Posts in «Gardening» category

You’ll find articles on the most popular gardening topics. Learn how to plant a variety of gardens & maintain them based on the different planting zones across the US.

What to Do Before Bringing Plants Inside for the Winter

When chilly winds begin to blow, it’s time for vacationing houseplants to come inside for the winter. There’s some preparation that needs to be done to successfully transition your plants inside. Tropical houseplants should be brought in if the temperature dips to 45 degrees. It’s best to bring pots of thyme, oregano, and chives inside too, to avoid freezing. Additionally, they make a lovely, indoor garden when placed on a kitchen window sill! Here’s a […]

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How to Grow Croton Plants for Autumn Enjoyment

Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) plants are prized for its boldly-colored foliage. It’s a plant that’s guaranteed to catch your eye when it’s growing in an autumn garden or being used as a decoration piece in a fall tablescape. Here, we’ll give a quick rundown of the plant as well as how to grow and care for croton plants. Croton Plants 101 Croton plants are sometimes called “Joseph’s Coat” due to their colorful, leafy display. Moreover, the […]

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When to Start Seeds for Fall to Enjoy a Late-Season Harvest

By planting new vegetable seeds at the end of summer, you’ll enjoy a second, late-season harvest before chilly winds arrive. If you’re wondering when to start seeds for fall, for a late-season crop, read on. What vegetable varieties are best for fall harvesting? Several vegetable varieties that grow in spring also produce well in late summer and early fall. Here are a few suggestions for how to start seeds for fall: Beets When to Plant: […]

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Top 6 Types of Ornamental Grass to Add to Your Garden

Add movement and texture to your home’s landscape with ornamental grass. This low-maintenance plant is sure to add beauty and privacy to any yard or garden. These 6 types of ornamental grass will highlight your garden, yard, or outdoor living area, adding beauty and enjoyment from spring to fall. Cool Season Ornamental Grasses Cool-season grasses prefer cooler climates and thrive from early spring to fall. Blue Oat Grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens) Blue oat grass is a […]

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Hosta Care: How to Grow Hostas for a Beautiful Shade Garden

Hosta plants are popular for their lush foliage, the numerous varieties available, and their ability to thrive in the shade. Here we cover hosta care, hosta varieties, and transplanting hostas in the garden. Hosta Varieties The hosta, sometimes called plantain lily, is an herbaceous perennial. There are numerous varieties of hostas to choose from with foliage colors ranging from deep blue-green to creamy white. Wide selections of variegated and patterned leaf forms are also available. […]

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Growing Lilies: How to Grow and Care for Daylilies

Daylilies add a beautiful focal point to a summer garden. This lovely perennial blooms in large, trumpet-shaped flowers that sit atop tall, slender stems. They have a variety of bloom colors like yellow, gold, orange, red, and white. Here we will cover growing lilies, plus how to care for daylilies in the garden. What daylily varieties are available? Dwarf Yellow Daylily (Hemerocallis minor) The dwarf yellow daylily blooms in soft true-yellow hues from May to […]

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10 Sun Loving Flowers That Bloom All Summer

If you’re a gardener who can’t get enough of a beautiful, summer bloom, then consider planting these full sun-loving flowers. Here’s where we’ll cover summer-blooming flowers that offer an extended show of color throughout the summer. What types of flowering plants and shrubs bloom throughout the summer? Butterfly Bush Butterfly bush is a flowering shrub that is often called summer lilac or buddleia. Consider planting this quick-growing flower if you enjoy butterflies in the garden. […]

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Celebrate Patriotic Holidays with Red, White, and Blue Flowers

Planting flowers in patriotic hues is a great way to celebrate your freedom year-round. Here’s a list of the best red, white, and blue flowers for containers and flower gardens. What types of red, white, and blue flowers can I grow in a container? Some flowers grow better than others in plant pots and containers. Here are some of our favorite patriotic colored flowers you can grow in pots! Red Flowers Americana Bright Red This […]

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Top 8 Ways to Enjoy National Garden Month this April

In the early ’80s, the National Garden Bureau partnered with several US horticultural organizations to legislate National Garden Week. In 2002, the National Gardening Association successfully extended the holiday to the month of April. Here’s a list of fun ways to celebrate National Garden Month. Decorate Your Outdoor Space If you’re green thumb-challenged, you can still participate in the National Garden Month fun. Ready your backyard, deck, or patio for the warm weather ahead. Dust […]

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How to Create a Wildflower Garden

If you’re dreaming of flowers but need a low-maintenance gardening option, a wildflower garden is a great choice. Plus, the butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees will enjoy it as well! If you’re interested in growing a wildflower garden, read on for our helpful tips and how-tos. What are the best flowers for a wildflower garden? Wildflowers are flower types that are proven hardy, and self-reproducing. They also require little attention. Here’s a few plant suggestions for […]

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