Entries for 'dharper'

Grow Gorgeous Peonies? Yes!
April 21, 2014
Grow Gorgeous Peonies? Yes!
When it comes to garden plants, peonies occupy a world of their own. Long-lived, low-maintenance and available in a variety of forms and sumptuous blo...
Coming Soon: New Gardening Website
March 25, 2014
Coming Soon: New Gardening Website
Spring is all about newness! Freshness! Growth! And in this springtime spirit, the editors at Gardening Club have some news that's almost as ex...
Don't Miss This Early Spring Bloomer
March 06, 2014
Don't Miss This Early Spring Bloomer
Yearning for a burst of color? While you're waiting for those first spring bulbs to appear, create a spring flower show indoors with a few pretty ...
Recharge Your Houseplants
February 20, 2014
Recharge Your Houseplants
You think you're worn down from the long winter and being cooped up indoors? Imagine how your houseplants feel! Just like gardeners, houseplant...
Try These New Veggies!
February 18, 2014
Try These New Veggies!
  It's the perfect time to sketch out plans for your vegetable garden. And even if you've already done that, you'll want to incl...
Growing Gorgeous Orchids--Really!
February 17, 2014
Growing Gorgeous Orchids--Really!
"Hey, over here!" Orchids practically scream that when you see them in a garden center, and if you've felt compelled to take one home...
Grab A Roll and Grow
February 13, 2014
Grab A Roll and Grow
Need a break from winter's grip? This one will help the whole family beat the cold and get a jump on spring to boot. No need for fancy equipment&m...
Video: The Wonders of Wisteria
February 10, 2014
Video: The Wonders of Wisteria
Its name sounds like it could be temperamental, and, in fact, it's true: Wisteria can be a bit tricky to grow. But those glorious cascades of frag...
Don't Shock Your Seedlings
February 06, 2014
Don't Shock Your Seedlings
Those seeds you're about to plant indoors will soon become tender seedlings. And eventually, they're going to have to toughen up if they'r...
Learn from the Plant Professors!
January 30, 2014
Learn from the Plant Professors!
You can't be a gardener without having an open mind and a hunger for learning. To feed our neverending need to know more about growing plants, we ...
Time To Sow!
January 23, 2014
Time To Sow!
Winter seed-sowing sounds like an oxymoron—how can you plant seeds outdoors in winter? In fact, it's a gardening technique that's practi...
Video: Ready, Set, Grow!
January 20, 2014
Video: Ready, Set, Grow!
Got seeds? Got pots? Got light? Get started! Starting plants indoors from seeds allows you to select from thousands of plants you won't find...
Get Cozy and Tour A Garden
January 16, 2014
Get Cozy and Tour A Garden
Too cold to meander through gardens where you live? Well, take heart! We've found a gorgeous botanic garden you can visit from the comfort of h...
Video: 5 Tips for Smart Gardening
January 13, 2014
Video: 5 Tips for Smart Gardening
Learning by experience is overrated. Sure, you can gain knowledge simply by jumping in and doing. In fact, that's how many people begin gardeni...
"Downton Abbey" Gets A Rose
January 06, 2014
"Downton Abbey" Gets A Rose
Things are getting rosy this year for at least one character in "Downton Abbey," the beloved PBS series that has American audiences riveted ...
Want to Grow Veggies? Start Planning!
January 02, 2014
Want to Grow Veggies? Start Planning!
That vision of sugar plums dancing in your head has given way to a vision of an abundant vegetable garden. But how can you make it happen? Download...
Video: Don’t Wait For Spring!
December 30, 2013
Video: Don’t Wait For Spring!
Are we there yet? Hardly! We won't see spring for quite some time, but you can make it come early to your house by forcing some of your favorit...
Pretty ... Dangerous?
December 26, 2013
Pretty ... Dangerous?
Snow on evergreens gives them a storybook look. But in this case, those looks could kill—or at least damage. A light dusting of snow isn&#...
Video: Create a Festive Centerpiece
December 23, 2013
Video: Create a Festive Centerpiece
The tree's decorated and the stockings are hung, making your home cozy and inviting. How can you make the holiday table feel the same? With a l...
