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.

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...


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...


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: 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...


Plant Sunshine Mimosa Groundcover Instead of Grass

Replacing your grass with groundcovers, like sunshine mimosa, means less maintenance. Learn more about using groundcovers in your garden.


Gardening Made Easy: Alternative Gardening Ideas

New garden? No sweat! Skip the stress and enjoy instant success with no-dig gardens that are good to grow. Gardening...


Top 10 Year-Round Perennials

Want a garden that’s beautiful all year long? It’s possible with these backyard gardening picks for year-round perennials.

Top 10 Bizarre Plants

These plants are not garden basics! Walk on the wild side with these weird and wonderful bizarre plants.


Top 10 Backyard Vines With Fall Flair

Grow these fall vines to brighten your autumn landscapes with blazing foliage, colorful berries and fetching flowers.


Gardening Made Easy: 60+ Tough Plants

Take the guesswork out of your garden and put these tough plants to the test in your backyard.


Top 10 New Plants for 2014

It’s time to celebrate! The garden world is abuzz over this year’s arrivals, and we're sharing our list of top...


Gardening Basics: Identifying Weeds in Your Garden

Not sure how to tell the good from the bad when identifying weeds in your garden? We'll help you figure...


Top 10 Plants for Sandy Soil

Since water runs right through sandy soil, the growing conditions are rather dry, even if the area gets a lot...