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12 Invasive Plants That Might Be Hiding In Your Yard

Stop invasive plants in their tracks. We'll show you how to remove common varieties from your yard.


How to Get Rid of the 10 Worst Garden Insects

As if weeds and weird weather weren't bad enough, gardeners also have to face insect pests. Here's a look at...


The Right Way to Harvest Your Summer Vegetables

It's the most wonderful time of the year: harvest season! Here's the right way to harvest the most popular summer...


Here’s How to Change the Color of Your Hydrangeas

If your hydrangea blooms are pink instead of blue—or vice versa—there's a way to get the color you want. Here's...


The Perfect Houseplant for You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Not sure what houseplant to add to your collection next? Let the stars be your guide!


Gardening with Kids: A Guide to Backyard Tasks for Every Age

Everybody can get in on the backyard fun with our seasonal guide to kids garden chores. From spring planting to...


7 Gardening Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Perennial Plants

Your flower beds aren't living up to that gardening magazine ideal? You may be making one of these common perennial...


DIY Container Garden for Hummingbirds

Learn how to plant a container garden to attract hummingbirds to your backyard.

13 Perennial Vines Your Garden Can’t Go Without

Add perennial vines to your landscape for gorgeous, vertical beauty that lasts for years. Here's a closer look at plants...


Here’s How to Prune Hydrangeas for the Perfect Summer Bloom

Ready to learn how to prune hydrangeas? Here's the best way to care for these stunning shrubs.


The Do’s and Don’ts of Growing Hostas

Everyone with shade in their garden knows the value of hostas, but not everyone knows how to landscape with these...


Chives: How to Grow, Harvest and Use Chives

If your only experience with chives is buying them at the store, it's time to learn about growing this herb...


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10 Ideas for Growing an Edible Landscape

Incorporate tasty fruits, herbs and vegetables into edible home landscaping.


Forcing Rhubarb: This Growing Technique Will Give You Sweeter Rhubarb

This technique is well-known across the pond, but may be less familiar to gardeners in the US. Learn what forcing...


How to Regrow Green Onions

While we're all spending more time at home lately, why not learn a few new ways to turn your kitchen...


10 Perfect Gardening Gifts for Father’s Day

Father's Day is right around the corner! Whether Dad's a do-it-yourself kind of guy, or he just enjoys spending time...

How to Prune Herbs (And Why You Definitely Should)

Learn how to prune herbs to keep your plants thriving!


8 Flower Subscriptions Perfect for You (or Your Best Bud)

Need an easy way to cheer up your home (or your BFF)? Try a flower subscription box! These companies ship...


The Fastest Growing Indoor Herb Plants to Start Today

You can add fresh herbs to your cooking all the time with an indoor herb garden. If you're looking to...


The Best Gardening Gear for Kids

It's time to get started in the backyard! We found the best kids gardening tools for your budding gardener.


What You Need to Know About Buying Potted Herbs at Big-Box Stores

Read this before starting a kitchen herb garden!

50 Healthy Ways to Use Up Your Garden’s Bumper Crop

We know that when your garden gets going, you're often left with a bumper crop of zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes and...


13 Vegetables That Grow in Record Time

Master Gardeners reveal the fastest growing veggies—plus a few foods you can grow without seeds!


10 Perennial Vegetables That Grow Back Each Year

With all the seed buying and gardening that happens in spring, people forget that there are perennial vegetables that grow...


Maximize Growing Space with One of These Vertical Veggie Gardens

Use a trellis, netting, A-frames or an arbor to create a vertical garden that maximizes space and adds to your...


What Every Gardener Should Know About Topsoil

For plants, soil is the great provider—their source for moisture and nutrients. See why topsoil is tops for your garden...


How to Regrow Lettuce

The simple steps it takes to regrow lettuce are well worth it for fresh salads, sandwiches and wraps!