Crazy for Conifers
December 19, 2013
Crazy for Conifers
You might well have a beautiful conifer in your home right now, but what do you see when you look out at your yard? If it's lacking one or more...
A Festive, Fun and Easy Project
December 17, 2013
A Festive, Fun and Easy Project
As you're decorating the inside of your home this holiday season, don't forget to spruce up the outside. Along with the traditional lights ...
Are you afraid of African violets?
December 16, 2013
Are you afraid of African violets?
Are you afraid of African violets? They seem like the sweetest of houseplants, but many gardeners are scared to death of them! They've succu...
Video: An Unexpected Christmas Tree
December 03, 2013
Video: An Unexpected Christmas Tree
There's no denying it: A decorated Christmas tree is a beautiful sight to behold. But if you don't have room for one, how can you get the same...
Fight Winter Chills With Breathtaking Frill!
November 19, 2013
Fight Winter Chills With Breathtaking Frill!
With winter and the holiday season starting, what's a gardener to do? Get your hands a little dirty by planting amaryllis! And don't limit ...
Video: Give Glass A Chance
November 18, 2013
Video: Give Glass A Chance
Outdoor gardening's at a standstill. So it's time to put your energies toward an indoor project—planting a terrarium. Easy to care fo...
Video: Got Seeds? Make Art!
November 11, 2013
Video: Got Seeds? Make Art!
The gardening season's essentially over but you've got seeds to deal with: There's the pile of unused packets plus the seeds you gathered ...
A Fresh Take On The Holidays
November 07, 2013
A Fresh Take On The Holidays
  Blooming plants like poinsettias top the list for longtime holiday favorites. But there's a newcomer to the lineup we'd like you t...
Video: Keep Bark Off the Menu!
November 04, 2013
Video: Keep Bark Off the Menu!
You've successfully kept the critters away from your gardens throughout the growing season. Congratulations! But there's no time to celebrate....
Video: Mum's the Word
October 28, 2013
Video: Mum's the Word
You've got to admire mums for their longevity. When cut, they stand tall far longer than most other flowers. Unfortunately, they also stand sti...
Got Weeds? Make Lasagna!
October 24, 2013
Got Weeds? Make Lasagna!
Want to transform a weedy spot in your garden or a portion of the lawn into a garden bed without digging? Think like a chef and make lasagna. You w...
Stuff We Love!
October 22, 2013
Stuff We Love!
  Warm, inspiring, practical—check out this trio of products that's on our garden favorites list.   Warm and funct...
Video: Give 'Em Shelter!
October 21, 2013
Video: Give 'Em Shelter!
Gardening goodbyes are never easy, especially when you're parting with beauties like geraniums and canna lilies, which look amazing long into fall...
This Willow Wows In Winter
October 15, 2013
This Willow Wows In Winter
With the autumn landscape ablaze with color right now, it's hard to imagine that it will fade to dull in just a few weeks. But there is a way you ...
Video: Dig, Divide and Dry
October 14, 2013
Video: Dig, Divide and Dry
Are you getting your beauty sleep? You might be able to squeak by without it, but for delicate beauties like dahlias, it's an essential. And if...
Save the Tropicals!
October 07, 2013
Save the Tropicals!
It's time to face the facts: The party's over for outdoor tropicals. Of course, you could always move the party indoors. Begonias, geran...
Video: Rescue the Herbs!
September 30, 2013
Video: Rescue the Herbs!
It's time to face the facts: While your herbs may still be looking chipper, they'll soon be snuffed out by the cold unless you act now. Wha...
Give Garden Invaders the Heave-Ho
September 19, 2013
Give Garden Invaders the Heave-Ho
If you're still pulling weeds, even as the weather gets cooler, give yourself a pat on the back. As it turns out, fall is a perfect time to get...
You're Turf Called. It's Hungry!
September 12, 2013
You're Turf Called. It's Hungry!
You've been on the receiving end all summer long. Your benefactor? Your lawn! It's given you green space for play and picnics for months. B...
Container Fashion: Dressed for Fall
September 09, 2013
Container Fashion: Dressed for Fall
For the amount of time and energy we spend keeping our containers watered and fed, they ought to look good forever. Yet we're lucky to get a fu...
