Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:27:00 +0000
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZFall blooming flowers come in rich colors that extend the gardening season. Tips for choosing and growing the best fall flowers, in your garden.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZConfused about when to prune roses or hurting them when you do? Pruning roses helps to keep the healthy and blooming. Here's how to do it right.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZFall blooming flowers in rich jewel tones make autumn one of our most colorful seasons. Here are some top choice flowers to grow in your fall garden.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZIt's nice to leave plants standing for winter interest,but many perennials won't survive rough weather. These plants should be cut back in the fall.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZPreserving the beauty of fall leaves is an easy, fun craft. Here are 4 basic methods for pressing and preserving a colorful reminder of fall.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZFall leaves are free fertilizer for your garden and so much more. Gather them up and mulch, mold, insulate, and even decorate with your leaves.
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2016-09-29T11:27:00ZRose hips are the seed pods of roses. They look like small crab apples and can be eaten in a similar manner. Here's how to harvest and use yours.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZMums can be hardy perennial flowers in the garden, if you start them off early. Here are some tips for keeping your mums alive and growing beautifully.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZAir drying herbs is an easy way to preserve and store your garden herbs, with minimal loss of flavor and quality. Here are some simple steps for doing it.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZBrambles, like raspberries and blackberries, need regular pruning to keep bearing large, healthy crops and to prevent them from taking over your garden. Don't let this scare you. Pruning brambles is actually a simple procedure, if you follow these steps.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZSnapdragons are cool season flowers that grow easily in most gardens and start the gardening season of with a wild splash of color. Here are some tips.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZDrying gourds is an easy process that keeps them around indefinitely. Here's how to do it.. What you make of them after that is up to your creativity.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZMost plants benefit from some sort of regular pruning and maintenance. The trick is in know when to prune what. Its confusing, but rarely fatal. Pruning at the wrong time of year may result in less flowers and fruits, but it usually wont harm the plant in the long run To help you take the guess work out of pruning, here is a series of articles to help you learn when to prune the plants in your garden.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZHow to Grow Tomatoes. Tomato plants know what they like and they grow best when you give it to them. Here are 10 tips for growing terrific tomatoes.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZPruning lilacs doesn't just keep their size in check, it rejuvenates the plant and encourages more blooming. Here's how to prune lilac plants.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZHybrid tea roses aren't quite as fussy as their reputation would have you believe, but they do require some maintenance. Pruning hybrid tea roses will help keep them healthy and productive. Follow these easy steps to keep your hybrid tea blooming.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZHydrangeas will dry on their own, but this water method helps hydrangeas retain their color. Once dry, they can last and look beautiful for years.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZThe USDA has released their new Plant Hardiness Zone Maps. Using 30 years of data, the new maps better reflect regional differences and are much easier to read. See what's changed.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZHydrangeas need pruning, to keep them flowering profusely. The real question is when to prune which type of hydrangea. Here's some help.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZAlthough powdery mildew is unattractive, it is rarely fatal. However severe or repetitive infections will weaken the plant. Here's how to prevent it.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZWhere geraniums are not hardy, gardeners basically have 3 choices for how to store them for winter: bring them indoors as houseplants, take cuttings and make more plants or store them dormant until next spring.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZConeflowers (Echinacea), rugged native American plants, bloom throughout summer. Here are some growing tips to get the most from these popular plants.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZPansies are probably the most popular cool season flower and they are easy to grow. Here's how to keep your pansies growing and blooming longer.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZRugosa roses have great cold tolerance and pest resistance and many are fragrant. Here are some tips for growing and caring for rugged rugosa roses.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZLeaf mold may not sound like something you’d want in your garden, but leaf mold compost is free, easy to make, and does wonders for soil. Here’s how.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZPothos is arguably the easiest houseplant to grow - tolerant of low light and erratic watering. Here's some help choosing and growing a pothos plant.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZYou can be successful growing lavender in your garden if you choose the right variety. Tips for choosing growing and pruning lavender plants.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZCoreopsis flowers repeat bloom throughout most of the summer. Here are some tips for choosing and growing some of the dozens of varieties available.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZMulching your garden improves the soil in many ways and also makes the garden more attractive. Here are the pros and cons of various mulch materials.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZPoinsettias are popular holiday decorations. Here's how to keep them in bloom longer and how to force them to rebloom next Christmas.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZIt's not hard to grow rosemary. The plants need warmth and sun, but you can successfully grow them just about anywhere. Here are some tips to help.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZHow to grow tomatoes from seed. Tips for getting started growing tomato plants from seed to table.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZGrowing gourds is easy and extremely rewarding. By drying ornamental gourds, you can keep them intact indefinitely and use them to make bird houses, containers, pots and silly, whimsical decorations. However gourds will require a good amount of space to run and they will probably take the entire growing season to mature. But growing gourds is something that the entire family can take part in and enjoy. Here’s how easy it is.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZTips for getting green tomatoes to ripen on the vine and how to salvage the obstinate tomatoes you actually have to pick before they fully ripen.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZAll rose plants need some attention going into winter. Winter weather can really challenge rose bushes, particularly the hybrid teas. You will need to discourage new growth and make sure the rose plants in your garden are well water and well mulched. Look out for overwintering garden pests and diseases too.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZNot all herbs retain their flavor when dried, but these 7 are almost as good as the real thing. Tips for the bet herbs to dry and how to use them.
