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  • 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 Wilsdon4

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 LongTimeMother339

  • Here we are discussing Marigold Tagetes, or the African Marigold, not the Calendula. Although both have their uses and benefits, the former is better at keeping gardens healthy and pest free.

    The Benefits of Marigold Tagetes in Your Garden

    The Benefits of Marigold Tagetes in Your Garden

    by Fiona17

  • 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 in 6 Different Ways

    How to Get Rid of Weeds in 6 Different Ways

    by Eugene Brennan49

  • Flying termites are a natural phenomenon, but termites in trees are dangerous. Termite damage in one of my gum trees caused the tree to snap in a high wind. I now encourage nature's predators.

    Termite Damage in My Eucalyptus (Gum) Trees

    Termite Damage in My Eucalyptus (Gum) Trees

    by LongTimeMother6

  • If you don't know which type of soil you have, you won't know which types of flowers, shrubs, and trees you are going to be able to grow with any success. This article will review the different soil types, show you how to determine which type you have, and show ways of amending it.

    Creating a Beautiful Garden Begins With Your Knowledge of the Soil

    Creating a Beautiful Garden Begins With Your Knowledge of the Soil

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney4

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  • You can grow sage successfully with this article’s easy guidelines. You will also learn how to care for your crop and the herb’s uses and precautions.

    How to Grow Sage Like an Expert

    How to Grow Sage Like an Expert

    by Jana Louise Smit4

  • 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 Brennan49

  • 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

  • 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 Dockett9

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fungus gnats are tiny, obnoxious flying bugs that look like fruit flies but are not. They are found in your home or office and are attracted to moisture, but you don't need to throw out all your plants and produce to get rid of them. Learn how to combat fungus gnats.

    Fungus Gnats: Where Do These Little Flying Bugs Come From?

    Fungus Gnats: Where Do These Little Flying Bugs Come From?

    by thoughthole34

  • 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 Brennan48

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Wickison77

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  • 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

  • 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 LongTimeMother44

  • Design this cottage-style front garden on a budget using a few central paving stone slabs. With a variety of different plants and some outdoor furniture, you'll have a professional looking garden in no time, and at a fraction of the cost.

    How to Design a Cottage Garden Cheaply

    How to Design a Cottage Garden Cheaply

    by Diana Grant43

  • Pretty in a border, beautiful in a bouquet, purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is a hardy, low-maintenance perennial that's easy to grow by division or from seed.

    How to Grow Purple Coneflower

    How to Grow Purple Coneflower

    by Jill Spencer22

  • 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

  • Did you know that plants can be cloned? You can make new plants for your garden using the technique of taking cuttings. For many plants, this process is simple and only takes minutes to do.

    7 Easy Steps to Taking Cuttings From Fuchsias

    7 Easy Steps to Taking Cuttings From Fuchsias

    by Eugene Brennan24

  • 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

  • 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 Mazlan175

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  • 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

  • Getting started with small-scale home homesteading will make you and your family more self-reliant. Know the feeling of a job well done by growing your own produce and by practicing other self-reliant activities.

    A Beginner's Guide to Small-Scale Homesteading

    A Beginner's Guide to Small-Scale Homesteading

    by David Cory2

  • 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

  • Gardenias are small trees that are grown for their fragrant flowers. With a little care, you can grow them outdoors in warm climates or indoors as houseplants in colder climates.

    How to Grow Gardenias Indoors or Outdoors

    How to Grow Gardenias Indoors or Outdoors

    by Caren White6

  • 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

  • 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

  • How to plant and grow tomato plants in containers and hanging baskets . I explain how much space and sun 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

  • 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

  • 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 Brennan6

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  • 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 or Containers in the Garden

    How to Grow Carrots in Bags or Containers in the Garden

    by L M Reid16

  • How to plant and grow sweet bell peppers in containers or pots. 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

  • You can grow lavender quickly and easily with this guide. You’ll also learn how to care for lavender and as a bonus, get an overview of the herb’s valuable properties.

    How to Grow Lavender Like an Expert

    How to Grow Lavender Like an Expert

    by Jana Louise Smit6

  • Arugula is a flavorful, nutritious vegetable. I have this easy-growing plant in my garden and want to share a few growing tips. I've also included my favorite arugula salad recipe.

    Tips From My Garden: How to Grow and Use Arugula

    Tips From My Garden: How to Grow and Use Arugula

    by Marlene Bertrand33

  • How to grow scallions and spring onions from seeds in containers or in the garden. They are also known as 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

  • Wouldn't it be nice to be self-sufficient? Even if you live in a big city and don't have much space for a big garden, there are still some easy to grow veggies you can plant. And what's even better is that you can get them at your local supermarket! Read on to find out what these are.

    You'll Never Need to Buy These 8 Veggies Again

    You'll Never Need to Buy These 8 Veggies Again

    by Janisa10

  • It's one thing to read about hydroponic gardening in your home, and quite another to actually do it. Here are instructions for how to build a vertical indoor vegetable garden using hydroponics.

    How to Build an Indoor Hydroponic Vegetable Garden

    How to Build an Indoor Hydroponic Vegetable Garden

    by Susette Horspool19

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Machucho3

  • 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 Wickison38

  • 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

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