Cold-Hardy Mums? You Bet!
September 03, 2013
Cold-Hardy Mums? You Bet!
Do you have what it takes to grow mums? They've earned a reputation in cooler climates for being unreliable. The truth is, many chrysanthemums ...
Want More Blooms? Deadhead!
August 26, 2013
Want More Blooms? Deadhead!
Summer may be winding down, but your flowers can flourish for weeks to come—provided they lose their heads. Even if you haven't been remo...
Save the Roses!
August 08, 2013
Save the Roses!
For many gardeners, the flower that's beloved more than any other is the rose. But it can also be one of the most challenging to grow. The reas...
Make A Mini Garden: Small Plants, Big Fun!
August 06, 2013
Make A Mini Garden: Small Plants, Big Fun!
Some plants are tiny jewels. To appreciate them you need to stop, bend over and look closely. That's when it hits you: Their intricate detail i...
Video: Are Your Hydrangeas Singing the Blues?
August 05, 2013
Video: Are Your Hydrangeas Singing the Blues?
You were drawn to that hydrangea for its blue color. So what's up with those pink blooms? The answer's in the ground. Blue hydrangeas ne...
Which Flower's The Winner?
July 25, 2013
Which Flower's The Winner?
Here's a job you're going to love: Go to a public garden, check out the nominees for the 2013 American Garden Award and cast your vote. You, a...
Video: Stop Mowing, Start Planting
July 22, 2013
Video: Stop Mowing, Start Planting
There's lots to love about a lush, green lawn. It's all of the mowing, watering and weeding that you've come to hate. If you'd like...
The Surprising Secret to Beautiful Containers
July 18, 2013
The Surprising Secret to Beautiful Containers
Some container gardens are so gorgeous they almost look magical. The secret to their beauty, however, is no mystery: It's about proper watering...
Tame Slopes With Beautiful Walls and Beds
July 16, 2013
Tame Slopes With Beautiful Walls and Beds
What happens when a gardener confronts a steeply sloping lawn? Garden magic! A steep slope isn't that attractive, and it can be a dicey task to...
Are You Starving Your Plants?
July 11, 2013
Are You Starving Your Plants?
Plants, like people, need sustenance to grow strong and healthy. Yet there are lots of plants out there that are starving. That's because most ...
Video: End of Show? Start Trimming!
July 01, 2013
Video: End of Show? Start Trimming!
The curtain's down on this season's lilac show. So now what? Before those blissful, fragrant blooms are completely forgotten, take a few mi...
Video: Get The Cure For A Common Gardening Problem
June 24, 2013
Video: Get The Cure For A Common Gardening Problem
Do you suffer from sun envy? It's a syndrome common to many gardeners whose beds are blanketed in shade! While we can't dispute the benefit...
This Herb's Got to Go!
June 20, 2013
This Herb's Got to Go!
Garlic mustard. It sounds like a lovely condiment you'd put on a burger, doesn't it? Unfortunately, there's nothing good about it for m...
Pretty Flowers, Tasty Ingredients
June 17, 2013
Pretty Flowers, Tasty Ingredients
If it was good enough for the Romans, then it's good enough for ... me? Yes, at least when it comes to edible flowers! Cooks have been using fr...
Video: Stop Perennial Flop!
June 10, 2013
Video: Stop Perennial Flop!
You have a very clear vision of how your perennials should look, and flopped over is not it. We've got a remedy: shearing. Going beyond deadheading...
Trees: Give Hope to Devastated Towns
June 06, 2013
Trees: Give Hope to Devastated Towns
Trees make a place feel like home. That's what people who have lived through a disaster say, and it's easy to understand why. Once houses are rebu...
Video: Easy Repairs for Bald Spots
May 30, 2013
Video: Easy Repairs for Bald Spots
Got bald spots? We can help—at least with your lawn. Early summer is the perfect time to repair those unsightly bald patches that invariably ...
Don't Skip This Critical Gardening Step
May 28, 2013
Don't Skip This Critical Gardening Step
Want to spend the summer weeding and watering? We don't either! That's why we're going to take time this week to spread mulch in our ne...