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2016-09-29T11:27:00ZConsidering a fall vegetable garden? Many vegetables prefer growing in cool temperatures. The vegetables listed here will grow well in the fall, because the temperatures are not slowly warming.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZWhat's happening with those bulbs underground? Do they need food, dividing, protection? Did you plant them right? Here's everything you need to know.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZDiseases and insect pests of garden plants. Photos of insects, insect damage and diseases, with brief description of the pest and the damage it can do to plants in the garden.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZGarlic scapes are the curling tops of garlic plants, which are as edible and delicious as the garlic bulbs. Here are tips for growing and using them.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZThe best reason for saving seeds is because there is a plant you love and want to grow again. It's also a lot of fun and very easy to do. Here's how.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZClematis vines need to be pruned to encourage new growth and more flowers. When to prune your clematis depends on when it blooms. Here are some tips.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZThe perfect time to plant spring blooming bulbs depends on where you live and what the weather is like that season. Spring blooming bulbs need several weeks in the ground to get their root systems growing before the ground freezes. But even if you don’t get your spring blooming bulbs in on time, there are a few thing you can do.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZPersian Shield has luminous purple leaves washed with silver. You can grow Persian Shield as a houseplant or use it in borders and containers. Tips for growing Persian Shield.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZRoses can use a little extra care when you first plant them. Try these tips for transplanting or planting roses and getting them off to a great start.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZAdd plain old milk to the list of homemade remedies for powdery mildew. The research is ongoing, but it looks like a solution of milk and water makes an effective powdery mildew treatment.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZOrnamental cabbage and kale are close relatives of edible cabbages and kale, they've just been bred for looks, not flavor. Still just as easy to grow.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZPowdery mildew and other fungus diseases of plants have long been successfully controlled with a home remedy of baking soda, water, and oil or soap. Here's the recipe.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZGreat plant suggestions for new gardeners.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZWith a little prep, you can keep your vegetable garden going right through the fall. Here's how to get your garden ready for a second season.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZDrying isn't always the best way to preserve herbs. Freezing herbs will preserve their fresh flavor for months. Here are two simple ways to do it.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZViolas and pansies are cheerful, hardy, cool season flowers, great for bridging the seasons. Here's how to grow the best violas for your garden.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZHoliday cyclamen plants make excellent long, blooming houseplants that need minimal care. Here are some tips for keeping yours growing.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZSweet potatoes can be grown in most vegetable gardens. Even the leaves are edible. Here are tips for getting the most from you backyard harvest.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZThere are so many choices, when it comes to growing petunias - grandiflora, supertunia, wave... Here are some tips to keep them blooming all summer.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZFor a dependable, long season bloomer, you can't go wrong with Rudbeckia. Here are some tips for choosing, growing and caring for Black-eyed Susans.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZGrowing kale is easy and very rewarding for the home gardener. Just give it plenty of water and keep it cool. Here's how to have your best crop ever.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZCannas are dramatic, tropical flowering plants with large, banana like leaves that can be grown as annuals anywhere. Here's how to care from them.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZRoses are a long term proposition. It pays to start them off with the right soil at planting time. Here's how to make your soil perfect for roses.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZGardening doesn't come to a sudden halt in the fall. Putting your garden to bed means cleaning up and protecting your plants until spring. Here's a checklist of what to do to put your garden to bed.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZThe trick to a lower maintenance garden is choosing plants suited to your growing conditions. Here are 10 good perennial flower candidates.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZPerennials are plants that live for more than 2 years. Most are low maintenance, but they still need some care. Here's what to expect from perennial plants.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZTips on growing, caring for and pruning lilacs.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZThey don't call them birdhouse gourds for nothing. With little effort, turn your birdhouse gourd into an actual gourd bird house. These step-by-step instructions will walk you through how to make a gourd bird house of your own.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZWith the right care, you can grow your favorite garden plants indoors. Here's a list of potential houseplants that may be growing in your garden.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZLoose, friable loam is what all gardeners are told they need, but what exactly does that mean. Here's a breakdown of what is in loam soil and how to get it.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZHostas are called 'shade-tolerant' plants, meaning they will grow in shade or partial shade. But some hostas need a period of full sun to look and perform their best. Although it is not recommended that any hosta be in full sun all the time, many Hostas are more vigorous and display their most vibrant colors if given at least some sun exposure. Here are some tips to help you pick the right hosta for your site.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZThese 6 indoors plants are extremely hard to kill with neglect or kindness, yet they'll add that homey feel that only plants can bring.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZIf you're looking for a low-maintenance perennial flower with a long season of interest, consider Astilbe. Here's how easy they are to grow...
