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It's Time to Divide
April 24, 2014
It's Time to Divide
Grab your trowel and shovel and start digging! Cool days and moist soil conditions make spring the best time to divide most perennials. In this ...
Recipes: Perfect Potatoes for an Earth Day Picnic
April 22, 2014
Recipes: Perfect Potatoes for an Earth Day Picnic
It’s Earth Day today, so don’t even think about spending time tinkering around in the kitchen. Whip together one of these potato salad rec...
Grow Gorgeous Peonies? Yes!
April 21, 2014
Grow Gorgeous Peonies? Yes!
When it comes to garden plants, peonies occupy a world of their own. Long-lived, low-maintenance and available in a variety of forms and sumptuous blo...
Container Gardening: Beauty Where You Want It But...
April 16, 2014
Container Gardening: Beauty Where You Want It But...
What's impressive about container gardening is you can plant beauty and bounty just about anywhere you want. (See the "Container Gardening&qu...
Recipes: Three Deadly Delicious Cheesecakes
April 15, 2014
Recipes: Three Deadly Delicious Cheesecakes
We're just plain cheesy when it comes to expressing our fondness for rich and creamy cheesecake. How doth we love thee, oh divine cheesecake? If w...
Video: Keep the Peace with These Lilies
April 14, 2014
Video: Keep the Peace with These Lilies
Peace lilies are an icon of Easter, much like poinsettias are of Christmas. But unlike poinsettias, they tend to stop flowering fairly quickly after y...
Grow Gorgeous Lantana
April 11, 2014
Grow Gorgeous Lantana
There's no doubt about it—lantana's a head-turner. Lush dark-green or chartreuse foliage is topped with colorful, long-lasting blooms (y...
Recipes: Four Fresh Takes on Chicken`
April 08, 2014
Recipes: Four Fresh Takes on Chicken`
Give everyday chicken a fresh feel with this quartet of recipes that call on the flavors of spring for inspiration. Pot pies Spring Chicken Pot Pi...
Cable Ties with a Twist
April 07, 2014
Cable Ties with a Twist
You've decided on what beans, lettuce, carrots and peas to put in your garden this year. But what tomatoes will you plant? There are so many optio...
Make Room for Wildlife
April 03, 2014
Make Room for Wildlife
Creating habitat for wildlife is easier than you think. In doing so, you'll attract a wide range of fascinating critters: butterflies, bees, drago...
Recipes: Four Lemony Dishes Kickstart Spring
April 01, 2014
Recipes: Four Lemony Dishes Kickstart Spring
Your garden's finally starting to show life, and your tastebuds are waking up, too. Give them a sneak peek at the sunshine to come with these brig...
Video: Container Gardens Made for Spring
March 31, 2014
Video: Container Gardens Made for Spring
Spring is full of color—provided you've got some early bloomers in your yard and gardens. Even if you don't have spring plants in the...
Video: Pocket Some Succulents
March 27, 2014
Video: Pocket Some Succulents
Gardening in a mild, frost-free climate seems like a gift all on its own. But when you add to that the fact that warm-climate gardeners can also enjoy...
Coming Soon: New Gardening Website
March 25, 2014
Coming Soon: New Gardening Website
Spring is all about newness! Freshness! Growth! And in this springtime spirit, the editors at Gardening Club have some news that's almost as ex...
Video: Spring for a Better Lawn
March 24, 2014
Video: Spring for a Better Lawn
What do lawns and humans have in common? It takes nutrients from healthy foods to keep both feeling and looking their best. You know what to do for...
Be a Habitat Hero
March 20, 2014
Be a Habitat Hero
We gardeners have a variety of reasons for pursuing our passion, but we're united in our love for birds, bees, butterflies and other creatures wit...
Recipes: Five Gooey Monkey Breads to Gobble Up
March 18, 2014
Recipes: Five Gooey Monkey Breads to Gobble Up
When soft baked bread meets gooey pull-apart rolls, you've got a formula for something dangerously delicious. Try mini muffin-sized monkey breads ...
Video: From Butterflies to Future Gardeners
March 17, 2014
Video: From Butterflies to Future Gardeners
Do you know the secret to getting kids into gardening? Butterflies! By encouraging children to help create a butterfly friendly garden, you can als...
Soil Testing Made Easy
March 12, 2014
Soil Testing Made Easy
If you ask experienced gardeners to name some of the most valuable lessons they've learned over the years, the importance of soil testing will top...
Last Chance to Win a Trip to Vegas!
March 10, 2014
Last Chance to Win a Trip to Vegas!
If you love to garden—and you have the photos to prove it—you could win a free trip to Las Vegas to test cool, new tools at the National H...
Don't Miss This Early Spring Bloomer
March 06, 2014
Don't Miss This Early Spring Bloomer
Yearning for a burst of color? While you're waiting for those first spring bulbs to appear, create a spring flower show indoors with a few pretty ...
Love These New Roses
March 04, 2014
Love These New Roses
  The world of roses is even more enticing this year with some new introductions. We plan to make room in our gardens for this trio of beaut...
Video: Hello Hellebore!
March 03, 2014
Video: Hello Hellebore!
Nothing gives winter the boot like the first flowers of spring. And hellebore is one of our favorites. As tough as they are pretty, these herbaceou...
Share Your Harvest
February 27, 2014
Share Your Harvest
No food left behind! That's the mission of AmpleHarvest.org, a nonprofit organization that helps connect gardeners who grow more food than they ca...
Love to Garden? Enter NOW to Win a Trip to Vegas!
February 25, 2014
Love to Garden? Enter NOW to Win a Trip to Vegas!
If you love to garden—and you have the photos to prove it—you could win a free trip to Las Vegas to test cool, new tools at the National H...
Hedge Pruning 101
February 24, 2014
Hedge Pruning 101
Hedges are beautiful when they're well-maintained. But if you don't tend to them, you can easily end up with a monster—an overgrown spin...
Recharge Your Houseplants
February 20, 2014
Recharge Your Houseplants
You think you're worn down from the long winter and being cooped up indoors? Imagine how your houseplants feel! Just like gardeners, houseplant...
Try These New Veggies!
February 18, 2014
Try These New Veggies!
  It's the perfect time to sketch out plans for your vegetable garden. And even if you've already done that, you'll want to incl...
Growing Gorgeous Orchids--Really!
February 17, 2014
Growing Gorgeous Orchids--Really!
"Hey, over here!" Orchids practically scream that when you see them in a garden center, and if you've felt compelled to take one home...
Grab A Roll and Grow
February 13, 2014
Grab A Roll and Grow
Need a break from winter's grip? This one will help the whole family beat the cold and get a jump on spring to boot. No need for fancy equipment&m...
Recipes: Cute-As-Can-Be Valentine's Treats
February 11, 2014
Recipes: Cute-As-Can-Be Valentine's Treats
Valentine's Day is a heartbeat away! Celebrate with a profusion of pink and red treats that playfully ask, "Will you be mine?" Everyone&...
Video: The Wonders of Wisteria
February 10, 2014
Video: The Wonders of Wisteria
Its name sounds like it could be temperamental, and, in fact, it's true: Wisteria can be a bit tricky to grow. But those glorious cascades of frag...
Don't Shock Your Seedlings
February 06, 2014
Don't Shock Your Seedlings
Those seeds you're about to plant indoors will soon become tender seedlings. And eventually, they're going to have to toughen up if they'r...
Valentine's Day for Gardeners
February 04, 2014
Valentine's Day for Gardeners
  Want the secret to winning a gardener's heart on Valentine's Day? Feed your sweetie's passion! These gifts do just that. ...
Video: Save the Bees!
February 03, 2014
Video: Save the Bees!
Over the last decade, bee colonies, particularly honey bees, have been dying en masse, and entomologists and other researchers are working to find out...
Learn from the Plant Professors!
January 30, 2014
Learn from the Plant Professors!
You can't be a gardener without having an open mind and a hunger for learning. To feed our neverending need to know more about growing plants, we ...
Recipes: To-Die-For Super Bowl Snacks
January 28, 2014
Recipes: To-Die-For Super Bowl Snacks
At the snap of the ball, the Super Bowls starts—and serious eating gets underway. With a snack-a-licious spread that stars finger-licking wings,...
Time To Sow!
January 23, 2014
Time To Sow!
Winter seed-sowing sounds like an oxymoron—how can you plant seeds outdoors in winter? In fact, it's a gardening technique that's practi...
Which New Annual Will You Plant?
January 21, 2014
Which New Annual Will You Plant?
  Nothing cheers up gardeners like plant shopping, especially this time of year. As you plan for this coming growing season, you'll want...
Video: Ready, Set, Grow!
January 20, 2014
Video: Ready, Set, Grow!
Got seeds? Got pots? Got light? Get started! Starting plants indoors from seeds allows you to select from thousands of plants you won't find...
Get Cozy and Tour A Garden
January 16, 2014
Get Cozy and Tour A Garden
Too cold to meander through gardens where you live? Well, take heart! We've found a gorgeous botanic garden you can visit from the comfort of h...
Love to Garden? Win a Trip to Vegas!
January 14, 2014
Love to Garden? Win a Trip to Vegas!
If you love to garden—and you have the photos to prove it—you could win a free trip to Las Vegas to test cool, new tools at the National H...
Video: 5 Tips for Smart Gardening
January 13, 2014
Video: 5 Tips for Smart Gardening
Learning by experience is overrated. Sure, you can gain knowledge simply by jumping in and doing. In fact, that's how many people begin gardeni...
Plant Traps!
January 09, 2014
Plant Traps!
As gardeners, we're well aware that all plants need food to survive. And usually that's easy to provide with granular or liquid food. But w...
Recipes: Wholesome, Healthy and Drop-Dead Delicious
January 07, 2014
Recipes: Wholesome, Healthy and Drop-Dead Delicious
The chocolate bonbons have gone bye-bye, and resolutions to eat healthier have begun in earnest. But how do you bridge the gap between nutritious and ...
"Downton Abbey" Gets A Rose
January 06, 2014
"Downton Abbey" Gets A Rose
Things are getting rosy this year for at least one character in "Downton Abbey," the beloved PBS series that has American audiences riveted ...
Want to Grow Veggies? Start Planning!
January 02, 2014
Want to Grow Veggies? Start Planning!
That vision of sugar plums dancing in your head has given way to a vision of an abundant vegetable garden. But how can you make it happen? Download...