Chelsea Flowers A Hit From Afar
May 20, 2013
Chelsea Flowers A Hit From Afar
The queen of all flower shows is about to begin, and we're sad that we're going to miss it. You probably are, too. It's the Chelsea ...
This Tree's A Showstopper!
May 14, 2013
This Tree's A Showstopper!
If you don't want passersby to stop and stare at your yard, don't even think of planting Cornelian cherry dogwood (Cornus mas). This small ...
Looking for Seeds? Surprise!
May 02, 2013
Looking for Seeds? Surprise!
The flood of seed catalogs works us into such a frenzy that figuring out what to plant can end up being more stressful than fun. So it was a delightfu...
Gardeners Win Trips to Vegas!
April 23, 2013
Gardeners Win Trips to Vegas!
And the winners are ... Two members of the National Home Gardening Club beat out more than 1400 entries with their gardening projects in our recent...
Video: Get Ready to Prune!
April 01, 2013
Video: Get Ready to Prune!
Here's a thorny question: Have you pruned your climbing roses? Many gardeners ignore them altogether because the idea of working in a twisted bram...
Easter Lilies: Make the Most of These Beauties
March 28, 2013
Easter Lilies: Make the Most of These Beauties
Ah, the magnificence of an Easter lily gracing your home! Lush and fragrant with long-lasting blooms, it helps bridge the long gap between the end of ...
Video: Hail the Bale!
March 18, 2013
Video: Hail the Bale!
Have you heard the latest news about raised beds? You can make instant ones with straw bales. It turns out they provide an ideal environment for gr...
Lucky Plant, Lucky You
March 14, 2013
Lucky Plant, Lucky You
Looking to enjoy some luck of the Irish without getting a headache this St. Patrick's Day? Skip the whiskey and get a shamrock plant instead! Ea...
Yearning for Spring? Make It Happen!
March 11, 2013
Yearning for Spring? Make It Happen!
You know spring has sprung when the forsythia, crabapples and redbuds burst into bloom. But how many more weeks until that happens? Instead of wait...
Just Add Water
March 07, 2013
Just Add Water
No plants, no pots, no soil? No problem! Even if you don't have a single gardening supply on hand, you can still grow flowers, herbs, even vege...
Longing For Lush? Look At These Gardens!
February 25, 2013
Longing For Lush? Look At These Gardens!
Are you yearning for summer's lush colors as much as we are? With warm weather still months away, we've found a perfect way to satisfy that cr...
The Cold Facts: Winter Sowing Works!
February 21, 2013
The Cold Facts: Winter Sowing Works!
Anxious to get some seeds started but have no room in your house? Start them outdoors, even if the temps are still frigid. It's easy, it requires ...
Stop Topping, Start Pruning
February 18, 2013
Stop Topping, Start Pruning
Crepe myrtles—elegantly shaped, long-blooming and gorgeous right down to their delicate, peeling bark—bring natural beauty to any setting....
Don't Get Burned by Frost
February 14, 2013
Don't Get Burned by Frost
"Plant after all danger of frost has passed." That advice is on most seed packets—and it's important to follow because frost ca...
Video: Do Your Seeds Pass Muster?
February 11, 2013
Video: Do Your Seeds Pass Muster?
You hate to be wasteful. But you didn't need all the zinnia seeds you purchased last year, so you saved them. Now you're wondering if you can ...
Cure for the Whitefly Blues—Get Sticky!
February 07, 2013
Cure for the Whitefly Blues—Get Sticky!
What do gardeners and whiteflies have in common? Houseplants! And once those pesky whiteflies move in, they can be tough to control. Populations are f...
Time to Order Seeds!
January 28, 2013
Time to Order Seeds!
Seed catalogs make great winter companions. Curl up on the couch with one, or a dozen, and soon you'll be dreaming of a host of newcomers you'...
Video: Make A Living Sphere
January 17, 2013
Video: Make A Living Sphere
It's mid-January, which can only mean one thing—the doldrums are about to set in. It's time to take action before they consume you, and ...
Making Scents
January 15, 2013
Making Scents
It may seem like centuries ago that you actually could smell your garden's heady aromas, but that day will come again very soon. And with a little...
