From the bucks you’ll save to the boundless array of container ideas you can choose from, benefits abound when you plant perennials in pots.
New to gardening? In the market for easy gardening tips? We're sharing all of the gardening basics you'll need to turn your backyard into a stunner.
Don’t have space in your own backyard? Join a community garden, and enjoy growing your own food in a public space.
New garden? No sweat! Skip the stress with no-dig gardens that are good to grow. Gardening is made easy with these alternative gardening ideas.
Get kids excited about gardening with some gardening basics and out lists of foolproof plants for kids.
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Garden basics this are not! Walk on the wild side with these weird and wonderful bizarre plants.
Grow these backyard vines to brighten your autumn landscapes with blazing foliage, colorful berries and fetching flowers.
Take the guesswork out of your garden and put these tough plants to the test in your backyard.
It’s time to celebrate! The garden world is abuzz over this year’s arrivals, and we’re sharing our list of top 10 new plants for 2014.
Shop confidently for flowers and shrubs with these insider tips from the pros. Industry experts show you the gardening basics to follow for a better (and less expensive) buying experience.
Not sure how to tell the good from the bad when identifying weeds in your garden? We’ll help you figure out whether you should pull it up or let it grow.
Since water runs right through sandy soil, the growing conditions are rather dry, even if the area gets a lot of rain. These 10 plants for sandy soil don’t seem to mind.
Slow-draining clay soil makes life difficult for many plants. Not to worry: these 10 plants for clay soil thrive in it.
Low-maintenance and versatile, gardening with ornamental grasses is a great way to show off the grass in your yard as more than a tidy green carpet. With this comprehensive list of our top picks, growing ornamental grasses has never been easier!
Capitalize on every inch of your garden with these ground cover ideas to fill otherwise empty areas. Whether you’re working with sun or shade conditions, this basic gardening list features 12 of our ground cover favorites.
Just because temperatures drop off late in the year doesn’t mean winter gardening has to follow suit. With these striking plants, winter blooming flowers, and some gardening basics, you can boost texture and add hints of color to your yard.
Living in the far north or south can make for tough growing conditions, but we’ve got tips for easy gardening in these tricky spots.
Basic gardening advice is available everywhere you look, but not all of it is right. Learn more from the authors of Decoding Gardening Advice.
Looking for a healthier lifestyle? Find how just how good gardening for your health can be!
Looking for ways to eliminate garden insect pests, without resorting to pesticides? Get our tips for controlling garden bugs.
Make the most of your time and space with a smarter way to plant your garden.
Give your garden a jump-start this year by starting seeds indoors.
Learn the basics for enjoying rich, beautiful colors in your backyard this fall.
Learn how to keep your favorite potted plants with these answers to the most-asked questions about overwintering.
Get back to your basic gardening roots by understanding native plants.
Drying herbs helps preserve summer’s abundance for the dark days of winter. Learn how to dry herbs here.
Learn how to compost, and you’ll be amazed at how easy it really is. Build this DIY compost bin and get started!
Here are 37 basic garden plants you don’t want to grow in your backyard.
Pruning shrubs, trees and vines establishes a stronger framework, improves growth, removes diseased or damaged branches, and improves color, flowering and fruit production.
As gardeners, we can be romantic, irrational and headstrong. If we lose our heads to a certain plant, there’s no stopping us. It might be a plant we fell in love with while on a Hawaiian vacation or the pages of a gardening book. We have to have it! And the quest is on…to get the plant and grow it well.
Taking cuttings is a great way to expand—or share—the beauty of any garden. Perhaps you’d like to preserve a flower with family history, increase your collection of favorite blooms or reproduce that hard-to-find plant.
Our step-by-step instructions teach you how to divide perennials to give them new life in the garden.
An informative guide to your basic gardening tools.
The only thing better than a healthy and beautiful plant in your garden is a free healthy and beautiful plant. It’s easy to spend over $100 at a greenhouse or nursery. But you don’t have to shell out big bucks to get big results.
Start composting with these easy gardening tips.
With this eco-friendly, free and easy gardening method, you’ll have a better garden in just a few weeks.
Learn more about your soil with these two quick and easy at-home soil tests.
These 10 thrifty basic garden ideas are perfect for the resourceful gardener and use materials you have around the house.