What Is Bolting? Learn What It Means When Vegetables and Herbs Bolt

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If you’re a beginning gardener, maybe you’ve heard that certain plants can bolt. But what does that mean, and how can it affect your harvest of certain types of vegetables and herbs? We’re here to help! Read more to learn all about bolting on Gardener’s Path, and how to prevent flowers and seeds from forming too soon.

How to Propagate Boysenberries

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If you want to grow boysenberries, you’ll need to know how to propagate them. There are various different methods: from planting bare roots and nursery starts, to cloning your own by taking cuttings, tip layering, sucker transplants, and root division. You’ll be on your way to a berry patch filled with fruit in no time.

How to Grow and Care for Mountain Alyssum

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If you want a cheerful addition to your garden, or you’re looking for a pretty, flowery ground cover, try growing mountain alyssum. The tiny, sweet-scented yellow flowers will spark joy in your flowerbed or add excitement to your lawn or yard. Learn how to grow and care for mountain alyssum in this guide. Read more now.

3 Common Reasons Why Bleeding Hearts Fail to Bloom

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If you’re expecting your bleeding heart plant to bloom with bountiful flowers in the spring, you may feel utterly disappointed if the foliage thrives but flowers never appear, or only appear in small numbers. What went wrong? Is there hope? What should you do? Learn how to help your bleeding hearts bloom in this guide.

When Do Pansies Bloom?

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Do you want to grow pansies, violets, or violas in your flower bed but aren’t sure when they bloom? Here’s a hint: it all depends on your growing zone. Pansies are among the easiest flowers to grow, so you won’t want to miss adding them to your garden. Learn all about pansy bloom times in this guide. Read more now.

21 of the Best Sweet Potato Varieties for Your Garden

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Sweet potatoes provide pretty foliage, pleasing flowers, and best of all, delicious and nutritious tuberous roots. You’ve probably only seen a few varieties at the grocery store, but we have 21 tantalizing cultivars for you to pick from and plant in your own garden. Discover the best sweet potato varieties now.

How to Grow and Care for a Swedish Ivy Houseplant

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To add a lively yet easy-care houseplant to your indoor garden, why not grow Swedish ivy? This misnamed plant isn’t an ivy at all, nor is it from Sweden, as you’ll learn in this guide. It’s a member of the mint family with bright, evergreen leaves that’ll make you smile. Read more now to learn how to grow it.

How to Water Peace Lily Houseplants

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If you’re growing tropical peace lilies as houseplants, you’ll need to know how to keep them properly hydrated. While they are generally easy to grow, these houseplants can sometimes be finicky about hydration. Learn when and how to water your peace lily plants to keep them happy and thriving, in this guide. Read more.

How to Grow Eggplant in Containers

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Eggplant is a delicious, nutritious warm-weather crop. If you want to harvest homegrown eggplant for your pasta dishes, curries, and more, but don’t have room in your garden, why not try growing it in containers? Planting in pots saves garden space and helps extend the growing season. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Florist’s Azaleas Indoors

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Maybe you received a florist’s azalea as a gift, or you saw the bright-blooming beauty in the store and decided to give it a home? Maybe you’ve heard these azaleas don’t typically last long, but what if you could help yours to live a long life? We’ll show you how to do just that. Read about growing azaleas indoors now.

How to Grow and Care for Japanese Tree Lilacs

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If you love lilac shrubs but haven’t tried growing a lilac tree before, now’s the time to plant a Japanese tree lilac in your yard. These lovely trees grow tall and produce cream-white flowers every spring. In this guide, you’ll learn how to grow and care for these elegant specimens. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for a Grape Ivy Houseplant

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Do you want to add a tropical vine to your houseplant collection? Look no further than grape ivy, an easy-care member of the grape family. Grape ivy will forgive many a blunder and remain a steadfast friend for years. In this guide, we’ll show you what you need to know to grow these viney beauties. Read more now.