Paperwhites: The Secret to An Early Spring
January 10, 2013
Paperwhites: The Secret to An Early Spring
Pining for spring? Then plant some paperwhites! Part of the daffodil family, they can be forced to flower indoors any time of year. And you can pla...
Even Houseplants Get the Blues
January 07, 2013
Even Houseplants Get the Blues
If houseplants could dream, they'd be plotting their escape. When January rolls around, they're just like humans, craving a warming sun, moist...
Gardener's Resolution: Give Seeds a Chance
December 31, 2012
Gardener's Resolution: Give Seeds a Chance
You're not about to resolve to give up chocolate (duh!), but here's a New Year's resolution you can keep: Start plants from seeds this yea...
Become a Treecycler!
December 27, 2012
Become a Treecycler!
When the holidays are over, that Christmas tree has to go. But rather than put it out with the trash, give it to the birds! You can easily turn that t...
Save the Poinsettia!
December 20, 2012
Save the Poinsettia!
When it comes to poinsettias, we're a fickle bunch. We adore their flashy good looks during the holidays, but once these gorgeous plants start to ...
Video: Give Cyclamen A Chance
December 13, 2012
Video: Give Cyclamen A Chance
When it comes to holiday flowers, poinsettias definitely play a starring role. But there's another plant we're even more partial to this time ...
Video: Make A Living Centerpiece
December 06, 2012
Video: Make A Living Centerpiece
Friends and neighbors are used to swooning over your gardens. But wait until they see how you put your plant know-how to work on enchanting holiday dé...
Is Burlap Bad for Evergreens?
November 26, 2012
Is Burlap Bad for Evergreens?
True or false: It's wise to wrap evergreens in burlap for winter protection. You can find out the answer to this (prepare to be surprised!) alo...
Video: The Hidden Benefit of Houseplants
November 08, 2012
Video: The Hidden Benefit of Houseplants
We've always loved houseplants for their visual appeal, but did you know they provide a health benefit too? After years of research into method...
Cypress Shines While Other Plants Wither
November 06, 2012
Cypress Shines While Other Plants Wither
Winter coming? Bring it on, say the conifers! A cloak of snow adds mystery and magic to them, while deciduous trees shiver. Even conifers that are ...
Cold Comfort
October 25, 2012
Cold Comfort
Blankets keep us comfortable when the temperatures drop, but what can we do to protect our trees? Apply mulch! We all know the value of mulch in...
Video: Move Plants, Not Pests
October 11, 2012
Video: Move Plants, Not Pests
Attention houseplants: The party is officially over. The onset of fall brings an end to that extended outdoor vacation you've enjoyed all summe...
The Hidden Treasure of Fallen Leaves
October 09, 2012
The Hidden Treasure of Fallen Leaves
Are leaves cluttering your lawn? That's opportunity knocking three times! First, fallen leaves contain up to 80 percent of the nutrients that a...
From Garden Trash to Hallway Treasure
October 02, 2012
From Garden Trash to Hallway Treasure
Got twigs? Of course you do! And it's pretty likely you've got the few additional materials needed to make this sweet coatrack. Hang it by the back...
Video: From Garden to Compost
October 01, 2012
Video: From Garden to Compost
Those plants in your garden are looking pretty worthless right now. But don't be fooled by their drooping heads. They contain a goldmine of nut...
Name That Garden Problem!
September 27, 2012
Name That Garden Problem!
Should they stay or should they go? That's the question we all ponder when sizing up the plants that didn't fare well during the season. Na...
Video: Free the Roots!
September 17, 2012
Video: Free the Roots!
When do gardeners think their landscapes are finished and they're done buying plants? Never! We're always tinkering, but especially this time ...
Gardening Blogs: Laugh and Learn!
September 13, 2012
Gardening Blogs: Laugh and Learn!
We love reading gardening blogs! It's like peeking over the fence to see what your neighbor's up to. You never know what you'll find, but ...
Video: Is Your Lawn Gasping for Air?
September 06, 2012
Video: Is Your Lawn Gasping for Air?
Want to know the secret to that lush lawn you crave? Here's a hint: It's the same basic stuff humans require! And it's provided with ae...
