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.

Make Your Own Weed Killer With Vinegar and Dish Soap

Rather than spending money on chemical treatments to kill weeds, mix up a natural DIY weed killer with ingredients you...


How to Tell If Your Plants Need More Sun

It's more show than tell with indoor and outdoor plants. Learn the signs of too little light so you can...


Off Limits! 8 Houseplants That Aren’t Safe for Dogs

The last thing dog owners want to worry about is whether their houseplants are safe for their beloved Fido. Find...


Backyard Citizen Science for Nature Lovers

Count birds, report caterpillars, plan a habitat... there's something for every nature lover to enjoy with these backyard citizen science...


How to Use Edible Flowers from Your Garden

Freshen up meals with edible flowers found in your own backyard.


9 Poisonous Plants Every Cat Owner Should Avoid

Many kitties love to nibble on plants, but there are some very toxic plants for cats. Avoid lilies, kalanchoe and...


Will My Daffodil Bulbs Bloom This Spring?

A garden expert reveals the reasons why your daffodils might not bloom in spring. Find out what you can do...


Month-by-Month Gardening Resolutions

Your yard will have its best year yet when you set and keep these month-by-month gardening resolutions!

7 Surprising Facts About Winter Holiday Plants

Get in a festive mood with these surprising facts about your favorite holiday plants, like Christmas cactus, amaryllis and poinsettia.


How to Grow Your Own Tea At Home

Put the kettle on and brew a one-of-a-kind blend by growing your own tea plants.


Ask the Garden Expert: Is It OK to Use Rubber Mulch?

Our garden expert talks using rubber mulch in the garden, identifies mystery plants, and more!


7 Amazing Facts About Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants grow in wetlands where nutrients are scarce, so they turn to living creatures for their food.


How Plant Zones Work and How to Find Yours

Plants are happiest in their comfort zone. For a healthy and productive garden, be sure to grow plants that are...


The Ultimate Guide to a Dog-Friendly Backyard

Design a garden or backyard with pets in mind. A dog-friendly space keeps your furry pals safe, happy and healthy.


12 Easy Ways to Take Your Garden to the Next Level

It's simple to make a huge impact in your garden with these easy ideas.


12 Tips and Tricks for a Weed-Free Backyard

Arm yourself with a favorite tool and use these fresh ideas to say goodbye to unwanted plants.

Spring Break Nature Activities for Kids

Take advantage of time off and warmer weather to get out and enjoy the great outdoors with these nature activities...


7 Surprising Facts About Dandelions

Unexpectedly nutritious and tasty, dandelions have plenty of benefits.


6 Extraordinary Past Uses for Ordinary Plants

Travel back in time to discover unexpected uses for everyday plants.


Celebrating Women Naturalists Through History

In honor of International Women’s Day, learn more about four women naturalists and their contributions to our knowledge of birds,...


The Perfect Plant: How All-America Selections Designs New Plants

Add a wow factor to your space with award-winners designed, tried, and tested to make your garden pop.

Garden Chores for Warm Winter Days

It's not quite time to start planting, but there are still plenty of garden chores to do outside when the...


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.


Winter Gardening Activities

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


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.