Gardening Basics

New to gardening? In the market for easy gardening tips? We’re sharing all of the gardening basics you’ll need to turn your backyard into a stunner.

Too Many Roots? How to Fix a Root Bound Plant

Find out how to tell if you have a root bound plant. Also find out how to easily fix this problem and how to repot a root bound plant.

If You See White Stuff on Your Mulch, This is What it Means

Don't let the icky appearance deceive you—that white stuff on mulch can be beneficial to your landscape.


Plant a Hanging Flower Basket in 5 Easy Steps

Add color to nearly any space by designing and planting hanging flower baskets brimming with gorgeous blooms and foliage.


Rhododendron vs Azalea: How to Tell the Difference

Be a garden sleuth and find out the identify of your mystery plant. See key differences between rhododendron vs azalea...


The Top New Garden Trends to Try in 2022

Spring gardening season is upon us and it's time to get growing! Here are the top garden trends that the...

Easy Watering: 6 Plant Waterer Products We Love

Water your plants with ease! Keep your indoor and outdoor plants healthy with six plant waterer systems that do the...


10 Gardening Subscription Boxes You’ll Love to Unbox

Looking for a perfect gift for plant lovers? Gardening subscription boxes deliver seeds, indoor plants, flowers, tools and more to...


12 Heartfelt Gardening Memories With Mom

Birds & Blooms readers recount their favorite memories of gardening with Mom or Grandma.


5 Lucky Shamrock Facts for St. Patrick’s Day

Learn how to tell fact from blarney when it comes to this symbol of Ireland! Here are fun lucky shamrock...


The Top 10 Essential Garden Tools List

With this essential garden tools list, you can tackle any job in your yard. Learn what to look for when...


How to Remove Invasive Plant Species for Good

Invasives cause lots of problems in your yard and garden. Follow these tips for removing and replacing invasive plant...


The 6 Most Common Plant Problems and How to Solve Them

The plant doctor is in! See the most common plant problems reported by your fellow gardeners and a garden expert's...


The Best Natural Way to Kill Weeds

Want to get rid of weeds in your yard and garden for good? Follow a garden's expert advice for the...

Grow a Lucky Charm: How to Care for a Shamrock Plant

Learn how to choose and grow a false shamrock plant, what it looks like, and what to do if your...


How to Propagate Succulents (for More Free Plants!)

Follow this easy step-by-step guide to learn how to propagate succulents from leaves and cuttings. Before you know it, you...


Ask the Experts: Tips for Winter Shrub Covers and Protection

Our garden expert talks about how to protect shrubs from heavy snow and cold weather in winter, including how to...


10 Winter Garden Ideas to Keep Green Thumbs Happy

Don't worry, you don't have to stop gardening in winter. These winter garden ideas will keep plant lovers happy until...


Why Does My Plant Have Brown Tips on the Leaves?

Noticing brown tips on leaves of your indoor plants? Solve the problem with proper watering and fertilizing tips from a...


Why is a Cactus Covered in Spines?

Why does a cactus have spines? Find out the surprising reasons why these desert plants are so prickly and how...


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...

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...


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.


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...


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...