Gardening

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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.

Your Guide to Growing Fruit Trees Indoors in Pots

You don't need an orchard to grow fruit. Follow expert tips for growing indoor fruit trees in pots, from coffee...


How to Grow an Indoor Lemon Tree

It's easier than you think to brighten up your home in winter! Grow a fragrant reminder of summer with an...


Grow a Black Chokeberry Shrub for Berry-Loving Birds

Looking to add fall interest to your yard? Learn why black chokeberry is a perfect choice, both for you and...


How to Control and Get Rid of Grasshoppers

Are grasshoppers bugging you? A garden expert provides advice for how to get rid of grasshoppers. Plus, learn which birds...

Plant Allium Flowers in Fall for Pretty Spring Blooms

Allium flowers are easy to plant in fall and enjoy in spring. Check out our tips for growing allium bulbs...


Attracting Butterflies: Meet the Common Buckeye

Despite the name, the common buckeye is anything but ordinary. The eyespots make this brown butterfly a real attention-getter!

Grow Foolproof Ferns in Your Shade Garden

Shine a spotlight on these shade-happy plants. Check out how to grow and care for ferns, plus get picks for...


Cosmos Flowers Are Beloved by Bees and Butterflies

Attract more pollinators to your yard with colorful, nectar-rich cosmos flowers. Discover how to grow cosmos and which cultivars to...



Plant Peonies in Your Flower Garden This Fall

Want peony blooms every spring? Plant fall peonies to enjoy these beauties in your flower garden. Also learn when to...

Plant Fertilizer 101: How to Feed Your Garden

Strong and healthy plants thrive when you feed them properly. Here’s how to give your garden a nutrient boost with...


Backyard Citizen Science Projects for Nature Lovers

Explore your landscape like never before with citizen science projects that will help researchers learn more about nature.


9 Fun Fall Gourd and Pumpkin Facts

Discover which country once used gourds as currency, which Japanese game is played with watermelons, and a wide variety of...


The Ultimate Guide to Growing (and Eating) Zucchini

Growing enough zucchini for days and days? Find out what to do with extra zucchini when this high-yield veggie just...


Expert Tips for Overwintering Begonias as Houseplants

Begonias are popular annual flowers, but you don't need to stop enjoying them when winter comes. Overwintering begonias is easier...

19 Things Your Landscaper Won’t Tell You

Add as much as 15% to your home's value with these expert landscaping tips.


20 Beautiful Bee Pictures We Can’t Stop Buzzing About

Birds and butterflies aren't the only beautiful backyard visitors. These pretty bee pictures will give you a new appreciation for...


Does a Ladybug Have Special Meaning or Symbolism?

What does it mean if you see a ladybug? Are they good luck? Learn about ladybug meaning and symbolism, and...


The Best Hydrangea Bush for Every Yard and Growing Condition

Discover what makes hydrangea bushes so versatile and our top picks for full sun, shade, pots, cut flowers and more!


10 Best Websites for Buying Flower Bulbs Online

Whether you're looking for spring or summer blooming bulbs, from tulips to dahlias, this list features all of our favorite...


Fall is the Best Time to Plant Poppy Flower Seeds

Plant poppies in fall for a jaw-dropping garden display of summer color. Learn how to transplant and grow poppy flower...


Control a Box Elder Bug Infestation

The box elder bug is not harmful to plants or people. But they are annoying when they invade homes in...


12 Dazzling Dragonfly Pictures You’ll Love

If you don't already enjoy looking for pretty dragonflies in your garden, these amazing dragonfly pictures will change your mind!

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Ladybug vs Asian Beetle: What’s the Difference?

Ladybugs eat garden pests, but they have a non-native lookalike—the Asian lady beetle. See the difference between a ladybug vs...


8 Surprising Snail Facts You Should Know

Learn about these hard-shelled critters with our collection of snail facts. Discover how snails eat, where they get their shells...


Katydids and Crickets: Nighttime Garden Music

Have you ever wondered what kinds of insects are singing in your garden at night? Find out more about crickets...


The Pros and Cons of Growing Common Milkweed

Common milkweed provides nectar for butterflies, and is the only food source for monarch caterpillars, but is it right for...


The Wonder of Wasps: Pollinators and Pest Control

If you see a wasp nest, don't be afraid! Wasps are beneficial garden pollinators and are one of your best...


Bee vs Fly: Meet the Flies That Look Like Bees

Bees and their look-alikes, including robber flies and hoverflies, are good bugs for your garden. Learn about flies that look...