How and When to Prune Your Fiddle-Leaf Fig

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If you love your fiddle-leaf fig but also feel a little intimidated by it, you’re not alone. It’s a notoriously finicky plant, and when it comes to pruning, the task can feel impossible. But pruning your fiddle-leaf fig is an important part of its care, and it’s not difficult to do. Learn all about it now in our guide.

Tips for Growing Violets, Violas, and Pansies Indoors

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Flowers in the Viola genus – violets, violas, and pansies – are some of the easiest flowers to grow. So why not grow them indoors? Extend the growing season or simply add some cheer to your indoor window sills by planting and growing violets as houseplants. We’ll cover all you need to know in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for American Holly Trees

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If you’ve never tried growing American holly before, you’re in for something special. With glossy leaves and bright red berries, nothing says winter cheer quite like this plant. But is it hard to grow? How do you encourage the bushes to produce berries? Learn everything you need to know in our guide. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Celery Root (Celeriac)

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If you’ve never tried celeriac, you’re in for a treat. This crisp cousin to celery is the perfect root vegetable for making soups and fries, or for eating raw in a salad. But is it hard to grow? Is it just like growing celery? Learn everything you need to know to grow your own celery root in our guide. Read more now.

Bok Choy vs. Baby Bok Choy: What’s the Difference?

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If you’re wondering if there’s any difference between bok choy and baby bok choy, we can assure you that there is, indeed, a difference. But it’s not as major as you might think. In this guide, find out what sets baby bok choy apart from its full-size counterpart and explore our favorite baby varieties. Read more now.

How to Care for Agapanthus Plants in Winter

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If you’re a gardener in Zones 6 through 9 and you’re growing agapanthus, you may be wondering how to keep the plant alive during cold winter months. Does it matter if your agapanthus is deciduous or evergreen? Should you pot the plant and bring it indoors? In this guide, we answer all this and more. Read more now.

How to Prepare Bleeding Hearts for Winter

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Your bleeding hearts bloomed nicely during the spring and then the foliage turned yellow before dying back in the summer heat. Now it’s fall and you aren’t sure how to prepare them for the winter. Should you cut them back? Mulch them? What about water? Learn everything you need to know in our guide. Read more.

How and When to Prune Pear Trees

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If you’re wondering how and when to prune your pear trees to keep them healthy and productive, you might not know how or where to begin. Should you train them to take on a certain shape? Or can you leave them to grow naturally? We’ll answer these questions and more. Find out how and when to prune pears in this guide.

Tips for Growing Parsnips in Containers

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Parsnips are earthy, tasty, often overlooked root vegetables that shine in a variety of dishes. If you want to grow this cousin to carrots and parsley, you might wonder if you have space in the garden. But you don’t need it! You can grow parsnips in containers instead. Learn everything you need to know in our guide.

How to Plant and Grow Popcorn for DIY Gourmet Kernels

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If you love the buttery crunch of popcorn and want to plant it at home, don’t miss this growing guide, where you’ll learn everything you need to know about growing this beloved snack. Delicious and nutritious, it’s fun to raise and even more fun to eat. We’ll include our favorite recipes, too. Read more now.

How to Sow Seeds in Winter for Sweet Spring Blooms

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Everybody knows that you can sow seeds indoors to transplant out in the spring, but did you know that you can sow flower seeds outdoors in the winter for easy spring blooms? There are two ways to do it, and in this guide we’ll walk you through both. Get ready for a fun winter activity with sweet results. Read more now.

How to Prevent Bok Choy from Bolting

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Have you ever grown bok choy only to see it bolt in cold or hot weather, or for reasons you didn’t understand? In this guide, we’ll dig into the top reasons why bok choy goes to seed, and we’ll give you tips for how to prevent it. Plus, if it does happen, we’ll show you what to do with bolted bok choy. Read more now.