We Love This Gear!
December 31, 2013
We Love This Gear!
  As 2013 comes to an end, we can't help thinking about some of the things we discovered this year. Here's a sampling of a few of ou...
Video: Don’t Wait For Spring!
December 30, 2013
Video: Don’t Wait For Spring!
Are we there yet? Hardly! We won't see spring for quite some time, but you can make it come early to your house by forcing some of your favorit...
Pretty ... Dangerous?
December 26, 2013
Pretty ... Dangerous?
Snow on evergreens gives them a storybook look. But in this case, those looks could kill—or at least damage. A light dusting of snow isn&#...
Video: Create a Festive Centerpiece
December 23, 2013
Video: Create a Festive Centerpiece
The tree's decorated and the stockings are hung, making your home cozy and inviting. How can you make the holiday table feel the same? With a l...
Crazy for Conifers
December 19, 2013
Crazy for Conifers
You might well have a beautiful conifer in your home right now, but what do you see when you look out at your yard? If it's lacking one or more...
A Festive, Fun and Easy Project
December 17, 2013
A Festive, Fun and Easy Project
As you're decorating the inside of your home this holiday season, don't forget to spruce up the outside. Along with the traditional lights ...
Are you afraid of African violets?
December 16, 2013
Are you afraid of African violets?
Are you afraid of African violets? They seem like the sweetest of houseplants, but many gardeners are scared to death of them! They've succu...
Gardening Books We Love!
December 12, 2013
Gardening Books We Love!
Time to get cozy with a cup of tea and an inspiring gardening book. Here are several new ones that captured our attention and feed the need to dream a...
Recipes: App-solutely Delicious Appetizers
December 10, 2013
Recipes: App-solutely Delicious Appetizers
On a chilly winter's eve, what better way to greet your guests than with a platter of toasty warm appetizers. Deck the halls with bowls of creamy ...
Video: Three Cheers For The Bee Team
December 09, 2013
Video: Three Cheers For The Bee Team
Many types of birds and butterflies migrate to warmer climates when temperatures drop. But bees stay put and protect the hive, just like they do all s...
Video: An Unexpected Christmas Tree
December 03, 2013
Video: An Unexpected Christmas Tree
There's no denying it: A decorated Christmas tree is a beautiful sight to behold. But if you don't have room for one, how can you get the same...
This Kids Project Is Bird-Approved
November 26, 2013
This Kids Project Is Bird-Approved
The holidays are still weeks away, but already the kids are starting to vibrate with excitement. You need a distraction, fast! This sweet bird feed...
Cocktail Time for Gardeners
November 21, 2013
Cocktail Time for Gardeners
When you're itching for a gardening fix this winter, head for the kitchen with a bottle of booze. But don't drink it! That bottle plus herbs, ...
Fight Winter Chills With Breathtaking Frill!
November 19, 2013
Fight Winter Chills With Breathtaking Frill!
With winter and the holiday season starting, what's a gardener to do? Get your hands a little dirty by planting amaryllis! And don't limit ...
Video: Give Glass A Chance
November 18, 2013
Video: Give Glass A Chance
Outdoor gardening's at a standstill. So it's time to put your energies toward an indoor project—planting a terrarium. Easy to care fo...
This Water's For the Birds
November 14, 2013
This Water's For the Birds
Want to see more birds this winter? Put out some water! In the heat of the summer, it's easy to remember to give them a drink. But when cold we...
Recipes: Holiday Pies to Die For
November 12, 2013
Recipes: Holiday Pies to Die For
This Thanksgiving, your guests will be thankful when you give them a choice when it comes to the pie. Pumpkin or pecan? Fruit or custard? There's ...
Video: Got Seeds? Make Art!
November 11, 2013
Video: Got Seeds? Make Art!
The gardening season's essentially over but you've got seeds to deal with: There's the pile of unused packets plus the seeds you gathered ...
A Fresh Take On The Holidays
November 07, 2013
A Fresh Take On The Holidays
  Blooming plants like poinsettias top the list for longtime holiday favorites. But there's a newcomer to the lineup we'd like you t...
Brrrr! Save The Pots (And More) From The Cold
November 05, 2013
Brrrr! Save The Pots (And More) From The Cold
Your plants may be all tucked in and ready to face winter, but what about your hard goods? They need protection, too. Here's how to get them ready...
Video: Keep Bark Off the Menu!
November 04, 2013
Video: Keep Bark Off the Menu!
You've successfully kept the critters away from your gardens throughout the growing season. Congratulations! But there's no time to celebrate....
Bye-Bye Blight!
October 31, 2013
Bye-Bye Blight!
For gardeners everywhere, the question of the moment is this: Do I clean up the vegetable bed now or wait until spring? The answer is largely a mat...
Recipes: Spooky Treats for Halloween
October 29, 2013
Recipes: Spooky Treats for Halloween
Turn up the fun at your Halloween celebration with these quick-to-fix homemade treats. Choose from monster pops, creepy tacos, witches' brooms and mor...
Video: Mum's the Word
October 28, 2013
Video: Mum's the Word
You've got to admire mums for their longevity. When cut, they stand tall far longer than most other flowers. Unfortunately, they also stand sti...
Got Weeds? Make Lasagna!
October 24, 2013
Got Weeds? Make Lasagna!
Want to transform a weedy spot in your garden or a portion of the lawn into a garden bed without digging? Think like a chef and make lasagna. You w...
Stuff We Love!
October 22, 2013
Stuff We Love!
  Warm, inspiring, practical—check out this trio of products that's on our garden favorites list.   Warm and funct...
Video: Give 'Em Shelter!
October 21, 2013
Video: Give 'Em Shelter!
Gardening goodbyes are never easy, especially when you're parting with beauties like geraniums and canna lilies, which look amazing long into fall...
Have You Spotted This Deadly Disease?
October 17, 2013
Have You Spotted This Deadly Disease?
Downy mildew. It sounds so harmless—even soft and cuddly. But in the world of impatiens, it's the kiss of death. Why should you care? It&...
This Willow Wows In Winter
October 15, 2013
This Willow Wows In Winter
With the autumn landscape ablaze with color right now, it's hard to imagine that it will fade to dull in just a few weeks. But there is a way you ...
Video: Dig, Divide and Dry
October 14, 2013
Video: Dig, Divide and Dry
Are you getting your beauty sleep? You might be able to squeak by without it, but for delicate beauties like dahlias, it's an essential. And if...
Video: Got Leaves? Make Compost!
October 10, 2013
Video: Got Leaves? Make Compost!
If someone offered you vast amounts of high-quality nutrients for your soil and plants, you'd take it, right? Mother Nature is doing that right...
Recipes: Cozy Up to Casseroles
October 08, 2013
Recipes: Cozy Up to Casseroles
Warm, hearty and filled with cheese, casseroles are one of fall's ultimate comfort foods. Don't worry about deciding which one to make. From a...
Save the Tropicals!
October 07, 2013
Save the Tropicals!
It's time to face the facts: The party's over for outdoor tropicals. Of course, you could always move the party indoors. Begonias, geran...
Your List Awaits You
October 03, 2013
Your List Awaits You
It's bedtime for gardens in many parts of the country. And, yes, that means it's get-to-work time for you. Fortunately, you can eliminate y...
No Space for Apples? No Problem!
October 01, 2013
No Space for Apples? No Problem!
It's apple season, at last! And as you're nibbling on your favorite variety, you can't help but wish you had a large enough yard to grow t...
Video: Rescue the Herbs!
September 30, 2013
Video: Rescue the Herbs!
It's time to face the facts: While your herbs may still be looking chipper, they'll soon be snuffed out by the cold unless you act now. Wha...
Today's Debris = Tomorrow's Treasure
September 26, 2013
Today's Debris = Tomorrow's Treasure
If you're feeling a bit squirrelly these days, there's good reason for it: It's gathering time! From crunchy autumn leaves to spent pla...
Recipes: Apple-icious Treats!
September 24, 2013
Recipes: Apple-icious Treats!
Searching for the perfect dessert? These five plucky options feature America's autumn sweetheart, the apple. Pair the fruit with caramel, bake it ...
Video: Planting Bulbs? Don't Forget Garlic!
September 23, 2013
Video: Planting Bulbs? Don't Forget Garlic!
What do garlic and tulips have in common? They're both easy to plant and grow, and this is the time to get them in the ground. And while garlic...
Give Garden Invaders the Heave-Ho
September 19, 2013
Give Garden Invaders the Heave-Ho
If you're still pulling weeds, even as the weather gets cooler, give yourself a pat on the back. As it turns out, fall is a perfect time to get...
Fun Gear Eases Fall Chores
September 17, 2013
Fun Gear Eases Fall Chores
  It seems to have happened overnight. We've gone from summer to fall in a blink, so suddenly we're busy again in the garden. This g...
Video: Got Cabbage? Make Sauerkraut!
September 16, 2013
Video: Got Cabbage? Make Sauerkraut!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for—sauerkraut? Yes! The tangy, crunchy home-made versions bear no resemblance to the limp, soggy commerc...
You're Turf Called. It's Hungry!
September 12, 2013
You're Turf Called. It's Hungry!
You've been on the receiving end all summer long. Your benefactor? Your lawn! It's given you green space for play and picnics for months. B...
Recipes: Garden Faves Shine in Tasty Baked Goods
September 10, 2013
Recipes: Garden Faves Shine in Tasty Baked Goods
Love the produce but need some fresh ideas for using it? Fresh herbs and veggies star in these scrumptious baked goods. Ready, set, start your oven! ...
Container Fashion: Dressed for Fall
September 09, 2013
Container Fashion: Dressed for Fall
For the amount of time and energy we spend keeping our containers watered and fed, they ought to look good forever. Yet we're lucky to get a fu...
Gardening Tips You Can Actually Use
September 05, 2013
Gardening Tips You Can Actually Use
Be kind to Mother Nature, and she'll be kind to you. That's wise advice, but how about some suggestions on just how to do that? We've f...
Cold-Hardy Mums? You Bet!
September 03, 2013
Cold-Hardy Mums? You Bet!
Do you have what it takes to grow mums? They've earned a reputation in cooler climates for being unreliable. The truth is, many chrysanthemums ...
From Gloves to Bugs: We Love This Gear!
August 29, 2013
From Gloves to Bugs: We Love This Gear!
