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  • 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 Zach28

  • Pruning fruit and ornamental trees in Ohio's ever-changing climate helps bring about strong healthy flowers, fruits and nuts.

    Pruning Ohio’s Fruit Trees

    Pruning Ohio’s Fruit Trees

    by Teri Silver0

  • 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 Spencer49

  • Bring Forsythia branches indoors to force the flowers to bloom, even in the middle of winter! Bright yellow flowers are a welcome ray of sunshine during dreary winter months. Forcing forsythia branches is extremely easy to do!

    How to Force Forsythia Branches to  Bloom Indoors

    How to Force Forsythia Branches to Bloom Indoors

    by Leah Lefler12

  • 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

  • A Zen garden appears barren and sterile until you learn to open your inner eye to its subtle beauty. When you do, your heart blossoms like a cactus flower in warm desert air.

    The Beauty and Meaning of Zen Gardens

    The Beauty and Meaning of Zen Gardens

    by Sid Kemp12

  • 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

  • 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 Daily17

  • 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 Venegas21

  • The plant in your backyard can possibly kill you. Continue reading to know more.

    Top 10 Poisonous Plants

    Top 10 Poisonous Plants

    by Chinmay Das6

  • 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 MariaMontgomery19

  • 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 house plants. 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

  • Each Spring and Summer my garden seems to attract a host of critters. From ground hogs, possums and even raccoons on the larger end to squirrels, chipmunks, field mice and voles on the smaller end. Of course, we have thousands of birds. Being a gardener and growing flowers and vegetables becomes a struggle when critters decide to call my home theirs. This article with video will show you how to catch and relocate many and do it safely.

    How to Safely Trap & Release Groundhogs, Possums, & Other Native Animals

    How to Safely Trap & Release Groundhogs, Possums, & Other Native Animals

    by Len Rapoport23

  • Dracaena Lisa is arguably one of the most hearty and most widely used indoor plants. Look inside the Thoughthole to learn more about this stoic, deep green cane plant.

    Caring for Dracaena Lisa (Corn Plant)

    Caring for Dracaena Lisa (Corn Plant)

    by thoughthole0

  • 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

  • Chia Pet—the iconic As Seen on TV product. I remember the commercials from my early childhood. As I got older, I thought, "Why not try it out?" Was it a scam? I'll review my experience with Chia Pets so you can decide if they're right for you.

    Chia Pet Review: Is It a Scam?

    Chia Pet Review: Is It a Scam?

    by Rose A May7

  • 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 Palen8

  • 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 Smith49

  • 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 rpalulis53

  • 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

  • Indoor houseplants can be difficult if you choose incorrectly. Some of the easiest house plants to maintain include cast iron plant, jade plant, rubber tree and more. Learn how to keep them thriving..

    Easiest Indoor Houseplants to Maintain

    Easiest Indoor Houseplants to Maintain

    by Willow Sidhe6

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Wickison17

  • 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

  • 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 Goff20

  • Gardening in the shade can be a challenge for many gardeners. This list of the best perennials for shady gardens will get you off to a great start.

    The Best Perennials for the Shade

    The Best Perennials for the Shade

    by Kathy Hull5

  • 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

  • While in other places you would plant potatoes as early as February or March, here in the desert foothills, June is a good month to start. Learn this and more about growing potatoes.

    Growing Potatoes in the Desert

    Growing Potatoes in the Desert

    by hysongdesigns35

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Rhoads14

  • Euphorbia milii, also known as crown of thorns, Christ thorn and the Christ plant, is an ideal decoration at Christmas and Easter. Crown of thorn cuttings also make great gifts--and they're easy to grow.

    How to Grow Crown of Thorns From Cuttings

    How to Grow Crown of Thorns From Cuttings

    by Jill Spencer48

  • Phalaenopsis orchids (or moth orchids) are not as difficult as people believe they are. The trick is to understanding how they want to grow and what they need for long term survival.

    How to Care for a Phalaenopsis Orchid

    How to Care for a Phalaenopsis Orchid

    by Amber Joy11

  • Few experiences can match the pleasure of savoring a homegrown vegetable, especially if you raised it yourself from seedling or seed. Here are some tips for the new, beginner gardener!

    How to Plant Your First Vegetable Garden

    How to Plant Your First Vegetable Garden

    by Thomas Byers71

  • 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

  • I offers tips for growing figs in northern climates. Where the winter cold can kill a fig tree, try growing the plant in containers. When it gets cold outside, move the fig inside for the winter.

    How to Grow Fig Trees in Containers

    How to Grow Fig Trees in Containers

    by Anthony Altorenna35

  • The beautiful peace lily is a great houseplant that is very hardy and easy to look after. However, to get the best out of it you need to know how to look after it, so look no further...

    How to Take Care of a Peace Lily

    How to Take Care of a Peace Lily

    by help for teachers1

  • 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 Zach13

  • 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 Zach9

  • Planting healthy grass seed in Ohio depends on the time frame, temperature, method and soil alkalinity.

    Grass Seed Planting in Ohio

    Grass Seed Planting in Ohio

    by Teri Silver0

  • 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

  • Describing the materials and methods used to design and make a simple pebble mosaic for your garden. Create decorative borders or focal points to add interest to lawns, paths and paving.

    How to make a Simple Pebble Mosaic

    How to make a Simple Pebble Mosaic

    by Helen Lush34

  • Green flowers are unusual in the garden but there are some available that are easy to grow. Many green blooms seen in florist designs have been dyed. Others are rare or hard to grow.