How to Protect Apple Trees in the Winter

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Are you growing any apple trees in your yard? If they’re less than ten years old, they can be highly susceptible to several winter maladies: sunscald, pest infestation, and the ravages of other types of hungry critters. Find out how to keep your apple trees warm, safe, and happy during the winter. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Spinach in Containers

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Spinach is nutritious and delicious, perfect for a wide range of recipes. If you want to save space in the garden or only have room on your balcony or patio, why not grow it in containers instead? This leafy green is easy to grow in pots and planters and this guide will walk you through the process. Read more now.

How to Turn Green Pumpkins Orange After Vines Die

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If your pumpkin vine died just a few weeks before harvest time, you’re probably at a loss for what to do with your green pumpkins. But did you know there’s something you can do to help them turn orange? In this guide, learn our favorite trick, and discover a few reasons why vines may die early. Read more.

How to Plant Kohlrabi Seeds

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Have you ever grown kohlrabi, one of the coolest brassicas around? It looks like an above-ground turnip and comes in either green or purple, with a crisp texture and tasty cabbage-like flavor. Even better, this cool-weather crop is easy to grow from seed! Learn how to plant kohlrabi seeds in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Apricot Trees

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Have you ever wanted to grow your own apricot trees? What better time than now? Growing these stone fruits at home means a rare treat: apricots that you can eat the same day you pick them. Or, use your harvested fruits for everything from cooking and baking to canning and drying. Ready to get growing? Read more now.

Tips for Growing Rosemary Indoors

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If you love the pungent evergreen foliage of rosemary but don’t live in the right growing zone to enjoy it year-round and are forced to let the plants die each winter, why not grow them indoors in containers instead? These easy-care plants make excellent indoor garden herbs. Learn how to grow your own in this guide.

When and How to Harvest Bok Choy

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If you’re growing bok choy in your garden, you might be feeling a bit confused about when you should pick the tasty green leaves with their succulent white or green stems. How big should they be? Can you harvest bok choy early? Discover when and how to harvest bok choy for the best results in our guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Romanesco Broccoli

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If you’re fascinated by Romanesco broccoli, you might be surprised to find that it’s totally doable to grow your own at home. In addition to its mathematically precise yet artistic look, Romanesco has a nutty flavor that’s even better when homegrown. We cover everything you need to know in our guide. Read more now.

9 Reasons Why Bleeding Hearts Turn Yellow with Troubleshooting Tips

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If you’re growing bleeding hearts and you notice that the leaves are turning yellow before fall’s first frost, you might be worried. Is something wrong, or is this normal? What can you do to help solve the problem? Discover the top 7 reasons for yellowing bleeding hearts in our guide. The causes might surprise you!

How to Hand Pollinate Corn

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If you’re not growing a sizable block of cornstalks, making it easy for pollen to land where it’s needed, you may want to hand pollinate. In this guide, you’ll learn the ins and outs of maize pollination, the three easy steps to hand pollinating corn, and common problems you may encounter. Read more now.

How Far Apart Should I Space Fruit Trees?

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If you want to start or expand your own orchard, you should pause and do some research on fruit tree spacing first. That’s what this guide is here for! You’ll discover why spacing matters and what the spacing requirements are for commonly grown fruit trees. Learn all about fruit tree spacing in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Johnny-Jump-Ups

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If you’ve ever seen a purple, yellow, and white Johnny-jump-up nodding at you from a flower bed, you know how sweet and pretty these flowers are. But what you may not know is that Johnny-jump-ups are also tough and low maintenance, making them perfect plants for many gardeners. Learn how to grow them in our guide.

How to Grow Dent Corn in Your Backyard

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If you love baking or cooking things that require cornmeal – think tortillas, grits, cornbread, and more – it’s time to embark on the adventure of growing dent corn at home. We’ll cover everything you need to do to grow it, from seed to harvest, plus share our favorite recipes that feature cornmeal. Read more now.

