f you’re new to gardening you might have some great idea of what gardening is in your head. But there are some cold hard truths about gardening that you should know and accept with all your heart if you wish to become a true-bloodied gardening aficionado.
Rain is, well...water. So why use a rain barrel when you can just hook your hose to the outdoor spigot and get all that you need? If you're eco-conscious, you're probably already aware that water is not an infinite resource. And for some, filtered, piped city water is a monthly expense...
Around here, we talk quite a bit about compost. If you're not yet a compost convert, you might want to know exactly why you'd want to use your own compost. We think you'll be surprised at how this easy-to-create, natural product can boost your garden.
We love birdhouses. They offer shelter, protection, and for the humans that fill them with feed, something gorgeous to look at all year long. Bird feeders also attract pretty visitors and can be designed to offer a little shelter from rain or falling snow ...
Winter can be a tough time for gardeners. Unless you're in a zone where growing year-round is a possibility, that grower in your life may be just sitting on his hands waiting for spring. Bring a little life to mid-February with these awesome Valentine's Day gift ideas. They're easy, fun, and your loved one will be thrilled! Read on for the scoop.
Use wine corks for a gorgeous garden? Always plant under a full moon? Play in the dirt? Which of the common (and not so common) gardening truisms that you've heard are fact, and which are just for fun? Today we investigate 10 gardening tips and tell you which to include - and which to are best left in the Old Wives' Tales category. Enjoy!
Do you remember the parts of the seed? How seeds are made? How to store seeds? How to plant and take care of seeds? If not, here is a little primer for you. That wonder is still there - plus more than you may have imagined.
This Christmas, what do you get the gardener who has everything Practically anything garden-related that came out within the past three years That's right: garden tools, gloves and convenience items are always evolving. You're going to be surprised how far some of the best-loved items have been kicked up a notch to make gardening more fun and rewarding than ever.
Potted herbs and small flowering plants not only add a little life to your winter kitchen, they may just improve your health. Some double as flavorings and health-boosters. Here are our favorite indoor plants that can help you stay healthy and happy all winter long.
Late summer is an exciting time for the hobby or pro gardener. Why? Because for many fruits and veggies, it's harvest time! But did you get even more than you wished for? If you have an overabundance of berries, we have just the solution for you. Make a wonderful jam you and your family can enjoy all through the autumn and winter months.
As home gardeners, there is a tendency to focus on the plants and practices in our own yards and on our own tables. But as you probably already know, there's so much more to gardening. Example: our readers often ask, "What's the difference between organic and conventional gardening?" It can be a confusing subject, especially as different organizations, different farms, and different gardeners may have very different definitions. Let's break things down when it comes to organic vs. conventional gardening.
Is your garden ready for fall? You may be thinking it's too late for bulbs, but you do have fall flower choices - and you're going to love what we have in store for you. Plant your fall garden in advance so you can bring the gorgeous colors of autumn into your own yard. Here are our top pics for autumn magic in your own little slice of heaven.
It seems so simple: water your garden when it's dry, and you're good to go.
But actually, there is a right way to water (and quite a few not-very-right ways). Knowing proper watering techniques will not only keep your garden growing, it will help your plants grow stronger roots and resist disease. And you'll save money, too.
Here are our favorite tips for watering your garden and helping it look its very best.
Tomato problems got you down? Luckily, there are fixes to some of the most common tomato problems. Here are the issues you're most likely to face - and how to salvage your harvest for delicious yields all summer long.