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  • This plant is called fire sticks because of its branching effect and red color. You will see it everywhere as gardeners switch to drought tolerant plants. It grows profusely. Here are some care tips.

    Fire Sticks Succulent Care and Cautions

    Fire Sticks Succulent Care and Cautions

    by Sherry Venegas23

  • Which plants are essential in a traditional English garden? Roses, hollyhocks, foxgloves, lupins, pinks, and more, with a sprinkling of fruits and vegetables.

    Plants for an English Cottage Style Garden

    Plants for an English Cottage Style Garden

    by GlenR11

  • 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 Wilsdon2

  • Bananas are produced in tall plants, which are often mistaken as trees. The uses of banana trees or different parts of the plants are numerous. In fact, all the parts of a banana plant are useful.

    10 Uses Of Banana Trees

    10 Uses Of Banana Trees

    by VioletteRose25

  • Rose-Scented Geraniums are one of the more useful herbs in the garden - make a relaxing herbal tea or use the leaves to delicately scent and nourish wood and to keep insects at bay.

    Benefits and Uses of Geranium Pelargonium

    Benefits and Uses of Geranium Pelargonium

    by Fiona11

  • 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

  • Wisteria--an easily grown and spectacular ornamental "tree" or vine.

    How to Grow Wisteria

    How to Grow Wisteria

    by Sharon Vile24

  • It's rare to find a beautiful flower that blooms at night so the moonflower is a real pleasure for anybody who has them in their gardens.

    Moonflowers - Night Blooming Plants

    Moonflowers - Night Blooming Plants

    by Carol Fisher64

  • Lower the cost and reduce the hassle of filling seasonal containers by reusing last year’s potting soil. To minimize risk to your plants and maximize the effectiveness of used soil, follow these recycling tips.

    How to Reuse Potting Soil Safely

    How to Reuse Potting Soil Safely

    by Jill Spencer57

  • Mint is a hardy garden herb prized for its ability to thrive in all sorts of environments. Hardy it is, mint pests can always drop by for a quick meal.

    Mint Pests - Identification and Removal

    Mint Pests - Identification and Removal

    by Zach7

  • Don't have a green space? You can grow a patio, balcony, or apartment vegetable garden with very little square footage. This article presents some easy ways to exercise your urban green thumb!

    Growing a Deck, Balcony, or Patio Vegetable Garden

    Growing a Deck, Balcony, or Patio Vegetable Garden

    by Garden Boy7

  • 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 Calhoun32

  • An illustrated guide to growing eight favorite perennial herbs. These common essential culinary herbs will grow year after year, giving you a fresh supply of herbs for your kitchen.

    Eight Herbs for Your Perennial Herb Garden

    Eight Herbs for Your Perennial Herb Garden

    by Nicolette Goff21

  • 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 Zach32

  • 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 Day44

  • 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

  • One of the most beautiful house plants in the plant world is the Peace Lily. This article is a guide on how to care for them.

    How to Care for a Peace Lily Plant

    How to Care for a Peace Lily Plant

    by Kate Daily18

  • Sansivieria, Snake Plant, Mother In Laws Tongue, or Devil's Tongue, no matter what you choose to call it everything you have ever wanted to know about keeping a happy healthy Sansevieria plant lies in this article. Look inside the Thoughthole find out more.

    Caring for Sansevieria (aka Snake Plant)

    Caring for Sansevieria (aka Snake Plant)

    by thoughthole6

  • Growing creeping phlox, a native perennial flower that also attracts butterflies, is easy and inexpensive.

    Growing Creeping Phlox

    Growing Creeping Phlox

    by Jeanne Grunert2

  • 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 GardenExpert99926

  • Do you have a woodchuck, often called a groundhog, in your backyard? This article will cover 12 ways to remove or kill these intruders, so you can enjoy a lawn without any terrible-looking tunnels.

    12 Effective Ways to Get Rid of Groundhogs for Good

    12 Effective Ways to Get Rid of Groundhogs for Good

    by Barbara Badder29

  • Bougainvillea vines are rapid growers and climbers, and prolific bloomers, but watch out, because they will grow into the soffit and gutters of your home.

