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  • 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 Kate P31

  • 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 Kinsey26

  • This is a guide to the top 10 easy 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. Before you throw out all your plants and produce, learn how to get rid of them.

    Fungus Gnats: Where Do These Little Flying Bugs Come From

    Fungus Gnats: Where Do These Little Flying Bugs Come From

    by thoughthole23

  • Bat flowers look exotic, but they are relatively easy to grow. Just mimic their native tropical forests, giving them heat, humidity and shade.

    How to Grow Bat Flowers

    How to Grow Bat Flowers

    by Caren White4

  • There are many differences between organic and non-organic soils. Mulch, compost, and manure are organic and will transform a nutrient deficient soil into a rich organic environment for plants. Perlite, vermiculite, expanded clay aggregate, and rockwool are non-organic. They are heavily used in hydroponics and as soil amendments for potted plants.

    Organic vs Non-Organic Soil

    Organic vs Non-Organic Soil

    by Sean Hemmer9

  • 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 LongTimeMother29

  • 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

  • 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

  • This article will provide you with the knowledge to test, examine and amend soils for all types of gardens from a small space balcony garden to an in ground vegetable plot to an animal fodder patch.

    Your Soil Is the Foundation of Your Homestead

    Your Soil Is the Foundation of Your Homestead

    by Michael2

  • My temperate climate's growing season is not as long as it was in the tropics. When you live off the grid as I do, spring is a time for celebration—and for getting jobs done quickly. My 6 top jobs.

    Springtime Tasks in My Off-Grid Organic Garden

    Springtime Tasks in My Off-Grid Organic Garden

    by LongTimeMother8

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Crampton64

  • 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

  • This guide shows you what fittings you need to connect up your garden hose to an indoor or garden tap and also 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 Brennan5

  • How to grow 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 Grow Goji Berry Tree in Your Garden

    How to Grow Goji Berry Tree in Your Garden

    by L M Reid29

  • 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

  • Putting the garden to bed for the winter is an important gardening task. Clearing up debris, cutting back perennials, composting, and mulching will create a healthier spring garden!

    Fall Garden Tasks

    Fall Garden Tasks

    by Leah Lefler54

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Wickison24

  • 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

  • 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

  • Here's one of the quickest ways to enjoy indoor paperwhites for the holidays. We'll show you how to plant, force the bulbs and care for these beautiful Christmas blooms during the festive season.

    Forcing Paperwhite Bulbs for Holiday Blooms

    Forcing Paperwhite Bulbs for Holiday Blooms

    by Linda Chechar0

  • 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

  • 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

  • Guidelines on how to create a lovely garden sanctuary in a small urban space. Design and planting advice for creating your own piece of paradise whilst encouraging birds, bees and butterflies.

    Create a Beautiful Garden in a Small Space

    Create a Beautiful Garden in a Small Space

    by Helen Lush56

  • 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 Lieu11

  • 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 Sandi6

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Mazlan131

  • 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 Feng Shui Meaning of Lucky Bamboo

    Care, Growth, and Feng Shui Meaning of Lucky Bamboo

    by Nithya Venkat72

  • 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

  • Wisterias are beautiful vines known for their vibrant colors that can stop traffic. 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 Vile24

  • 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 Wickison72

  • 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 Brennan31

  • 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 Wickison42

  • 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

  • Have you ever tried eating mung bean sprouts? Mung bean sprouts are popular in most Asian countries. It can be used as an ingredient in making soups, salads, main dishes - to name few. Check out the step-by-step procedure on how to grow mung bean sprouts at home.

    How to Grow Mung Bean Sprouts

    How to Grow Mung Bean Sprouts

    by Dred Cuan4

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  • Venus flytraps are a native plant that grows in semi-tropical wetlands. You can mimic their native habitat by growing them indoors in a terrarium.

    How to Grow a Venus Flytrap

    How to Grow a Venus Flytrap

    by Caren White2

  • 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

  • During the fall and winter months it’s easy for gardeners to be discouraged with the lack of life in the garden. But these dismal months are a great time to invest interest in birds, and how to encourage them to visit your yard

    How to Encourage Birds to Visit Your Yard

    How to Encourage Birds to Visit Your Yard

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • Though you might think that humans are savvy enough to have everything under control, raccoons are clever creatures that are surprisingly difficult to thwart. Below I'll share my personal raccoon experiences with you, as well as share some tips on raccoons and how to get rid of them.

    How do You Get Rid of Raccoons? Tips and Tales on Raccoons and Cats

    How do You Get Rid of Raccoons? Tips and Tales on Raccoons and Cats

    by Simone Haruko Smith52

  • 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 watergeek26

  • 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 Machucho5

  • 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

  • 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

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