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  • 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

  • Learn how to build and maintain a plant terrarium in 7 easy steps. 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 Faceless3929

  • These 17 apps, ranging from free to under $10, are fun, useful tools for home gardeners, landscapers, & nature lovers. Updated to include specialty apps about cacti, wildflowers, veggies, & mushrooms.

    17 Smartphone Apps for Plant Lovers

    17 Smartphone Apps for Plant Lovers

    by Jill Spencer34

  • Many people claim that meat cannot be composted in a vermicomposting system. That isn't true. Following a few simple guidelines, red wigglers can enjoy snacking on your meat scraps!

    Yes, You Can Compost Meat in a Worm Bin!

    Yes, You Can Compost Meat in a Worm Bin!

    by Jennifer Wilber0

  • Learn how to grow your own cannabis the easy way! There are so many ways to go about it, but in the beginning, taking a simple approach will give you the best results.

    Growing Cannabis the Easy Way

    Growing Cannabis the Easy Way

    by Samuel Barrett0

  • Moss in a lawn competes with grass, looks unsightly and can make mowing more difficult. Fortunately it is easy to get rid of, and measures can be taken to prevent it

    3 Easy Steps to Killing Moss in Lawns

    3 Easy Steps to Killing Moss in Lawns

    by Eugene Brennan4

  • Landscapes consist of a variety of physical components combined together to form a "look" or style - plants, softscape, and hardscape. This article describes what they are and how to use them.

    Softscape and Hardscape:  Garden Components

    Softscape and Hardscape: Garden Components

    by Sustainable Sue8

  • 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

  • Sunflowers produce large, bright flower heads that tower above other flowers. Growing sunflowers is easy and rewarding, especially to those who enjoy the blooms and eating the seeds. Proper soil preparation, watering, sunlight, and fertilization will produce beautiful blooms almost effortlessly.

    How to Grow Sunflowers

    How to Grow Sunflowers

    by Sean Hemmer9

  • 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

  • Looking to add a colorful pop to your garden this spring? Consider planting tulips in the fall! These low-maintenance, high-reward blooms will brighten your yard and bring a smile to your face.

    How to Care for Tulips

    How to Care for Tulips

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • 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

  • Container gardening with broccoli is a great way to provide yourself with fresh produce. Learn the basics of growing broccoli in containers.

    How to Grow Broccoli In Containers

    How to Grow Broccoli In Containers

    by Zach18

  • 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 Crampton56

  • There are many great ways to keep those pesky bugs out of your garden, but often the natural way is the best way. Here are some plants that you can plant in your garden to keep bugs away!

    Plants That Repel Insects in Gardens

    Plants That Repel Insects in Gardens

    by Angela Michelle Schultz20

  • 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

    Gardening for Beginners: 10 Easy Steps to Sowing Seeds

    Gardening for Beginners: 10 Easy Steps to Sowing Seeds

    by Eugene Brennan27

  • Lower the cost and reduce the hassle of filling seasonal containers by reusing last year’s potting soil. To minimize risk to your plants and maximize the effectiveness of used soil, follow these recycling tips.

    How to Reuse Potting Soil Safely

    How to Reuse Potting Soil Safely

    by Jill Spencer49

  • 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 care for them, especially watering?

    Indoor House Plants: Watering & Decorating

    Indoor House Plants: Watering & Decorating

    by watergeek22

  • Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas display giant pink- and cream-colored blossoms in late summer that fade to red as the weather cools. Learn how to plant and care for these beautiful bushes.

    How to Grow Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

    How to Grow Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

    by Megan Machucho3

  • Having trouble finding the perfect plant for shady spaces? This list of shade plants will help you with your garden if you're in partial sun or full shade.

    10 Shade-Loving Plants for Your Garden

    10 Shade-Loving Plants for Your Garden

    by Melanie Palen8

  • Jalapenos peppers are a festive and bountiful addition to any container garden. Learn how to grow jalapenos in containers today!

    Growing Jalapenos in a Pot

    Growing Jalapenos in a Pot

    by Zach28

  • No cottage or country garden would be complete without showy stalks of hollyhock (A. 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 Spencer86

  • Black walnut is a great tree to have around. It yields beautiful wood, great tasting nuts, and the hulls have medicinal properties. It has a wonderful taste and you can use it in cooking. Find out more about this interesting plant and fruit.

    Black Walnut and What You Can Do With It

    Black Walnut and What You Can Do With It

    by Cynthia Calhoun32

  • 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

    6 Ways to Get Rid of Weeds in Your Garden

    6 Ways to Get Rid of Weeds in Your Garden

    by Eugene Brennan48

  • 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 LongTimeMother30

  • What bulbs bloom first in spring? Find the best, early blooming spring bulbs to pack a punch of color in the garden as the snow begins to melt.

