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.

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...


Top 10 Plants for Clay Soil

Slow-draining clay soil makes life difficult for many plants. Not to worry: these 10 plants for clay soil thrive in...


Grand Ground Cover Ideas

Capitalize on every inch of your garden with these ground cover ideas to fill otherwise empty areas. Whether you're working...

Winter Gardening: Striking Plant Ideas

Just because temperatures drop off late in the year doesn’t mean winter gardening has to follow suit. With some gardening...


Easy Gardening for Tough Locations

Living in the far north or south can make for tough growing conditions, but we've got tips for easy gardening...


Gardening For Your Health

Looking for a healthier lifestyle? Find how just how good gardening for your health can be!


Square Foot Gardening

Make the most of your time and space with a smarter way to plant your garden.


Overwintering Potted Plants

Learn how to keep your favorite potted plants with these answers to the most-asked questions about overwintering.


DIY Compost Bin

Learn how to compost, and you’ll be amazed at how easy it really is. Build this DIY compost bin and...


How to Prune

Follow these basic gardening tips when trimming trees, shrubs and vines.


Cheat Your Climate

Succeed in growing plants you “can’t” with these basic gardening tricks.

How to Root Cuttings from Plants

Learn the basics for growing new plants from cuttings, including what plants you should and should not propagate.


Free Plants

Save money in your backyard with these seven easy gardening tips.


Basic Soil Test

Learn more about your soil with these two quick and easy at-home soil tests.


Wintertime Planning for Springtime Improvements

Believe it or not, by this time of year — just over one month into the New Year — nearly


Starting Seeds Using Coffee Cups, Egg Shells or Cardboard Tubes

It's easy to start seeds using recycled materials that you already have at home. Try paper coffee cups, toilet paper...

Yellow Leaves With Green Veins Means Iron Deficiency

Does your plant have new yellow leaves with green veins? Learn how to test your soil, treat iron deficiency and...


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