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Outdoor Plants That Can Survive and Thrive Indoors

Keep alive the beauty of your summer garden and patio plants by hosting them indoors for the winter.

Protect Your Plants from Frost During a Cold Snap

Don't leave your plants out in the cold by leaving them unprotected as frost approaches.


Top 10 Fall Vegetables to Extend the Harvest

Some things are worth waiting for, like these tasty fall vegetables that can be harvested right up to...


How to Successfully Grow Your Kitchen Herb Garden

Growing fresh herbs like basil, rosemary, cilantro and thyme is a great idea for cost-conscious cooks. This guide explains how...


Don’t Have a Green Thumb? These 7 Hacks Can Revive Almost Any Dead Plant

Appearances can be deceiving, so even if a plant looks dead, it doesn't mean that it is. Try these expert...

5 New Bulbs to Plant This Fall for Spring Color

Put your trowel to work now to get splashy spring displays featuring sweet-smelling hyacinths and radiant tulips. Plus, three tips...


10 Landscaping and Gardening Myths to Stop Believing

A lot of good gardening advice has been passed down through the generations, but some erroneous recommendations have trickled down...


Top 10 Showstopping Tulip Bulbs to Plant for Spring Color

Plant these tulips in fall for an explosion of color when spring arrives. They'll look spectacular arranged in a bouquet...


6 Breathtaking Hydrangea Species You Need in Your Garden

New colors, small stature and long-lasting blooms—find out what's fresh on the hydrangea scene and discover the best hydrangea species...


10 Tips for a Fabulous Fall Flower Garden

Follow these helpful tips for creating the best fall flower garden this year.


These White Honeymoon Tulips Are the Blooms You Need in Your Garden

Honeymoon tulips have a snow-white color and delicately fringed petals that will take your breath away.


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10 Secret Ingredients That Can Help Your Garden Grow

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


How to Care for Chrysanthemums: 6 Things You Need to Know About Mums

It's autumn and that means it's time to show off a garden full of mums! Here's how to care for...

12 Mistakes You’re Making with Your Tomato Garden

Having fresh tomatoes at the ready is one of the summer's great joys. But your tomato gardening technique could be...


‘Citrus Splash’ Is the Gorgeous Multicolored Rose You Need in Your Garden

The 'Citrus Splash' rose brings the garden to life with splashes of vivid orange and yellow on the abundant blooms....


When Is the Best Time to Water Plants?

Water sustains not only us but our gardens too. Make sure to water your garden efficiently and effectively, starting at...


The ‘Wee Bit Giddy’ Hydrangea Is the GORGEOUS Flower Missing from Your Garden

'Wee Bit Giddy' is a new color-changing hydrangea that will bring all kinds of beauty to your landscape.


9 Household Items You Should Repurpose in the Garden

Clean out your closets and repurpose your old or extra household items as helpful, thrifty materials in your flower and...


How to Care for Hydrangeas: 7 Things You Need to Know

Here's a closer look at how to care for hydrangeas, including tips on where and how to plant them.


10 Easy Ways to Keep Backyard Pests Away This Summer

Summertime and the living is...not so easy. At least it's not so easy when you have insect problems. Send these...


8 Genius Ways to Use Dryer Lint in Your Backyard and Garden

Dryer lint should be collected after each load of laundry to prevent a fire hazard. Here are some good uses...

15 Things You Shouldn’t Do To Your Lawn

Whether you have a green thumb or not, it’s easy to maintain a blissful, barefoot-worthy backyard.


11 Things to Do in August to Get Your Garden Ready for Fall

Get your garden ready for fall with these quick tips.


9 of the Best-Smelling Flowers That Belong in Your Garden

This fragrant mix of annuals and perennials will help you find the best smelling flowers for your garden.


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How Heat and Humidity Impact Outdoor Plants

If your garden is struggling in high heat or humidity, you may need to consider your plant selection and whether...


How to Keep Dogs Out of Flower Beds

You can prevent dogs from rooting around in your flower beds by employing one of the following methods for how...


8 Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

Want to see energetic little hummingbirds zipping through your garden? These nectar-rich blooms will keep them buzzing back for more.