Published: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:24:27 +0000
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZPoinsettias are popular holiday decorations. Here's how to keep them in bloom longer and how to force them to rebloom next Christmas.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZConfused 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZPaperwhites can grow tall and top heavy, then fall over, but just a little nip of alcohol keeps them standing upright. Here's how to do it.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZUnlike other narcissus, paperwhites don't require a chilling period. Forcing them into bloom is almost as easy as putting them in water. Here's how.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZHoliday cyclamen plants make excellent long, blooming houseplants that need minimal care. Here are some tips for keeping yours growing.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZIn areas that experience freezing temperatures, winter mulching of the garden differs from mulching during the growing season. We mulch our gardens in the spring to suppress weeds, retain moisture and feed and warm the soil. While we may spread a layer of soil conditioning compost or manure in the fall, the primary reason for winter mulching is to protect our plants from the harsh conditions of winter freezes, thaws and winds. There are several ways to do this.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZMany 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZAmaryllis bulbs often appear around the winter holidays. Here’s how to care for this plant that has a long life and is easy to grow.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZHow 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZGardening magazines are monthly garden inspiration. They tell us about new plants, garden design ideas and gardening techniques. Here are my picks for the top gardening magazines.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZPothos is arguably the easiest houseplant to grow, tolerant of low light and erratic watering. Here's some help choosing and growing a pothos plant.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZIt'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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZHow to grow tomatoes from seed. Tips for getting started growing tomato plants from seed to table.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZYou can be successful growing lavender in your garden if you choose the right variety. Tips for choosing growing and pruning lavender plants.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZMost plants, flowering trees, and shrubs benefit from some sort of regular pruning and maintenance. The trick is in knowing when to prune what.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZAll rose plants need some attention going into winter. Winter weather can really challenge rose bushes, particularly hybrid teas. Here's what to do.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZHybrid 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZEvery holiday has plants for giving and decorating. Here's how to care for your holiday plants, during the holidays and how to keep them growing afterward.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZIt 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
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZHere's how to prevent, recognize, treat, and control powdery mildew plant disease.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZMulching 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZGardening 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZSome 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZThe 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZA 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZSnapdragons are cool season flowers that grow easily in most gardens and start the gardening season off with a wild splash of color. Here are some tips.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZDrying 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZAir 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZRose 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZRoses 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZThese 6 indoors plants are extremely hard to kill with neglect or kindness, yet they'll add that homey feel that only plants can bring.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZIt'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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZLoose, 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZPansies 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZPersian Shield has luminous purple leaves washed with silver and is great in borders, containers or as a houseplant. Tips for growing Persian Shield.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZWhere 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZRoses 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZPruning lilacs doesn't just keep their size in check, it rejuvenates the plant and encourages more blooming. Here's how to prune lilac plants.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZWhen 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZAdd plain old milk to the list of homemade remedies for powdery mildew. The research is ongoing, milk looks an effective powdery mildew treatment.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZSweet potatoes can be grown in most vegetable gardens. Even the leaves are edible. Here are tips for getting the most from you backyard harvest.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZThere are so many choices, when it comes to growing petunias - grandiflora, supertunia, wave... Here are some tips to keep them blooming all summer.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZBrambles, like raspberries and blackberries, need regular pruning to bear large, healthy crops. Learn how to properly prune raspberries and blackberries.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZConeflowers (Echinacea), rugged native American plants, bloom throughout summer. Here are some growing tips to get the most from these popular plants.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZPowdery mildew and other plant fungus diseases have long been controlled with a home remedy of baking soda, water, and oil or soap. Here's the recipe.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZFall blooming flowers come in rich colors that extend the gardening season. Learn tips for choosing and growing the best fall flowers in your garden.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZHydrangeas need pruning, to keep them flowering profusely. The real question is when to prune which type of hydrangea. Here's some help.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZWhat are Seed Potatoes The term "seed potato" can be a little misleading. Although potatoes do set seed,
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZGrowing plants indoors presents challenges, like low humidity, temperature fluctuations and limited sunlight. Try these tips to care for your houseplants in winter.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZA bit of spring rose care will mean healthier roses throughout the growing season. It's time to wake up your roses with some TLC.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZDirect seeding or direct sowing seeds is one of the easiest ways to start plants. Here are some tips for successfully starting seeds in your garden.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZWith 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZGrowing 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZSelecting the best Christmas tree depends on what you are looking for. Some will hold their needles longer. Some will hold your ornaments better. Page 2.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZViolas and pansies are cheerful, hardy, cool season flowers, great for bridging the seasons. Here's how to grow the best violas for your garden.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZHere's your Regional December Gardening Guide, whether you're planting, harvesting, or hoping for snow to mulch the garden. There's still plenty to do.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZSpring is busy season in the garden, with much to do before plants start growing. Here's a check list of spring cleaning tasks for your garden clean-up.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZOrnamental 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZGarlic 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZCoreopsis flowers repeat bloom throughout most of the summer. Here are some tips for choosing and growing some of the dozens of varieties available.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZGrowing 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZTomato suckers, or side shoots, can become another main stem with branches, flowers, fruit and more suckers of their own. Sometimes that’s good, sometimes not so good. Here are some guidelines for when to prune your tomatoes and how much.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZGrowing 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZStarting seeds with a sterile potting mix is a wise idea. Here’s a rundown on what's in a soilless potting mix and why it's the best option, when seed starting indoors.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZPreserving the beauty of fall leaves is an easy, fun craft. Here are 4 basic methods for pressing and preserving a colorful reminder of fall.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZDaffodils 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.