    How to Care for Your Bougainvillea

    How to Care for Your Bougainvillea

    by MariaMontgomery20

  • 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

  • As more and more gardeners are turning to organic, chemical free gardens, it can be difficult to figure out a way to kill grass when you don't want to use a herbicide to do it. I have come up with a way to easily kill grass without endangering the environment and others with chemicals.

    How to Kill Grass Without Using Chemicals

    How to Kill Grass Without Using Chemicals

    by Helena Ricketts9

  • Are your precious crops being eaten by cabbage worms? There are natural ways to control them and protect your food from both insects and chemicals.

    Natural Ways to Control Cabbage Worms

    Natural Ways to Control Cabbage Worms

    by rpalulis54

  • 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 and Grow a Goji Berry Tree

    How to Plant and Grow a Goji Berry Tree

    by L M Reid27

  • Kangaroo paw plants are a unique addition to any flower garden! Their blooms will amaze any passerby and also tempt the local hummingbirds to make a pit stop near your home. Learn the basics of caring for these lovely plants below!

    The Basics of Kangaroo Paw Plant Care

    The Basics of Kangaroo Paw Plant Care

    by Zach12

  • 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 Wickison64

  • Beekeepers who need to start splitting hives to prevent them from swarming will want to know how to make their own nuc (nucleus colony) box. Here's how!

    6 Easy Steps to Make a Nuc Box for Bees

    6 Easy Steps to Make a Nuc Box for Bees

    by jeffrichley lm50

  • Houseplant new growth leaves growing in as a faded washed out green or yellow, with dark green leaf veins. Chlorosis is commonly the cause of these symtoms exibited by your houseplant leaves. Look inside the Thoughthole to learn more about the cause, prevention and treatement of Chlorosis.

    Symptoms of Chlorosis: Light Green Leaves with Dark Green Veins

    Symptoms of Chlorosis: Light Green Leaves with Dark Green Veins

    by thoughthole2

  • This guide gives you some ideas about colorful and easy to grow perennial and annual flowers for planters and flower beds in your garden. None of the plants are particularly fussy and many can be grown easily from seed

    Top 10 Summer Flowers for Garden Planters and Flower Beds!

    Top 10 Summer Flowers for Garden Planters and Flower Beds!

    by Eugene Brennan12

  • 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 Machucho3

  • Meet the contemporary counterpart of the popular Dracaena houseplant's. A controlled compact design make the Dracaena Compacta a very stylish fit for a modern motiff. Look inside the Thoughthole to learn more about this upright foliar majesty.

    Caring for Dracaena Compacta Janet Craig

    Caring for Dracaena Compacta Janet Craig

    by thoughthole16

  • 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 Lawson74

  • Where deer are concerned, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is that no plant is 100% deer proof. The good news is that there are plants that deer will only eat as a last resort.

    Flowers and Shrubs That Deer Won't Eat

    Flowers and Shrubs That Deer Won't Eat

    by Caren White10

  • Interested in adding something very different to your houseplant collection? Check out the barrel cactus—but there are some things you will need to know before you make your final decision.

    Caring for Indoor Barrel Cactus

    Caring for Indoor Barrel Cactus

    by thoughthole0

  • Yuccas are very common, especially in arid regions of the Americas. The yucca plant is easy to care for and has similar requirements to that of cacti. Proper sunlight and soil, along with watering and fertilizer applications will keep yuccas growing for years. Being able to diagnose common problems will help keep yucca health at an optimum as well.

    How to Take Care of a Yucca Plant

    How to Take Care of a Yucca Plant

    by Sean Hemmer6

  • Succulents are easy to find easy to grow houseplants known for their unique structure, interesting color and the fact that they can go for long periods of time without water.

