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.

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Meet Garden Royalty: The Viceroy Butterfly

A viceroy butterfly is a majestic sight in the garden. Learn what the butterflies and their caterpillars look like and...


How Does a Butterfly Survive Winter?

When the weather turns cold, you may wonder what happens to a butterfly in winter. Find out how different butterfly...


Can Pansies Survive Frost and Overwinter in the Garden?

Pansies can handle light frost and offer multiple seasons of colorful blooms. Learn how to overwinter pansies and enjoy flowers...


Plant Allium Bulbs in Fall for Gorgeous Spring Flowers

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

Spooky Nature: Hickory Horned Devil Caterpillar

The hickory horned devil looks pretty creepy with bright colors, huge eye-spots, and gigantic horns. But this caterpillar turns into...


Composting Basics: How to Make Compost

Learn how to make compost and keep composting in winter, how often to turn compost, and get the ratio for...

How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter in Two Days

For a healthy spring landscape, spend a fall weekend preparing your garden for winter. It's easy with our straightforward, how-to...


12 Mini Planters to Suit Any Decorating Style

Add some flair to your home with mini planters. From sloths to ferris wheels, we found small planters for every...


Expert Tips for Growing a Clementine Tree Indoors

Follow expert advice for growing and pruning an indoor clementine tree. Find out the benefits of growing citrus fruit and...


Tips for Saving Tomato and Veggie Seeds From Your Harvest

Make the most out of the summer and fall harvest by saving tomato, pepper and vegetable seeds for next year. Find...

Keep Your Garden Blooming by Deadheading Flowers

One simple chore will help your garden bloom better and longer. Deadheading flowers encourages plants to produce blooms instead of...


Gardening Basics: Secrets From the Garden Center

Shop confidently for flowers and shrubs at the garden center. Industry experts reveal the gardening basics to a better buying...


11 Kinds of Butterflies Worth Knowing

From painted ladies to monarchs and malachite butterflies, you'll want to add all of these kinds of butterflies to your...


Never Plant These Invasive Shrubs (and What to Grow Instead!)

Find out which invasive shrubs you should avoid planting in your landscape and alternative native shrubs to replace them with.


Bring the Beach to Your Garden with a Rare Dolphin Succulent

Swim right over to this dolphin succulent plant. These dolphin succulents will make a splash with your other favorite houseplants.

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How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs in Your Garden

Stink bugs not only stink but are also tough to kill in your garden and your house. We talked to...


How to Grow Your Own Pumpkins and Gourds

Skip the pumpkin patch next year! Follow this step-by-step guide on how to grow the best backyard pumpkins and gourds.


Top 10 Fall Container Plants for a Pretty Front Porch

Think beyond mums and pumpkins when dressing up your porch for autumn. These fall container plants have gorgeous seasonal...


Growing Tips: Mother of Thousands Succulent Plant

Learn if the mother of thousands plant is a good choice to add to your outdoor garden. You can also...


How to Grow and Care for Amaryllis (and Make the Bulbs Rebloom!)

When your green thumb is itching to dig in the dirt this winter, turn to amaryllis! Learn how to grow...


Grow Autumn Fire Sedum for Late Season Color

Learn how to grow and care of Autumn Fire sedum. Enjoy this fall flower's seasonal color, wildlife benefits and year-round...


10 Secrets to Fantastic Fall Leaf Colors in Your Yard

Love to look at gorgeous fall leaves? Learn the secrets for enjoying rich, beautiful fall leaf colors in your backyard...


Fall Cleanup: 8 Garden Chores You Should Never Skip

Even if time is tight, focus on these fall cleanup chores that fellow gardeners say you should always finish before...

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12 Pictures That Will Change the Way You Look At Moths

Butterflies may get all the glory, but these pretty moth pictures prove that some species of moths are just as...


Can You Reuse Potting Soil in Planters?

Can you reuse potting soil from year to year? Learn how to select a quality potting mix and how to...


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...


10 Things You Need to Know About Chrysanthemums

Learn more about the chrysanthemum, a popular autumn plant. This guide explains everything you need to know about chrysanthemums.


25 Secret Garden Tips We Learned From Grandma

This collection of timeless gardening tips is proof that grandmas really do know best. They're tried, true and definitely worth...


9 Features to Look for in a Bat House

It’s easier and more beneficial to host bats in the backyard than you may think. Just look for these attributes...