  We've had fun checking out some new garden gear this summer. These three were a few of our favorites.   Goatskin Garde...
Recipes: 5 Tasty Make-and-Takes
August 27, 2013
Recipes: 5 Tasty Make-and-Takes
Whether you're planning a big Labor Day shindig this coming weekend or a casual end-of-summer picnic, serve one or more of these fresh, satisfying...
Want More Blooms? Deadhead!
August 26, 2013
Want More Blooms? Deadhead!
Summer may be winding down, but your flowers can flourish for weeks to come—provided they lose their heads. Even if you haven't been remo...
We Like These Tools!
August 22, 2013
We Like These Tools!
  Is your kitchen sink full of dirt? It must be harvest time. Check out these tools to help make harvesting fruits, herbs and veggies easier...
Sign Up to Test Free Products Today!
August 20, 2013
Sign Up to Test Free Products Today!
Meet Don and Sara (middle and right), members of the National Home Gardening Club. Earlier this year, they signed up for the new product testing progr...
Video: Want Summer? Check the Freezer!
August 19, 2013
Video: Want Summer? Check the Freezer!
Ah, how you love the bright flavors of just-snipped herbs from your garden! And how you hate that you don't have much more time to enjoy them. ...
Heads of the Class
August 15, 2013
Heads of the Class
There are so many delicious greens you can grow that it's hard to pick a favorite. But we think Salanova lettuces are a strong contender. In...
Recipes: 5 Killer Potato Salads
August 13, 2013
Recipes: 5 Killer Potato Salads
There's nothing better than freshly dug potatoes, especially when they're the star of summery salads. You'll love these variations of the ...
Time to Plant!
August 12, 2013
Time to Plant!
The calendar says it's August, but you need to think spring and plant some seeds! Beets grow best in cool weather, so now is the time to plant ...
Save the Roses!
August 08, 2013
Save the Roses!
For many gardeners, the flower that's beloved more than any other is the rose. But it can also be one of the most challenging to grow. The reas...
Make A Mini Garden: Small Plants, Big Fun!
August 06, 2013
Make A Mini Garden: Small Plants, Big Fun!
Some plants are tiny jewels. To appreciate them you need to stop, bend over and look closely. That's when it hits you: Their intricate detail i...
Video: Are Your Hydrangeas Singing the Blues?
August 05, 2013
Video: Are Your Hydrangeas Singing the Blues?
You were drawn to that hydrangea for its blue color. So what's up with those pink blooms? The answer's in the ground. Blue hydrangeas ne...
Fed Up With Rabbits? Read This!
August 01, 2013
Fed Up With Rabbits? Read This!
Red pepper, moth balls, vermiculite, dog hair. You've acquired quite the arsenal to help you battle those darned rabbits that keep raiding your ga...
Recipes: Got Zucchini? Make It A Star!
July 30, 2013
Recipes: Got Zucchini? Make It A Star!
The garden is running wild with zucchini. What to do with it all? Make delicious, summery fare, of course! You won't get tired of eating zucchini ...
Video: Fight Blight With Might
July 29, 2013
Video: Fight Blight With Might
You've nurtured those tomatoes through drought and downpour. What's next? It could be disease. If your plants have lesions on their leaves,...
Which Flower's The Winner?
July 25, 2013
Which Flower's The Winner?
Here's a job you're going to love: Go to a public garden, check out the nominees for the 2013 American Garden Award and cast your vote. You, a...
Snap A Photo And Win!
July 23, 2013
Snap A Photo And Win!
You don't need a boatload of equipment to garden, but there's one tool you always have on hand: a camera. With a yard full of beautiful subjec...
Video: Stop Mowing, Start Planting
July 22, 2013
Video: Stop Mowing, Start Planting
There's lots to love about a lush, green lawn. It's all of the mowing, watering and weeding that you've come to hate. If you'd like...
The Surprising Secret to Beautiful Containers
July 18, 2013
The Surprising Secret to Beautiful Containers
Some container gardens are so gorgeous they almost look magical. The secret to their beauty, however, is no mystery: It's about proper watering...
Tame Slopes With Beautiful Walls and Beds
July 16, 2013
Tame Slopes With Beautiful Walls and Beds
What happens when a gardener confronts a steeply sloping lawn? Garden magic! A steep slope isn't that attractive, and it can be a dicey task to...
Video: Make Mud Pies For Butterflies
July 15, 2013
Video: Make Mud Pies For Butterflies
If there's a puddle and kids nearby, you know what's going to happen. They can't stay out of it! But butterflies? They can't either...
Are You Starving Your Plants?
July 11, 2013
Are You Starving Your Plants?
Plants, like people, need sustenance to grow strong and healthy. Yet there are lots of plants out there that are starving. That's because most ...
Snap A Photo And Win!
July 09, 2013
Snap A Photo And Win!
You don't need a boatload of equipment to garden, but there's one tool you always have on hand: a camera. With a yard full of beautiful subjec...
Video: Clever Way to Grow Herbs
July 08, 2013
Video: Clever Way to Grow Herbs
Snip, chop, eat. That's how easy it is to enjoy fresh herbs all summer long if you have the key ingredient—an herb garden within easy reach. ...
Recipes: The Perfect July 4th Cookout
July 02, 2013
Recipes: The Perfect July 4th Cookout
Hip hip hooray for the holiday! Put your gardening chores on hold and celebrate with a cookout. These recipes take you from appetizer to dessert, and ...
Video: End of Show? Start Trimming!
July 01, 2013
Video: End of Show? Start Trimming!
The curtain's down on this season's lilac show. So now what? Before those blissful, fragrant blooms are completely forgotten, take a few mi...
Looking for Small Plants? Get the App!
June 27, 2013
Looking for Small Plants? Get the App!
Bigger is not always better. And yet it seems that way in the plant world, based on the endless number of large plants to choose from and the scarc...
Recipes: Fresh Produce = Yummy Salads
June 25, 2013
Recipes: Fresh Produce = Yummy Salads
Every summer it's the same story. You plant your vegetable garden and nurture it daily. Then when harvest time hits, you're asking yourself th...
Video: Get The Cure For A Common Gardening Problem
June 24, 2013
Video: Get The Cure For A Common Gardening Problem
Do you suffer from sun envy? It's a syndrome common to many gardeners whose beds are blanketed in shade! While we can't dispute the benefit...
This Herb's Got to Go!
June 20, 2013
This Herb's Got to Go!
Garlic mustard. It sounds like a lovely condiment you'd put on a burger, doesn't it? Unfortunately, there's nothing good about it for m...
Build This Fire Pit
June 18, 2013
Build This Fire Pit
Are you burning for a fire pit? You'll love this design! It offers a cool concept for integrating a fire pit into the landscape when the terrai...
Pretty Flowers, Tasty Ingredients
June 17, 2013
Pretty Flowers, Tasty Ingredients
If it was good enough for the Romans, then it's good enough for ... me? Yes, at least when it comes to edible flowers! Cooks have been using fr...
Give Cukes A Lift
June 13, 2013
Give Cukes A Lift
Cucumbers are the garden's version of urban sprawl, with the same outcome—once it starts, there's no containing it. Unless you train ...
Recipes: Got Strawberries? Sweet!
June 11, 2013
Recipes: Got Strawberries? Sweet!
Your fridge is packed with baskets of beautiful strawberries, fresh from the garden. After you've had your fill of plain berries, try one of these...
Video: Stop Perennial Flop!
June 10, 2013
Video: Stop Perennial Flop!
You have a very clear vision of how your perennials should look, and flopped over is not it. We've got a remedy: shearing. Going beyond deadheading...
Trees: Give Hope to Devastated Towns
June 06, 2013
Trees: Give Hope to Devastated Towns
Trees make a place feel like home. That's what people who have lived through a disaster say, and it's easy to understand why. Once houses are rebu...
Recipes: Rhubarb Roundup!
June 04, 2013
Recipes: Rhubarb Roundup!
We're seeing red—piles and piles of rhubarb in our gardens, our neighbors' yards, farmers markets and grocery stores. Take advantage of the glor...
Video: Stake or Cage
June 03, 2013
Video: Stake or Cage
Early Girl, Cherokee Purple, Indigo Rose or Brandywine—no matter what kinds of tomatoes you like to grow, they all need one thing: support. This...
Video: Easy Repairs for Bald Spots
May 30, 2013
Video: Easy Repairs for Bald Spots
Got bald spots? We can help—at least with your lawn. Early summer is the perfect time to repair those unsightly bald patches that invariably ...
Don't Skip This Critical Gardening Step
May 28, 2013
Don't Skip This Critical Gardening Step
Want to spend the summer weeding and watering? We don't either! That's why we're going to take time this week to spread mulch in our ne...
Three Fruits Beautifully Contained!
May 23, 2013
Three Fruits Beautifully Contained!
  Can't grow fruit trees because you don't have the room? We're betting you've got plenty of space! Even if you only have...
Recipes: Favorites Rock Memorial Day Cookout
May 21, 2013
Recipes: Favorites Rock Memorial Day Cookout
Set your gardening gloves aside. With the unofficial kickoff to summer just days away, it's time to get serious about your Memorial Day menu. Thes...
Chelsea Flowers A Hit From Afar
May 20, 2013
Chelsea Flowers A Hit From Afar
The queen of all flower shows is about to begin, and we're sad that we're going to miss it. You probably are, too. It's the Chelsea ...
Want to Plant On Time? Go Online!
May 16, 2013
Want to Plant On Time? Go Online!
Pop quiz: What's the best time to start lettuce from seed outdoors? When should begonia seeds be started indoors? And how late is too late to plan...
This Tree's A Showstopper!
May 14, 2013
This Tree's A Showstopper!
If you don't want passersby to stop and stare at your yard, don't even think of planting Cornelian cherry dogwood (Cornus mas). This small ...
Video: Want Beans? You've Got Options!
May 13, 2013
Video: Want Beans? You've Got Options!
How do you like your beans—short and compact or tall and lanky? We're talking about plants, of course—bush beans and pole beans. Bo...
Flowers for Mom? Give Her A Gardenful!
May 09, 2013
Flowers for Mom? Give Her A Gardenful!
Planning to give your mother flowers for Mother's Day? Don't just give her a bouquet—give her an entire garden of blooms by taking her t...
We've Got To Get These Flowers
May 07, 2013
We've Got To Get These Flowers
We need summer, and we need it now! What to do? Plant some annuals. While perennials have their place in the garden, annuals are the perfect soluti...
