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  • This article will provide tips on pruning raspberries properly for growing more fruit every season. This guide will also offer helpful advice on general care for these wonderful plants.

    How and When to Plant and Prune Raspberry Bushes

    How and When to Plant and Prune Raspberry Bushes

    by Anthony Altorenna11

  • I explain how long it takes to grow goji berries from seed or young plants. What are the health benefits of goji berries. How to grow goji berry tree in your garden. Step-by-step instructions with videos and pictures

    How to Grow a Goji Berry Tree in Your Garden

    How to Grow a Goji Berry Tree in Your Garden

    by L M Reid30

  • 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

  • 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 Daily5

  • Learn about growing perennial Plumbago auriculata bushes & see photos of their blue blossoms as well as other types of Plumbago.

    Hardy & Beautiful Plumbago Plants

    Hardy & Beautiful Plumbago Plants

    by Peggy Woods58

  • Moss can be a unique, low-care garden feature in cool weather, moist climates.

    Moss Farming

    Moss Farming

    by Rae Schwarz76

  • 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

  • The Pachira aquatica, commonly referred to as the money tree or money plant, is commonly used as a houseplant and in Feng shui. They are easy to care for if you follow a few simple guidelines.

    How to Care for Money Trees

    How to Care for Money Trees

    by Sean Hemmer17

  • 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 Wickison73

  • 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 Daily20

  • Stephanotis floribunda, popularly known as Madagascar Jasmine or wax flower, is sometimes grown as a house plant, principally for its white, fragrant flowers. This practical text describes its history, care requirements and needs; the illustrations show how and when to propagate from stem tip cuttings.

    How to Grow and Care for Madagascar Jasmine

    How to Grow and Care for Madagascar Jasmine

    by Nemingha3

  • Willow is wonderful and extremely easy to grow from cuttings. This guide shows you how to propagate this useful plant.

    How to Grow Willow From Cuttings

    How to Grow Willow From Cuttings

    by Eugene Brennan10

  • Detailed instructions on how to "clone" your favorite geranium plant from a cutting. It's easy to do, and each new plant has the same characteristics of the first so there will be no surprises!

    How to Propagate Geraniums From Cuttings

    How to Propagate Geraniums From Cuttings

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney24

  • Many people have wondered what exactly is the difference between Spanish bluebells and English bluebells, especially considering one is a protected species and one is not. I have photos to show you the difference.

    The Difference Between Spanish and English Bluebells

    The Difference Between Spanish and English Bluebells

    by GardenExpert9994

  • 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

  • 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

  • Container gardening with broccoli is a great way to provide yourself with fresh produce. Learn the basics of growing broccoli in containers.

    How to Grow Broccoli In Containers

    How to Grow Broccoli In Containers

    by Zach18

  • 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 lm54

  • Green leaves in the garden are so boring. Consider elevating the drama in your garden palette with punches of color such as bright pinks, purples, reds, yellows, and (of course) greens, with the coleus plant.

    How to Care for the Coleus Plant

    How to Care for the Coleus Plant

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • 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 Zach38

  • Amur maple (Acer ginnala) is a small, deciduous shrub that can be grown as an ornamental tree, as a hedge or as a bonsai. They are quite versatile and easy to look after.

    How to Grow Amur Maple (Acer Ginnala)

    How to Grow Amur Maple (Acer Ginnala)

    by livingsta16

  • Easy to grow and a delight to have in the house, a spider plant can provide many years of enjoyment to any space. Learn the simple care instructions necessary to ensure a healthy spider plant.

    How to Care for a Spider Plant

    How to Care for a Spider Plant

    by Kate Daily0

  • 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 SueWithTwo7

  • Whether you call them harebells, wood bells, auld man's bells or calverkeys, the bluebell flower is a favorite perennial worldwide--and in spring, they spread their magic in enchanting bluebell woods.

    Bluebell Flowers: Beautiful and Whimsical Perennials

    Bluebell Flowers: Beautiful and Whimsical Perennials

    by Athlyn Green17

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 IzzyM59

  • 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 moonlake280

  • 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 thoughthole2

  • 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 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

  • Many people buy a juniper bonsai to keep inside their home, apartment or office, but indoor junipers will die. These five species will survive inside and make great bonsai.

    Five Species That Make Great Indoor Bonsai

    Five Species That Make Great Indoor Bonsai

    by Michael1

  • 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 Hemmer5

  • Cacti are a vast and varied family of plants that originated millions of years ago. Known for their incredible ability to survive the driest conditions, Cacti are a very hardy plant with very unique characteristics that include their spines, areoles and stems.