How to Plan a Rose Garden

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If you’ve always loved the idea of planting and growing your own rose garden but have no idea where to start, we’ve got good news. Our guide to planning a rose garden will help you design one with your landscape, growing zone, and color preferences in mind. Keep reading to get started on that rosy dream.

How to Control Aphids on Roses

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If you seem to spot aphid congregations every time you look at your rose bushes, you’re probably feeling frustrated. How do you keep them under control? Can you do this without harming beneficial insects? And can beneficial insects help get rid of a bad aphid infestation? Find out in this guide. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Blackberries in Containers

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Blackberries are juicy, sweet, and full of nutrients. If you want your own harvest to eat fresh and use in pies, smoothies, scones, and more, why not try growing them in containers? Planting these brambles in pots saves space in the yard or garden, allowing anyone in Zones 4-10 to enjoy fresh berries. Read more now.

Tips for Pollinating Eggplant by Hand

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If you want to hand-pollinate your own eggplants but aren’t sure how, then this is the guide for you. We’ll show you how easy it is to manually pollinate these tasty nightshades for a delicious crop this summer. Have your pick of three simple hand pollination methods to help ensure a savory, meaty harvest. Read more.

How to Grow and Care for Blackberry Bushes

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Nothing is dreamier than the idea of stepping out into your blackberry patch on a dewy morning to pick berries for your breakfast. Turn the dream into a reality with the help of our guide to growing and caring for blackberry bushes. Learn about the history, cultivation, and care of these popular fruits. Read more now.

17 of the Best Coreopsis Varieties

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There are so many coreopsis varieties to choose from that it’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re trying to pick out a few to plant in your flower beds. We’ve rounded up 17 of our favorite varieties to make the decision easy! Whether you’re looking for a specific color or height, we’ve got you covered. Read more now.

What Are Wild Chives and What Can I Do with Them?

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Do you think you’ve found chives growing in the wild? Are you wondering if you can eat them? If you need help identifying and figuring out what to do with Allium schoenoprasum, look no further than this guide. We’ll show you how to identify wild chives and how to safely enjoy them in your cooking. Read more now.

11 of the Best Foxglove Varieties for Your Garden

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With tubular flowers packed on tall spikes, foxgloves brighten any garden. In shades of pink, blue, purple, orange, and more, there’s a color to match any taste. Some blooms point gracefully downward. Others are level or upward-pointing, showing off speckled throats. Discover 11 of the best foxglove varieties now.

Eggplant Spacing: How Far Apart to Plant

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Eggplant spacing might seem straightforward, but once you dive into the world of aubergines you’ll realize the plants come in a few different sizes. Even more intriguing, eggplants can be grown as short-lived perennials and the spacing requirements change accordingly. To find out everything you need to know, read more now.

Why Are My Corn Seedlings Dying? 5 Common Reasons

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If your corn seedlings are dying, you might feel like you’ll never get to enjoy homegrown corn on the cob. But if you know the five main reasons why young corn plants fail to thrive, you can solve the problem and go on to achieve sweet success. Find out why your corn seedlings are suffering in this guide. Read more now.

5 Reasons Your Eggplant Blossoms Are Falling Off

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Few things are more rewarding than growing your own eggplant. But what if your plants keep dropping flowers? How will they ever produce fruit? In this guide, you’ll learn the most common reasons that blossoms drop or fail to develop in the first place. A healthy crop of aubergines can still be yours! Read more.

Tips for Growing Cuban Oregano in Your Indoor Kitchen Garden

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Do you want to add an aromatic herb with bold flavor to your indoor kitchen garden? Look no further than Cuban oregano, a type of coleus that tastes like its namesake but twice as strong. A semi-succulent that’s tasty and beautiful, Cuban oregano cheers up any kitchen windowsill and livens up any dish. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Rosemary in Containers

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Bring the pungent evergreen foliage of rosemary onto your deck or patio by growing it in containers. If you don’t have room in your garden, this versatile, easycare herb grows happily in pots and planters and provides ornamental interest in addition to its culinary uses. Learn how to grow rosemary in containers now.

