic and how to cultivate and harvest it. Garlic has many health benefits too, so why not give it a go?

    How to Grow Garlic: A Step-by-Step Guide

    How to Grow Garlic: A Step-by-Step Guide

    by Susan W21

  • Looking for an easy garden project that anyone can do? Try building your own cedar raised garden bed. It's easy, cheap, and you'll reap the benefits for years to come.

    How to Build a Cedar Raised Garden Bed

    How to Build a Cedar Raised Garden Bed

    by Bill De Giulio53

  • I explain how long it takes to grow goji berries from seed and young plants. What are the health benefits of goji berries. How to grow a goji berry tree in your garden. Step-by-step instructions with videos and pictures

    How to Grow a Goji Berry Tree in Your Garden

    How to Grow a Goji Berry Tree in Your Garden

    by L M Reid31

  • Although green peppers are self-pollinating plants, during times of stress, their blossoms sometimes do not produce fruit. Therefore, hand pollinating gives nature a helping hand.

    Hand Pollinating Your Green Pepper Plants

    Hand Pollinating Your Green Pepper Plants

    by Susan3

  • The best fertilizer for your tomato plants can only be determined after testing your soil. But, not all of us can do this for our home gardens. My guide covers the best natural or chemical fertilizers that you need for your tomatoes at different stages of growth.

    The Best Fertilizer for Tomatoes at Different Stages of Growth

    The Best Fertilizer for Tomatoes at Different Stages of Growth

    by Brandon Lobo37

  • If you're wondering how you'll know when bananas are ready to pick, here are photos to showing the various stages. An attentive eye and patience are required to pick your bananas at the perfect time.

    When to Harvest Bananas

    When to Harvest Bananas

    by Mary Wickison46

  • Do you cringe at what might be sprayed on your lettuce and other vegetables? Why not grow it yourself using an easy hydroponic system? No dirt means no mess, just healthier and faster growing plants.

    25 of the Best Plants for Indoor Hydroponic Gardens

    25 of the Best Plants for Indoor Hydroponic Gardens

    by Mary Wickison32

  • Follow this handy guide to learn how to set up your garden hose to an indoor or garden tap, as well as how to attach it to spray nozzles, sprinklers, pressure washers, and coiled hoses.

    The Complete Guide to Garden Hose Fittings

    The Complete Guide to Garden Hose Fittings

    by Eugene Brennan17

  • Find out how to make small succulent gardens that look amazing and take only a few minutes! Easy, affordable and delightful to look at, these plants require little maintenance.

    Succulent Gardens for Small Spaces

    Succulent Gardens for Small Spaces

    by Suzanne Day45

  • As an organic farmer, I look for natural ways to solve any pest control problems. Neem is the ideal plant as it's a vigorous growing tree and both its leaves and seeds have repellent properties.

    How to Use Neem Leaf as a Natural Pesticide

    How to Use Neem Leaf as a Natural Pesticide

    by Mary Wickison73

  • If you are new to houseplants, buy one that is inexpensive and does not require a lot of care. Here is what to look for in a new plant and how to take care of it when you get it home.

    How to Choose the Best Houseplants for Beginners

    How to Choose the Best Houseplants for Beginners

    by Dolores Monet10

  • How to grow strawberries in pots and containers from seeds. Gardening tips for planting, growing and harvesting strawberry plants. You can grow new strawberry plants from runners for next year. Step-by-step instructions. I have included Jam recipes.

    How to Plant and Grow Strawberries in the Garden

    How to Plant and Grow Strawberries in the Garden

    by L M Reid14

  • Kangaroo paw plants are a unique addition to any flower garden! Their blooms will amaze any passerby and also tempt the local hummingbirds to make a pit stop near your home. Learn the basics of caring for these lovely plants.

    The Basics of Kangaroo Paw Plant Care

    The Basics of Kangaroo Paw Plant Care

    by Zach18

  • If you've put a hummingbird feeder up only to discover it full of ants the following morning, don't despair. Here is an easy and inexpensive way to keep those unwanted ants off your feeders.

    How to Keep Ants Away From Hummingbird Feeders

    How to Keep Ants Away From Hummingbird Feeders

    by Mary Wickison34

  • You can invite an array of bees into your own backyard by simply planting their favorite flowers. By providing nectar and pollen as food and creating shelters in your garden space, you will create new habitats for bees—as their habits have become less and less abundant.

    Planting Your Bee-Friendly Garden

    Planting Your Bee-Friendly Garden

    by Susan3

  • Flowering crabapple trees are not only beautiful, but provide vital food for wildlife during the long winter and early spring. Here's how to find varieties that keep their fruit over winter.