Video: Here's A Garden Kids Won't Abandon
May 06, 2013
Video: Here's A Garden Kids Won't Abandon
You've tried planting gardens for the kids in the past. And every year, it's the same result: the super excitement and cooperation at planting...
Looking for Seeds? Surprise!
May 02, 2013
Looking for Seeds? Surprise!
The flood of seed catalogs works us into such a frenzy that figuring out what to plant can end up being more stressful than fun. So it was a delightfu...
Recipes: Fast, Fresh & Light
April 30, 2013
Recipes: Fast, Fresh & Light
The rewards of gardening are vast and even tasty, if you grow vegetables. This time of year, with many of us coming out of a long and tedious winte...
Video: Yes You Can (Grow Blueberries)!
April 29, 2013
Video: Yes You Can (Grow Blueberries)!
With a reputation for being finicky, blueberries don't always make gardeners' lists of favorite plants. But they should. Unless you live on...
Gardeners Win Trips to Vegas!
April 23, 2013
Gardeners Win Trips to Vegas!
And the winners are ... Two members of the National Home Gardening Club beat out more than 1400 entries with their gardening projects in our recent...
Video: Garnish Your Garden With Edibles
April 22, 2013
Video: Garnish Your Garden With Edibles
Ever look out at a landscape and think it looks enticing enough to eat? Why not make it so, by adding some bold and delicious edibles to your ornament...
A Sure Sign of Spring
April 18, 2013
A Sure Sign of Spring
  The appearance of crocuses and daffodils can only mean one thing: It's time to shop for cool gardening products! We're especial...
Recipes: Chicken Gets A Spring Makeover
April 15, 2013
Recipes: Chicken Gets A Spring Makeover
You're spiffing up your gardens and sprucing up your yard. Why not give America's favorite ingredient, chicken, a makeover? These recipes give...
Daily Delight: BirdNote
April 11, 2013
Daily Delight: BirdNote
True or false: If you touch a bird's eggs, it will abandon its nest. We found out the answer to this and other bird tales on the radio show, Bi...
Video: Grow a Cocktail Garden
April 08, 2013
Video: Grow a Cocktail Garden
When it comes to brewing cocktails, Amy Stewart looks to her garden for inspiration. She's not the first. Humans have used all kinds of flowers...
Growing Vegetables? Use These Guides!
April 04, 2013
Growing Vegetables? Use These Guides!
You can't beat the pleasure of plucking vegetables from your own garden. But getting to that moment of harvest isn't always a cakewalk. Nov...
DIY Planters: Easy to Make, Inexpensive
April 02, 2013
DIY Planters: Easy to Make, Inexpensive
Give your patio plants a stylish new home this season! These attractive planters are inexpensive, especially if you use scrap wood, and quick to bu...
Video: Get Ready to Prune!
April 01, 2013
Video: Get Ready to Prune!
Here's a thorny question: Have you pruned your climbing roses? Many gardeners ignore them altogether because the idea of working in a twisted bram...
Easter Lilies: Make the Most of These Beauties
March 28, 2013
Easter Lilies: Make the Most of These Beauties
Ah, the magnificence of an Easter lily gracing your home! Lush and fragrant with long-lasting blooms, it helps bridge the long gap between the end of ...
Recipes: Treat Yourself!
March 26, 2013
Recipes: Treat Yourself!
These recipes will make Easter special without requiring enormous effort. Even if you don't celebrate the holiday, you'll want to indulge in t...
Video: Better Soil = Better Veggies
March 25, 2013
Video: Better Soil = Better Veggies
Spring is so close, you can almost smell the dirt! That means it's time to start thinking about soil preparation, especially for vegetable beds. ...
Gardening Dilemma? Get The App!
March 21, 2013
Gardening Dilemma? Get The App!
There are few things as pleasingly simple as digging in the dirt. But, hey, it sure is helpful to have a bit of high-tech help now and again, too. Tha...
Product Test: Hot Pepper Kit Scores
March 19, 2013
Product Test: Hot Pepper Kit Scores
It's always fun to grow plants from seeds, but deciding what to grow can be tricky. That's one of the reasons Volcano in a Box from Pepper Joe...
Video: Hail the Bale!
March 18, 2013
Video: Hail the Bale!
Have you heard the latest news about raised beds? You can make instant ones with straw bales. It turns out they provide an ideal environment for gr...
Lucky Plant, Lucky You
March 14, 2013
Lucky Plant, Lucky You
Looking to enjoy some luck of the Irish without getting a headache this St. Patrick's Day? Skip the whiskey and get a shamrock plant instead! Ea...
Recipes: Five Fantastic Muffins
March 12, 2013
Recipes: Five Fantastic Muffins
These muffins sing with flavor: deep coffee, bright lemon, rich chocolate, zesty lime, ripe banana. Reach for one to start your day, as a post-gardeni...
Yearning for Spring? Make It Happen!
March 11, 2013
Yearning for Spring? Make It Happen!
You know spring has sprung when the forsythia, crabapples and redbuds burst into bloom. But how many more weeks until that happens? Instead of wait...
Just Add Water
March 07, 2013
Just Add Water
No plants, no pots, no soil? No problem! Even if you don't have a single gardening supply on hand, you can still grow flowers, herbs, even vege...
Love to garden? Win a Trip to Vegas!
March 05, 2013
Love to garden? Win a Trip to Vegas!
If you love to garden—and you have the photos to prove it—you could win a free trip to Las Vegas to test cool, new tools at the National H...
Video: A Chain Built for Rain
March 04, 2013
Video: A Chain Built for Rain
Raise your hand if you think the words "stylish" and "water-conserving" go hand in hand. Yeah, we thought not. So you'll be...
Raised Bed Gets A Makeover
February 28, 2013
Raised Bed Gets A Makeover
If there was a television show that offered fashion makeovers for garden accessories, the raised bed would be one of the first items to tackle. Too of...
Recipes: Ultra-Yummy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
February 26, 2013
Recipes: Ultra-Yummy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
A far cry from white bread and American cheese singles, these grilled cheese sandwiches are fancied up just enough to make them pure delight. BACON...
Longing For Lush? Look At These Gardens!
February 25, 2013
Longing For Lush? Look At These Gardens!
Are you yearning for summer's lush colors as much as we are? With warm weather still months away, we've found a perfect way to satisfy that cr...
The Cold Facts: Winter Sowing Works!
February 21, 2013
The Cold Facts: Winter Sowing Works!
Anxious to get some seeds started but have no room in your house? Start them outdoors, even if the temps are still frigid. It's easy, it requires ...
Growing Veggies In A Pot? Easier Than Ever!
February 19, 2013
Growing Veggies In A Pot? Easier Than Ever!
You don't need a backyard to grow vegetables—just a sunny balcony or patio and a few small pots, window boxes or hanging baskets paired with...
Stop Topping, Start Pruning
February 18, 2013
Stop Topping, Start Pruning
Crepe myrtles—elegantly shaped, long-blooming and gorgeous right down to their delicate, peeling bark—bring natural beauty to any setting....
Don't Get Burned by Frost
February 14, 2013
Don't Get Burned by Frost
"Plant after all danger of frost has passed." That advice is on most seed packets—and it's important to follow because frost ca...
Recipes: Comfort From the Cold
February 12, 2013
Recipes: Comfort From the Cold
To combat winter's chill, there's nothing quite like a bowl of something steamin' hot and satisfying for dinner. With ingredients like thy...
Video: Do Your Seeds Pass Muster?
February 11, 2013
Video: Do Your Seeds Pass Muster?
You hate to be wasteful. But you didn't need all the zinnia seeds you purchased last year, so you saved them. Now you're wondering if you can ...
Cure for the Whitefly Blues—Get Sticky!
February 07, 2013
Cure for the Whitefly Blues—Get Sticky!
What do gardeners and whiteflies have in common? Houseplants! And once those pesky whiteflies move in, they can be tough to control. Populations are f...
Test Cool Gardening Stuff
February 05, 2013
Test Cool Gardening Stuff
There's a new kid in town, and he goes by the name of—are you ready for this?—StuffStuff! The name sounds funny, but the program it...
Designing A Garden? Read This!
February 04, 2013
Designing A Garden? Read This!
That new path you've been dreaming about isn't going to happen unless you take time to plan it. And now—while we're still in winter&...
Sharpen Gardening Skills Online
January 31, 2013
Sharpen Gardening Skills Online
Want to learn more about gardening, but don't have the time or money to go back to school? Go online! You can do the courses on your schedule and ...
Time to Order Seeds!
January 28, 2013
Time to Order Seeds!
Seed catalogs make great winter companions. Curl up on the couch with one, or a dozen, and soon you'll be dreaming of a host of newcomers you'...
Video: Save Your Tools!
January 24, 2013
Video: Save Your Tools!
Okay, raise your hand if you cleaned and sharpened all of your gardening tools before putting them away in the fall. Yeah, we didn't do it eith...
Recipes: Just Say Soup
January 22, 2013
Recipes: Just Say Soup
A steaming bowl of soup can lift even the most chilled winter spirits, and we've got five super-filling options. They're just what the season ...
Crazy for Birds
January 21, 2013
Crazy for Birds
Even if you don't know an oriole from a hummingbird, watching birds at a backyard feeder sure makes you want to find out about who's visiting....
Video: Make A Living Sphere
January 17, 2013
Video: Make A Living Sphere
It's mid-January, which can only mean one thing—the doldrums are about to set in. It's time to take action before they consume you, and ...
Making Scents
January 15, 2013
Making Scents
It may seem like centuries ago that you actually could smell your garden's heady aromas, but that day will come again very soon. And with a little...
New for 2013: Grow Prizewinning Plants
January 14, 2013
New for 2013: Grow Prizewinning Plants
Working on your plant wishlist for 2013? Be sure to add these just-announced award-winners to the must-get column. They're the second batch of Al...
Paperwhites: The Secret to An Early Spring
January 10, 2013
Paperwhites: The Secret to An Early Spring
Pining for spring? Then plant some paperwhites! Part of the daffodil family, they can be forced to flower indoors any time of year. And you can pla...
Recipes: A Fresh Start for 2013!
January 08, 2013
Recipes: A Fresh Start for 2013!
Every January you make a promise: Try to eat healthier. It's a terrific goal but tough to reach unless the food you prepare tastes good. These fiv...
