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  • 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 Sageleaf32

  • After my backyard was invaded by hundreds of crows, I put a variety of crow scares to the test to find the best ways to humanely get rid of them.

    How to Get Rid of Backyard Crows

    How to Get Rid of Backyard Crows

    by KA Hanna0

  • 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

  • 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

  • Propagate and enjoy a piece of history with the Herb of Angels, a biennial vegetable, sent from heaven by the archangel Michael, to be given to man to combat the plaque. It tastes good too!

    Herb of Angels: Angelica

    Herb of Angels: Angelica

    by Kim French2

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

    In Praise of Clay Pots

    In Praise of Clay Pots

    by Jill Spencer15

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  • Garlic is a tasty addition to our favorite recipes. A place for growing this vegetable can be made in your own back yard.

    Planting Garlic at Home

    Planting Garlic at Home

    by Deborah Minter0

  • From hardy perennial pansies to pansy hybrids, there are so many "flavors" to choose from that growing pansies year round is a snap in Zones 2-10. Here's an overview of some of the best, including cold-tolerant beauties and heat-resistant heavy bloomers.

    Year-Round Pansies

    Year-Round Pansies

    by Jill Spencer19

  • I am a lazy gardener. Every plant on this page has been personally stress tested by me. They are hardy, and easy to care for. They require little water and are distasteful to deer.

    Low Maintenance Plants for Sunny Areas

    Low Maintenance Plants for Sunny Areas

    by Sherry Hewins14

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • This is one heirloom cucumber that you won't forget. Mouse melon vines produce ample amounts of delicious tiny fruits. In this article, explore how to grow mouse melons.

    How to Grow Mouse Melons

    How to Grow Mouse Melons

    by Zach16

  • 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 Spencer82

  • 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 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 GardenExpert99925

  • 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 Lawson63

  • 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 Wickison24

  • 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

  • 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

  • When properly combined, garlic cloves, mineral oil, ordinary dishwashing liquid and water create a mild organic pesticide that's effective against aphids. It also kills cabbageworms, larval mosquitoes, leafhoppers, squash bugs, whitefly and other garden pests. And it can even serve as a mild fungicide and animal repellant.

    Homemade Organic Aphid Spray Recipe

    Homemade Organic Aphid Spray Recipe

    by Jill Spencer11

  • 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 Zach26

  • 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 Mazlan114

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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 Wickison23

  • Need a unique addition to your patio garden? Well then, consider growing olive trees in containers! These hardy trees are perfect for small spaces, and will grow for many years to come.

    Growing Olive Trees in Containers

    Growing Olive Trees in Containers

    by Zach8

  • 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 Wickison37

  • 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 Machucho2

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Machucho0

  • 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

  • Here is a complete guide of everything you need to know how and when to prune rose bushes. As well as brief overview of pros and cons of most popular rose species.

    How to Prune a Rose Bush

    How to Prune a Rose Bush

    by Angela Michelle Schultz8

  • 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

  • Hydrangea bushes can produce beautiful showy flowers and grow up to 6 feet wide, but buying lots of bushes can be pricey. Learn how to get many hydrangea bushes from one original plant.

    How to Use Rooting Hormone to Propagate Hydrangeas

    How to Use Rooting Hormone to Propagate Hydrangeas

    by Megan Machucho0

  • Harvesting honey from your hive is a fun and exciting endeavor. Photos, videos, and step by step instructions to extracting honey from your backyard hive.

    How to Harvest Honey from a Beehive

    How to Harvest Honey from a Beehive

    by Robin Edmondson11

  • Powdery mildew, while not usually a fatal plant disease, will severely affect a garden plant's vitality. There ARE organic ways to kill powdery mildew which are safe and effective.

    Organic Ways to Kill Powdery Mildew

    Organic Ways to Kill Powdery Mildew

    by Gable Rhoads14

  • If cared for properly, the Bonsai tree can be arguably one of the most beautiful house plants in the world. Follow these simple steps to properly care for your tree to ensure decades of beauty.

    How to Take Care of a Bonsai Tree

    How to Take Care of a Bonsai Tree

    by Kate Daily3

  • 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

  • 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 GardenExpert99917

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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 Hose Fittings

    The Complete Guide to Hose Fittings

    by Eugene Brennan0

  • Growing French tarragon in the home garden. How to pick a planting location, how to plant and care for French tarragon.

    How to Grow Tarragon

    How to Grow Tarragon

    by KA Hanna13

  • 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 Day42

  • An orchid is arguably one of the most beautiful indoor plants in existence. Follow these few simple instructions to achieve a beautiful blooming orchid plant for years to come.

    Basics of Orchid Care

    Basics of Orchid Care

    by Kate Daily0

  • 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

  • With a little effort, you can turn one coleus plant into a flowerbed of bright color with ease. Here's how to propagate these gorgeous ornamental plants in four easy steps.

    How to Grow Coleus From Stem Cuttings

    How to Grow Coleus From Stem Cuttings

    by Jill Spencer26

  • 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

  • Bottle gardens are fun to create and awesome to own. They're low-maintenance, attractive, and extremely easy to make using recycled household items. In fact, you can make them for free!

    How to Grow a Bottle Garden

    How to Grow a Bottle Garden

    by Christy Kirwan36

  • Watering tomato plants is not rocket science, we could all be perfectionists. This article on how to water tomatoes will help convert even novices to pros.

    Watering Tomatoes: When & How - 5 Pro Tips

    Watering Tomatoes: When & How - 5 Pro Tips

    by Brandon Lobo41

  • 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

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