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2017-01-22T11:24:27ZOrnamental gourds may not be edible, but they sure are colorful. They are also very easy to grow and when dried, last well beyond the holiday season.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZKeeping your vegetable plants healthy and growing at a steady rate is how to have a high yielding and delicious vegetable garden. Here are some tips.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZDrying 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZBlossom drop is a common and frustrating tomato growing problem that can be attributed to several causes. Here's how to prevent it happening to you.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZIf you must leave plants in containers during freezing winters, they'll need protection. Here's how to keep potted plants alive through the winter.
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2017-01-22T11:24:27ZTender plants won't make it through the winter outdoors, in frosty climates. That doesn't mean they're compost. Here are some ideas for over-wintering all kinds of non-hardy plants.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZIt's time to plan the vegetable garden, but how much should you plant per person? How much to plant depends on a number of factors. Here are some guidelines.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZNot all plant problems are caused by insects or diseases. Plant nutrient deficiencies often manifest as foliage discoloration. The following chart outlines some possible problems.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZHorticultural oil is an ecologically friendly way to handle many garden problems. Here's the difference between dormant, summer, and all-season oil.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZRose companions should look good with roses and have similar growing conditions. Here are more tips from the NY Botanical Garden.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZIncrease 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZStarting plants from seed isn't rocket science, but there are several tips that will help your success rate with seed germination and give your seedlings a healthy start. Here's how to start seeds indoors.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZAsparagus is one of the first signs of spring. It's a perennial, so get it off to a good start. Thinking of planting asparagus? Here's some tips.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZTo know when to prune your old fashioned hydrangea, you'll need to know what type of hydrangea it is. Here's some help in identifying your hydrangea.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZMore Houseplants are killed with kindness than neglect. The best thing you can do for your indoor plants is to learn something about the growing conditions your particular plants like and provide as close to those conditions as possible. If you see a problem developing, take action quickly.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZGrowing tips for Winterberry (Ilex verticillata), a native holly that drops its leaves in autumn, exposing a breathtaking abundance of bright berries.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZThere are many common garden and house plants that can cause poisoning problems, from itching to death. Here are 5 to plant and grow with caution.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZNot 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZMums 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZWhen starting a first garden - Start Small. Here's a bottom line Step-by-Step primer to get you growing and tips to pass along to gardening friends who need some help getting started.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZTropical rex begonias are prized for their colorfully patterned and intriguingly shaped leaves. Here are tips for growing them outdoors or indoors.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZTomato diseases are often weather dependent and can spread rapidly. Here are some common tomato diseases, their symptoms and what to do if they attack your tomatoes.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZWe 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZContainer gardening offers many conveniences, like easy access and portability. These rules of thumb can help you create beautiful combinations..
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZTips for growing perennial flowers from seed,an easy, inexpensive way to grow more perennials.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZMoss 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZClematis 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZCannas are dramatic, tropical flowering plants with large, banana like leaves that can be grown as annuals anywhere. Here's how to care from them.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZThe perfect time to plant spring bulbs depends on the weather. But even if you don't get your bulbs in on time, there are a few things you can do.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZRabbits 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.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZGardeners love to share their gardens and there's no end to the gifts we can create with our bounty. Here are 12 gifts you can make from your garden.
2017-01-22T11:24:27ZAfrican 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.