Even Houseplants Get the Blues
January 07, 2013
Even Houseplants Get the Blues
If houseplants could dream, they'd be plotting their escape. When January rolls around, they're just like humans, craving a warming sun, moist...
How Many Birds?
January 03, 2013
How Many Birds?
You have fun every day watching birds at your feeder. Now that enjoyable time can be productive too. Cornell University and Bird Studies Canada need y...
Gardener's Resolution: Give Seeds a Chance
December 31, 2012
Gardener's Resolution: Give Seeds a Chance
You're not about to resolve to give up chocolate (duh!), but here's a New Year's resolution you can keep: Start plants from seeds this yea...
Become a Treecycler!
December 27, 2012
Become a Treecycler!
When the holidays are over, that Christmas tree has to go. But rather than put it out with the trash, give it to the birds! You can easily turn that t...
Save the Poinsettia!
December 20, 2012
Save the Poinsettia!
When it comes to poinsettias, we're a fickle bunch. We adore their flashy good looks during the holidays, but once these gorgeous plants start to ...
We Love These Books!
December 17, 2012
We Love These Books!
Your favorite seed catalogs are coming in the mail soon, but what about hot, new gardening books? We recommend snuggling up with these terrific picks ...
Video: Give Cyclamen A Chance
December 13, 2012
Video: Give Cyclamen A Chance
When it comes to holiday flowers, poinsettias definitely play a starring role. But there's another plant we're even more partial to this time ...
Recipes: 5 Gifts from Your Kitchen
December 11, 2012
Recipes: 5 Gifts from Your Kitchen
Everyone knows that the best gifts come from the heart—and your kitchen. Make this year the tastiest one yet when you wrap up something from thi...
Gift Idea: These Ornaments are for the Birds!
December 10, 2012
Gift Idea: These Ornaments are for the Birds!
You've made edible gifts for friends before—cookies, cakes, even candies. But have you ever thought of making tasty treats for your friends&...
Video: Make A Living Centerpiece
December 06, 2012
Video: Make A Living Centerpiece
Friends and neighbors are used to swooning over your gardens. But wait until they see how you put your plant know-how to work on enchanting holiday dé...
Hold the Salt!
December 04, 2012
Hold the Salt!
Salt and margaritas are a match made in heaven, but salt and plants? That's a match made in ... well, you get the idea. So before you sprinkle ...
Delight the Gardeners in Your Life!
December 03, 2012
Delight the Gardeners in Your Life!
  Stumped on what to give gardener friends and family for the holidays? Check out these special, surprising gifts and finish your shopping i...
Video: From Tomato Cage to Christmas Tree!
November 29, 2012
Video: From Tomato Cage to Christmas Tree!
This season, when your neighbors are sprucing up the outside of their homes with the usual dogwood stems and evergreen boughs, turn heads at your addr...
Is Burlap Bad for Evergreens?
November 26, 2012
Is Burlap Bad for Evergreens?
True or false: It's wise to wrap evergreens in burlap for winter protection. You can find out the answer to this (prepare to be surprised!) alo...
Recipes: Tasty Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers
November 20, 2012
Recipes: Tasty Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers
Thanksgiving may be a couple of days away, but it's not too early to make plans for the leftovers. Be prepared with a handful of recipes that make...
Surprise Your Favorite Gardener
November 19, 2012
Surprise Your Favorite Gardener
  If you've got gardeners on your holiday gift list, we've got the perfect gifts. This trio is sure to bring a smile—and a loa...
Garden Problem? Garden Solution!
November 15, 2012
Garden Problem? Garden Solution!
Gardeners are an inquisitive lot. Why does my Boston ivy have brown spots? Where can we get good tips on growing finicky perennials like butterfly ...
Product Test: Critter Repellent Works!
November 13, 2012
Product Test: Critter Repellent Works!
Human hair, moth balls, garlic water—how many critter deterrents have you tried? Members of the National Home Gardening Club recently put Sco...
Container Kits That Wow!
November 12, 2012
Container Kits That Wow!
Do you believe that winter should be as colorful as summer? Lori Butala and Kathy Kisch do. They're the masterminds behind Winter's Wow, a ...
Video: The Hidden Benefit of Houseplants
November 08, 2012
Video: The Hidden Benefit of Houseplants
We've always loved houseplants for their visual appeal, but did you know they provide a health benefit too? After years of research into method...
Cypress Shines While Other Plants Wither
November 06, 2012
Cypress Shines While Other Plants Wither
Winter coming? Bring it on, say the conifers! A cloak of snow adds mystery and magic to them, while deciduous trees shiver. Even conifers that are ...
Video: Secrets to Gorgeous Winter-Themed Planters
November 05, 2012
Video: Secrets to Gorgeous Winter-Themed Planters
Where can gardeners put their creative energies when cold weather hits? Containers! Make a showy winter-themed planter arrangement for a front entr...
Put the Birds on Auto-Feed
November 01, 2012
Put the Birds on Auto-Feed
Anyone who has a bird feeder knows the thrill of watching birds gather for an energizing snack. And they also know the hassle of keeping a feeder fill...
Plant Lust? Give In To Temptation!
October 30, 2012
Plant Lust? Give In To Temptation!
It's okay to admit it: You lust after plants. So do we. That's why we're excited to have discovered Plant Lust. It's a website that...
Video: Tips and Tricks for Indoor Herbs
October 29, 2012
Video: Tips and Tricks for Indoor Herbs
Summer may be over, but fresh herbs are here to stay—as your indoor companions. Parsley, rosemary and thyme are just a few that are easy to g...
Cold Comfort
October 25, 2012
Cold Comfort
Blankets keep us comfortable when the temperatures drop, but what can we do to protect our trees? Apply mulch! We all know the value of mulch in...
Product Test: EZ Leaf Hauler Gets Raves
October 23, 2012
Product Test: EZ Leaf Hauler Gets Raves
Members of the National Home Gardening Club gave the EZ Leaf Hauler a thumbs-up review: It makes hauling leaves a breeze. And with fall upon us, it...
Fun Spin on Jack O'Lantern
October 22, 2012
Fun Spin on Jack O'Lantern
Have you stocked up on turnips for Halloween? Long before European immigrants brought All Hallows Eve to America, they celebrated the holiday in th...
Clever Tip: Common Tool Shreds Leaves
October 18, 2012
Clever Tip: Common Tool Shreds Leaves
Those gorgeously colored leaves in the trees have now migrated to your lawn. It's time to rake and bag them for disposal. Or not. Fall leave...
Recipes: Fall's Best Fruit Desserts
October 16, 2012
Recipes: Fall's Best Fruit Desserts
Gardeners aren't necessarily mathematicians, but here's one equation we can easily solve: What does cool weather plus fall fruit equal? Delici...
Video: Get Your Garlic In
October 15, 2012
Video: Get Your Garlic In
While you hurry to plant bulbs this fall, don't forget this edible one: Garlic! Now is the best time to plant garlic because overwintering in t...
Video: Move Plants, Not Pests
October 11, 2012
Video: Move Plants, Not Pests
Attention houseplants: The party is officially over. The onset of fall brings an end to that extended outdoor vacation you've enjoyed all summe...
The Hidden Treasure of Fallen Leaves
October 09, 2012
The Hidden Treasure of Fallen Leaves
Are leaves cluttering your lawn? That's opportunity knocking three times! First, fallen leaves contain up to 80 percent of the nutrients that a...
And The Winners Are ...
October 08, 2012
And The Winners Are ...
Did you vote? While it's too early for the national elections, you had the chance this summer to cast a ballot for an outstanding plant. The Americ...
Just the Help You Need
October 04, 2012
Just the Help You Need
You've tended your garden diligently all year. Now that it's cleanup time, make sure you tend to your tools, too. The XL-Stream Fire Hose N...
From Garden Trash to Hallway Treasure
October 02, 2012
From Garden Trash to Hallway Treasure
Got twigs? Of course you do! And it's pretty likely you've got the few additional materials needed to make this sweet coatrack. Hang it by the back...
Video: From Garden to Compost
October 01, 2012
Video: From Garden to Compost
Those plants in your garden are looking pretty worthless right now. But don't be fooled by their drooping heads. They contain a goldmine of nut...
Name That Garden Problem!
September 27, 2012
Name That Garden Problem!
Should they stay or should they go? That's the question we all ponder when sizing up the plants that didn't fare well during the season. Na...
Recipes: Fall Produce, 5 Delicious Options
September 25, 2012
Recipes: Fall Produce, 5 Delicious Options
The season's produce is calling you! Hearty vegetables and sweet fruit are begging to make an appearance on your table, and we have just the recip...
Critter-Proof Your Bulbs!
September 24, 2012
Critter-Proof Your Bulbs!
In the world of gardening, fall is a lot like winter. It's the season where we pore over photos of gorgeous plants. Only this time of year, it's sp...
Prune It Like You Mean It
September 20, 2012
Prune It Like You Mean It
Pruning small branches isn't a particularly thorny job, unless your pruner isn't up to the task. That's not the case with Fiskars' ...
Product Test: Thermometer/Clock Gets Raves
September 18, 2012
Product Test: Thermometer/Clock Gets Raves
"Great look." "Easy to read." "Easy to install." Members of the National Home Gardening Club give their resound...
Video: Free the Roots!
September 17, 2012
Video: Free the Roots!
When do gardeners think their landscapes are finished and they're done buying plants? Never! We're always tinkering, but especially this time ...
Gardening Blogs: Laugh and Learn!
September 13, 2012
Gardening Blogs: Laugh and Learn!
We love reading gardening blogs! It's like peeking over the fence to see what your neighbor's up to. You never know what you'll find, but ...
Meet the Good Guy: Autumn Revolution Bittersweet
September 11, 2012
Meet the Good Guy: Autumn Revolution Bittersweet
When the bittersweet vine Autumn Revolution (Celastrus scandens 'Bailumn') hit the market in 2009, the good guys in a bittersweet battle that&...
No Sparrows? It's Magic!
September 10, 2012
No Sparrows? It's Magic!
Bullying house sparrows beware! Your all-you-can-eat buffet at the feeder is about to end. With the Sparrow-Free Magic Halo from Bird-X, you can feed ...
Video: Is Your Lawn Gasping for Air?
September 06, 2012
Video: Is Your Lawn Gasping for Air?
