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12 Mistakes You May Be Making with Fresh Basil

Fresh basil is one of the most beloved herbs for good reason—it's easy to grow and makes an amazing addition to a huge variety of dishes in many different cuisines. But when you're growing your own basil and using it in your recipes, are you truly letting your basil shine?

You Can Make a Bee Watering Station with a Bowl of Marbles

This bee waterer will make your backyard an oasis for hardworking pollinators. It's easy to DIY, too.


How to Make a DIY Laundry Basket Strawberry Planter for Summer

This inexpensive DIY strawberry planter is bound to give you a berry fruitful yield! Here's what to do.



11 Low-Maintenance Flowers You (Practically) Can’t Kill

Whether you're new to gardening or just looking to keep things stress-free, these resilient flowers will liven up your landscape...

How to Care for Peonies

For stunning blooms that will be the envy of the neighborhood, take note of these pointers for peonies care.


Top 10 Summer Flowering Shrubs for Full Sun

Attract hummingbirds and butterflies with these summer flowering shrubs for full sun that provide a robust nectar source in your...

The Best Smelling Flowers You Can Plant in Your Garden

Find the best smelling flowers for your garden from this fragrant mix of annuals and perennials.


People Are Growing ‘Alzheimer’s Gardens’ That Help Trigger Memories—a...

Healing happens outside too. Learn how to plant a healing garden for outdoor therapy anytime.


How to Grow and Care for a Gloriosa Lily

Wondering if a gloriosa lily is a good plant for your garden? Get expert growing tips, plus discover what's important...


The Prettiest Veggies to Plant in Your Flower Garden

Vegetables can be colorful and beautiful additions to your summer flower garden. Check out these edible landscape ideas you'll want...

This Gardener Figured Out How to Propagate Potatoes from Store-Bought Spuds

You can grow spuds in the garden—and it's surprisingly easy to learn how. This TikTok gardener will explain it all.


Gardeners Share Their Best Container Garden Ideas

Experienced gardeners share their greatest container garden ideas, from helpful plant design tips to how to keep your patio clean.


Bloomerang Lilac: Your Guide to This Fragrant Reblooming Lilac

Enjoy three seasons (yes—three!) of beautiful and aromatic lilacs. Our guide to Bloomerang lilacs shows how to plant and care...


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11 Secret Ingredients That Can Help Your Garden Grow

Who knew that these pantry ingredients were so good for the garden?


The Best Plants for Your Shady Garden

Gardeners are not doomed to boring, colorless plants for shady areas. Today’s shade garden plants are more colorful and interesting...

How to Grow a Hanging Herb Garden in a Shoe Organizer

This hanging herb garden is a simple and adorable way to get your hands in the dirt this summer!



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How to Prune Azaleas

Azaleas are loved for their splashes of springtime color when in bloom, and they're also easy to care for. Find...


How to Plant and Grow a Tulip Tree

Tulip trees offer year-round shade, beautiful flowers and stunning fall foliage. Consider growing this ornamental tree if it thrives in...


How to Grow Hot Peppers

There are so many kinds of peppers to grow and taste, it's time to think outside the jalapeno-shaped box! Learn...


How to Grow Cucumbers in Your Home Garden

This guide explains how to grow cucumbers, including how to grow cucumbers from seed, when to plant and a trick...


Japanese Maple Tree Care: Planting and Growing Tips

The Japanese maple tree boasts year-round beauty with a wide range of colors. Considering adding one of these trees to...


12 Beautiful Blue Flowers for Every Garden

Yellows, oranges and pinks abound in the plant world, but blue flowers sometimes seem harder to find. Here are beautiful...

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Can Epsom Salt Help Your Garden Grow?

This garden remedy has been around forever, but what does it do? Find how sprinkling Epsom salts in the garden...


10 Types of Lilies to Fill Your Garden

Lilies are beautiful, fragrant blooms for your flower garden. Some lilies are also prized as indoor plants. Learn about the...


This String of Turtles Plant Has Leaves That Look JUST Like Mini Turtle Shells

The string of turtles plant is our latest houseplant obsession!


10 Charming Planters That Make It Easy to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

Stop overbuying fresh herbs only to watch them spoil in the fridge. Instead, get an indoor herb garden and grow...


Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: 8 Mistakes to Avoid, According to the Mocha Gardener

Our expert helps make vegetable gardening for beginners a success. Learn about some of the most common gardening mistakes, plus...


Should You Use Coffee Grounds in the Garden?

Should you save your coffee grounds and add them to your garden soil? Learn how the garden expert says gardeners...