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.

Overwintering

Overwintering Potted Plants

Learn how to keep your favorite potted plants with these answers to the most-asked questions about overwintering.

Purple coneflowers are a great native for most areas.

Native Plants

Get back to your basic gardening roots by understanding native plants.

How to Dry Herbs

How to Dry Herbs

Drying herbs helps preserve summer’s abundance for the dark days of winter. Learn how to dry herbs here.

DIY Compost Bin

DIY Compost Bin

Learn how to compost, and you’ll be amazed at how easy it really is. Build this DIY compost bin and get started!

How to Prune

How to Prune

Pruning shrubs, trees and vines establishes a stronger framework, improves growth, removes diseased or damaged branches, and improves color, flowering and fruit production.

Grapefruit Tree

Cheat Your Climate

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.

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