How to Grow and Care for Coreopsis

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Coreopsis is a native perennial with cheerful flowers that keep blooming from spring to fall. These low maintenance, pollinator-friendly beauties are ideal for a planting in a wildflower meadow or to add color to beds and borders. Learn how to plant and grow coreopsis flowers in this guide. Read more now.

5 Reasons Why Your Daffodils Aren’t Blooming

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If you’re anticipating a springtime bounty of daffodils, there’s nothing worse than watching your plants fail to bloom. Or maybe the leaves never poked out of the ground at all. In this guide, find out the 5 most common reasons for this sad occurrence and learn how to prevent it from happening again. Read more.

How to Grow and Care for Cuban Oregano

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Are you looking for a semi-succulent perennial to add to your herb garden that’s suited to warm climates? Meet Cuban oregano, an edible coleus plant that tastes like a stronger version of common oregano. Versatile and pretty to look at, Cuban oregano is a must-grow for those in Zones 9-11. Read more now.

What Is Corn Seedling Blight?

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If your corn is dying of seedling blight, also called damping off, it’s easy to feel frustrated. But take heart – with a bit of background knowledge and prevention, you can keep a second crop from getting infected. Read more now to find out the answers to your most pressing corn seedling blight questions.

Tips for Growing Aloe Vera Outdoors

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Aloe vera is an easy-to-grow succulent plant that thrives outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11. It makes an ideal addition to a xeriscape, foundation planting, or window box. If you’re ready to add spiky interest to your garden, learn how to plant and grow aloe out in the garden in this guide. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Agapanthus Flowers in Containers

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If you love the tall, bright, globe-like flowers and strappy foliage of agapanthus plants but don’t have room in your garden, why not grow them in containers instead? These easy-care plants make a bold statement on your porch, patio, deck, or courtyard garden. Learn how to grow agapanthus in pots in this guide.

How to Grow and Care for Aloe Vera

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Have you ever wanted to grow your own aloe vera? This versatile succulent is easy to grow on a sunny windowsill in your home. With your own aloe vera plant you’ll always have first aid on hand for minor burns and bug bites. Learn everything you need to know to grow and care for aloe vera indoors in this guide.

How to Plant and Grow Oak Leaf Holly

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Oak Leaf holly is a hybrid cultivar with unique, shapely leaves and bright berries, that provides year-round interest to the garden. This stately, pyramid-shaped evergreen shrub is ideal as a specimen planting and can be pruned into a formal hedge or privacy screen. Learn how to grow Oak Leaf holly in this guide.

How to Grow and Care for Azaleas in Containers

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If you love the bright, elegant flowers of azaleas but don’t have room in your garden, why not try growing them in containers instead? You can also liven up your porch, deck, or patio with the luxurious bursts of color. Learn how to grow azaleas in pots and discover our top container-friendly cultivars in this guide.

How to Grow and Care for Peace Lilies

Looking to add some greenery to your indoor space? Peace lilies are ideal houseplants that are lovely to look at, and simple to care for. Low maintenance? Check. Few issues with pests and disease? Check. Minimal light needs? Check. Learn how to grow and care for peace lilies in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow Flowering Quince for Early Spring Color

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Flowering quince is an easy-care shrub that produces vibrant flowers in late winter to early spring. Shades of pink, red, orange, and white adorn the thorny branches, signaling the end of winter, and some varieties even produce edible fruit. Learn how to plant and grow flowering quince in your garden. Read more now.

How to Grow Hydrangea Flowers in Containers

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If you love the big, colorful blossoms of hydrangeas but don’t have room in your garden, why not try growing them in containers instead? You can even bring the luxurious bursts of color to your porch, patio, or deck. Learn how to grow hydrangeas in pots in this guide, plus we’ll share our top container-friendly cultivars.