    Characteristics of Cacti Plants

    Characteristics of Cacti Plants

    by Suzanne Ridgeway27

  • 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 teachers2

  • 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

  • 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 Badder34

  • Growing and caring for Venus flytraps is easier than you might think. Just give them lots of sunlight, keep their soil damp, and water with distilled water or rainwater. Avoid touching them frequently, and prune any flowers and dead leaves.

    How to Grow and Care for Venus Flytraps

    How to Grow and Care for Venus Flytraps

    by Marites Mabugat-Simbajon15

  • 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 LongTimeMother317

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Zach10

  • 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 Day45

  • 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 Hemmer10

  • Learn to recycle old egg cartons and coffee grounds to sprout beautiful, healthy seedlings for your garden with this efficient and ec0-friendly seed starting technique.

    Growing Seeds in an Egg Carton

    Growing Seeds in an Egg Carton

    by Christy Kirwan8

  • 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

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

    Mint Pests: Identification and Removal

    Mint Pests: Identification and Removal

    by Zach8

  • Many consider the raccoon an adorable critter until they're invading your garden and digging up your precious plants and eating the crops!

    How to Keep Raccoons Out of Your Garden

    How to Keep Raccoons Out of Your Garden

    by Michael Kismet3

  • 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

  • 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 Hart17

  • 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 Brennan32

  • Aloe vera plants are easy to grow and make great houseplants. Aloes can grow relatively quick when given optimal conditions and care. Soil type, watering schedule, light requirements, and occasional fertilization will keep aloe plants looking attractive and green for years to come.

    Aloe Vera Plant Care

    Aloe Vera Plant Care

    by Sean Hemmer7

  • 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

  • High humidity houseplants create a green and tropical flair in our homes. We love them in our living areas and especially in our bathroom where the inherent humidity might hurt other plants. This ultimate guide to high humidity houseplants is filled with tips and information to use in your own home.

    The Ultimate Guide to High Humidity Houseplants

    The Ultimate Guide to High Humidity Houseplants

    by Cristina Vanthul7

  • 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 Venegas28

  • One of the first decisions that the beginning beekeeper must make, and often one of the most confusing, is the size of the boxes and frames to use for hive bodies and supers. Several options are available. Weight, efficiency, and...

    Beehives: A Guide to Choosing the Right Size Boxes

    Beehives: A Guide to Choosing the Right Size Boxes

    by Wib Magli7

  • 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 thoughthole26

  • 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 Zach76

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cunjevoi Lily (Alocasia brisbanensis) is a native Australian understory riparian plant with huge elephant ear leaves. It is an important source of food for wildlife and makes a great structural feature plant for a tropical garden.

    Cunjevoi Lily - Alocasia brisbanensis

    Cunjevoi Lily - Alocasia brisbanensis

    by TheNerdyGardener0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 rpalulis55

  • Organic and sustainable, liquid seaweed fertilizer can be harvested without damaging the environment and is one of the best fertilizers you can use on your plants. This guide will cover how it's made and provide a variety of tips on how best to use the miracle algae.

    The Benefits of Liquid Seaweed Fertilizer

    The Benefits of Liquid Seaweed Fertilizer

    by Cindy Lawson86

  • 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 Zach15

  • If you don't know which type of soil you have, you won't know which types of flowers, shrubs, and trees you are going to be able to grow with any success. This article will explain the different types of soil and show you how to determine which type you have and show ways of amending it.

    Creating a Beautiful Garden Begins With Your Knowledge of the Soil

    Creating a Beautiful Garden Begins With Your Knowledge of the Soil

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney2

  • Applying fertilizer in excess can easily damage and kill plants. Saving plants from fertilizer damage is possible, but a little work and patience is needed before the plant becomes healthy again.

    How to Save an Overfertilized Plant

    How to Save an Overfertilized Plant

    by Sean Hemmer2

  • 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

  • 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 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 and faster growing plants.

    25 of the Best Plants for Indoor Hydroponic Gardens

    25 of the Best Plants for Indoor Hydroponic Gardens

    by Mary Wickison28

  • Water tomato plants a little away from the stem to encourage the plant to spread its roots. Learn some of the best watering techniques from someone who has been growing tomatoes for years. These tips and guidelines would take you a long way. Read on and you could become an expert yourself!

    Watering Tomatoes: When, How Often & How Much - 5 Pro Tips

    Watering Tomatoes: When, How Often & How Much - 5 Pro Tips

    by Brandon Lobo55

  • How do you prune crepe myrtle trees and when do you prune them? These are just two of the questions answered in this article about this ornamental tree—a Southern favorite.