    Flowering Crabapple Trees: Four Seasons of Beauty

    Flowering Crabapple Trees: Four Seasons of Beauty

    by Diane Cass57

  • Here are five "weeds" that are beautiful, edible, and have medicinal qualities and uses that you never knew! All five of these weeds grow in my yard.

    Five Useful Weeds: Beautiful and Edible

    Five Useful Weeds: Beautiful and Edible

    by Cynthia Calhoun75

  • English Ivy is an attractive plant that may be invasive in North America. It's both helpful and harmful for humans, other living things, and the environment.

    English Ivy Facts, Uses, and Problems

    English Ivy Facts, Uses, and Problems

    by Linda Crampton68

  • Hostas are hardy plants and a staple in northern shade gardens. Knowing how and when to divide them can add more healthy plants to your garden.

    How to Grow and Divide Hosta Plants

    How to Grow and Divide Hosta Plants

    by Anthony Altorenna30

  • No cottage or country garden would be complete without the showy stalks of hollyhock (Alcea rosea). From germination to storing seeds, this guide makes growing these old-fashioned favorites a little easier.

    How to Grow Hollyhock From Seed

    How to Grow Hollyhock From Seed

    by Jill Spencer96

  • Learn how to build and maintain a plant terrarium in 7 easy steps. This article includes a list of appropriate terrarium plants, how to choose the container and environment, and how to plant and maintain your terrarium. Lots of tips!

    How to Make a Plant Terrarium

    How to Make a Plant Terrarium

    by Kate P31

  • How to grow and take care of tomato plants from seeds to harvest in the garden. How much space and sun do tomatoes need to grow successfully? How much water should you give a tomato plant? Step-by-step instructions for planting, growing and harvesting tomatoes from seed.

    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Tomatoes From Seeds

    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Tomatoes From Seeds

    by L M Reid13

  • The edible Queen Anne's lace (wild carrot) should be properly identified to avoid confusion with the deadly hemlock plant. Knowing the differences between these two plants could literally save your life!

    How to Identify Queen Anne's Lace (Wild Carrot)

    How to Identify Queen Anne's Lace (Wild Carrot)

    by Leah Lefler22

  • A garden consists of a variety of physical components, including softscape, hardscape, décor, and supporting features, that are combined together to form a "look" or style. This article describes each component and how to use them.

    Softscape and Hardscape:  Garden Components

    Softscape and Hardscape: Garden Components

    by Sustainable Sue8

  • Mountain apple is a beautiful fruit tree that grows in many gardens and farms in Hawaii. It has a unique rose flavor, tastes sweet, and is extremely juicy. Mountain apples are usually eaten fresh or made into jams, pickles, and wines.

    Tropical Taste of Hawaii: The Mouthwatering Mountain Apple

    Tropical Taste of Hawaii: The Mouthwatering Mountain Apple

    by Viet Doan33

  • All plants need some light. Houseplants that will thrive in low light conditions still need some sunlight for photosynthesis. Here are 12 houseplants that will grow in low or indirect light.

    12 Houseplants for Low Light Conditions

    12 Houseplants for Low Light Conditions

    by Dolores Monet6

  • Designing a simple landscape plan requires a careful assessment of the garden site prior to selecting plants: you must determine the sun exposure, soil pH, moisture level, and location. Sample garden plans for different situations are included in this article about how to create a simple garden.

    How to Design a Simple Garden Plan

    How to Design a Simple Garden Plan

    by Leah Lefler34

  • It's enjoyable to have plants in a home, but some house plants are poisonous. These need to be treated carefully and kept away from children and pets. In this article, you will learn the scoop about these poisonous plants and get tips on safe alternatives to have in your home.

    12 Poisonous House Plants, Their Health Effects, and Safe Alternatives

    12 Poisonous House Plants, Their Health Effects, and Safe Alternatives

    by Linda Crampton74

  • Read more about what is required for proper cherry tree hole preparation in the desert, tree location, soil prep, insect and disease treatment and control, and fertilizer. Enjoy summer cherry dessert!

    How to Grow Bing Cherry Trees in Arizona

    How to Grow Bing Cherry Trees in Arizona

    by John R Wilsdon2

  • I offers tips for growing figs in northern climates. Where the winter cold can kill a fig tree, try growing the plant in containers. When it gets cold outside, move the fig inside for the winter.

    How to Grow Fig Trees in Containers

    How to Grow Fig Trees in Containers

    by Anthony Altorenna39

  • The jade plant is a beautiful, lush, indoor succulent that stays green all year round. With a few simple tips, anyone can have a thriving jade plant for years to come.

