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.

Top Tips for Creating Fabulous Hanging Planters

Hanging planters add an eye-catching pop of color to a porch, patio, or deck. And a wide variety of flowers, herbs, and greenery are well suited to hanging planters. It’s best to choose plants on the small side. Read on for how-tos and tips for creating beautiful displays for any outdoor living area. Popular Sun-Loving Plants for Hanging Planters – Flowering – Geranium, Lantana, Moss rose, Heliotrope, Licorice vine, Verbena Foliage – Periwinkle, Sweet Potato […]

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Create an Exotic Hideaway with These Tropical Backyard Ideas

Do you dream of a Caribbean vacation, but a staycation seems more in the budget? Create your own at-home oasis by adding tropic-inspired plants, furnishings, and extras to your outdoor living space. Bring on the island vibe with these how-tos for creating a relaxing tropical backyard retreat. Tropical Greenery Palms and other greenery add island ambiance to an outdoor room. And also creates a sense of privacy. Pygmy Date Palm – The graceful wave of […]

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Deadheading Roses and Garden Flowers – Tips and How-tos

Your roses are blooming beautifully, but now a few flowers have faded. You’ve heard of deadheading roses and you’re wondering – why and how? Flowering annuals and perennials such as zinnias, petunias, and geraniums can benefit from deadheading as well. Read on to learn more – Deadheading Defined Deadhead – No, weren’t not talking about a fan of the 70s rock band, the Grateful Dead. Although it’s a fun thought! In simple terms, deadheading is […]

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The Top 4 Invasive Garden Plants to Avoid and to Remove From Your Garden

Some invasive garden plants look perfectly innocent at first – even pretty. But over time, these seemingly harmless invaders can grow into green-leafed monsters. Poised to take over your yard, they can spread fast. For how-tos on identifying and removing invasive plant species, read on – Invasive Plants Defined – Invasive plants are defined as those that spread quickly outside their normal range. A newly introduced invasive species can quickly take over the landscape because […]

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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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