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZA bit of spring rose care will mean healthier roses throughout the growing season. It's time to wake up your roses with some TLC.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZGrowing potatoes can be easy, if you learn to avoid the pest and disease problems. They can even be grown in containers. Here are the basics on how to grow potatoes.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZDeadheading fading flowers is an easy way to keep your garden blooming and looking fresh. The examples shown here are flowers that benefit from regular deadheading.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZMany herb plants can be grown indoors, on a sunny windowsill or under lights. Here are tips for the best herbs to grow and how to keep them growing.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZRabbits can do a lot of damage to gardens. Like most animals, they have their favorite plants and those they tend to avoid. Here are lists of both, but be forewarned, rabbits' tastes can change.
2016-09-29T11:27:00Z'Blue Mist Shrub' , or Caryopteris, is a late flowering, blue shrub that attracts butterflies and bumblebees by the dozens. Here's how to grow yours.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZSome perennials need the winter protection their fallen foliage provides and survive best if left standing through fall and winter. The following plants should be pruned in the spring.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZIt is possible to over winter both hardy and tropical water lilies, but it can be tricky. Here are some tricks and tips to help you have success
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZWhen garlic plants start to die back, it's time to harvest. Here's how to be sure your garlic is ready to dig and how to dry and store it for keeping.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZIncrease the plants in your home and garden by taking cuttings from existing plants and rooting them to make more plants. Here's how, step-by-step.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZMany fall blooming garden plants, with unusual foliage and flowers in the shades of autumn, make wonderful container plants. Here are some favorites.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZTips for growing perennial flowers from seed,an easy, inexpensive way to grow more perennials.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZGaillardia, or Blanket Flower, looks like a large, colorful daisy. Gaillardia plants are drought tolerant, tough plants that bloom non-stop in shades of gold, red and 2-tones.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZCool weather can be hard to garden in, because you never know how long it will last. But there are many annual flowers that prefer the cool days of spring and fall.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZDon't let your vegetable garden fade away at the end of summer. With a little planning, you can keep growing and harvesting vegetables well into the holidays. Here are tips for what to plant, when to plant and how to plant a fall vegetable garden.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZAmaryllis bulbs often appear around the winter holidays, but they are long lived plants that are easy to grow and easy to force. The large blooms get bigger every year. More...
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZTaking some extra time in the fall to prepare your garden for winter will make spring garden clean-up a snap. It’s not too late to pamper your garden with some easy fall garden tasks.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZAfrican daisies are a pretty daisy-like flower with unusual colored petals and often, a blue center. Here's how to keep them blooming in your garden.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZDaffodils may be the most popular spring flowering bulb. They are easy to grow and live for years. Here's how to plant and care for daffodil flowers.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZSaving tomato seeds requires a little more work than simply scooping them out and letting them dry. But it's not hard and it's worth it, to save your favorite varieties.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZRose companions should look good with roses and have similar growing conditions. Here are more tips from the NY Botanical Garden on plants to grow with your roses.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZSpring flowering bulbs need to be divided and replanted every 3 to 5 years. A sure sign that flowering bulbs need to be divided is when they start to produce less flowers. Here's how to divide, re-plant or store your spring bulbs.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZMoss gives any garden a sense of age and weight. To grow moss requires giving it the right growing conditions and patience while it gets established.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZA little planning goes a long way, when starting a garden. Here's some help in deciding where to put it, what you'll need, and what to plant.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZWe know them as geraniums and they're everywhere in summer. They're not actually geraniums at all, but they are easy care, cheerful flowers. Here how.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZExotic, tropical Passion Flowers can actually be grown in much milder areas. Here's how to grow and care for passion flowers in your garden.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZIs there a difference and is one type of vegetable seed better for you than another. Here's a breakdown of what it means when a vegetable is defined as hybrid, open pollinated, heirloom or genetically modified (GMO).
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZSome people have a wealth of plant seeds left over at the end of the gardening season. Some folks can never find the seeds for the garden plants they want at the beginning of the season. seed swapping. It's a match made in heaven.
2016-09-29T11:27:00ZGrowing root vegetables like carrots, radishes and onions, takes a bit of patience and faith. It also helps to have a few tricks up your sleeve, so here are some tips for successfully growing root crops.