Gardening Basics

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.

Top 10 Plants for Clay Soil: Japanese Iris

Top 10 Plants for Clay Soil

Slow-draining clay soil makes life difficult for many plants. Not to worry: these 10 plants for clay soil thrive in it.

Gardening with Ornamental Grasses: Pampas Grass

Gardening with Ornamental Grasses

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!

Grand Ground Cover Ideas: Lambs' Ear

Grand Ground Cover Ideas

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.

Winter Gardening: Nine Striking Plant Ideas

Winter Gardening: Striking Plant Ideas

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.

Easy Gardening

Easy Gardening for Tough Locations

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 Myths

Basic Gardening Myths Dispelled

Basic gardening advice is available everywhere you look, but not all of it is right. Learn more from the authors of Decoding Gardening Advice.

From Our Community

Hydrangea bushes grew ok this year but no flowers

Last year they were falling over with so many blooms! I think the winter was too harsh.  What needs done besides acid fertilizer?
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Russian Sage

Can someone here tell me what experience (s) you have had with Russian Sage ? For some reason, I have never noticed this plant before this summer . …
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