Posts in «Gardening» category

You’ll find articles on the most popular gardening topics. Learn how to plant a variety of gardens & maintain them based on the different planting zones across the US.

Best Flower Bed Border Ideas for Savvy Home Gardeners

A blooming flower garden is a visual treat for gardeners and visitors alike. But how neat and orderly you keep your garden is essential, too. Flowers that bob in the path of lawn mowers risk karate chop – no fun for you, or the flowers. Save the blooms with these handy flower bed border ideas. Garden edging separates your lawn and walkway from your flowers and landscape plants. Garden edging – whether found or manufactured […]

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Harvesting Herbs: How-tos for Home Gardeners

Harvesting herbs is a home gardener’s joy. It’s a much-anticipated occasion – a time when weeks of planting, weeding, and watering produce healthy, fragrant herbs to delight the senses and the dinner table.  Read on for hints and tips on harvesting and storing the fruits (and veggies) of your labor. Harvesting Garden Herbs What You’ll Need: Garden gloves All-purpose garden scissors A basket or container to hold cut herbs Instructions: First, make sure your herbs […]

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Secrets to Growing Indoor Palm Plants

Tropical palms can add an exotic, beachside feel to your bathroom, living room, or any other room in your home. If you’re interested in growing indoor palm plants, read on for tips and how-tos to keep your palm healthy and thriving. Palm Varieties The six palm varieties listed below are favorites because they are easy to grow indoors. Parlor Palm prefers indirect light. Native to Central America, the Parlor palm has an attractive clumping growth […]

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Beautiful Mandevilla Colors for Your Garden, Plus How-Tos

If you’re a fan of Mandevilla, you’ll know this exotic, tropical vine for its showy flowers and glossy green leaves. Whether grown on a garden trellis or in a hanging basket, it’s a show-stopper! Read on to learn about the variety of Mandevilla colors available, plus tips on growing and caring for Mandevilla. Mandevilla Colors and Varieties Mandevilla vines are famous for eye-catching, trumpet-shaped blooms in beautiful shades of red, pink, yellow, purple, cream and […]

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Essential Shrub Care Tips for the Home Landscape

From spring-flowering azalea shrubs to berried bushes in winter, garden shrubs add visual excitement to your yard. When mature, shrubs range in height from less than 12 inches to up to 15 feet. See below for helpful shrub care tips and how-tos. Flowering Shrubs Flowering shrubs are a great way to add a bit of color to your yard. The beautiful blooms from these shrubs are sure to brighten your spring and summer! Shrub Roses […]

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Best Porch Planter Ideas – Flowers for Sun and Shade

Welcome your guests this spring with a flowering container garden. Choose the best plants for your location and learn about proper feeding and care. Whether your porch receives full sun or lots of shade, read on for the best porch planter ideas. Container Plants for a Sunny Porch If your porch faces south or west, it probably receives plenty of sunshine. Below are flowering container plants that do well in full sun – Petunias Petunias […]

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Healthy Salad Garden Ideas for Veggie Loving Gardeners

Fresh and delicious salad greens and vegetables are easy to grow, and they make a healthy addition to mealtime. If you’re interested in starting a salad garden, see our salad garden ideas and how-tos, below. What kind of salad greens and veggies should I grow? It depends on your tastes and your planting zone. Some greens are sweet while others are pleasantly peppery or pungent. Salad green selections include leaf lettuce, arugula, mesclun mix, spinach, […]

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Repairing Winter Storm Damage in Your Lawn and Landscape

Have winter storms wreaked havoc on your lawn? Are you dealing with broken shrubs or fallen tree branches? You may be wondering if your homeowner’s insurance will cover the damage. Read on for info and how-tos on lawn and yard winter storm damage repair. First, inspect your yard – look for broken or fallen branches, and brown patches in the lawn. Other evil-doers include city snow plows, plus sand and salt trucks. Clearing city streets […]

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Prepare Garden Beds for Spring: Essential How-Tos and Tips

Ah, early spring – It’s the time of year when colorful seed catalogs fill neighborhood mailboxes, and home gardeners look forward to a new growing season. It may still be chilly outside, but now is the time to think about how to prepare garden beds for spring. With the gardening how-tos and tips below, you’ll be on your way to a beautiful garden. Step 1– Clean up Winter Garden Debris During winter, your garden has […]

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How to Solve the Most Common Houseplant Problems

Is your Pothos Ivy no longer lively? Does your Peace Lily look stressed out? If you’re looking for ways to fix the most common houseplant problems (including droopy Dieffenbachias), read on. If your houseplant has lost its spunk, there can be several possible reasons for the conundrum. The most common houseplant problems have to do with water and light, too much or too little, or caused by pests and disease. Environmental Conditions Not enough light- […]

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