Gardening

Make the backyard garden of your dreams a reality with these gardening tips and ideas from our experts.

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Top 16 Easy Flowers Anyone Can Grow

Tired of flowers that won't bloom or can't stand a dry spell? Try one or all of these easy flowers to grow for a gorgeous garden with minimal effort.

Grow a Natural, Chemical-Free Garden

Win the war against weeds and pests without all the harsh chemicals. Yes, it really is possible to grow a...


How to Grow a Yarrow Plant and Keep it From Flopping

Get growing tips for a yarrow plant, along with simple ways to keep your yarrow from flopping through the heat...


Grow Buttonbush to Attract Butterflies and Pollinators

Buttonbush is a native plant with many benefits for pollinators. This flowering shrub is a perfect pick for that wet...


Hummingbirds Can’t Resist Firecracker Plant

Transform your backyard into a hummingbird paradise with this bold, bright colored firecracker plant, Vermillionaire cuphea.

7 Ways to Use Eggshells in the Garden

Don't throw away those eggshells after you cook breakfast! Save the shells and reuse them. There's many ways to use...


Easy Perennials That Anyone Can Grow

Gardening doesn't have to be difficult. Make growing plants simple by adding these resilient and easy perennials to your garden.

Top 10 Shrubs for Shade Gardens

Don't let your shady yard stop you from having a lively landscape. Jazz up your yard with our list of...


Super Sweet Berry Plants You Can Grow in Pots

It's possible to grow berry plants in small containers or pots. Learn what dwarf berry varieties you should buy.


Top 10 Salvias to Grow for Hummingbirds

Plant a variety of nectar-packed salvias for hummingbirds to visit. These tiny fliers will flock to the colorful and fragrant...


The Best Perennials to Grow for Hummingbirds

Attract pollinators year after year with the best perennials for hummingbirds. These plants take less time, work and money than...

Roses Love Garlic: Here’s Why

Garlic protects roses from bugs and it can help prevent fungal diseases like blackspot. Plant garlic around the base of...


Top 10 Sunny Sunflower Varieties to Grow

Discover a whole new selection of these radiant seed-bearing blooms with our top picks of pretty sunflower varieties.


10 Ways to Use Epsom Salt for Your Garden

Looking to stop bugs and boost your veggies this year? Try using Epsom salt for your garden. This common drugstore...


6 Ways to Use Baking Soda in the Garden

Many common garden issues can be solved with baking soda! Learn how to use baking soda in the garden to...


10 of the Best Daffodil Bulbs to Plant

From classic to quirky, daffodils are a fail-safe way to cheer up any garden. Plant these daffodil bulbs in fall...

20 Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Gardening

Gardening is good for you! Learn about the health benefits of gardening, including how it boosts your mood, reduces disease...


15 Ways to Conserve Water in the Garden

When rain is scarce, gardeners need ways to conserve water. Follow these tips to use water smartly and still keep...


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Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas for Your Yard

If you want a beautiful yard without a lot of fuss, here are six low-maintenance landscaping tips that will keep...


Straw Bale Gardening: How Does It Work?

Take on the challenges of gardening in a new way with a straw bale garden. Bales hold moisture and provide...


5 Tips for Picking Healthy Plants at the Nursery

Save yourself buyer's remorse by learning the gardening basics on how to choose healthy plants and avoid those with potential...


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What Is a Hammerhead Worm and Is It Harmful?

If you come across a hammerhead worm in your home or garden, read this before taking action.


7 Tips to Grow Your Best Basil Ever

Basil is one a most popular culinary herb, thanks to its spicy-sweet leaves, but it can be tricky to grow....


12 Perfectly Pink Succulents for Your Home

Add hues of dusty rose, magenta or bright coral to your growing greenhouse with these pretty pink succulents.

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7 Fascinating Ladybug Facts You Didn’t Know

Learn interesting ladybug facts, including what bad bugs ladybugs eat and why you want this charming insect in your backyard.


What Are Native Plants and Where to Find Them

When shopping at the garden center, you may ask, what are native plants? Learn how to choose them, grow them...


How to Identify a Red Spotted Purple Butterfly

Discover where to find a red spotted purple butterfly, what they look like, and what host plants to grow to...


6 Genius Garden Hacks You’ll Want to Steal Immediately

Should you use eggshells in the garden? Readers offer their best garden hacks and tips for getting the most out...


Add Glamour to Your Yard With Bollywood Azalea

Roll out the red carpet for butterflies, bees and other pollinators with Bollywood azalea. Learn how to grow this flowering shrub.


Top 10 Plants to Grow for a Cocktail, Mocktail or Tea Garden

Lavender, basil, mint and more add flavor to cocktails, mocktails, iced tea, hot tea and more, making them perfect for...