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  • Bear's breeches are a spectacular addition to your semi-shady garden. Both the flowers and the leaves add an architectural element to your bed.

    How to Grow Bear's Breeches (Acanthus)

    How to Grow Bear's Breeches (Acanthus)

    by Caren White0

  • 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 show you how to grow onions with step-by-step instructions and my own photos. Everything you need to know about planting, growing, and harvesting onions in a small garden. I explain when to plant onions and how long it takes them to grow for a good harvest.

    How to Grow Onions in the Garden

    How to Grow Onions in the Garden

    by L M Reid20

  • 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 Sue9

  • Choosing the right houseplants will rid your home or office of harmful toxins. Certain plants have the ability to purify the air and with NASA backing up this fact, here are my top 10 (plus more) tips.

    Best Houseplants for Purifying Air

    Best Houseplants for Purifying Air

    by Suzanne Ridgeway49

  • 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 Grow Tomato Plants in Containers and Hanging Baskets

    How to Grow Tomato Plants in Containers and Hanging Baskets

    by L M Reid13

  • Hydroponic gardening was first developed by scientists for growing food in space ships. Using a similar system you can grow vegetables & herbs in an apartment window indoors.

    Indoor Hydroponic Vegetable & Herb Gardening

    Indoor Hydroponic Vegetable & Herb Gardening

    by Susette Horspool17

  • 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

  • This article will show you how to grow beetroot in the garden in containers and pots. Growing this vegetable from beet seeds is quick and easy. I will show you how with step-by-step instructions and my own photos and videos.

    How to Grow Beetroot From Beet Seeds in Containers

    How to Grow Beetroot From Beet Seeds in Containers

    by L M Reid0

  • We love the splash of color that crotons add to our landscape. Learn how to grow and care for these beauties, which come in hundreds of varieties, colors, and forms.

    Growing Crotons Indoors and in the Garden

    Growing Crotons Indoors and in the Garden

    by Peggy Woods61

  • 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

  • Basil prefers to grow under long days, in full sun and well-drained soil. Yet it can grow in partial shade also but will have less vigor. You can grow it in your garden as well as indoors if you are able to provide light for at least 10 hours a day.

    How to Grow Basil Plants in Your Garden

    How to Grow Basil Plants in Your Garden

    by Sherry Haynes9

  • 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

    How to Get Rid of Weeds: 6 Different Ways

    How to Get Rid of Weeds: 6 Different Ways

    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

  • Here is a list of the top 10 climbing plants perfectly suited for a small garden trellis. Bringing color, scent and interest into your yard, climbers also create a decorative screen or an ornamental feature that will bring months of pleasure.

    Top 10 Climbing Plants for a Small Trellis

    Top 10 Climbing Plants for a Small Trellis

    by GardenExpert99929

  • These 20 apps, ranging from free to under $20, are fun, useful tools for home gardeners, landscapers, and nature lovers. Updated to include specialty apps about cacti, wildflowers, veggies, and mushrooms.

    20 Smartphone Apps for Plant Lovers

    20 Smartphone Apps for Plant Lovers

    by Jill Spencer34

  • How to grow potatoes in bags and containers. What month do you plant potatoes? How do you know when your potatoes are ready to harvest? Planting, growing and harvesting potatoes in a bag.

    How to Grow Potatoes in Bags in a Small Garden

    How to Grow Potatoes in Bags in a Small Garden

    by L M Reid16

  • How to plant, grow and harvest scallions in containers or in the garden. They are also known as spring onions or green onions. Step by step instructions with my own photos. I also provide some recipes for coleslaw and potato salad side dishes with your own freshly grown vegetables.

    How to Grow Spring Onions in Containers From Seeds

    How to Grow Spring Onions in Containers From Seeds

    by L M Reid9

  • 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 Venkat84

  • 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 Wickison75

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  • Pawpaws are a native fruit tree that was cultivated for centuries by Native Americans. The fruit tastes similar to tropical fruits like bananas and papayas.

    How to Grow Pawpaws, a Native Fruit Tree

    How to Grow Pawpaws, a Native Fruit Tree

    by Caren White0

  • How to grow strawberries in pots and containers.. Gardening tips for planting, growing and harvesting strawberry plants. I show you how to grow new strawberry plants from runners for next year. Step-by-step instructions with my own photos.

    How to Grow Strawberries in Hanging Baskets and Containers

    How to Grow Strawberries in Hanging Baskets and Containers

    by L M Reid17

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  • This article will provide you with all the information you need to know to dig up your tuberous begonias and store their roots over the winter. It will also describe how to restart your plant from tubers in the spring, as well as provide additional information about tuberous begonias in general.

    How to Store Tuberous Begonias for Winter and Restart Them in Spring

    How to Store Tuberous Begonias for Winter and Restart Them in Spring

    by Sandi10

  • Growing a vegetable garden is not as difficult as many people make it out to be. My husband and I have tended to a garden for 25 years. Here are some tips for assuring the success of your own!