Want to know the secret to that lush lawn you crave? Here's a hint: It's the same basic stuff humans require! And it's provided with ae...
Mark Now, Find Later
August 30, 2012
Mark Now, Find Later
Divide and plant! Divide and plant! This time of year, that mantra's heard 'round the gardening world. Digging up perennials and dividin...
Recipes: 5 Tasty Ways to Use Up Zucchini
August 28, 2012
Recipes: 5 Tasty Ways to Use Up Zucchini
It's that time of year when those zucchini plants you've been tending are flooding you with produce. Don't panic. Turn them into one of th...
Drip and Save
August 27, 2012
Drip and Save
Holy smokes! This hot and dry summer has many gardeners getting burned with record-breaking water bills. Stop fuming and start dripping—with ...
Video: You'll Dig This Advice
August 23, 2012
Video: You'll Dig This Advice
Finally! Those potatoes and onions you've been babying all summer are ready to harvest. So don't blow it. If harvested and stored proper...
Cool Tools Help Preserve the Garden Harvest
August 21, 2012
Cool Tools Help Preserve the Garden Harvest
  Long after hot summer days have faded, you can still savor the flavors of the summer harvest. Whether you're a seasoned canning pro up...
A Little Mist, A Lot of Cool
August 20, 2012
A Little Mist, A Lot of Cool
Tired of hibernating indoors to escape the summer's heat? You need mist! Folks in the South and West have been using mist systems for years to ...
Bloggers We Love!
August 16, 2012
Bloggers We Love!
Too hot to garden? Get your gardening fix from these enjoyable bloggers! In Garden History Girl, Paige Johnson (shown) entertains and informs with ...
A Pond Any Gardener Can Build
August 14, 2012
A Pond Any Gardener Can Build
Water streaming over gentle falls is meditative and soothing. But build those falls in your own backyard? That's a headache waiting to happen. ...
It's Time to Plant More Veggies!
August 13, 2012
It's Time to Plant More Veggies!
Harvesting the last of your summer vegetables? Don't be sad, be glad! Now you have room to plant a fall vegetable garden. This is the ideal tim...
Time to Ramble Through the Brambles!
August 09, 2012
Time to Ramble Through the Brambles!
Got brambles? You do if you've got raspberries or blackberries. That's the common name for cane berries and other plants in the genus Rubus...
This Ornamental Grass Has Less Mass
August 07, 2012
This Ornamental Grass Has Less Mass
Looking for a grass that's not so massive? Consider blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis). The seed heads of this prairie native top out at about 2 f...
Truth or Fiction? Gardening Myths Revealed!
August 06, 2012
Truth or Fiction? Gardening Myths Revealed!
Which of these statements is true? Plants like music. Wood mulch attracts carpenter ants. Trees should be staked. Get the surprising answers t...
What's That Bug?
August 02, 2012
What's That Bug?
You think you've got potato bugs, but how can you be sure? Ask the Bugman! Identifying bugs is a labor of love for Daniel Marlos, aka the Bu...
Product Test: Raves for These Outdoor Lights
July 31, 2012
Product Test: Raves for These Outdoor Lights
"Totally foolproof." "Works like a charm." "Easiest to install." These testimonies—from members of the Na...
It's Iris Time!
July 30, 2012
It's Iris Time!
Their blooms may be gone, but irises aren't ready to be forgotten. This is prime time to give some attention to these irresistible beauties, pa...
It's a Promise: These Plants Perform
July 26, 2012
It's a Promise: These Plants Perform
How patient are you? The wait-and-see aspect of growing plants demands tolerance, but even the most Zen-like gardeners reach their limits when a fl...
From Garden to Table: 4 Must-Make Recipes
July 24, 2012
From Garden to Table: 4 Must-Make Recipes
When the fresh crop of vegetables threatens to overrun your kitchen, it's time for some creative cooking! You'll find inspiration in these fou...
Video: Off With Their Heads!
July 23, 2012
Video: Off With Their Heads!
If you're a flower, refreshment during these dog days of summer doesn't only come from water. It's also delivered via snips! The techni...
Bloggers We Love!
July 19, 2012
Bloggers We Love!
Take a few minutes away from your garden chores to indulge in some garden chatter! Here are three bloggers we're enjoying this month. In Everda...
Video: Bring On the Butterflies!
July 17, 2012
Video: Bring On the Butterflies!
Want to imbue some life into your garden? Bring on the butterflies! By selecting a few key plants, you can have monarchs, zebras, painted ladies, a...
What's This Plant? An Easy Way to Find Out!
July 16, 2012
What's This Plant? An Easy Way to Find Out!
You might want to sit down. The website you're about to view has some very appealing photos, and you may find it hard to walk away. We're t...
Solar Post Caps Light Up the Night
July 12, 2012
Solar Post Caps Light Up the Night
The night garden's a beautiful thing—if only you could see it! You could turn on your yard lights, but that's overkill. And walkway l...
Product Test: Versatile Nozzle Saves Water
July 10, 2012
Product Test: Versatile Nozzle Saves Water
In the middle of a hot, dry summer, there's one thing gardeners pray for: More rain! Watering is costly, and for many folks, restrictions impos...
Sun Hats: Protection Plus Style
July 09, 2012
Sun Hats: Protection Plus Style
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest gardener of all? It could be you, if you wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun! Here are a few...
Green Grass Without the Fuss
July 05, 2012
Green Grass Without the Fuss
You know what they say: The grass is always greener—at someone else's house! Having a lush lawn seems like it should be easy. But we all kno...
This Plant's the Ticket to Effortless Beauty
July 03, 2012
This Plant's the Ticket to Effortless Beauty
What plant can be grown in much of the U.S., gives you a season-long show, requires no special treatment, and produces fragrant flowers? Get ready ...
No Gas, No Cord, No Excuses
July 02, 2012
No Gas, No Cord, No Excuses
Where do you stand in the cordless electric mower debate? Proponents talk about what these machines have eliminated—noisy engines, smelly gas...
And The Winners Are ...
June 28, 2012
And The Winners Are ...
The Direct Gardening Association has announced its 2012 Green Thumb Award winners! Chosen by an independent panel of garden writers and editors, only ...
For the Birds: House Secrets.
June 26, 2012
For the Birds: House Secrets.
You've put out seed and a bath, and the birds are having a blast. The only thing missing from this scene is a house, where they can nest. But what...
Table or Bench? You Decide!
June 25, 2012
Table or Bench? You Decide!
This Fourth of July, declare your independence! No more reliance on the neighbors for extra seating or tables for your barbecue. With Convert-A-Bench,...
Bloggers We Love!
June 21, 2012
Bloggers We Love!
Take a break from your garden chores—and read what other gardeners are doing! Ivette Soler's blog, The Germinatrix, is a celebration of p...
Add Some Pizzazz to Shady Spots
June 19, 2012
Add Some Pizzazz to Shady Spots
Shade gardeners, take heart! Green is not your only color option. There are colorful flowers that thrive in shade, and one of our favorites is this be...
This Hose Won't Kink!
June 18, 2012
This Hose Won't Kink!
Ah, time to water the garden. Your plants get a needed drink, and you get to admire your hard work. It's a recipe for a perfect moment, but there&...
Easy Way to ID Weeds
June 14, 2012
Easy Way to ID Weeds
You loved the mild winter. And the early spring with its glorious blooms was a gift. But what's up with these weeds? They're more prolific tha...
Pinching Has Its Rewards
June 12, 2012
Pinching Has Its Rewards
This Sunday, give Dad a Father's Day gift he can use every summer: the secret to better tomatoes! It's the perfect present because it costs...
Give Your Plants a Fishy Treat
June 11, 2012
Give Your Plants a Fishy Treat
Want to give your garden a nutritious boost? Go fish! Fish are beneficial for plants just as they are for humans. In fact, many gardeners have been...
A New Concept in Rain Barrels
June 07, 2012
A New Concept in Rain Barrels
The purpose of a rain barrel is brilliant: Capture rainfall (save money, conserve water!), and use it when and where you need it. Yet man...
Product Test: Spinning, Heavy-Duty Composter
June 05, 2012
Product Test: Spinning, Heavy-Duty Composter
No one needs to convince you of the benefits of composting. But wouldn't it be nice if you could eliminate the hassle of turning it from time to t...
Stop, Shop, and Grow!
June 04, 2012
Stop, Shop, and Grow!
We know you're up to your elbows in digging, planting, and maintaining your gardens. In fact, you're so busy you don't have time to truck ...
Put Your Knees At Ease With Handy Stool
May 31, 2012
Put Your Knees At Ease With Handy Stool
Gardeners, it seems, are more than willing to trade body pain for plant beauty. At least for awhile. But when you decide against tackling a task like ...
If You Build It, They Will Grow
May 29, 2012
If You Build It, They Will Grow
What does raising tomatoes have in common with raising kids? Every time you turn around, they've grown another inch. And they need lots of support, es...
Welcome Ladybugs With This Cute House
May 24, 2012
Welcome Ladybugs With This Cute House
Tired of mites, aphids, whiteflies, and Colorado potato beetles munching on your gardens every season? It's time to call in the ladybug brigade fo...
From Your Garden to Your Table: 4 Must-Make Recipes
May 22, 2012
From Your Garden to Your Table: 4 Must-Make Recipes
Give your homegrown fruits and vegetables the star billing they deserve this weekend in a tasty array of recipes that are perfect for Memorial Day ent...
We Love These Garden Bloggers!
May 21, 2012
We Love These Garden Bloggers!
Pour yourself a cool drink and relax! It's time for some gardening inspiration from a few of the bloggers we're reading this month. ...
Grow Potatoes, Skip the Digging
May 17, 2012
Grow Potatoes, Skip the Digging
Growing potatoes takes little effort and the rewards are so tasty. It's even more fun when you don't have to dig up the harvest! While some ga...
This Watermelon Matures In Just 90 Days
May 15, 2012
This Watermelon Matures In Just 90 Days
It's not too late! You've still got time to plant one of summer's most beloved treats—watermelon. 'Shiny Boy' melon, an All-...
Turn Heads With Rare Honeysuckle Vine
May 14, 2012
Turn Heads With Rare Honeysuckle Vine
When you think of a honeysuckle, the ubiquitious and undistinguished shrub comes to mind. In fact, there are more than 180 species of honeysuckle, and...