This Ornamental Grass Has Less Mass
August 07, 2012
This Ornamental Grass Has Less Mass
Looking for a grass that's not so massive? Consider blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis). The seed heads of this prairie native top out at about 2 f...
Truth or Fiction? Gardening Myths Revealed!
August 06, 2012
Truth or Fiction? Gardening Myths Revealed!
Which of these statements is true? Plants like music. Wood mulch attracts carpenter ants. Trees should be staked. Get the surprising answers t...
It's Iris Time!
July 30, 2012
It's Iris Time!
Their blooms may be gone, but irises aren't ready to be forgotten. This is prime time to give some attention to these irresistible beauties, pa...
It's a Promise: These Plants Perform
July 26, 2012
It's a Promise: These Plants Perform
How patient are you? The wait-and-see aspect of growing plants demands tolerance, but even the most Zen-like gardeners reach their limits when a fl...
What's This Plant? An Easy Way to Find Out!
July 16, 2012
What's This Plant? An Easy Way to Find Out!
You might want to sit down. The website you're about to view has some very appealing photos, and you may find it hard to walk away. We're t...
Green Grass Without the Fuss
July 05, 2012
Green Grass Without the Fuss
You know what they say: The grass is always greener—at someone else's house! Having a lush lawn seems like it should be easy. But we all kno...
This Plant's the Ticket to Effortless Beauty
July 03, 2012
This Plant's the Ticket to Effortless Beauty
What plant can be grown in much of the U.S., gives you a season-long show, requires no special treatment, and produces fragrant flowers? Get ready ...
And The Winners Are ...
June 28, 2012
And The Winners Are ...
The Direct Gardening Association has announced its 2012 Green Thumb Award winners! Chosen by an independent panel of garden writers and editors, only ...
Add Some Pizzazz to Shady Spots
June 19, 2012
Add Some Pizzazz to Shady Spots
Shade gardeners, take heart! Green is not your only color option. There are colorful flowers that thrive in shade, and one of our favorites is this be...
Easy Way to ID Weeds
June 14, 2012
Easy Way to ID Weeds
You loved the mild winter. And the early spring with its glorious blooms was a gift. But what's up with these weeds? They're more prolific tha...
Give Your Plants a Fishy Treat
June 11, 2012
Give Your Plants a Fishy Treat
Want to give your garden a nutritious boost? Go fish! Fish are beneficial for plants just as they are for humans. In fact, many gardeners have been...
Stop, Shop, and Grow!
June 04, 2012
Stop, Shop, and Grow!
We know you're up to your elbows in digging, planting, and maintaining your gardens. In fact, you're so busy you don't have time to truck ...
We Love These Garden Bloggers!
May 21, 2012
We Love These Garden Bloggers!
Pour yourself a cool drink and relax! It's time for some gardening inspiration from a few of the bloggers we're reading this month. ...
Turn Heads With Rare Honeysuckle Vine
May 14, 2012
Turn Heads With Rare Honeysuckle Vine
When you think of a honeysuckle, the ubiquitious and undistinguished shrub comes to mind. In fact, there are more than 180 species of honeysuckle, and...
Give Mom An Entire Day of Flowers
May 10, 2012
Give Mom An Entire Day of Flowers
Planning to give Mom a bouquet of flowers for Mother's Day? Give her a day of flowers instead—at a nearby public garden! Whether brimming wi...
Plan A Perfect Water Garden
May 08, 2012
Plan A Perfect Water Garden
You've been talking about building a water garden for years. Is this the summer you'll finally take the plunge? Whatever your sty...
Soil Testing Has Never Been Easier
May 07, 2012
Soil Testing Has Never Been Easier
Putting plants in garden beds without knowing anything about the soil is a little like making a casserole and then trying to bake it in the dishwasher...
This Hydrangea Might Surprise You
May 01, 2012
This Hydrangea Might Surprise You
When it comes to identifying hydrangeas, you might think you've got that shrub nailed down: Big leaves, large flowers, top-heavy, right? Yes, but t...
Cover Up Withering Bulbs with Perfectly Matched Perennials
April 26, 2012
Cover Up Withering Bulbs with Perfectly Matched Perennials
Love bulbs but hate their withering foliage? Perennials to the rescue! Cornell University researchers spent four years studying bulb and pe...