    Green Flowers for Gardens and Arrangements

    Green Flowers for Gardens and Arrangements

    by Dolores Monet0

  • Bulbs, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, trees--all sorts of plants bloom in winter. Here are a few to try in your garden.

    Plants That Bloom in Winter

    Plants That Bloom in Winter

    by Jill Spencer50

  • 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

  • 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

  • A worm farm worm composter is a great way to deal with organic recycling and a step toward self sufficiency. Produce nutrient rich compost and fertilizer. Worm composting can bring a steady profit

    How to Start a Worm Farm for Fun or Profit

    How to Start a Worm Farm for Fun or Profit

    by kentuckyslone5

  • 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 Wickison50

  • 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 Mazlan126

  • 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 IzzyM54

  • 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 Doan31

  • A stressed garden's best companion. Learn the natural insecticidal, fungicidal and cleansing benefits to using hydrogen peroxide for plants.

    Hydrogen Peroxide for Plants

    Hydrogen Peroxide for Plants

    by Zach69

  • 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

  • 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 thoughthole5

  • 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 Sustainable Sue8

  • 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

  • Here is a list of most fragrant flowers from around the world. Many of the exotic ones not only add colors and life to your garden, but they also come with a nice scent that can refresh your mind.

    A List of the Most Fragrant Flowers

    A List of the Most Fragrant Flowers

    by VioletteRose12

  • 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 Grant73

  • Learn everything you need know How to grow Asiatic Lilies. They are some of the most beautiful flowers available. The lilies grow from bulbs that spread.

    How to Grow Asiatic Lilies

    How to Grow Asiatic Lilies

    by Barbara Badder30

  • 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 Hemmer5

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Lieu8

  • 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 VioletteRose23

  • 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 Boy5

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 lm46

  • Franco from Tuscany shows how to prune olive trees for light, air and healthy growth.

    How to Prune Olive Trees

    How to Prune Olive Trees

    by Penelope Hart16

  • Most people are shocked when I answer their question, "How often should I water a cactus?" Read this article because you may be killing your cactus by watering too much or too little.

    How Often Do You Water a Cactus?

    How Often Do You Water a Cactus?

    by SueWithTwo2

  • Looking to get the most out of your small space or container garden? Well then, it's time to try growing Pequin Peppers! Even in tight spaces, these pepper plants are always high yielding.

    Growing Pequin Peppers

    Growing Pequin Peppers

    by Zach3

  • 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

  • Important differences between the plantain tree and the banana, as well as eating suggestions, cultivation information and how the plant produces fruit. Serving suggestions for the fruit are given at the end of the article based on my experience in Costa Rica.

    Plantain Tree

    Plantain Tree

    by Randy McLaughlin4

  • Growing prickly pear cacti is relatively easy when given the proper climate, soil, and location.

    Growing Prickly Pear Cactus

    Growing Prickly Pear Cactus

    by Sean Hemmer3

  • 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 Monet4

  • 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 Zach6

  • If you're looking to maximize your container garden yields, learning how to grow beets in containers is a must. Fast growing, great tasting, beets!

    How to Grow Beets in a Container

    How to Grow Beets in a Container

    by Zach12

  • A beautiful houseplant suddenly covered in webbing, the plant may have a Spider Mite infestation. Find out more about how to identify and treat these destructive, and industrious little pests.

    Webbing on Houseplant? You May Have Spider Mite

    Webbing on Houseplant? You May Have Spider Mite

    by thoughthole4

  • 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

  • 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

  • Whatever the colors of the blooms are; white, yellow, pink, red or blue, I'd say their shaped would be the first thing that people notice about them. Now let's see all those flowers that are in their bell-shape forms!

    All Those Bell Shaped Flowers

    All Those Bell Shaped Flowers

    by precy anza6

  • 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

  • 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

  • The snake plant, also known as mother-in-law's tongue, is a popular house plant.   Houseplants are used throughout the world to decorate indoor spaces, add color and texture, liven up a room’s atmosphere (such as in an office) and for health...

    A Guide to High Humidity Houseplants

    A Guide to High Humidity Houseplants

    by Cristina Vanthul7

  • This article is about how to make bottles trees using just a few simple items. The history and 'functionality' of these trees is equally fascinating. Read on to discover more!

    DIY: How to Make a Bottle Tree for Your Garden

    DIY: How to Make a Bottle Tree for Your Garden

    by moonlake278

  • 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 Spencer86

  • 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

  • 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

  • Perennial plants for sun with summer flowers are the backbone of the garden. This is an illustrated guide to 22 great perennials that need little care, divide easily, and last for many years.

    22 Best Plants for Sun with Summer Flowers

    22 Best Plants for Sun with Summer Flowers

    by Janis Goad6

  • 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

  • Shamrocks are traditionally associated with St. Patrick's Day, but they can be very difficult to grow. Their various forms make them a bit of a mystery to those wishing to plant. Learn to grow them!

    How to Grow Shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day

    How to Grow Shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day

    by Becki Rizzuti8

  • 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 Venkat65

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

    How To Grow Wisteria

    How To Grow Wisteria

    by Sharon Vile20

  • 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

  • Miniature rose bushes are hybrid roses that are bred to remain small in size. Despite their small size, they are actually very hardy and most varieties are long blooming. Here are a few tips on how to care for your miniature rose bush as an indoor houseplant.

    Miniature Rose Bush - Indoor Care

    Miniature Rose Bush - Indoor Care

    by Sheila Brown55

  • 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 Hemmer7

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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    How I Grow and Harvest Stevia

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    Top 10 Painful Stings

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    Growing Creeping Phlox

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    How to Grow Broccoli In Containers

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    Growing Mimosa Trees

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