    A Gallery of Succulents and How to Grow Them

    A Gallery of Succulents and How to Grow Them

    by Dolores Monet0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • For an easy to grow perennial, and an alyssum by any other name, Yellow Alyssum is but one name for this delightful plant but other names include Aurinia saxatilis or Aurinia saxitilis. The older classification of this flower is Alyssum saxatile....

    Easy To Grow Perennial Yellow Alyssum

    Easy To Grow Perennial Yellow Alyssum

    by Audrey Kirchner11

  • Iris, Azalea, and Hydrangea are poisonous garden plants - which parts of plant, symptoms, what to do in case of emergency. Protect children, wash hands after touching. May be poisonous to pets

    Poisonous Garden Plants: Iris, Azalea, Hydrangea

    Poisonous Garden Plants: Iris, Azalea, Hydrangea

    by Diana Grant77

  • People use the words bine and vine as if they mean the same thing. But they each grow in a different way and there are ways to tell them apart. Amaze your friends with the horticultural facts after you have read this article.

    What Is the Difference Between a Bine and a Vine?

    What Is the Difference Between a Bine and a Vine?

    by Beth Eaglescliffe3

  • Datura is a genus of herbaceous flower plants commonly referred to as Angel's Trumpets and Moonflowers. Datura have a distinctly large trumpet-shaped flower with large green leaves that grow in an alternating pattern. Growing datura takes some patience but yields beautiful results if successful.

    Growing Datura Moonflowers

    Growing Datura Moonflowers

    by Sean Hemmer5

  • Perennial flowers may be expensive but are worth the investment. Perennials come back every year and the ones presented here are tough, easy to grow, and attractive choices for the new gardener.

    Easy Care, Summer-Blooming, Full Sun Perennials

    Easy Care, Summer-Blooming, Full Sun Perennials

    by Dolores Monet0

  • 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

  • The snake plant is a hardy plant that grows great indoors and outdoors. It can even absorb toxins from the air you breathe! Proper care is vital so follow these snake plant care instructions.

    How to Care for a Snake Plant

    How to Care for a Snake Plant

    by Kate Daily0

  • If you're a gardener with shady areas around your home, you may struggle with finding shrubs that can survive. A number of beautiful shade shrubs exist for these not-so-ideal planting locations.

    Shade Shrubs: Bushes That Don't Need Sun

    Shade Shrubs: Bushes That Don't Need Sun

    by Willow Sidhe4

  • If you love your coleus plants outdoors, you will go wild for them when they are grown indoors. Properly potted and cared for, coleus makes a beautiful addition to your houseplants. This article will show you what to do.

    How to Successfully Grow Coleus as a Houseplant

    How to Successfully Grow Coleus as a Houseplant

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney5

  • 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

  • Are you planning on planting tomatoes? You're definitely going to want to read this detailed guide that covers the best time to plant seeds, the kind of seeds to pick, how to prepare the soil for the seeds, the lighting conditions, when and how to transplant them and a lot more. Become a pro today!

    Tomato Plant Care: Seed to Garden (A Complete Guide)

    Tomato Plant Care: Seed to Garden (A Complete Guide)

    by Brandon Lobo26

  • Bamboo cuttings are a form of vegetative propagation that uses part of a parent plant to produce a new plant. There are three relatively easy methods of bamboo cuttings; root mass divisions, rhizome cuttings, and culm burial. Each method has different moisture and soil requirements as well.

    How to Grow Bamboo Cuttings

    How to Grow Bamboo Cuttings

    by Sean Hemmer4

  • Any gardener that has only shade and poor soil to work with has to deal with frustration. But with patience and research, there are many new varieties of plants coming out all the time. Experiment!

    Shade Gardening In Rocky Soil

    Shade Gardening In Rocky Soil

    by Jean Bakula7

  • Lucky Bamboo is a symbol of good luck. It is a plant that plays an important role in Feng Shui. Read on to know more about the Lucky Bamboo.

    Facts About the Lucky Bamboo Plant

    Facts About the Lucky Bamboo Plant

    by Nithya Venkat68

  • 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 Wickison20

  • 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

  • Many people claim that meat cannot be composted in a vermicomposting system. That isn't true. Following a few simple guidelines, red wigglers can enjoy snacking on your meat scraps!