It's Never Too Early to Consider Fall Color
April 16, 2012
It's Never Too Early to Consider Fall Color
Ah, spring! Can fall be far behind? Thankfully it is, but now is the time to start planning for autumn...
Give Buffalo Grass A Chance
April 10, 2012
Give Buffalo Grass A Chance
It's only April, but spring's early arrival has brought the early arrival of lawn chores, from cutting and trimming to fertilizing and watering. And i...
Easter Lilies: Tips for Best Blooms
April 03, 2012
Easter Lilies: Tips for Best Blooms
For Easter, a single plant has grown as symbolic of the holiday as colored eggs: the elegant Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum). If you're the lucky rec...
Intensely Fragrant Hyacinth Turns Heads
March 27, 2012
Intensely Fragrant Hyacinth Turns Heads
The color white is often associated with innocence, but don't let that fool you when it comes to L'Innocence hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis 'L'Innoce...
This Wildflower Loves Water
March 20, 2012
This Wildflower Loves Water
From its bright yellow blooms to its shiny, heart-shaped leaves, the marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) is a wildflower that begs for your attention in...
Meet the Perennial Plant of 2012
March 13, 2012
Meet the Perennial Plant of 2012
You'll be singing in praise of the blues when you plant Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'. Its beauty and adaptability recently won kudos from the Pe...
Show Us Your Garden!
March 12, 2012
Show Us Your Garden!
Gardeners are showoffs—in the best sense of the word! We love to share our bounty, whether it's food or flower, with friends and family. No...
Catch Terrarium Fever
March 01, 2012
Catch Terrarium Fever
As trends go, terrariums have earned top honors for the number of times they've cycled from must-have-now to that's-so-yesterday. After awhile, we sim...
Show Us Your Garden!
February 28, 2012
Show Us Your Garden!
Gardeners are showoffs—in the best sense of the word! We love to share our bounty, whether it's food or flower, with friends and family. ...
Valentine's Gift That Lasts
February 14, 2012
Valentine's Gift That Lasts
Planning on giving your sweetie roses for Valentine's Day? This year, make that gift one that lasts—maybe for years to come. ...
Got Shade? Check Out This Bright Beauty
March 29, 2011
Got Shade? Check Out This Bright Beauty
Your shade garden is full of lush shades of green, but finding brighter colors can be a challenge. Luckily, shade does ha...
Secrets for Long-Lasting Color
March 01, 2011
Secrets for Long-Lasting Color
Each year we're faced with the challenge of keeping the color in our garden going strong from season to season. Most peren...
Hide Garden Eyesores with this  Versatile Vine
February 15, 2011
Hide Garden Eyesores with this Versatile Vine
Fences and barriers stick out like a sore thumb in a gorgeous garden. How do you soften their look and help them blend in with the garden? Cover them ...
Check Out This Award-Winning Rose
February 08, 2011
Check Out This Award-Winning Rose
If February has you thinking about roses, we've got a pick for you that will last longer than a bouquet. The Hot Cocoa ros...
The Dirt on Soil
January 18, 2011
The Dirt on Soil
How much do you know about the soil in your garden? Soil supplies plants with water, nutrients, and an anchor for their ro...
Check Out These Top Picks for Shade
January 11, 2011
Check Out These Top Picks for Shade
We all have problem areas in our gardens. For many of us, the issue is shade, so you'll be happy to know that there are solutions for this common prob...
You'll Love This Award-Winning  Blanket Flower
January 04, 2011
You'll Love This Award-Winning Blanket Flower
Gardening is competitive, whether we like to admit it or not. Who doesn't want to be that house on the block with the newest and coolest plants? ...
Amaryllis: Keep the Blooms Bright after the Holidays
December 21, 2010
Amaryllis: Keep the Blooms Bright after the Holidays
An amaryllis is a gift that unwraps itself. As the dark days of winter go by, its flower stalk gets taller and taller, until one day it unfurls its br...
Easy Weekend Project: Make an Evergreen Ball
December 20, 2010
Easy Weekend Project: Make an Evergreen Ball
As you're decorating the inside of your home this holiday season, don't forget to spruce up the outside, too. Brighten up your home's exterior and inc...

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