23 of the Best Lilac Varieties to Grow at Home

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If you love lilacs you may not know that there are a number of different types, in shades of pink, purple, and white. Some boast delicate blossoms while others dazzle with double petaled blooms. There are majestic tree types and compact shrubs suitable for container growing. Discover 23 of the best lilac varieties now.

When and How to Harvest Persimmons

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If you’re growing persimmons at home, you might be a little confused about how and when to pick the tasty fruits. Do you harvest when they’re reddish orange, or when they’re soft to the touch? Can you pick a firm one? We’ll tell all in this guide, and share a few tips to enjoy them fresh or preserve them. Read more.

How to Grow and Care for Winterberry Holly

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Nothing says winter cheer quite like the bright red berries of a winterberry holly, so why not try growing your own at home? Learn everything you need to know to add this beautiful woody shrub to your yard or garden, including some of the best uses for the deciduous perennial. Hint: holiday decor is top of the list.

25 of the Best Agapanthus Varieties for Your Garden

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If you want to grow tall, dazzling clusters of color why not plant agapanthus in your flower beds? These beauties are available in a diverse array of shades in blue, purple, and white. Some boast trumpet-shaped upright blossoms while others resemble pendulous bluebells. Discover 25 of the best agapanthus varieties now.

How to Propagate Pear Trees from Cuttings

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If you want an orchard of pear trees but don’t want to spend a fortune, why not try growing them from cuttings? It takes time but with a bit of effort you’ll be planting out your own newly propagated trees. Learn how to start pear trees from cuttings in this guide and you’ll be on your way to enjoying a thriving orchard.

How to Plant and Grow Asian Pear Trees

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Asian pears are a treat for anyone who loves a crisp, crunchy pear. Deliciously firm when fully ripe, nashi pears can be difficult to find in the grocery store. Why not try growing your own? Discover how to plant and grow Asian pear trees in your garden now with this guide. Plus we’ll share our favorite recipe ideas!

How to Grow Bird of Paradise Indoors

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If you love the vibrant, evergreen bird of paradise plants, did you know that you can grow them as houseplants? Whether you are bringing your outdoor plants in for the winter, or want to add some tropical flair to your decor, learn how to grow and care for bird of paradise indoors in this guide. Read more now.

What Are the Different Types of Bird of Paradise Plants?

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If you want to grow dazzling bird of paradise flowers in your garden or as houseplants, you’ll need to know about the different types. There are five species in the Strelitzia genus, some are perfect as indoor plants while others thrive outdoors. Learn about the different types of bird of paradise plants in this guide.

How to Overwinter Bird of Paradise Plants

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If you are growing tropical birds of paradise you’ll need to know how to care for them over the winter months. These flowering plants aren’t cold hardy, and sometimes they need extra winter protection – even in their ideal growing zones. To learn all about winter care for bird of paradise, read our guide now.

How to Prepare Coreopsis for Winter

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Bright coreopsis flowers provide a sweet, cheerful sight during the summer months, and now they’ve died back. These perennial wildflowers will go dormant through the winter months and return in the spring. But how do you prepare your coreopsis for winter? Learn all about winter care and preparation in this guide.

Keeping Basil When It Gets Chilly: Fall and Winter Growing Tips

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There’s nothing better than homemade fresh pesto in the middle of winter. But supermarket basil gets pricey after the summer season, and it can be hard to find. The good news is that there’s a way to keep your garden basil alive throughout even the chilliest winter months. Find out how in our guide. Read more now.

How to Prepare Boysenberry Bushes for Winter

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Your boysenberry bushes provided tasty sweet-tart berries through the summer, and now they’ve died back. You know they’re going to return in the spring – as long as you can keep them warm this winter. But how do you do that? What steps are involved? Learn everything you need to know in our guide. Read more.

How to Care for Peony Plants in Winter

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If you are growing peonies you’ll need to know how to care for them over the cold winter months. Peony plants require a period of dormancy and chilling hours to bloom again next season. So how do you prepare your plants for winter? Learn all about winter care for peonies in this guide. Read more now.

