2016-10-24T11:04:06ZMany people shy away from houseplants because even the most hardy houseplant will eventually require some care. But you would be surprised at how a handful of plants can survive on the most minimal attention. If you'd like to try your hand at growing plants indoors or you're looking to brighten someone else's abode, here's a selection of houseplants that will thrive with minimal care and in varying degrees of sunshine.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZHow to preserve fruits and vegetables by drying, canning, pickling and making jams and jellies. There’s a method safe and easy enough for everyone, as well as tips for success and recipes.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZSome plant seeds actually need exposure to light, to germinate well. Burying them too deeply may mean they don't have the energy to make it above soil level. Here are some tips for starting seeds that need light.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZIf you're thinking of starting a vegetable garden, or expanding an existing one, here are some logistics to consider, to ensure success.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZThese flowering perennial plants require no deadheading to remain attractive all season. There's less effort on your part, but just as much enjoyment.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZHibiscus acetosella is grown mainly for its stunning foliage, which can be so finely cut and deeply red colored you'll think it's a Japanese maple.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZHow to plant, grow and harvest all types of beans. Tips for what types of beans to choose and how to care for them in the garden and in the kitchen.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZBest known as a seasoning, bay laurel is an evergreen shrub or tree that does well in containers. Bring a little of the Mediterranean to your home.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZDormancy is often defined as a state of sleep and that's pretty much what your plant is doing when it goes dormant.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZThe Christmas Rose, Hellebore niger, has the frustrating tendency of not blooming until Easter. But it is a beautiful spring flower and easy to grow.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZMid-summer is not too late to plant a vegetable garden, if you choose what you grow wisely. These vegetables can handle heat and grow quickly.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZSage is one of those wonderful Mediterranean herbs that only asks for sun and warmth, then takes care of itself. Here are tips for growing great sage.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZMealy cup sage (Salvia farinacea) comes in purples and whites, but it's the blue varieties that make gardeners swoon. Here's how to grow these stunners
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZWide rows help you grow more food and take full advantage of limited vegetable garden space. Here are some options and ideas for laying them out.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZPaperwhites can grow tall and top heavy, then fall over. Researchers have come up with an unusual solution to this problem: Alcohol. The bulbs don't grow as tall as they normally would - but the flowers remain normal size and last just as long.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZFlowers grown in the vegetable garden are more than beautiful. Plant these flowers for cutting, deterring pests and even some edible flowers.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZMethods of storing vegetables to use throughout the winter. Tips for harvesting, curing and storing specific vegetables
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZFall clean-up of leaves is not a chore most gardeners look forward to. One way or another, you are gong to have to collect the leaves from your lawn, raking or otherwise, and there really aren't that many options. Here's some advice and tips in choosing a leaf blower/vac, shredder or even a humble rake, to make quick work of the leaves in your yard.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZCommon rose growing problems, their symptoms and help for how to control or avoid them.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZIf you love black flowers, start your season off with sultry Hyacinth 'Midnight Mystic'™. As easy to grow as any other spring bulb, but with more drama.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZSpring flowering bulbs are such a welcome sight, but once they fade, we're left with the problem of their yellowing leaves. Don't cut them back. Here are better ways to hide them.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZLima beans are almost as easy to grow as common green beans, yet they aren't found in too many backyard gardens. Why not give them a try. Here are some tips to get you started.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZIs wood ash good for garden soil? Will it do more harm than good? Here are some thoughts to consider before you put wood ash on your garden plants.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZSome 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.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZSpring 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.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZJacob's Ladder plants (Polemonium) are spring bloomers with clusters of purple or white flowers. Here's how to grow and care for them in your garden.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZPine needles are acidic, so using them around plants will lower the soil pH, right? That's what we've always been told. Is it true?
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZUnlike 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.
2016-10-24T11:04:06ZHorticultural oil is an ecologically friendly way to handle many garden problems. Here's the difference between dormant, summer, and all-season oil.