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.

The 7 Do’s and Don’ts of Garden Containers

7 Tips for a Thriving Small-Space Garden from the National Garden Bureau.


9 Steps to Growing a Greener Backyard

Adopt earth-friendly habits and your yard (and wallet) will thank you.


6 Ways Green Thumbs Can Thrive in Winter

Keep calm and garden on, no matter the weather!


Winter Gardening Activities

Wishing you could get your hands in the dirt again? Try these winter gardening activities to keep you warm until...


The 6 Most Common Plant Problems

The plant doctor is in!


8 Facts About Christmas Cactus

What do you know about this classic holiday plant?


Witches’ Butter Fungus (Tremella mesenterica)

Look for Witches' Butter after heavy rains, when it looks like bright yellow jelly emerging from dead logs.


Garden Pruning Tips: How to Become a Pruning Pro

Learn the best garden pruning tips and learn what tools you need for the job. Get your pruning work done...

Winter Dormancy and Chilling for Plants

Shivering in the cold after the unusually warm fall? Be thankful for cold weather that evokes winter dormancy and chilling...


Easy Care Perennials Anyone Can Grow

Make growing plants easy by adding these resilient and easy to grow plants to your flower garden this fall.


13 Garden Remedies to Stop Doing

From using coffee grounds in soil to doubling your fertilizer for better results, here are 13 garden remedies that aren't...


The Best Public Gardens in the U.S.

From coast to coast, we've compiled a list of some of the best public gardens in the U.S. Be sure...


Gardening Basics to Keep Plants Healthy

Stack the odds in your favor by learning the gardening basics of these disease-resistant plants. They're as breathtaking as they...


Winter Gardening: Tips to Add Color

Who says winter gardening has to be dull and boring? Take a look at some easy ways to add interest...


DIY Vegetable Garden Idea: Mini-Me Microgreens

Good things come in small plants! Learn more about these pint-sized veggies and how to grow them in your DIY...


Easy Garden: How to Grow Air Plants

Air plants are the newest garden trend - they don't need soil or fertilizer and are the perfect easy garden...

Healing Through Garden Therapy

Garden therapy has become a tool for learning, coping and healing for this Wisconsin woman living with cognitive disabilities.


Easy Garden: Fall Leaves Make Great Mulch for Your Lawn

Fall leaves make a great mulch for the lawn and adds nutrients too! All you need for this easy garden...


Gardening Basics: 5 Tips for Choosing Plants at the Nursery

Save yourself buyer's remorse by learning the gardening basics on how to choose healthy plants and avoid those with potential...


Gardening Basics: Diagnosing Problems Looking At Leaves

The leaves of your plants give invaluable clues as to the health of your plants. Learn how to ID some...


33 Tips for Farmers Markets

This helpful farmers market guide provides you with 33 of the best tips, hints and tricks for making the most...

5 Common Mistakes In The Backyard Vegetable Garden

Thinking of growing a backyard vegetable garden? Save time and money by avoiding these simple pitfalls.


Guide to Preserving and Drying Herbs

Want to enjoy summer herbs all year long? We'll show you how with these tips and tricks on drying herbs....


How to Dry Fruit For All Seasons

Harvest seasonal fruits this summer and preserve the flavor for months! We'll show you how to dry fruit from your...


Growing Thyme Plants: Ornamental and Edible Herbs

Thyme plant isn't just a fragrant and edible herb. It is a versatile plant that adds beauty in many areas...


Basic Gardening: Research Plants Before Buying

Take a little time to research before buying a new plant is one of the gardening basics. It'll save you...


Container Ideas: Perennials in Pots

From the bucks you’ll save to the boundless array of container ideas you can choose from, benefits abound when you...