When and How to Harvest Cauliflower

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If you’re growing cauliflower in your garden, you might be feeling a bit confused about how and when to pick the delicious heads. How big should they be? How do you get them off the stalk? Discover when and how to harvest cauliflower for the best results in our expert guide, plus some bonus recipe ideas! Read more now.

How to Prepare Your Delphinium Plants for Winter

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Your delphiniums bloomed splendidly during the summer, and now they’ve died back. You know they’re going to return in the spring, but only if you prepare them for dormancy and keep them warm during the winter. But how do you do that? What steps are involved? Learn everything you need to know in our guide. Read more.

When and How to Harvest Celery

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If you are growing celery in your garden, you might be feeling a bit confused about how and when to pick the crunchy stalks. How soon can you harvest them? Do you harvest the entire plant at once? Discover when and how to harvest celery in this guide. Plus, we share some bonus recipe ideas! Read more now.

5 Reasons Why Your Celery Tastes Bitter (And What to Do About It)

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If you’re growing celery, you might be wondering how to keep it from becoming too bitter. Or maybe you harvested stalks that you can barely eat, they’re so acrid. Discover why your celery is bitter and what you can do to fix it in this guide. Plus, we share favorite recipes for even the bitterest celery. Read more now.

How to Grow Peony Tulips in Your Garden

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Have you ever wanted to grow a tulip that looks like a peony? Well, you totally can, and in this guide we’ll show you how. Peony tulip blooms last longer than actual peonies, and these flowers are just as deliciously fancy. Learn everything you need to know about growing peony tulips in our guide. Read more now.

9 of the Best Celery Cultivars for Your Garden

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If you want to grow your own celery, you may not know that there are several different varieties available, including self-blanching types, bolt-resistant varieties, and even a unique cultivar with purple stems! Discover 9 of the best celery cultivars to grow at home and choose your favorite now. Read more.

9 of the Best Companion Plants to Grow with Broccoli

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Broccoli is a popular veggie around the world, and it’s easy to grow your own. But what should you plant nearby? Knowledge of the best companion plants can help you to repel pests and balance out broccoli’s heavy feeding habits. Plus, find out which plants benefit the most from broccoli’s towering shade. Read more now.

How Do I Know When My Pumpkin Is Ripe? Picking and Harvest Tips

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Are you having trouble figuring out how to tell if your homegrown pumpkins are ripe and ready for picking? In this guide, we reveal the five signs that your gourds are ready to harvest. Plus, we discuss the proper way to pick a pumpkin and the one important step you shouldn’t miss. Learn all you need to know now.

How to Start Broccoli from Seed

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Have you ever wanted to grow broccoli from seed? Now is the time to give it a try! Broccoli is nutritious and delicious, and you can eat more parts of the plant than you might think. In this guide, we’ll show you everything you need to know about growing a spring or fall crop of this beloved Brassica. Read more now.

When and How to Harvest Shallots

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If you are growing shallots in your garden, you might be feeling a bit confused about how and when to pick the delicious bulbs. Do you pull them up when the tops turn yellow, or does something else have to happen too? Discover when and how to harvest shallots in this guide, plus some bonus recipe ideas! Read more now.

How to Train Pumpkins to Grow on a Trellis

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Is your pumpkin vine taking over the garden, growing faster than you can contain it? Don’t lose hope. Growing your gourds vertically can tame those unruly vines, and training pumpkins on a trellis also helps to keep them free of pests and disease. To learn everything you need to know, read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Shallots

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Shallots are a type of onion that has a sweet, mild flavor beloved of fine-dining chefs that can be difficult to find in the grocery store. Why not try growing your own? Discover how to plant and grow gourmet shallots in your garden now with this guide. Plus, we’ll share our favorite recipe ideas! Read more now.