Give Mom An Entire Day of Flowers
May 10, 2012
Give Mom An Entire Day of Flowers
Planning to give Mom a bouquet of flowers for Mother's Day? Give her a day of flowers instead—at a nearby public garden! Whether brimming wi...
Plan A Perfect Water Garden
May 08, 2012
Plan A Perfect Water Garden
You've been talking about building a water garden for years. Is this the summer you'll finally take the plunge? Whatever your sty...
Soil Testing Has Never Been Easier
May 07, 2012
Soil Testing Has Never Been Easier
Putting plants in garden beds without knowing anything about the soil is a little like making a casserole and then trying to bake it in the dishwasher...
These Shoes Are Made for Gardening
May 03, 2012
These Shoes Are Made for Gardening
Okay, let's just admit it: Sweaty feet are not one of the best things about gardening. Sure, we all need to wear work boots sometimes for protecti...
This Hydrangea Might Surprise You
May 01, 2012
This Hydrangea Might Surprise You
When it comes to identifying hydrangeas, you might think you've got that shrub nailed down: Big leaves, large flowers, top-heavy, right? Yes, but t...
Less Planting, More Butterhead Lettuce!
April 30, 2012
Less Planting, More Butterhead Lettuce!
Butterhead lettuce is the darling of early summer salads. Tossed with a light dressing and topped with fresh herbs and veggies, it's an irresistible t...
Cover Up Withering Bulbs with Perfectly Matched Perennials
April 26, 2012
Cover Up Withering Bulbs with Perfectly Matched Perennials
Love bulbs but hate their withering foliage? Perennials to the rescue! Cornell University researchers spent four years studying bulb and pe...
Gardeners Win Free Trips to Vegas
April 24, 2012
Gardeners Win Free Trips to Vegas
We're excited to announce the winners of the 2012 Top Tool Tester Contest! With more than 200 entries showcasing gardens from California to Maine, the...
We Love These Garden Bloggers!
April 23, 2012
We Love These Garden Bloggers!
When you're hungry to learn what others are doing with their gardens—whether it's dealing with pests or seeing what they're planting—where...
Grow Gorgeous Plants with Healthy Soil
April 19, 2012
Grow Gorgeous Plants with Healthy Soil
What's the secret to a gorgeous, healthy garden? Great soil! While it can take time to build it up, it isn't difficult if you follow these five tips:...
The Smart (and Painless) Way to Garden
April 17, 2012
The Smart (and Painless) Way to Garden
You're a curious gardener, always interested in learning best practices and the latest trends. Your gardens are your passion, and they're where you pu...
It's Never Too Early to Consider Fall Color
April 16, 2012
It's Never Too Early to Consider Fall Color
Ah, spring! Can fall be far behind? Thankfully it is, but now is the time to start planning for autumn...
Pretty and Practical: Paisley Gloves Protect Hands and Arms
April 12, 2012
Pretty and Practical: Paisley Gloves Protect Hands and Arms
For a gardener, a well-made pair of gloves is as valuable a tool as a sharp pruner. That's because gloves do more than keep your hands and nails clean...
Give Buffalo Grass A Chance
April 10, 2012
Give Buffalo Grass A Chance
It's only April, but spring's early arrival has brought the early arrival of lawn chores, from cutting and trimming to fertilizing and watering. And i...
Container Gardening Without the Hassle
April 09, 2012
Container Gardening Without the Hassle
What two things do most gardeners have in common? They need space for growing plants, and whatever space they have never seems to be enough! That's on...
Fabric Pots: A Smart Choice for Healthy Plants
April 05, 2012
Fabric Pots: A Smart Choice for Healthy Plants
What do plants have in common with people? They like having air movement, access to water, and plenty of room to stretch their legs. Seems pretty ...
Easter Lilies: Tips for Best Blooms
April 03, 2012
Easter Lilies: Tips for Best Blooms
For Easter, a single plant has grown as symbolic of the holiday as colored eggs: the elegant Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum). If you're the lucky rec...
V-Shaped Planter Provides Lots of Growing Space
April 02, 2012
V-Shaped Planter Provides Lots of Growing Space
When it comes to raised beds, it's hard to imagine how the concept could be any better. Just the right height, they make it easy to plant and tend flo...
Power Up Your Spring Weeding
March 29, 2012
Power Up Your Spring Weeding
The best way to win a war—even one with weeds—is to prevent it from ever developing. That's why using a weed preventative can be very effe...
Intensely Fragrant Hyacinth Turns Heads
March 27, 2012
Intensely Fragrant Hyacinth Turns Heads
The color white is often associated with innocence, but don't let that fool you when it comes to L'Innocence hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis 'L'Innoce...
Wonder Hose: Power Cleaning, Gentle Watering
March 26, 2012
Wonder Hose: Power Cleaning, Gentle Watering
Want to know the secret to becoming a happy gardener? Invest in a decent hose! There's nothing more frustrating than trying to work with one that kink...
Product Test: Powerful, Versatile Cordless Mower
March 22, 2012
Product Test: Powerful, Versatile Cordless Mower
You can come up with a thousand reasons to not mow the lawn on any given day—and the first just might be that you'd rather garden. But if you ha...
This Wildflower Loves Water
March 20, 2012
This Wildflower Loves Water
From its bright yellow blooms to its shiny, heart-shaped leaves, the marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) is a wildflower that begs for your attention in...
Seeds with Benefits
March 19, 2012
Seeds with Benefits
Sowing seeds has its rewards. You get to select exactly what you want, and then you get to watch the seeds sprout. But getting them in the ground isn'...
From Drink Pouch to Plant Caddy
March 15, 2012
From Drink Pouch to Plant Caddy
Are you a recycler? Most gardeners are, because their passion for tending the earth naturally includes a concern for keepi...
Meet the Perennial Plant of 2012
March 13, 2012
Meet the Perennial Plant of 2012
You'll be singing in praise of the blues when you plant Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'. Its beauty and adaptability recently won kudos from the Pe...
Show Us Your Garden!
March 12, 2012
Show Us Your Garden!
Gardeners are showoffs—in the best sense of the word! We love to share our bounty, whether it's food or flower, with friends and family. No...
A Smart Way to Tackle Weeds
March 08, 2012
A Smart Way to Tackle Weeds
Spring showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring May weeds. And June weeds and July weeds and ... well, you get the picture. While you...
Grow Your Own Geraniums
March 06, 2012
Grow Your Own Geraniums
Geraniums are, quite simply, a gardener's dream plant. They're reliable, versatile—and, oh, those brilliant colors! While you might find an ampl...
Product Test: Debris Bag Saves Time and Steps
March 05, 2012
Product Test: Debris Bag Saves Time and Steps
Gardeners are like cooks: They make a mess when working! While cooks can use a nearby sink to contain the debris, gardeners are mobile and require a m...
Catch Terrarium Fever
March 01, 2012
Catch Terrarium Fever
As trends go, terrariums have earned top honors for the number of times they've cycled from must-have-now to that's-so-yesterday. After awhile, we sim...
Show Us Your Garden!
February 28, 2012
Show Us Your Garden!
Gardeners are showoffs—in the best sense of the word! We love to share our bounty, whether it's food or flower, with friends and family. ...
No Ordinary Compost
February 27, 2012
No Ordinary Compost
What happened when three college students, a parking lot, and food scraps collided? While disaster comes to mind (think world's biggest food fig...
Ready, Set, Plant
February 23, 2012
Ready, Set, Plant
Spring is coming—really!—and it's time to get some seeds planted. Even if you have a tried-and-true way of tackling this garden task, it's...
Tips for Adding a Water Feature
February 21, 2012
Tips for Adding a Water Feature
Looking to try something new this year in your garden? Go big (or small) with a water feature. In addi...
Start Seeds the Easy Way
February 20, 2012
Start Seeds the Easy Way
Do your vegetable gardens look like they were planted by a drunken sailor? Honestly, it can be pretty challenging to plant the kind of neat, orderly r...
Get a Jumpstart on Your Garden
February 16, 2012
Get a Jumpstart on Your Garden
It's planting time! While it's tough right now to remember the crunch of just-harvested carrots or the delicious aroma of sweet alyssum, it's prime ti...
Valentine's Gift That Lasts
February 14, 2012
Valentine's Gift That Lasts
Planning on giving your sweetie roses for Valentine's Day? This year, make that gift one that lasts—maybe for years to come. ...
Make Gardening Fun for Kids
February 13, 2012
Make Gardening Fun for Kids
Kids love to help with gardening—what child doesn't like to dig in the dirt? But it's not always easy to keep them engaged. That's why we like t...
A Sweet Gift for Your Sweetie
February 09, 2012
A Sweet Gift for Your Sweetie
Practical presents are nice sometimes. But for Valentine's Day, even down-to -earth gardeners might raise an eyebrow after tearing the wrapping paper ...
Get Growing with a Greenhouse
February 07, 2012
Get Growing with a Greenhouse
As a gardener, you never grow tired of playing in the dirt. Wouldn't it be great to get your hands as dirty as you wanted—whenever you wanted? Y...
Mailbox Planters?  Why Didn't We Think of That!
February 06, 2012
Mailbox Planters? Why Didn't We Think of That!
Boxy and boring, mailboxes can be a gardener's nemesis. You can try to make them blend into the landscape, but more often than not, they stick out lik...
Container Gardeners Will Love This
September 14, 2011
Container Gardeners Will Love This
We love the look of containers brimming with colorful flowers, but the damage those pots do to your deck, patio, or porch can be really bad. ...
Mushy Squash? Here's Help!
September 13, 2011
Mushy Squash? Here's Help!
You've waited all summer for your squash, zucchini, and pumpkins. So when the plants start to wilt and turn into yellow piles of mush, we feel your pa...
Check Out This Very Cool Rain Gauge
September 12, 2011
Check Out This Very Cool Rain Gauge
Garden gurus tell us that most plants, shrubs, and trees do best when they get about an inch of water each week. And what do they suggest we measure w...
Stop Swatting at Mosquitoes
September 08, 2011
Stop Swatting at Mosquitoes
  If the sound of a buzzing mosquito sends you into a slapping fit before you even lay eyes on the biting bug, y...
Put an End to Pests—Naturally
September 07, 2011
Put an End to Pests—Naturally
Got bugs? Some bugs are helpful in the garden, while others are pesky and damaging. If you're having trouble with the latt...
Check Out the 2011 Grass of the Year
September 06, 2011
Check Out the 2011 Grass of the Year
If your water feature is in need of a new look, we've got just the pick for you. Palm sedge may look like a grass, and eve...