    Yes, You Can Compost Meat in a Worm Bin!

    Yes, You Can Compost Meat in a Worm Bin!

    by Jennifer Wilber0

  • Which kind should you use for seed starting, growing house plants, or planting containers and window boxes? There are differences between garden soil and potting soil.

    Garden Soil vs. Potting Soil

    Garden Soil vs. Potting Soil

    by Jeanne Grunert2

  • As water and energy prices rise, many people are seeking alternatives to the traditional, thirsty, labor-intensive American lawn. Here are the pros and cons of letting clover grow in your lawn.

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Clover Lawns

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Clover Lawns

    by kerryg69

  • 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

  • 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

  • Star apple is a wonderful tropical fruit that you should try when visiting Hawaii. It’s about the size of an apple, with smooth, shiny green or purple skin. Star apple gets its name from the interesting “starburst” core pattern that can be seen when the fruit is cut in half.

    Tropical Taste of Hawaii: The Starry Star Apple

    Tropical Taste of Hawaii: The Starry Star Apple

    by Viet Doan5

  • 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

  • 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

  • Many plants grow in shade. If you know which plants are shade-loving, you can plant them in the right place so they are more likely to thrive.

    Plants That Will Grow in the Shade

    Plants That Will Grow in the Shade

    by Diana Grant25

  • 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 Rhoads19

  • 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 Faceless3929

  • A how-to tutorial on how to successfully grow fuji apple trees. Fuji apples are about the size of a baseball and are about 10% sugar, so they are a tasty choice to grow.

    How to Grow Fuji Apple Trees

    How to Grow Fuji Apple Trees

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney14

  • 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

  • Croton, possibly the most colorful common houseplant. Many do not even know it's name but recognize it's striking color. This extraordinary foliar beauty can be easy to care for as long as you know what you are dealing with. Look inside the Thoughthole to learn more about keeping your Croton bright and beautiful indoors.

    Houseplant Care for Croton or Rushfoil

    Houseplant Care for Croton or Rushfoil

    by thoughthole7

  • 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 Doan33

  • 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 LongTimeMother314

  • Watching your pepper plants bloom but fail to set fruit can be extremely frustrating! Learn the causes and cures for pepper plant blossom drop.

    Pepper Plant Blossom Drop

    Pepper Plant Blossom Drop

    by Zach17

  • Your reward when you grow California Poppies properly is a garden filled with long-lasting, bright colors of orange, red and yellow. This article will present you with ways to plant them and keep them looking spectacular!

    How, When and  Where to Grow Spectacular California Poppies

    How, When and Where to Grow Spectacular California Poppies

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney2

  • Originally from the forests of Brazil, Gloxinias, or florist gloxinias (Sinningia speciosa), are extremely popular summer flowering house plants. This practical text describes its history, care requirements and needs; the illustrations show how and when to divide tubers, grow from seed and re-pot.

    How to Grow and Care for Gloxinias

    How to Grow and Care for Gloxinias

    by Nemingha10

  • How to create a dog friendly garden with pet friendly plants, hardscapes, and pet play areas to be enjoyed by you and your dogs. Pet friendly landscaping uses an organic approach to gardening. One that is safer and healthier for our families and dog friends.

    Planting a Dog Friendly Garden

    Planting a Dog Friendly Garden

    by Jim and Laura4

  • Jade is a succulent plant native to South Africa, and is a very common houseplant. Jade is easy to care for, requires little watering, and is easily propagated. Propagating jade is the most rewarding part of growing jade. The trick to propagating jade is understanding the conditions for jade cuttings to succeed.

    How to Propagate a Jade Plant

    How to Propagate a Jade Plant

    by Sean Hemmer14

  • Learn how to grow and care for an interesting addition to your garden or home, the fuchsia plant. Enjoy the beauty this romantic, perennial plant offers by following these growing tips.