How to Grow Giant Pumpkins

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Ever wondered if milk can actually make your pumpkin grow bigger? Or are you simply trying to grow a giant gourd to enter into a state fair? If so, you’re not alone. There’s a thriving community of giant pumpkin growers worldwide, and you can join them. Learn everything you need to know about growing giant pumpkins in our guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Lovely Larkspur

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Nothing cheers the heart like a tall row of violet, pink, or blue-hued larkspur. Even better, these annuals reseed easily, coming back year after year to provide color to your summer garden. Why not try growing them in your flower bed, garden, or yard? Learn how to grow and care for larkspur in this guide. Read more now.

19 Dazzling Delphiniums for Your Flower Beds

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Want to grow dazzling columns of color? Plant delphiniums in your flower beds. These beauties come in shades of pink, purple, blue, and white. Some boast delicate blossoms while others resemble snazzy flamenco skirts. Discover 19 of the best varieties, from tiny Grandiflorums to enormous Pacific Giants. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Agapanthus

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Nothing cheers the heart like a border of blue, white, and violet-hued agapanthus. Even better, some of these beauties have evergreen foliage, providing year-round texture to the garden. if you want to enjoy these beauties in your flower borders, learn how to grow and care for agapanthus with this guide. Read more now.

Master Growing Delicious Sweet Corn in Your Backyard

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If you love the sugary crunch of sweet corn and want to grow it at home, don’t miss this growing guide, where you’ll learn everything you need to know about growing sweet maize. Delicious, nutritious, and divine off the cob, this grain-turned-veggie is fantastic to grow with kids, too. Ready to grow? Read more now!

How to Grow and Care for Dreamy Delphiniums

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Nothing cheers the heart like a tall row of violet, pink, and blue-hued delphiniums. Even better, these beauties come back every year to soothe your soul with their towers of color. Do you want to see them in your flower bed, garden, or yard? Learn how to grow and care for delphiniums now in this guide. Read more.

How to Keep Moose Out of Your Garden and Orchard

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If you call wild moose your neighbors, you probably know how hard it is to keep them out of your garden and away from your trees. All your hard work can be torn to shreds in an instant by those huge, hungry mouths. In this article, we share top tips for keeping moose out of your garden and orchard. Read more now.

How and When to Fertilize Your Pumpkin Plants

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If you’re growing pumpkins, you might be wondering how and when to fertilize your plants for an abundant harvest of gorgeous gourds. Pumpkins are heavy feeders, and the plants need different nutrients in different growth stages. Discover how to fertilize your plants with the right nutrients at the right times. Read more.

5 Reasons Why Your Pumpkin Isn’t Producing Fruit

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You’ve sown and nourished pumpkins, and they’ve grown vines, leaves, and flowers. But you’re not seeing any fruit at all. Or maybe you see some fruit, but far less than you expected. What went wrong? In this article, you’ll learn the top 5 reasons why your pumpkin isn’t fruiting, plus what to do next. Read more now.

How to Hand-Pollinate Your Pumpkin Plants

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If you’re growing your pumpkins indoors or in a greenhouse, or simply don’t have many bees around, you might be wondering how you’ll get any fruit. Pumpkin pollination requires bees, after all. But here’s a secret: you can hand pollinate your own gourds. Learn everything you need to know in our guide. Read more now.

When and How to Trim Pumpkin Vines

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If you’re wondering how and when to prune your pumpkin vines to keep them healthy and productive, you might feel confused. By trimming your pumpkin plants, you’ll grow an abundant harvest of gourds, and minimize pest and disease issues. In this guide, you’ll discover which vines to trim, and how and when to do it.

5 Reasons Your Pumpkin Vine Isn’t Blooming

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You’ve nourished and cared for your pumpkin seedlings, and they’ve grown vines and leaves. Flowers should’ve appeared by now, but you don’t see any blooms – and no flowers means no fruit. Did something go wrong? Read more now to learn the top 5 reasons why your pumpkin vine isn’t blooming, and what to do about it.