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Published: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:24:27 +0000

 



How to Make Your Poinsettia Bloom Again Next Year

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Poinsettias are popular holiday decorations. Here's how to keep them in bloom longer and how to force them to rebloom next Christmas.



How and When to Prune Your Roses

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Confused 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.



What Does a Nip of Booze Do for Paperwhites?

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Paperwhites 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.



Force Paper Whites to Bloom in 9 Easy Steps

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Unlike 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.



Caring for Your Cyclamen Plant

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Holiday cyclamen plants make excellent long, blooming houseplants that need minimal care. Here are some tips for keeping yours growing.



Why You Should Winter Mulch the Garden

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

In 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.



How to Grow a Windowsill Herb Garden

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Many 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.



How to Get Your Amaryllis to Flower

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Amaryllis 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.



10 Tips for Growing the Best Tomatoes on the...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

How 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.



The Top 10 Gardening Magazines

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Gardening 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.



Pothos Houseplant Description and Growing Tips

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Pothos is arguably the easiest houseplant to grow, tolerant of low light and erratic watering. Here's some help choosing and growing a pothos plant.



How to Grow Rosemary - Indoors and Out

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

It'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.



Want to Grow Tomatoes from Seed? Get Started...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

How to grow tomatoes from seed. Tips for getting started growing tomato plants from seed to table.



How to Grow Fragrant Lavender

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

You can be successful growing lavender in your garden if you choose the right variety. Tips for choosing growing and pruning lavender plants.



Be a Good Gardener and Know How and When to...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Most plants, flowering trees, and shrubs benefit from some sort of regular pruning and maintenance. The trick is in knowing when to prune what.



How to Protect Your Roses from Harsh Winter...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

All rose plants need some attention going into winter. Winter weather can really challenge rose bushes, particularly hybrid teas. Here's what to do.



How to Prune a Hybrid Tea Rose

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Hybrid 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.



Keep Your Holiday Plants Looking Good, Long...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Every 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.



How to Get Your Water Lilies through Winter Alive

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

It 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



Powdery Mildew Taking Over Your Plants? Defeat...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Here's how to prevent, recognize, treat, and control powdery mildew plant disease.



9 Types of Mulch and Why You Should Use Them

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Mulching 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.



How to Put Your Garden to Bed and Prepare for...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Gardening 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.



Seed Swaps for Gardeners

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Some 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.



What Is Your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone?

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

The 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.



Are You New to Gardening? Get Started with...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

A 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.



Growing and Caring for Dazzling Snapdragons

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Snapdragons 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.



How to Dry Your Gourds

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Drying 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.



Your Best Bets for Drying and Storing Fresh Herbs

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Air 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.



Rose Hips - Edible Treats After the Rose Fades

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Rose 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.



How to Plant Roses and Get Them Started Right

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Roses 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.



6 Houseplants Anyone Can Grow

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

These 6 indoors plants are extremely hard to kill with neglect or kindness, yet they'll add that homey feel that only plants can bring.



Perennial Plants to Cut Back in the Fall

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

It'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.



What Does Loam Mean to a Gardener?

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Loose, 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.



How to Grow Pansies - Cool Weather Favorites

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Pansies 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.



Grow the Iridescent Leaves of Persian Shield

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Persian Shield has luminous purple leaves washed with silver and is great in borders, containers or as a houseplant. Tips for growing Persian Shield.



4 Ways to Get Your Geraniums through Winter......

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Where 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.



The Best Soil for Roses

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Roses 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.



How and When to Prune Lilacs

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Pruning lilacs doesn't just keep their size in check, it rejuvenates the plant and encourages more blooming. Here's how to prune lilac plants.



Your Guide to Harvesting and Storing Garlic

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

When 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.



Squelching Powdery Mildew with Milk

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Add plain old milk to the list of homemade remedies for powdery mildew. The research is ongoing, milk looks an effective powdery mildew treatment.



How to Grow Sweet Potatoes in Your Garden

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Sweet potatoes can be grown in most vegetable gardens. Even the leaves are edible. Here are tips for getting the most from you backyard harvest.



Petunias - Long-Blooming Flowers You Need in...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

There are so many choices, when it comes to growing petunias - grandiflora, supertunia, wave... Here are some tips to keep them blooming all summer.



Keeping Raspberries & Blackberries Under...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Brambles, like raspberries and blackberries, need regular pruning to bear large, healthy crops. Learn how to properly prune raspberries and blackberries.



Coneflowers are Garden Favorites for a Reason

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Coneflowers (Echinacea), rugged native American plants, bloom throughout summer. Here are some growing tips to get the most from these popular plants.



How to Fight Powdery Plant Mildew with Baking...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Powdery 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.



10 of the Best Fall Perennial Flowers

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Fall blooming flowers come in rich colors that extend the gardening season. Learn tips for choosing and growing the best fall flowers in your garden.



When to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Hydrangeas need pruning, to keep them flowering profusely. The real question is when to prune which type of hydrangea. Here's some help.



