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Here’s What to Do with Banana Peels Before You Toss Them Out

Hint: Your DIY fertilizer game is about to get a big boost.


How To Get Rid of Mealybugs and Scale Insects on Plants

Gardening expert Melinda Myers shares her sure-fire tips on how to get rid of mealybugs. Also, learn how to get...


Tips for Caring for Your Christmas Cactus

Learn how to care for a Christmas cactus to ensure it blooms in time for the holidays.


Why Does My Plant Have Brown Tips on the Leaves?

Noticing brown tips on the leaves of your indoor plants? Solve the problem with proper watering tips from a gardening...

Why Are the Leaves on My Indoor Plant Yellow?

Are your indoor plant leaves turning yellow? Learn the proper way to water and fertilize indoor plants, and get rid...


10 Best Herbs to Grow Indoors

Make some room near your sunniest window for the best herbs to grow indoors—and add fresh-picked flavor to your cooking...

9 Easy-to-Grow Houseplants All Plant Parents Need

Calling all gardeners! We found the best low-maintenance houseplants that will beautify your home or workspace.


9 Easy-Care Holiday Houseplants

Fuss-free and festive, these houseplants deck your halls with vibrant color. They make excellent holiday gifts, too!


How to Protect Shrubs From Heavy Snow

Extend the life and general appearance of your shrubs over the winter time with this simple tip.


10 Tips for Composting Your Leaves This Fall

Find a place for all your fallen leaves by composting them. With a little know-how, you can create nutrient-rich soil...

Expert Tips for Late Season Gardening

Consider fall to be a new prime planting time for your garden.


Outdoor Plants That Can Survive and Thrive Indoors

Keep alive the beauty of your summer garden and patio plants by hosting them indoors for the winter.


Protect Your Plants from Frost During a Cold Snap

Don't leave your plants out in the cold by leaving them unprotected as frost approaches.


Top 10 Fall Vegetables to Extend the Harvest

Some things are worth waiting for, like these tasty fall vegetables that can be harvested right up to...


Don’t Have a Green Thumb? These 7 Hacks Can Revive Almost Any Dead Plant

Appearances can be deceiving, so even if a plant looks dead, it doesn't mean that it is. Try these expert...

5 New Bulbs to Plant This Fall for Spring Color

Put your trowel to work now to get splashy spring displays featuring sweet-smelling hyacinths and radiant tulips. Plus, three tips...


10 Landscaping and Gardening Myths to Stop Believing

A lot of good gardening advice has been passed down through the generations, but some erroneous recommendations have trickled down...


Top 10 Showstopping Tulip Bulbs to Plant for Spring Color

Plant these tulips in fall for an explosion of color when spring arrives. They'll look spectacular arranged in a bouquet...


6 Breathtaking Hydrangea Species You Need in Your Garden

New colors, small stature and long-lasting blooms—find out what's fresh on the hydrangea scene and discover the best hydrangea species...


10 Tips for a Fabulous Fall Flower Garden

Follow these helpful tips for creating the best fall flower garden this year.


These White Honeymoon Tulips Are the Blooms You Need in Your Garden

Honeymoon tulips have a snow-white color and delicately fringed petals that will take your breath away.


How to Care for Chrysanthemums: 6 Things You Need to Know About Mums

It's autumn and that means it's time to show off a garden full of mums! Here's how to care for...


12 Mistakes You’re Making with Your Tomato Garden

Having fresh tomatoes at the ready is one of the summer's great joys. But your tomato gardening technique could be...

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‘Citrus Splash’ Is the Gorgeous Multicolored Rose You Need in Your Garden

The 'Citrus Splash' rose brings the garden to life with splashes of vivid orange and yellow on the abundant blooms....


When Is the Best Time to Water Plants?

Water sustains not only us but our gardens too. Make sure to water your garden efficiently and effectively, starting at...


The ‘Wee Bit Giddy’ Hydrangea Is the GORGEOUS Flower Missing from Your Garden

'Wee Bit Giddy' is a new color-changing hydrangea that will bring all kinds of beauty to your landscape.


9 Household Items You Should Repurpose in the Garden

Clean out your closets and repurpose your old or extra household items as helpful, thrifty materials in your flower and...


How to Care for Hydrangeas: 7 Things You Need to Know

Here's a closer look at how to care for hydrangeas, including tips on where and how to plant them.


10 Easy Ways to Keep Backyard Pests Away This Summer

Summertime and the living is...not so easy. At least it's not so easy when you have insect problems. Send these...