Gardening

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

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The First Harvest From a Young Orange Tree

The First Harvest From a Young Orange Tree


Top 10 Easiest Plants to Propagate That Grow From Cuttings

Are friends always admiring your gorgeous flowers? Spread the splendor of your garden with the easiest plants to propagate, perfect...


Build a Rock Garden

You don’t need a lot of space to start a rock garden. Find a corner of your yard or garden...


Big Container Garden Ideas

Make a big impact with these container garden ideas.


Plant a Healing Garden for Health and Wellness

Healing happens outside too, and therapy gardens are becoming more popular. Learn how to choose therapeutic healing garden plants.


Plant Garlic in Fall by Fruit Trees to Keep Borers Away

Bugs simply don't like the smell of garlic. Plant garlic in fall around fruit trees and shrubs to help deter...


Start Lettuce From Seed in Recycled Containers

Start Lettuce From Seed in Recycled Containers


Square Foot Gardening

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

33 Easy Ideas for Shade Gardens

Liven up your shady spaces with these shade garden ideas.


Perennials for Shade Gardens

Try these twelve perennials to brighten up your shade garden.


Ground Covers for Shade Gardens

Low-light ground covers add beauty in shade gardens.


How to Decorate Flower Pots with Mosaic Tiles

Learn how to decorate flower pots to suit any style with this surprisingly easy garden craft project.


DIY Compost Bin

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


Keep Your Garden Looking Great with Fall-Blooming Annuals

Even though the days may be getting shorter, these annual flowers will add color to your fall garden.


Growing Peas

Peas are packed with nutrients and are easy to grow in any backyard.


Growing Heirloom Vegetables

Join the heirloom revolution and grow your own heirlooms in your backyard vegetable garden.


Growing Cherries

With a little nurturing, you can grow cherry trees with ease.

Growing Carrots

At the root of it, it just takes a little TLC to grow this nutritious and delicious garden vegetable.


The Essential Guide to Companion Gardening

Some flower and vegetable plants work best when planted together. Here's everything you need to know about companion gardening.


Small Trees That Attract Birds for Food, Shelter and Nesting

Attract more birds with these small trees and shrubs that provide food and shelter in all seasons. These varieties are...


How Does a Cactus Reproduce?

Find out how do cactus reproduce and how gardeners can propagate a cactus from cuttings to get more free plants.


Growing Succulents From Cuttings

Growing succulents from cuttings is easy when you know how. Take cuttings from friends' plants, or start them from your...


Butterfly Love

At the butterfly exhibit where I work, our guests frequently point out pairs of butterflies that seem to be “stuck

Bloomin’ Onions: Beautiful Flowers of the Allium Family

On our Facebook page yesterday, we featured a “mystery photo” of a flower bloom head and asked readers to identify


Got Citrus? Learn How and When to Fertilize

Every year, it never ceases to surprise me that winter is a busy season when you have citrus trees growing...


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...


Second Chance for a Damaged Tree

Have you ever had a favorite damaged by a storm or severe cold temperatures?  Was the damage so bad that


Plant Strawberries for a Sweet, Edible Groundcover

If you want an attractive ground cover plant with a sweet and flavorful bonus, grow strawberries!


Using Vines as Groundcover

Most of us are familiar with seeing vines growing up on a wall or fence. But, have you ever thought