    Proper Pruning of Crepe Myrtles

    Proper Pruning of Crepe Myrtles

    by MariaMontgomery28

  • 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 Spencer39

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Venkat73

  • 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 Calhoun33

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 E33

  • Natal Mahogany is a plant is a finicky but beautiful tree often misidentified, and subsequently cared for improperly leading to a swift fatality. Awareness of the true identity can prevent disaster.

    Caring for a Natal Mahogany Plant, Trichilia Emetica

    Caring for a Natal Mahogany Plant, Trichilia Emetica

    by thoughthole2

  • 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

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

    9 Herbs for Your Perennial Herb Garden

    9 Herbs for Your Perennial Herb Garden

    by Nicolette Goff21

  • A hub about how and where to find a garden snail and how to catch them, along with some interesting facts and general information.

    How to Find and Catch a Garden Snail

    How to Find and Catch a Garden Snail

    by livingsta33

  • 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

  • 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 Doan10

  • 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 Laura5

  • It's often hard to know what to grow in a shady area. This article will provide a list of wonderful, shade-tolerant plants, including: astilbe, hostas, anemone, aquilegia, epimidia, and trillium.

    10 Plants That Grow Well in the Shade

    10 Plants That Grow Well in the Shade

    by Diana Grant30

  • 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

  • The catalpa tree, sometimes referred to as the Indian bean tree, is a unique, ornamental tree with white flowers and long seed pods whose numerous species can be grown in many climates.

    Catalpa Tree Facts, Uses, and Planting Tips

    Catalpa Tree Facts, Uses, and Planting Tips

    by Ron Noble15

  • If you are looking for a fast growing tree, don't overlook oak trees. They are not only beautiful and offer brilliant fall color, they will also grow quickly if you choose the right one.

    5 Great Fast Growing Oak Trees

    5 Great Fast Growing Oak Trees

    by landocheese0

  • A comprehensive guide for anyone who has an interest in wanting to create miniature trees or just wants to learn the science of dwarfing trees.

    A Beginner's Guide to Bonsai

    A Beginner's Guide to Bonsai

    by David Lieu3

  • Sweet basil is the tastiest and most popular garden herb around! Come learn the basics of how to care for sweet basil plants.

    How to Care for Sweet Basil

    How to Care for Sweet Basil

    by Zach13

  • 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 Altorenna38

  • 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

  • Yuccas are very common in arid regions of the Americas. The yucca plant is easy to care for and it has care requirements that are similar to cacti. This article will address basic yucca maintenance and it will provide tips for identifying common problems one may encounter while raising yucca.

    How to Take Care of a Yucca Plant

    How to Take Care of a Yucca Plant

    by Sean Hemmer7

  • 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

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    Planting, Growing and Harvesting Spring Onions

    Planting, Growing and Harvesting Spring Onions

    by L M Reid9

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Add a little flare to your container garden by growing garlic! This easy to grow root crop can be planted densely for abundant harvests. Come learn how to grow garlic in a pot!

    How to Grow Garlic in a Pot

    How to Grow Garlic in a Pot

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  • 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 Spencer92

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Spencer50

  • 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

  • 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 Daily8

  • Reflexa, the intriguing contemporary interior bush. Caring for this houseplant may be easier than you think once you know a little bit about this interesting specimen. Look inside the Thoughthole to learn more about this mysterious, randomly winding, visually striking, showpiece.

    Caring for Dracaena Reflexa;  Song of India,  Jamaica, Pleomele

    Caring for Dracaena Reflexa; Song of India, Jamaica, Pleomele

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  • Learn everything you need know how to grow Asiatic lilies. They are some of the most beautiful flowers available.

    How to Grow Asiatic Lilies

    How to Grow Asiatic Lilies

    by Barbara Badder32

  • 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 Monet2

  • An introduction to assembling a simple hydroponic grow tub. A step by step guide to buying and building this deep water culture hydroponic system yourself.

    Hydroponic Tubs: A Build-It-Yourself Guide

    Hydroponic Tubs: A Build-It-Yourself Guide

    by Preacherwolf20112

  • 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 Mazlan138

  • Fittonia is often called a "nerve plant" or "mosaic plant." The plant features beautiful red, pink, or white veins that contrast with dark green foliage. Caring for fittonia requires a little more effort compared to most houseplants due to it being indigenous to South American rain forests.

    Fittonia Care

    Fittonia Care

    by Sean Hemmer0

  • 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

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  • 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

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