Have vegetables all winter by following these steps for success with growing greens inside. There are surprising needs that you can meet by either replicating Mother Nature or by adjusting for the necessary absence of some features of the natural world.
Japanese anemone is just one of several late-flowering perennials that can add a striking pop of white to a fall garden.
Nitrogen is an essential element for healthy soils and productive gardens. Some plants will put nitrogen into the soil as they grow, eliminating the need for artificial fertilizers. Keep reading to see how this phenomenon occurs and which plants will best improve your soil.
Late-blooming beauties like agapanthus and globe thistle add swaths of dreamy blue to your garden after most other pops of color have faded.
As the owner of a flower farm, I use this same planting technique for most hydrangeas—including Limelight, Endless Summer, Annabelle, and Incrediball varieties. It's important to dig the right hole, take proper care of the roots, and more.
With a few simple tips, Christmas and Thanksgiving cacti are quite easy to repot.
Rooting succulents in water couldn't be easier, and seeing the roots start to form is so exciting.
These late-blooming flowers will help draw bees and butterflies to your garden long after most other blooms have faded.
Corn earworms can ruin an entire crop of delicious sweet corn. Learn four ways to get rid of them without using any harsh chemicals.
Spider plants are one of the best house plants you can bring into your home, and there are many different varieties to choose from.
Raking leaves off your lawn in the fall does not have to be a meaningless chore. After you have jumped in the pile, add the leaves to your compost bin, mulch them around your plants, or pile them in a heap to make soil-building leaf mould. Keeping reading to find out how to use leaves in your vegeta
Cutworms can quickly ruin a garden. Here are 5 ways to kill cutworms without harming plants, animals, humans, or the environment.
These ten plants can help keep mosquitoes out of your garden to protect you, your family, and your pets from these blood-sucking insects.
Learn how to repot your stromanthe, or prayer plant, in six easy steps. Your plant will be looking better than ever when you're finished.
Many plants don't grow well under black walnut trees due to a chemical called juglone contained in every part of these trees. Here are some plants that not only grow well near black walnut trees, but also attract many pollinator species to your garden.
Though trash pandas may look cute and cuddly, they cause massive amounts of destruction in the garden. Here are some tips to keep raccoons away from your garden or yard.
There are several types of flowers often called "geraniums," which have different growing needs and are native to different climates. Both can be planted in your garden, but which is the best choice?
It is possible to enjoy a home filled with houseplants even if you have a cat or dog. Here are 10 houseplants that are safe to have in your home if you have pets.
It is possible to have succulents in your home even if you have pets. Here are ten types of succulents that are non-toxic and safe to have in a home with cats and dogs.
Regrowing lettuce and other leafy greens from kitchen scraps is easy. The next time you make a salad or a stir fry, save the bottom of your veggies and we’ll learn how to regrow it for another meal.
Bokashi is an alternative to traditional composting that allows you to turn kitchen waste into a valuable soil amendment for your garden using a process of anaerobic fermentation. It's an easy, odorless, and eco-friendly way to deal with kitchen scraps.
Are aphids infesting your milkweed plants? Follow these tips to naturally get rid of aphids and prevent them from coming back, while keeping the monarch butterflies that visit your plants safe!
Learn how to grow lots of okra in containers! Tips and photos are included.
Attract local pollinators, including bees and butterflies, to your Northeast Ohio garden with these 5 native flowers.
Do you love wildlife? Consider turning your own backyard into a Certified Wildlife Habitat recognized by the National Wildlife Federation.
Propagating pelargoniums from stem cuttings is extremely easy, and it's so fun waiting for that new growth to show!
From daffodils and lavender to ginkgo biloba, there are many plants that can help you create a deer-resistant landscape. Learn which plants prevent or repel deer from garden beds.
Bog-like conditions can be difficult, but selecting plants and groundcovers that thrive in wet conditions will result in a beautiful, robust garden!
Wet soil can cause problems like fungal infection and poor growth in the garden. Select the right trees and soil amendments to have a flourishing garden.
An herb spiral is a beautiful way to take advantage of a small yard (or add texture to a big one!). Here are two easy ways to build your own herb spiral.