Seed Potatoes - What are They and How Do You...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

What are Seed Potatoes The term "seed potato" can be a little misleading. Although potatoes do set seed,



Houseplants Need Special Care in Winter

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Growing plants indoors presents challenges, like low humidity, temperature fluctuations and limited sunlight. Try these tips to care for your houseplants in winter.



Roses: Boost Their Growth with Springtime Care

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

A bit of spring rose care will mean healthier roses throughout the growing season. It's time to wake up your roses with some TLC.



What does Direct Sowing Mean?

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Direct 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.



Outdoor Garden Plants That Make Great Houseplants

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

With 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.



A Handy Guide to Growing Potatoes in Your Home...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Growing 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.



Choosing Your Christmas Tree and Keeping it...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Selecting 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.



How to Grow Charming Cool Season Violas

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Violas and pansies are cheerful, hardy, cool season flowers, great for bridging the seasons. Here's how to grow the best violas for your garden.



Regional Gardening Chores for December

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Here'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.



Prepare for the New Growing Season by Spring...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Spring 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.



What's the Deal with Ornamental Cabbage and...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Ornamental 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.



Garlic Scapes: Delicious Vegetables You're Not...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Garlic 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.



How to Grow Sunny Coreopsis Plants

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Coreopsis flowers repeat bloom throughout most of the summer. Here are some tips for choosing and growing some of the dozens of varieties available.



Tips for Growing Kale

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Growing 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.



To Prune or Not to Prune: How to Handle Tomato...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Tomato 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.



10 Root Vegetables You can Successfully Grow

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Growing 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.



Soilless Potting Mix: What Is It and Why Is It...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Starting 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.



Preserving Fall Leaves

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Preserving the beauty of fall leaves is an easy, fun craft. Here are 4 basic methods for pressing and preserving a colorful reminder of fall.



Growing and Caring for Sunny, Long Lived...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Daffodils 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.



Fall Garden Mums. Will They Come Back Next...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

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Growing Beautiful Ornamental Gourds

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Ornamental 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.



Keeping Your Vegetable Garden in Top Shape

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Keeping 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.



The Right Way to Freeze Fresh Herbs

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Drying 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.



How to Control Blossom Drop in Tomato Plants

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Blossom 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.



How to Protect Your Potted Plants in Winter

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

If you must leave plants in containers during freezing winters, they'll need protection. Here's how to keep potted plants alive through the winter.



4 Pruning Practices You Can Ignore

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

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Preparing Your Plants for Winter

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Tender 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.



How Much to Plant Per Person in the Vegetable...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

It'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.



Are Your Plants Nutrient-Deficient?

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Not all plant problems are caused by insects or diseases. Plant nutrient deficiencies often manifest as foliage discoloration. The following chart outlines some possible problems.



What Exactly Is Horticultural Oil?

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Horticultural oil is an ecologically friendly way to handle many garden problems. Here's the difference between dormant, summer, and all-season oil.



Great Companion Plants for Roses

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Rose companions should look good with roses and have similar growing conditions. Here are more tips from the NY Botanical Garden.



How to Grow New Plants from Stem Cuttings

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Increase 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.



Foolproof Indoor Seed Starting

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Starting 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.



How to Grow Delicious Asparagus with These Tips

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Asparagus 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.



What Type of Old Fashioned Hydrangea are You...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

To 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.



8 Reasons Your Houseplants Keep Dying

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

More 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.



For Breathtaking Color, Try Winterberry Holly

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Growing tips for Winterberry (Ilex verticillata), a native holly that drops its leaves in autumn, exposing a breathtaking abundance of bright berries.



5 Common Plants You Didn't Know Were Poisonous

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

There 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.



7 Herbs that Taste Good When Dried

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Not 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.



Growing Hardy Mums for a Fall Show

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Mums 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.



10 Things to Consider When Starting a New Garden

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

When 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.



Growing Intriguing Rex Begonia

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Tropical rex begonias are prized for their colorfully patterned and intriguingly shaped leaves. Here are tips for growing them outdoors or indoors.



Save Your Tomato Plants From These Common...

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Tomato 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.



Growing and Caring for Geranium Plants

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

We 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.



10 Tips for a Healthy, Lush Container Garden

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Container gardening offers many conveniences, like easy access and portability. These rules of thumb can help you create beautiful combinations..



When to Start Perennial Flowers from Seed

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Tips for growing perennial flowers from seed,an easy, inexpensive way to grow more perennials.



How to Grow a Carpet of Moss

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Moss 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.



When to Prune Your Clematis Plants

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Clematis 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.



How to Grow Tropical Cannas Anywhere

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Cannas are dramatic, tropical flowering plants with large, banana like leaves that can be grown as annuals anywhere. Here's how to care from them.



The Best Time to Plant Your Spring Blooming Bulbs

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

The 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.



Rabbit Proof Plants?

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Rabbits 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.



Make These Thoughtful GIfts from Your Garden

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

Gardeners 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.



How to Grow African Daisies

2017-01-22T11:24:27Z

African 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.