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  • Earwigs can be beneficial predators in your garden, but what do you do when they turn their attention towards eating your newly sprouted vegetables and favorite flowers? Use these tips to keep earwig damage under control.

    Control Earwig Damage in Your Vegetable Garden

    Control Earwig Damage in Your Vegetable Garden

    by Chris Sherwood0

  • You can easily learn how to plant, grow and care for clematis vines. These are easy to grow if you know what you are doing. You'll get a flush of blooms in the spring.

    How to Plant and Grow Clematis Vines

    How to Plant and Grow Clematis Vines

    by Barbara Badder58

  • Sustainable gardening and permaculture are important gardening concepts. Here you will find 10 methods that will improve sustainability and growing food in suburban and urban yards.

    Top 10 Sustainable Gardening Methods

    Top 10 Sustainable Gardening Methods

    by Yvonne L B68

  • 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 Machucho2

  • Not all the critters in your garden are pests. In fact, many creepy-crawling (or flying) things are beneficial to a healthy garden. Learn how to make your garden to beneficial bugs and animals with a few key points below.

    How to Attract Beneficial Wildlife to Your Garden

    How to Attract Beneficial Wildlife to Your Garden

    by Diane Lockridge1

  • 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 Machucho4

  • Everyone loves to observe a butterfly fluttering through the air. Not only are they typically beautiful, but the critters are beneficial in the garden as well because they pollinate flowers. Here are a few simple things you can do to encourage butterflies to visit your garden.

    How to Encourage Butterflies to Visit Your Garden

    How to Encourage Butterflies to Visit Your Garden

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • 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

  • 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 Lefler28

  • Detailed instructions on how to "clone" your favorite geranium plant from a cutting. It's easy to do, and each new plant has the same characteristics of the first so there will be no surprises!

    How to Propagate Geraniums From Cuttings

    How to Propagate Geraniums From Cuttings

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney22

  • How do you grow cabbage from seeds in the garden. Planting, growing and harvesting cabbage successfully. Cabbage grows very well in cool weather. The seeds germinate quickly and are easy to transplant. How long does it take to grow a cabbage from a seed?

    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Cabbage Plants

    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Cabbage Plants

    by L M Reid6

  • Black walnut trees growing in Ohio yards and landscapes produce edible nuts for people and wildlife, but these trees may also harm nearby plants, gardens, and shrubbery.

    Toxicity of Black Walnut Trees in Ohio

    Toxicity of Black Walnut Trees in Ohio

    by Teri Silver5

  • A guide to planting, growing and harvesting carrots from seeds in pots and containers 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, Grow and Harvest Carrots From Seed

    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Carrots From Seed

    by L M Reid15

  • 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 Susette Horspool8

  • 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 GardenExpert99927

  • 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 Crampton58

  • How to grow strawberries in pots and containers from seeds. Planting, growing and harvesting strawberry plants. They are not hard to grow in the garden. You can grow new strawberry plants from runners for next year. Step-by-step instructions. I have included Jam recipes.

    How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Strawberries in Pots

    How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Strawberries in Pots

    by L M Reid14

  • 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

  • Herbaceous perennials, plants that die off in the cold winter months but bloom again in the spring, are the gardener’s friend. Not only are they a great investment (you only have to buy the plant once), but perennials also tend to bloom more vigorous the following year.

    How to Cut Back and Divide Perennials

    How to Cut Back and Divide Perennials

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • 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 Prevent Ants on Hummingbird Feeders

    How to Prevent Ants on Hummingbird Feeders

    by Mary Wickison32

  • 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 Lefler21

  • 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

  • Every gardener deals with weeds, with many would-be gardeners throwing in the towel after just one season of daily weed pulling. Use these organic tips to help keep weeds under control this season.

    Organic Ways to Reduce Weeds in Your Garden

    Organic Ways to Reduce Weeds in Your Garden

    by Chris Sherwood0

  • 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 Brennan49

  • 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 Marigolds Tagetes in the Garden

    The Benefits of Marigolds Tagetes in the Garden

    by Fiona16

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

    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest a Goji Berry Tree

    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest a Goji Berry Tree

    by L M Reid27

  • 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

  • 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 watergeek19

  • Here are simple step by step instructions on how to set up a worm composting bin. From hints and tips on what wormery to buy, to what to feed the worms, this article shows you the starting stages of setting up your own worm farm to bring you the very best completely organic natural fertilizer for your garden.

    How to Set up a Worm Composting Bin (with step-by-step photo guide)

    How to Set up a Worm Composting Bin (with step-by-step photo guide)

    by GardenExpert9991

  • 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 Machucho1

  • Growing plants in the city isn’t as impossible as you might think. There are plenty of fruit and vegetables that can thrive in an indoor environment or on your balcony. Here are ten fruits and vegetables you can grow in your apartment.

    10 Edible Plants You Can Grow in Your Apartment

    10 Edible Plants You Can Grow in Your Apartment

    by KV Lo4

  • 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 Brennan29

  • 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 Day45

  • 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 Calhoun33

  • 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

  • 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 Wickison68

  • 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 and beautiful songbirds will visit often!

    How to Build a Backyard Bird Sanctuary

    How to Build a Backyard Bird Sanctuary

    by Eric Dockett4

  • Everyone enjoys a spring-blooming flower, but blooms from bulbs, corms, or tubers require a little more tender loving care than the average flower. These perennials require cold storage during the cold winter months to ensure they are protected from freezing and frost.

    How to Store Bulbs for the Winter

    How to Store Bulbs for the Winter

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • Learn to mix your own bonsai soil the right way to ensure your bonsai will stay healthy and grow to be vigorous works of art.

    How to Mix Your Own Bonsai Soil

    How to Mix Your Own Bonsai Soil

    by David Lieu9

  • Natural effective options for the war on weeds will provide you a way to do away with your weeds for good using natural products, or good old fashioned elbow grease, instead of expensive commercial chemicals from the store. This way you save time and money all while using family safe products.

    Natural Effective Options for the War on Weeds

    Natural Effective Options for the War on Weeds

    by Victoria Van Ness4

  • 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 Spencer92

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

    20 Smartphone Apps for Plant Lovers

    20 Smartphone Apps for Plant Lovers

    by Jill Spencer34

  • As the name might suggest, annuals have only one growing cycle. But perennials will grow for a season, die down during the colder months, and grow again in the spring. Properly identifying issues will not only keep your garden beautiful, but will limit problems of pests and disease.

    Common Pests and Problems of Perennial Plants

    Common Pests and Problems of Perennial Plants

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • How do you prune crepe myrtle trees and when do you prune them? These are just two of the questions answered in this article about this ornamental tree—a Southern favorite.

    Proper Pruning of Crepe Myrtles

    Proper Pruning of Crepe Myrtles

    by MariaMontgomery28

  • 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

  • Many people spend a lot of time and effort trying to get rid of the moss in their gardens. And despite all the effort, it is often with poor result because you are struggling against nature! Stop that and nurture the moss instead! I will show you the beauty of moss and how to nurture a moss garden...

    How to Create a Moss Garden!

    How to Create a Moss Garden!

    by Christina Lornemark89

  • 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 Mazlan130

  • 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 Brennan6

  • 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

  • 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.

    Planting, Growing and Harvesting Spring Onions

    Planting, Growing and Harvesting Spring Onions

    by L M Reid9

  • Did you ever want to grow your own garlic? This hub 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

  • 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

  • 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 watergeek17

  • 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

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