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.

Pollinators Love Double Play Spirea

Double Play Big Bang spirea offers bursts of summer color and plenty of perks for pollinators, including butterflies and...


Top 10 Vegetables That Grow Well in Shade

You can harvest a bountiful crop of vegetables even if your garden is spotty on sunshine. Each of these vegetables...


9 Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Flowers

Celebrate the Stars and Stripes with a flower garden bursting with patriotic pride. Here are the best red, white and...


How to Grow and Care for a Gloriosa Lily

Wondering if a gloriosa lily is a good plant for your garden? Get expert growing tips, plus discover what's important...

The Best Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeders and 12 Tips That Work

Let's be honest: there's no such thing as completely squirrel-proof bird feeders. But you can cut down on squirrels' visits...


9 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...

Top 10 Summer Flowering Shrubs for Full Sun

Attract hummingbirds and butterflies with these summer flowering shrubs for full sun that provide a robust nectar source in your...


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The Best Potting Soil for Every Type of Plant

If your plants are growing in a pot or container, you need potting soil. Here are our picks for the...


Tips for Deer Resistant Plants and Deer Deterrents

Deer may be adorable, but they can seriously damage your garden. Follow this advice to deter deer. Plus, find deer-resistant...


The Best New Vegetables to Grow This Summer

Add tasty new veggie varieties to the menu this growing season. Some of these best vegetables to grow are perfect...

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Everything to Know About Mulch

Mulch is good for your plants and a great labor saver. Learn more about the different types, colors and ways...


Top 15 Colorful Flowers Hummingbirds Like

What flowers do hummingbirds like? Turn your garden into a pollinator haven with colorful hummingbird flowers such as bee balm,...


Toads vs Frogs: How to Spot the Differences

Frogs and toads are commonly spotted in gardens and backyards. Follow these key clues to spot the differences between toads...


10 Beautiful Flowers to Inspire Your Dream Garden

Marvel at gardeners' stunning pictures of beautiful flowers. These breathtaking blooms will have you racing to the garden center to...


Hummingbirds Will Love These Pink Nasturtium Flowers

Nasturtium flowers have been popular for decades for their edible peppery flavor and bright blooms. But this pink cultivar is...

Gardeners Share Their Best Container Garden Ideas

Experienced gardeners share their greatest container garden ideas, from helpful plant design tips to how to keep your patio clean.


The Right Way to Ripen Green Tomatoes and More Garden Myths Debunked

Gardeners all have advice but some of it isn't helpful. Weed out the myths on how to ripen green tomatoes,...


Use an Ant Moat for Your Hummingbird Feeders

Do ants keep crawling into your sugar water and other bird food? Learn how to use an ant moat for...


Will a Praying Mantis Eat Hummingbirds?

Watch your feeders and flowers for a surprising hummingbird predator. Find out how to protect your hummingbirds from a praying...


Grow Potted Flowers and Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Learn how to plant a container garden for hummingbirds. Discover the best potted flowers and plants that attract hummingbirds to...


Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: 8 Mistakes to Avoid, According to the Mocha Gardener

Our expert helps make vegetable gardening for beginners a success. Learn about some of the most common gardening mistakes, plus...


Apply to Sponsor-a-Hive to Help Native Bees

The Bee Conservancy's Sponsor-a-Hive program gives schools and community groups the opportunity to get a free bee house to help...


10 Fast-Growing Vegetables You Can Harvest Quickly

Plant these fast-growing vegetables for your fastest summer harvest ever. Our veggie picks also include the number of days until...

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5 Silk Moths That Might be in Your Backyard

Discover the amazing silk moths you can expect to find in the garden. See photos of silk moths and learn...


The Best New Garden Plants for 2021

Reawaken your garden with these stunning new garden plants.


Grow Mexican Bush Sage for Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Plant Mexican sage in southern butterfly gardens for silvery foliage and fuzzy purple and white blooms. Grow this nectar-rich salvia...


Cardinal Flower Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Cardinal flower is a great perennial for a butterfly garden with moist soil. Watch hummingbirds flock to this native plant’s...


How to Attract Birds to Your Yard: Food, Water and Shelter

Follow these simple tips to make your yard a dream destination for birds. Learn how to attract birds by fulfilling...


Expert Garden Advice on Rabbit Resistant Flowers

Bunnies eating all of your blooms? Here's an expert's advice for the best rabbit resistant flowers and tips for keeping...