    Earliest Blooming Spring Bulbs

    Earliest Blooming Spring Bulbs

    by Leah Lefler24

  • 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 Wickison33

  • 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

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  • Vermicomposting is a good substitute for composting outdoors. Using a small bin, some newspaper or cardboard, red wiggler worms and a little patience, you can make nutritious compost for your garden.

    What Is Vermicomposting?

    What Is Vermicomposting?

    by Caren White0

  • Knock Out® roses are the most popular roses sold in the United States. Learn how to care for them so they reach their full potential.

    Growing and Caring for Knock Out Roses

    Growing and Caring for Knock Out Roses

    by Megan Machucho2

  • 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 Wickison50

  • This article is about how to make bottles trees using just a few simple items. The history and 'functionality' of these trees is equally fascinating. Read on to discover more!

    DIY: How to Make a Bottle Tree for Your Garden

    DIY: How to Make a Bottle Tree for Your Garden

    by moonlake278

  • Sedum, or stonecrop, is a succulent plant that comes in many varieties and can be used in many ways in the garden. Learn more about popular varieties and how to care for them.

    Sedum Plant: Types, Care, and Propagation

    Sedum Plant: Types, Care, and Propagation

    by Megan Machucho1

  • A great way to grow potatoes in small spaces. Try growing potatoes in containers to save space and grow in an environment that's easy to maintain.

    How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

    How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

    by Audrey Kirchner84

  • 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 LongTimeMother307

  • 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 Cass56

  • Walks through through the countryside with a basket for wild blackberries and strawberries are fantastic to imagine, but unrealistic for most urban-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.

    What Is Urban Foraging? How to Find Free Food in the City!

    What Is Urban Foraging? How to Find Free Food in the City!

    by Natasha40

  • If you're a gardener with shady areas around your home, you may struggle with finding shrubs that can survive. A number of beautiful shade shrubs exist for these not-so-ideal planting locations.

    Shade Shrubs: Bushes That Don't Need Sun

    Shade Shrubs: Bushes That Don't Need Sun

    by Willow Sidhe4

  • 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 Ridgeway48

  • Find out how to make small succulent gardens that look amazing and take only a few minutes! Easy, affordable, delightful to look at and hardly any maintenance needed.

    Succulent Gardens for Small Spaces

    Succulent Gardens for Small Spaces

    by Suzanne Day44

  • Designing a simple landscape plan requires a careful assessment of the garden site: determine the sun exposure, soil pH, moisture level, and location of the garden prior to selecting plants. 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

  • Any gardener that has only shade and poor soil to work with has to deal with frustration. But with patience and research, there are many new varieties of plants coming out all the time. Experiment!

    Shade Gardening In Rocky Soil

    Shade Gardening In Rocky Soil

    by Jean Bakula7

  • Inexpensive and ordinary, clay pots possess a pleasingly earthy appeal.

    In Praise of Clay Pots

    In Praise of Clay Pots

    by Jill Spencer15

  • 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 & faster growing plants.

    25 of the Best Plants for Indoor Hydroponic Gardens

    25 of the Best Plants for Indoor Hydroponic Gardens

    by Mary Wickison17

  • There are endless ways to build cheap, easy, workable greenhouses. What you choose should depend on what your needs actually are. What type of gardening you do, the plants you intend to grow meed to be considered. Information on the types, including passive solar, pvc and traditionally framed greenhouses.

    Building Your Own Greenhouse Isn't That Difficult

    Building Your Own Greenhouse Isn't That Difficult

    by Marye Audet35

  • Enrich your soil and pamper your plants with homemade vermicompost. All you need is a plastic storage container and a bag of worms to get started!

    Worm Compost in Three Easy Steps

    Worm Compost in Three Easy Steps

    by QuiltFinger13

  • 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 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 Doan32

  • One of the best fertilizers you can use on your plants is liquid seaweed, yet this is probably the last fertilizer people think of buying when they go to their local garden centre or shop online. Liquid seaweed fertilizer is not only organic, but comes from a sustainable source and can be harvested without damaging the environment.

    The Benefits of Liquid Seaweed Fertilizer

    The Benefits of Liquid Seaweed Fertilizer

    by Cindy Lawson71

  • 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 Monet4

  • Bougainvillea vines are rapid growers and climbers, and prolific bloomers, but watch out, because they will grow into the soffit and gutters of your home.

    How to Care for Your Bougainvillea

    How to Care for Your Bougainvillea

    by MariaMontgomery19

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  • Lettuce comes in many varieties with differing shapes and uses. It is best grown in the coolness of spring and fall.

    How to Grow Lettuce

    How to Grow Lettuce

    by Caren White0

  • 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

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  • Hydrangeas are one of the quintessential flowers of the South; they evoke a sense of charm and hospitality. Fortunately, they can effectively bloom in a variety of climates and locales.

    How to Plant Hydrangeas

    How to Plant Hydrangeas

    by Diane Lockridge0

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