    How to Grow a Successful Vegetable Garden

    How to Grow a Successful Vegetable Garden

    by Sheila Brown28

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  • 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 Crampton72

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Doan34

  • This article will provide tips on pruning raspberries properly for growing more fruit every season. This guide will also offer helpful advice on general care for these wonderful plants.

    How and When to Plant and Prune Raspberry Bushes

    How and When to Plant and Prune Raspberry Bushes

    by Anthony Altorenna11

  • 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

  • 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 Spencer101

  • Do you worry 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 Wickison37

  • An illustrated guide to growing nine favorite perennial herbs. These common essential culinary herbs will grow year after year, giving you a fresh supply of herbs for your kitchen.

    9 Herbs for Your Perennial Herb Garden

    9 Herbs for Your Perennial Herb Garden

    by Nicolette Goff22

  • 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 LongTimeMother335

  • Spring and fall are the ideal times to propagate chives by division. Dividing chives into small clumps and potting/planting them is relatively simple. Here's how I did it this spring.

    Propagating Chives by Division

    Propagating Chives by Division

    by Jill Spencer14

  • Interested in making compost for your garden? These 25 tips will help you get started. (Recipe for super-fast compost included.)

    25 Tips for Making Compost

    25 Tips for Making Compost

    by Jill Spencer22

  • 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 P32

  • Using the right kinds of sprinkler heads can have a big impact on how healthy your landscape is. There are three main kinds of sprinkler heads, each with a different purpose.

    Best Sprinkler Heads for Watering Your Landscape

    Best Sprinkler Heads for Watering Your Landscape

    by Susette Horspool4

  • How do you grow peas from seed? I explain how long it takes for pea seeds to germinate and how far apart you need to plant them. How to make your own homemade trellis. It is easier to pick the pods when you grow them vertically this way.

    How to Grow Peas Vertically in the Garden

    How to Grow Peas Vertically in the Garden

    by L M Reid11

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

    How to Grow a Goji Berry Tree in the Garden

    How to Grow a Goji Berry Tree in the Garden

    by L M Reid31

  • 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 and Wildlife Habitat

    How to Build a Backyard Bird Sanctuary and Wildlife Habitat

    by Eric Dockett7

  • This is a guide to 10 of the easiest perennial plants to grow from seed. Perhaps you are looking at packets of perennial flower seeds and are wondering which ones are the best and the easiest to grow. Hopefully something here will be of help.

    Top 10 Easy Perennial Plants to Grow From Seed

    Top 10 Easy Perennial Plants to Grow From Seed

    by GardenExpert99918

  • 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 Brennan41

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  • Growing some perennial plants from seed is not as hard as you might think! There are some beautiful perennials that you can grow quite easily and cheaply, and they will return year after year! This guide will provide suggestions for which flowers to grow and tips on how to care for them.

    5 Best Perennial Flowers to Grow From Seed

    5 Best Perennial Flowers to Grow From Seed

    by Henry Burt0

  • 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 W22

  • If you have a beautiful dieffenbachia plant, you can actually clone it by taking cuttings and have more plants with the exact same characteristics. If you don't own one already, the purchase of one from a garden center can be a good investment, as they can grow indoors for many years to come.

    How to Propagate a Dieffenbachia Plant Using Cuttings

    How to Propagate a Dieffenbachia Plant Using Cuttings

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney20

  • Planting, growing and harvesting sweet bell peppers. How long does it take to grow sweet peppers from seed? When can you grow pepper plants outside? This guide will reveal all you need to know to grow and care for sweet bell peppers.

    How to Grow Sweet Bell Peppers in Pots and Containers

    How to Grow Sweet Bell Peppers in Pots and Containers

    by L M Reid11

  • Walks through through the countryside with a basket for wild blackberries and strawberries are fantastic to imagine, but unrealistic for most city-dwellers. Today, a growing community of urban foragers is finding food in the most seemingly food-bare environments. Learn about urban foraging, and some of the most common edible, urban plants.

    Urban Foraging: How to Find Free Food in the City!

    Urban Foraging: How to Find Free Food in the City!

    by Natasha40

  • 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 LongTimeMother41

  • Plant-related poisonings are the third leading cause of illnesses and death in children, and they're responsible for thousands of pet poisoning emergencies each year. These 8 plants are safe to keep in your home, and they won't pose a threat to kids or pets.

    8 Non-Toxic House Plants for Children, Cats, and Dogs

    8 Non-Toxic House Plants for Children, Cats, and Dogs

    by Jayme Kinsey30

  • 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 Grow Cabbage From Seeds in the Garden

    How to Grow Cabbage From Seeds in the Garden

    by L M Reid6

  • 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? Includes a carrot juice recipe.

    How to Grow Carrots in Bags and Containers in the Garden

    How to Grow Carrots in Bags and Containers in the Garden

    by L M Reid15

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