Published: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:21:41 +0000
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZConfused 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZIt'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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZPreserving the beauty of fall leaves is an easy, fun craft. Here are 4 basic methods for pressing and preserving a colorful reminder of fall.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZFall blooming flowers come in rich colors that extend the gardening season. Tips for choosing and growing the best fall flowers, in your garden.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZThe choice between carving pumpkins and cooking pumpkins is actually very practical. When choosing a carving pumpkin, you’re looking for a nice shape and a pumpkin that will last several days, once carved. The choice of a cooking pumpkin is all about taste and texture. Here are some tips for choosing the right pumpkin to carve or cook.
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2016-10-21T11:21:41ZWhere 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZDrying 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZHybrid 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZMums 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZFall 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZAir 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZMost 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZBrambles, 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZHydrangeas need pruning, to keep them flowering profusely. The real question is when to prune which type of hydrangea. Here's some help.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZRose 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZPruning lilacs doesn't just keep their size in check, it rejuvenates the plant and encourages more blooming. Here's how to prune lilac plants.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZThey 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZSnapdragons 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZThe 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZHow 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZOrnamental 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZAll 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZOrnamental grasses add interest to a garden at any time of year. Fall foliage and colorful plumes make ornamental grasses standouts in a fall garden.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZHydrangeas will dry on their own, but this water method helps hydrangeas retain their color. Once dry, they can last and look beautiful for years.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZPansies 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZGrowing ornamental grasses in containers is a great way to prevent them from spreading or taking over the garden. Here are my top ten picks for pots.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZAlthough powdery mildew is unattractive, it is rarely fatal. However severe or repetitive infections will weaken the plant. Here's how to prevent it.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZPoinsettias are popular holiday decorations. Here's how to keep them in bloom longer and how to force them to rebloom next Christmas.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZFall leaves are free fertilizer for your garden and so much more. Gather them up and mulch, mold, insulate, and even decorate with your leaves.
2016-10-21T11:21:41ZYou can be successful growing lavender in your garden if you choose the right variety. Tips for choosing growing and pruning lavender plants.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZTips 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZConeflowers (Echinacea), rugged native American plants, bloom throughout summer. Here are some growing tips to get the most from these popular plants.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZRoses 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZClematis 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZMulching 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZHow to grow tomatoes from seed. Tips for getting started growing tomato plants from seed to table.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZCoreopsis flowers repeat bloom throughout most of the summer. Here are some tips for choosing and growing some of the dozens of varieties available.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZPothos is arguably the easiest houseplant to grow - tolerant of low light and erratic watering. Here's some help choosing and growing a pothos plant.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZRugosa roses have great cold tolerance and pest resistance and many are fragrant. Here are some tips for growing and caring for rugged rugosa roses.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZIt'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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZSome 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZHoliday cyclamen plants make excellent long, blooming houseplants that need minimal care. Here are some tips for keeping yours growing.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZThere are 100s of garlic varieties and the only way to taste them all is to grow them yourself. Here are tips for choosing and growing the best.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZIt 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
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZLoose, 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZA bit of spring rose care will mean healthier roses throughout the growing season. It's time to wake up your roses with some TLC.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZNot 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZWhat's happening with those bulbs underground? Do they need food, dividing, protection? Did you plant them right? Here's everything you need to know.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZPerennials 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZDrying 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZMake the most out of a small garden space with these ideas and inspirations, including abundant borders, patio fruit trees, and outdoor living spaces.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZThere are so many choices, when it comes to growing petunias - grandiflora, supertunia, wave... Here are some tips to keep them blooming all summer.
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2016-10-21T11:21:42ZWith 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZWhether you cut your ornamental grasses in spring or fall, it can be messy. This technique is an easy way to cut them back, without leaves falling everywhere.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZTips on growing, caring for and pruning lilacs.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZGardening 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZViolas and pansies are cheerful, hardy, cool season flowers, great for bridging the seasons. Here's how to grow the best violas for your garden.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZTender 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZAmaryllis 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...
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZAdd 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZPersian 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZCannas are dramatic, tropical flowering plants with large, banana like leaves that can be grown as annuals anywhere. Here's how to care from them.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZSweet potatoes can be grown in most vegetable gardens. Even the leaves are edible. Here are tips for getting the most from you backyard harvest.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZIncrease 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZOrnamental 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZThe 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZGaillardia, 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZOrnamental grasses add texture, form, motion and sound to a garden, not to mention the array of colors. They will look good all season long with minimal care. But deciding which one or two to include in your garden is a tough decision. There are so many attractive ornamental grasses to choose from.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZRoses 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZPowdery 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZGreat plant suggestions for new gardeners.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZSome 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZDeadheading 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZGrowing 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZDaffodils 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZLeaf 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZIn 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZWhen 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZOrnamental grasses accent a garden any time of year, but they might just be at their most imposing in the doldrums of winter. Ornamental grasses provide structure, texture and drama to the gardenscape. Here are 10 of the best ornamental grass and grass-like plants for winter interest. Several are North American natives and all of them are very easy to grow. Many even do double duty by attracting birds to your winter garden, by providing shelter and food.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZSpring 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZWe 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZIt can be confusing figuring out when to prune flowering trees and shrubs. Here's a list of common landscape trees and shrubs and when to prune them.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZGrowing 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZRabbits 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZMany 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZThese 6 indoors plants are extremely hard to kill with neglect or kindness, yet they'll add that homey feel that only plants can bring.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZTips for growing perennial flowers from seed,an easy, inexpensive way to grow more perennials.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZPeonies bloom in the late spring, but they do best when planted in the fall. With a little extra care, your peonies will bloom carefree for decades.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZLooking for a low-maintenance perennial flower with a long season of interest? Consider Astilbe. Here's how easy they are to grow and care for.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZGrowing sweet pea vines in the garden is both simple and rewarding, with a long season of bloom and an abundance of fragrant cutting flowers.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZGrowing 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZFor 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZStrawberries are one of the easiest and most rewarding fruits for the home gardener to grow. Here's what strawberry plants need to grow and fruit well.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZThe trick to a lower maintenance garden is choosing plants suited to your growing conditions. Here are 10 good perennial flower candidates.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZA 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZGarlic 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZUnlike 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.
2016-10-21T11:21:42ZAfrican 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.