Gardening

Make the backyard garden of your dreams a reality with these gardening tips and ideas from our experts.

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Watch a Butterfly Feeding

If you've never looked closely at a butterfly feeding, this video gives you the chance.


Growing Lemongrass

Grow lemongrass for culinary purposes, as an ornamental grass, or just for the fresh scent!


Plant Fall Veggies in Late Summer to Extend the Growing Season

As summer begins to wane, it's time to plant cool-season veggies in your backyard vegetable 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...

Big Eyes in the Butterfly Garden

Butterflies and caterpillars use “eyespots” to scare off predators in the butterfly garden and beyond!


Attracting Butterflies with Fruit

Flowers aren't the only way to bring butterflies to your garden. Learn about attracting butterflies with fruit too.


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...


Why Do Leafy Greens Bolt?

Learn why lettuce bolts, why it's not a good idea to eat leafy greens after this happens, and ways to...


Container Ideas: Red, White and Blue

Decorate your outdoor space for a patriotic celebration with flowers in red, white and blue for great container ideas.


Attracting Butterflies: Long-Tailed Skipper

These little fliers are more colorful than you might first think. Learn how to attract long-tailed skippers to your butterfly...


Container Ideas: Pair Flowers and Vegetables Together

Need new container ideas? How about adding edible plants in with flowers? Get inspired by these beautiful pots filled with...


Attracting Butterflies With a Free Milkweed Program

Community member Sandra Williams got her garden club involved in attracting butterflies with free milkweed. Learn how she did it.


Flower Garden: Little Known Facts About Peonies

How much do you know about peonies? Learn some little-known facts behind these beautiful, fragrant, old-fashioned plants and why they...

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...


Top 10 Best Roses

There’s a longtime love affair between gardeners and roses. Find your new favorite tried-and-true rose on our list of the...


Plants for a Cocktail Garden

Cheers to the cocktail garden! Grow a happy hour in your own backyard with these good-time tips and fruit and...


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.


Best Container Plants: Bacopa

Masses of white flowers cover this beautiful, small ground cover, making bacopa an increasingly popular choice for those who are...


Easy Gardening: Watering With Ollas

An old-fashioned watering method has become 'cool' again. Ollas are clay pots that slowly release water to plants, making them...

Growing Fruit Trees: How to Repel Borers Naturally

Want to keep borers away from your fruit tree without using pesticides? Learn how garlic and nasturtiums can keep borers...


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 Backyard Vines With Fall Flair

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


DIY Vegetable Garden: Beneficial Vegetable Pairs

Did you know that certain vegetables do best when paired with certain others in your DIY vegetable garden? Learn which...


Blue Flag Iris for Wet Flower Gardens

Flower gardens with wet soils are perfect for blue flag iris.


Using Nectar Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds

The best flowers to attract hummingbirds are rich with nectar - here's how to build a nectar-filled garden in your...