Let the Worms Do the Work
May 19, 2011
Let the Worms Do the Work
If you'd like to try manure as a fertilizer but live in an urban area with no free-roaming cattle on the back 40, we've got just the thing for you. ...
Grow Delicious Blueberries
April 22, 2011
Grow Delicious Blueberries
Blueberries usually come with a premium price at the grocery store. But you can beat that price by growing your own. ...
A Fun Kit to Get Kids Gardening
March 31, 2011
A Fun Kit to Get Kids Gardening
Kids don't always want to eat their vegetables—unless they grow them themselves. The American Gardening Association says 98 percent of kids who grow t...
Got Shade? Check Out This Bright Beauty
March 29, 2011
Got Shade? Check Out This Bright Beauty
Your shade garden is full of lush shades of green, but finding brighter colors can be a challenge. Luckily, shade does ha...
Delicious Recipes for Your Garden Harvest
March 28, 2011
Delicious Recipes for Your Garden Harvest
There's nothing more fun than growing fresh herbs, vegetables, and fruits in your garden. But being stuck with a fridge full of edibles and not knowin...
No Tools Needed for This Raised Bed
March 24, 2011
No Tools Needed for This Raised Bed
Gardeners love raised beds for so many reasons: they solve the problem of poor soil conditions, they make it easy to grow a lot of veggies efficiently...
Don't Wait for Summer to Grow  Your Own Fresh Herbs
March 21, 2011
Don't Wait for Summer to Grow Your Own Fresh Herbs
Nothing beats the flavor of fresh herbs from your garden—except maybe fresh herbs growing on your kitchen windowsill. ...
A Bizarre New Houseplant
March 17, 2011
A Bizarre New Houseplant
African violets add color and cheer to your windowsill all year—if they bloom, that is. And there's the rub. Often, no matter how much we feed them an...
Plant for a Bright Winter Next Year
March 15, 2011
Plant for a Bright Winter Next Year
This past winter, if you caught your mind wandering to all the different things you'd like to see in your garden instead of slush and snow, you're not...
12 Months of Cute Planting
March 14, 2011
12 Months of Cute Planting
Spring may have sprung, but for a lot of us it's still too early to plant... outside, anyway. Enter RedEnvelope's Year of Seeds—12 months of be...
Enter to Win a Burpee Gift Card
March 11, 2011
Enter to Win a Burpee Gift Card
If you're like most gardeners, you spent the winter making big plans for your spring garden. The wait is over—spring is here—so let the pl...
Take Container Gardening to New Heights
March 10, 2011
Take Container Gardening to New Heights
Do you ever wish for more space in your garden? Most of us do. Wouldn't it be great if we could get that extra space without sacrificing other plants ...
Expert Tips on Creating an Outdoor Space
March 08, 2011
Expert Tips on Creating an Outdoor Space
Your garden is not just a place where you work hard to grow all your favorites—it's also a spot where you sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty ...
Enjoy Your Patio—Even in Chilly  Spring Weather
March 07, 2011
Enjoy Your Patio—Even in Chilly Spring Weather
In the dead of winter, it's not that hard to squelch yearnings for an evening on the patio. But come March, it just about makes you crazy when you can...
Think It's Too Cold to Compost?
March 03, 2011
Think It's Too Cold to Compost?
Composting is a great, eco-friendly way to get rid of organic waste—and transform it into rich, healthy soil for your garden. But if you live in...
Secrets for Long-Lasting Color
March 01, 2011
Secrets for Long-Lasting Color
Each year we're faced with the challenge of keeping the color in our garden going strong from season to season. Most peren...
Check Out These Funky Little Potted Herbs
February 24, 2011
Check Out These Funky Little Potted Herbs
If you're craving the tastes of a summer garden in the middle of winter, we've come across a delicious solution. These sup...
Learn How to Feed Your Favorite Birds
February 23, 2011
Learn How to Feed Your Favorite Birds
Winter can be hard on wild birds, especially in snowy regions where food is often scarce. February is a perfect time to s...
Just Say No to Ugly Plant Stakes
February 22, 2011
Just Say No to Ugly Plant Stakes
If there's one surefire way to detract from a plant's beauty, it's propping it up with an ugly, unwieldy support system. That's why we like the sl...
Veggies on Wheels
February 17, 2011
Veggies on Wheels
Some lucky gardeners are blessed with large sunny lots with perfect soil where they can plant row upon row of delicious veggies. But the rest of us st...
Win a Mantis Tiller!
February 16, 2011
Win a Mantis Tiller!
Picking just one favorite plant or one favorite gardening tool is very hard to do. That's why we ran a poll on Facebook that gave you three optio...
Hide Garden Eyesores with this  Versatile Vine
February 15, 2011
Hide Garden Eyesores with this Versatile Vine
Fences and barriers stick out like a sore thumb in a gorgeous garden. How do you soften their look and help them blend in with the garden? Cover them ...
Silence the Creaks and Squeaks  in Your Garden
February 14, 2011
Silence the Creaks and Squeaks in Your Garden
Every now and then we come across something in our garden that needs more than a green thumb. Like that wheelbarrow that doesn't quite wheel anymore. ...
Outfox the Squirrels
February 10, 2011
Outfox the Squirrels
Let's be honest: squirrels humiliate us. Day after day, these twitchy little mammals get the better of us. Even in winter, when there aren't many live...
Check Out This Award-Winning Rose
February 08, 2011
Check Out This Award-Winning Rose
If February has you thinking about roses, we've got a pick for you that will last longer than a bouquet. The Hot Cocoa ros...
Valentine's Tea for a Gardener
February 07, 2011
Valentine's Tea for a Gardener
If you've ever noticed how something small can put a big smile on someone's face, you'll want to check out this great Valentine's Day gift idea for yo...
Valentine's Gifts That Keep on Giving
February 03, 2011
Valentine's Gifts That Keep on Giving
Setting aside a day for mushy expressions of love is nice, but wouldn't it be better to make a splashy show of your affection all year long? We think ...
Beautiful Blooms to Brighten Your Winter
February 01, 2011
Beautiful Blooms to Brighten Your Winter
Does this year's long winter have you craving the colorful blooms of your garden? It's time to brighten things up—indoors. These showy houseplan...
Shoveling Made Easy
January 31, 2011
Shoveling Made Easy
Most gardeners would probably agree that the worst part of winter—other than waiting for spring to arrive, of course!—is the snow. Shoveli...
Grow Herbs Indoors Without Soil
January 27, 2011
Grow Herbs Indoors Without Soil
If you're a veggie gardener, you know how long the winter seems without some of those fresh veggies and herbs straight from the garden. ...
Got Gnats?
January 25, 2011
Got Gnats?
In the middle of winter, we love the pretty colors of African violets, poinsettias, and amaryllis. But that cloud of tiny bugs swirling over our prize...
A Secure New Way to Hide Your Keys Outdoors
January 24, 2011
A Secure New Way to Hide Your Keys Outdoors
You probably hide a key outside in case someone in your family gets locked out. But do you ever worry about someone else finding it? RocLok will g...
Keep Paths Snow-Free Without  Harming Plants
January 20, 2011
Keep Paths Snow-Free Without Harming Plants
The last thing you want as you're out and about in your yard this winter is to take a tumble on a patch of ice. If you're lucky, the only thing hurt i...
The Dirt on Soil
January 18, 2011
The Dirt on Soil
How much do you know about the soil in your garden? Soil supplies plants with water, nutrients, and an anchor for their ro...
A Safer, Greener Way to Melt Slippery Ice
January 17, 2011
A Safer, Greener Way to Melt Slippery Ice
It's not the snow that makes winters so tough. It's the ice, right? All that slipping and sliding. You want to melt it so you and your neighbors don't...
Slippers That Aren't Afraid of a Little Mud
January 13, 2011
Slippers That Aren't Afraid of a Little Mud
No matter how much we appreciate the beauty of freshly fallen snow, winter can quickly turn into a mess. Eventually, the pristine snow turns into melt...
Check Out These Top Picks for Shade
January 11, 2011
Check Out These Top Picks for Shade
We all have problem areas in our gardens. For many of us, the issue is shade, so you'll be happy to know that there are solutions for this common prob...
2011: The Year of Tomatoes and Zinnias
January 10, 2011
2011: The Year of Tomatoes and Zinnias
We love tomatoes and we love zinnias. And we think a celebration is in order, as they've both been honored as crops of the year for 2011. ...
Stylish Bird Houses Will Jazz up Your Garden
January 06, 2011
Stylish Bird Houses Will Jazz up Your Garden
Even if you don't have the funds to upgrade your own pad this year, you might want to do it for your favorite feathered friends. ...
You'll Love This Award-Winning  Blanket Flower
January 04, 2011
You'll Love This Award-Winning Blanket Flower
Gardening is competitive, whether we like to admit it or not. Who doesn't want to be that house on the block with the newest and coolest plants? ...
A Cleaner Way to Feed the Birds
January 03, 2011
A Cleaner Way to Feed the Birds
We love to watch birds fluttering around and eating the seed we put out for them, but we're not so crazy about the dirty job of cleaning the feeder. ...
A Web-Based Journal for Gardeners
December 30, 2010
A Web-Based Journal for Gardeners
A lot of gardeners think about keeping a journal to track the plants they buy, note how things grow (or don't), and plan for future seasons. A garden ...
Bird Feeding on a Budget
December 28, 2010
Bird Feeding on a Budget
Birding and gardening go hand-in-hand. If you have a beautiful garden filled with shrubs and perennials, chances are you also have a lot of birds that...
Say Goodbye to Blisters
December 27, 2010
Say Goodbye to Blisters
We used to think of gardening gloves as silly accessories. That was when we were about 9 years old, and we had never hoisted a shovel or built a stone...
Amaryllis: Keep the Blooms Bright after the Holidays
December 21, 2010
Amaryllis: Keep the Blooms Bright after the Holidays
An amaryllis is a gift that unwraps itself. As the dark days of winter go by, its flower stalk gets taller and taller, until one day it unfurls its br...
Easy Weekend Project: Make an Evergreen Ball
December 20, 2010
Easy Weekend Project: Make an Evergreen Ball
As you're decorating the inside of your home this holiday season, don't forget to spruce up the outside, too. Brighten up your home's exterior and inc...
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