Growing Trees, Shrubs & Grasses

Whether you’re growing grass, trees or shrubs, the right mix can make or break your backyard landscaping. We’re sharing expert grass, shrub and tree growing tips and advice you can use!

7 Fascinating Facts About Conifer Trees

Discover fun facts about these interesting trees and which birds love them. Learn the difference between conifers and pines and much more.

Can You Grow Azalea Plants Indoors?

Greenhouse azalea plants are commonly sold as holiday gifts. Here's what you need to know about growing azaleas indoors.


7 Fun Facts About Christmas Trees

They're a holiday staple, but you probably didn't know these Christmas tree facts. Share these fun facts about Christmas trees...


The Best Types of Conifer Trees and How to Grow Them

Garden experts share their favorite types of conifer trees as well as the best tips for growing conifers in your...


Top 10 Dwarf Conifers for Small Spaces

Small space gardening is made easy with our list of the top 10 dwarf conifers for landscaping. We found the...

Plant Propagation: How to Multiply Your Plants for Free

Save money and get more plants for free! Follow these plant propagation steps and learn how to make plant cuttings.


8 Types of Christmas Trees You Can Grow

Learn about the most common types of Christmas trees in America, and get tips on where to plant them and...


5 Essential Steps for Tree Planting Success

Planting a tree may be easier than you think. Just follow these digging, watering and planting tips to ensure your...


Native Shrubs for Birds: American Beautyberry Bush

American beautyberry bush is a versatile, easy-to-grow native shrub that birds love. Plant it in zones 6 to 10 and...


5 Attractive Drought Tolerant Shrubs for Your Garden

Here are five of our favorite drought-tolerant shrubs you should consider adding to your yard, to conserve water and add...


Pollinator Magnet: How to Care for and Prune Butterfly Bush

Learn when butterfly bushes bloom and how to take care of your plant, plus why some varieties are not appropriate...


7 Things You Need to Know Before Planting a Tree

Planting a tree is a wonderful investment for your property. Follow this checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything...


Top 10 Tree Diseases (And What to Do About Them)

Trees contribute mightily to a landscape's value, so it's important to keep them healthy. Here's how to deal with 10...

Choose the Best Roses for Your Garden

Before you toss any old rose plant into the ground, use this guide to find the rose that's a perfect...


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 five shamrock facts...


9 Best Fall Shrubs to Grow This Season

Turn up the heat in your cool-weather backyard with fiery fall foliage.


9 Small Evergreen Shrubs to Grow for Year-Round Beauty

Small evergreen shrubs and trees will make your yard look great in every season. Dwarf evergreens also provide benefits for...


How to Prune and Care for Crape Myrtle Trees

Beloved in the Southern states, crape myrtle trees flower profusely in summer. Learn how to properly care for and prune...


3 Different Ways to Grow Moss

Go mad for moss! One easy-growing plant, three ways to cultivate it.


5 Elegant Japanese Garden Styles to Try

A touch of Japan adds minimalist style to your own backyard.


7 Fabulous Facts About Flowering Trees

Learn more about everyone's favorite spring showstoppers!

Signs of Spring: Viburnum and Dogwood

Blooming trees and shrubs like native viburnum and dogwood are one of the great pleasures of spring.


Signs of Spring: Forsythia and Redbud

Growing up in Ohio, I had a forsythia bush outside my bedroom window. This allowed me to be one of


Top 10 Fast Growing Shrubs

Get fantastic looking results and landscaping benefits even faster than usual with our gardening expert's picks for the best fast...


Top 10 Quick Growing Trees for Your Landscape

Try planting one of these quick growing trees in your yard for beauty, shade and wildlife benefits.


Growing Hibiscus Outside and In

The blooms of this popular tropical shrub are real showstoppers. Get tips for growing hibiscus outside or indoors.


Colorful Winter Gardens

It may be winter, but not all gardens are covered in snow. Enjoy these colorful Southwestern winter gardens.