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.

Top 10 Flashy Flowering Succulents to Grow

Think all succulents are boring and green? Think again! Flashy blooms adorn the funky foliage of these flowering succulents.


Top 10 Bold Burgundy Perennial Flowers

Like the finest of wines, these sultry garden stars are an intoxicating mix of drama and sophistication. Grow burgundy flowers...


Top 10 Flowering Perennials That Bloom All Summer

It can be tricky to find flowering perennials that bloom all through the season, but these picks are sure to...


Top 10 Small Shrubs for Small Spaces

Yes, you do have room for an extra shrub or two—all of our picks for the top 10 shrubs for...

6 Flowering Full Sun Desert Plants to Grow

Is your yard hot, hot, hot? Plants these flowering full sun desert plants that will grow and thrive even in...


Top 10 Fast Growing Shrubs for Instant Curb Appeal

Get fantastic looking results and landscaping benefits even faster than usual with our gardening expert's picks for fast growing shrubs.

What Are Horned Melons and How to Grow Them

Learn everything you need to know about this unusual fruit, including what a horned melon tastes like and how you...


Top 10 Full Sun Perennials That Thrive in Sunshine

These flowering full sun perennials are easy to grow and won't wilt under the summer sunshine. Plus, the hardworking plants...


Coneflower 101: Care Tips, New Varieties and More

A coneflower is easy to care for, can be started from seed, and comes in a rainbow of varieties. Plus,...


Native Blanketflower Will Blanket Gardens in Bold Color

Blanketflower is a native wildflower that is easy to grow from seed. It is reliable and adaptable, and will fill...

Top 10 All-Time Shade Garden Ideas

Is your backyard starved for sunshine? Turn your outdoor space into an oasis with these tried-and-true shade garden ideas.


How to Safely Transplant Perennials and Flowers

When is the best time for transplanting perennials? Almost any time of the year! Learn foolproof tips for replanting flowers.


Top 10 Low Maintenance Perennials

These eye-catching, reliable plants keep on growing. Low maintenance perennials will save you money and add beauty to your backyard.


Top 10 Black Annual and Perennial Plants

'The new black' is just black when it comes to the garden. Check out some of our favorite black perennial...


How to Grow a Fireside Ninebark Shrub

Draw in wildlife and enjoy gorgeous foliage through the seasons with a Fireside ninebark shrub. This native plant fits...

11 Succulents That Will Attract Pollinators

Succulents provide food and nectar for pollinators. Watch a bee, butterfly or hummingbird land on a succulent and witness a...


Attract Black Swallowtail Butterflies to Your Yard

Fill your herb garden with black swallowtail butterflies. Learn what the caterpillar, eggs and adult butterflies look like.


How to Store Vegetables So They Stay Fresh Longer

You should not store all vegetables in the fridge. Preserve fresh picked flavor with this handy guide.


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How to Grow and Care for Hostas

Shade-loving hostas add lushness, color and volume to your garden. Follow these tips for getting the most out of landscaping...


All About Comma and Question Mark Butterflies

Study up on your punctuation and learn about the comma butterfly and question mark butterfly. Look at their wings closely...


How to Grow and Care for Kalanchoe, Indoors and Outdoors

A popular succulent, kalanchoe boasts long-lasting flowers and interesting foliage. Get tips for kalanchoe care and re-blooming.


How to Grow Shasta Daisies in Your Garden

These classic, cheerful white blooms are a mainstay in the flower garden. Learn how to grow a Shasta daisy in...


What I Wish I Knew Before Planting My Succulent Garden

The key to a happy succulent garden is planning and preparation. Here's what to do before you plant, plus how...

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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...


5 Tasty Ways to Deal With Zucchini Overload

Got zucchini taking over your garden? Try these delicious recipes from Taste of Home to use up your bountiful crop...


Knock Out Roses Are a Gardener’s Dream Come True

Discover the fascinating story about how Knock Out roses became the original and most popular low maintenance rose to grow.


Top 10 Best Tomatoes to Grow

Go beyond the ordinary in your tomato garden with our picks for the best tomatoes to grow (psst, these tomatoes...


5 Garden Bee Species You Want to See in Your Yard

There are over 4,000 native bees and many are in decline. Here are 5 beneficial garden bee species that need...


Top 10 Summer Fruits and Vegetables to Grow

Serve fresh produce from your garden at every picnic and barbecue when you grow these top 10 summer fruits and...