    How to Care for a Jade Plant

    How to Care for a Jade Plant

    by Kate Daily9

  • How to grow cabbage from seeds in the garden. Gardening tips for planting, growing and harvesting cabbage successfully. It grows very well in cool weather. The seeds germinate quickly and are easy to transplant.

    How to Plant and Grow Cabbage in the Garden

    How to Plant and Grow Cabbage in the Garden

    by L M Reid6

  • Gardening ideas to make your plant borders stand out. Plants with silver leaves are a good contrast against green leaves and add interest to the garden. All of the plant photographs were taken in my own suburban garden in the UK.

    Add Contrast to Your Garden With Silver Foliage

    Add Contrast to Your Garden With Silver Foliage

    by Diana Grant4

  • This guide will show you how to plant, grow and harvest spring onions, also known as scallions or green onions. I also provide some recipes for coleslaw and potato salad, so that you can make some tasty side dishes with your own freshly grown vegetables.

    How to Grow Spring Onions and Scallions From Seeds

    How to Grow Spring Onions and Scallions From Seeds

    by L M Reid9

  • Do plants like music? It's a controversial topic: Studies have supported the claim that music can result in better growth, but many disagree with those findings. Hear both sides & decide for yourself.

    The Effect of Music on Plant Growth

    The Effect of Music on Plant Growth

    by Mazlan157

  • I have been growing chia organically for the past ten years, and I have fine-tuned my growing and harvesting techniques. Chia is easy to grow, and chia seeds have lots of nutritional value.

    How I Grow and Harvest Organic Chia Seeds

    How I Grow and Harvest Organic Chia Seeds

    by LongTimeMother324

  • Many first-time renters are uncomfortable with houseplants, although they long to have them. Using them for decor is one thing, but how do you water and care for them?

    Indoor House Plants: Watering & Decorating

    Indoor House Plants: Watering & Decorating

    by Susette Horspool26

  • Aromatic plants, whether trees, shrubs, perennial flowers, or herbs add a distinctive touch to your home garden design. Here is a list of easy to find scented plants for a romantic garden.

    Aromatic Plants for a Home Garden Design

    Aromatic Plants for a Home Garden Design

    by Dolores Monet2

  • Whether you lack a greenthumb, or just need hardy plants to suit your busy lifestyles, these hardy houseplants survive neglect and/or abuse.

    The Best House Plants for Busy People

    The Best House Plants for Busy People

    by Gable Rhoads10

  • Moth orchids are easy-to-grow houseplants that are inexpensive and easy to find. Flowers are long-lived, lasting over a month. With proper care, get your flower to thrive and rebloom.

    Easy Orchid for Beginners: The Moth Orchid

    Easy Orchid for Beginners: The Moth Orchid

    by Dolores Monet6

  • A symbol of good luck, lucky bamboo is a beautiful plant that is surprisingly easy to cultivate. Learn plant care tips as well as information about its significance for both feng shui and vastu shastra.

    Care, Growth, and Meaning of Lucky Bamboo

    Care, Growth, and Meaning of Lucky Bamboo

    by Nithya Venkat77

  • This plant is called fire sticks because of its branching effect and red color. You will see it everywhere as gardeners switch to drought tolerant plants. It grows profusely. Here are some care tips.

    How to Care for Fire Sticks Succulents

    How to Care for Fire Sticks Succulents

    by Sherry Venegas30

  • Tree stumps up to 9 inches diameter can be removed with minimal tools and a little patience. This guide shows you what tools you need and the steps involved

    How to Remove a Tree Stump Easily

    How to Remove a Tree Stump Easily

    by Eugene Brennan5

  • Tips from my 10 years of experience growing and harvesting stevia: Which type to buy, how to grow, harvest, and dry it, and why some stevia has a bitter taste.

    How I Grow and Harvest Stevia

    How I Grow and Harvest Stevia

    by LongTimeMother34

  • With a little effort, you can turn one coleus plant into a flowerbed of bright color with ease. Here's how to propagate these gorgeous ornamental plants in four easy steps.

    How to Grow Coleus From Stem Cuttings

    How to Grow Coleus From Stem Cuttings

    by Jill Spencer39

  • You can buy "ready made" plants in a store, but it can be much more fun to grow them yourself from seed. The magical phenomenon of seed germination is entertaining for both adults and children alike. This step by step guide shows you how to sow poppy seeds and grow them on into mature plants.

    Gardening for Beginners: 10 Easy Steps to Sowing Seeds

    Gardening for Beginners: 10 Easy Steps to Sowing Seeds

    by Eugene Brennan39

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