    Fuchsia Plant Care Guide

    Fuchsia Plant Care Guide

    by Cynthia Davis151

  • Pepper plants are a great addition to every container garden, needing only minimal looking after.

    Caring for Pepper Plants

    Caring for Pepper Plants

    by Zach8

  • 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 Brennan0

  • Pests of eggplant are sometimes difficult to identify before damage occurs. Learn the serious eggplant pests and natural remedies for their removal.

    Identifying and Removing Eggplant Pests

    Identifying and Removing Eggplant Pests

    by Zach7

  • What should you do with a miniature Christmas tree now that the holidays are over? Here are two ideas for keeping them alive and looking good.

    Planting a Miniature Christmas Tree

    Planting a Miniature Christmas Tree

    by Jill Spencer13

  • Can you compost shredded paper? Sure you can, but just remember that not all papers are equal. Discover which papers are safe for composting and which types to skip.

    Can You Compost Shredded Paper?

    Can You Compost Shredded Paper?

    by Zach5

  • A container garden just isn't complete without the addition of fast growing radishes. In this article, learn how to grow radishes in containers.

    Grow Radishes in Containers

    Grow Radishes in Containers

    by Zach15

  • If you own a carnivore pet plant, like the exotic Venus flytrap, check out these 10 easy ways to care for it. The Venus flytrap brings excitement to the whole family. Give it the love and care it deserves!

    10 Tips for Caring for a Venus Flytrap

    10 Tips for Caring for a Venus Flytrap

    by Marites Mabugat-Simbajon9

  • 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

  • Learn everything you need to know to grow a big pumpkin. Learn which variety of seeds works best, how to plant indoors and in the garden, and tips to growing a really big pumpkin.

    How to Grow Giant Pumpkins

    How to Grow Giant Pumpkins

    by Barbara Badder18

  • How to grow an avocado plant from the big seed at the center of the fruit is to clean and dry the seed, then plant it directly into a compost-filled pot. Place it rounded-side down, and wait and watch for signs of germination.

    How to Grow an Avocado Plant From Seed

    How to Grow an Avocado Plant From Seed

    by IzzyM58

  • Looking for great acid-loving plants to grow in your naturally ericaceous garden soil? Some plants just love acid soils and will reward you over and over by putting on a great display year after year.

    Ten Acid-Loving Plants

    Ten Acid-Loving Plants

    by GardenExpert9994

  • Learn how to grow hydrangeas, how to plant and care for them. Learn how to change the colors Of your hydrangea and what fertilizers to use.

    How to Plant and Care for Hydrangeas

    How to Plant and Care for Hydrangeas

    by Barbara Badder24

  • 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 Wickison34

  • These top 10 perennials are among the best, most colorful, perennial garden plants. They grow in a wide range of conditions and have proven reliable for generations of gardeners.

    10 Best Perennial Plants For Anyone's Garden

    10 Best Perennial Plants For Anyone's Garden

    by Ilona E32

  • Having trouble finding the perfect plant for shady spaces? This list of shade plants will help you with your garden if you're in partial sun or full shade.

    10 Shade-Loving Plants for Your Garden

    10 Shade-Loving Plants for Your Garden

    by Melanie Shebel8

  • 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 Spencer88

  • 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

  • When you are out in the yard and you don’t want to get bit by mosquitoes, this organic yard spray, safe for humans and plants, may be the solution for you.

    Organic Mosquito Yard Spray

    Organic Mosquito Yard Spray

    by Marlene Bertrand36

  • A guide to using companion plants in your vegetable garden as a natural way to keep away harmful pests and diseases and improve your crops. Includes charts of vegetables, herbs and flower companion planting combinations.

    Vegetable Garden Companion Plants Guide

    Vegetable Garden Companion Plants Guide

    by Kathy Sima13

  • The jade plant is a beautiful, lush, indoor succulent that stays green all year round. With a few simple tips, anyone can have a thriving jade plant for years to come.

    How to Care for a Jade Plant

    How to Care for a Jade Plant

    by Kate Daily4

  • 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

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