How to Grow Swiss Chard for Fall Harvests

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Midsummer’s heat can be tough on leafy green production, with many types developing a bitter flavor when they bolt in hot temperatures. But you can still enjoy a steady harvest of tender leaves with a late crop of cool season Swiss chard. Read more to learn all about how to grow your own for delicious fall harvests.

How to Save Tomato Seeds for Planting

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Growing your own tomatoes is fun and rewarding for both the novice and experienced gardener. Saving the pips from your harvest is a smart and easy way to economize and ensure you get the plants that perform best in your garden. Join us and learn about the four methods to save tomato seed. Read more now.

4 Easy Ways to Hand-Pollinate Tomatoes

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A bountiful harvest of tasty homegrown tomatoes is a treat that shouldn’t be missed. But sometimes plants need a helping hand. Don’t let bad weather or a lack of pollinators thwart your green thumb. Learn four easy ways to hand pollinate tomatoes and you’ll always enjoy an abundant crop. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Garden Lobelia

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With vivid colorful blooms and a trailing or upright growth habit, lobelia provides outstanding ornamental value to beds, containers, rockeries, and window boxes. And it loves a cool afternoon so it’s perfect for brightening up shady spots in the garden. Learn how to plant and grow lobelia in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow Tomatoes in Containers

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The flavor of homegrown tomatoes is an experience no one should miss. Even if you don’t have the real estate for a vegetable patch, you can still enjoy their rich taste with fast growing and prolific container plants on your deck or patio. Learn how to grow tomatoes in containers and pots with this guide. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Roma Tomatoes

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Roma tomatoes are beloved for their thick-walled, meaty flesh and bold taste. They’re the go-to variety for rich tomato sauces, pastes, purees, and make a delicious, dripless bruschetta or salsa. And they’re easy to grow in containers or the garden. Find all our best tips for growing Roma tomatoes right here.

How to Grow Cherry Tomatoes

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Do you fancy the idea of picking tasty, tangy cherry tomatoes fresh from the vine? Easy to grow and vigorous, they produce an abundance of bite-sized fruit in an array of beautiful colors. Among the earliest to ripen, they deliver a long season as well. Get all the best tips for growing cherry tomatoes right here.

19 of the Best Summer Flowering Clematis for Your Garden

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If you need a perennial that gives long-lasting, reliable color during the hot months, summer flowering clematis is a great choice. Terrific for vertical interest, as a groundcover, or weaving through trees and shrubs, these hardy vines are easy to care for and maintain. Discover 19 of the best varieties for your garden.

How to Grow Herbs in Containers

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For incomparable fresh flavors, a container herb garden provides a quick, efficient, and affordable way to grow your own, even in the smallest space. They’re attractive with pretty flowers and delightfully fragrant. And once planted, they’re low-maintenance, fast growing, and highly rewarding. Find our easy tips here.

13 Favorite Basil Varieties for the Garden

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Tasty and fragrant, basil is a delicious ingredient when eaten fresh or added to recipes. Its lush growth and pretty flowers have great ornamental appeal. Did you know that there are a number of different basil cultivars available? Learn about 13 of our favorite basil varieties to add to your herb garden. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Dianthus Flowers

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Carnations, sweet williams, and pinks are long-lasting in the garden and cut arrangements. With a spicy fragrance, Dianthus flowers sport attractive shades of pink, red, white, and purple that bloom all summer long. A stand-out in borders, rockeries, and window boxes, get all the growing details now on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow Parsley in Your Home Herb Garden

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Parsley has a rich and storied history, and its substantial health properties and usefulness as a garden herb are timeless. Easy to grow and propagate, this attractive herb is a welcome addition to veggie patches and flower containers, and storage of surplus stock is simple as well. Get all the details on how to grow and enjoy parsley – read more now on Gardener’s Path.

27 of the Best Lily Varieties with a Guide to Divisions

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With bold blooms, bright colors, and sweet perfume, lilies are valued by the gardener and florist alike. Stately and striking, the beauty of many species can be easily enjoyed at home. Learn about how the different types of lily are classified into nine Divisions, and discover 27 of our favorite varieties for the garden.

How to Plant and Grow Lilies

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True lilies are splendid, showy flowers that add bright, bold colors and sweet perfume to beds, containers, cutting gardens, and naturalized areas. Easy to grow, these perennial bulbs multiply readily, making them cost-effective as well as highly ornate. Learn how to plant and grow true lilies right here. Read more now.

9 of the Best Grape Hyacinth Varieties for Your Garden

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For an easy pop of bright color and sweet perfume, muscari bulbs are a great plant-and-forget solution. Wonderfully low-maintenance and reliable, they send up stands of rich blue, purple, and white flowers in the early spring garden. Read all about the 9 best grape hyacinth varieties for the garden right here.

How to Grow and Care for Hyacinth Flowers

Mmm, what’s that lovely smell? With their heady perfume and rich colors, hyacinths make a wonderful addition to the spring garden,  or a very welcome indoor feature during the dreary winter months. Join us for a look at the best care and growing tips for this flowering favorite – read more now on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow and Care for Grape Hyacinth

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Grape hyacinths are beloved for their easy, bright splash of purple in the early spring garden. These reliable bulbs are delightful in showy shades of blue, pink, and white as well. And they multiply freely too, with more pretty blooms every year. Get all the details you need on how to plant grape hyacinth right here.

How to Grow Lavender from Cuttings

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Lavender is a versatile and beautiful herb that’s used extensively in the garden, in the kitchen, and for its fragrant dried flowers. Beloved by gardeners, propagation by seed is slow and unreliable – but stem cuttings give great results. Here’s all the info you need on how to grow lavender from cuttings.

Rosemary: How to Grow This Classic Garden Herb

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Few plants are as versatile as rosemary. Highly fragrant, this evergreen is covered with pretty flowers in spring, is beloved in foods, and well-suited for growth in containers, as ground covers, specimens, or sculpted into topiaries. Here’s what you need to know about rosemary and how to grow this classic garden herb.

How to Grow Winter Savory

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Winter savory is the perennial cousin of the annual summer variety, and its evergreen leaves can be enjoyed in recipes year-round. This easy-to-grow herb adds a peppery umami flavor to bean dishes, game, meat, and stuffing, and makes a great companion plant in the garden. Read more now to learn how to grow your own.

Will Kale Grow in Containers? Tips for Growing Your Crop in Pots

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Kale is a frost hardy annual that’s grown for its nutritious, flavorful leaves in fantastic colors and fanciful shapes. And it’s just as easy to grow in pots or containers as in the ground. Learn how to plant up a few pots for the kitchen garden right now, then enjoy its beauty and health benefits well into winter.

27 of the Best Cold Hardy Clematis Varieties

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Looking for a tough, reliable vine to survive your cold winters? One that puts on a gorgeous display of flowers in spring and summer, and that can handle the rigors of sub-zero temperatures and drying, frigid winds? You’ll love our list of the best cold hardy clematis varieties for Zones 3 and 4. Read more now.

How to Grow Parsley in Winter

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If you mourn the loss of garden-fresh herbs with the arrival of cold weather, take heart. There are a few that still continue to produce leaves in winter, and parsley’s one of them – so you can enjoy their fresh taste in your favorite recipes all year. Join us as we dish the dirt on how to grow parsley in winter.

How to Harvest and Store Kale Seeds

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Kale has healthy nutrients, a delicious taste, striking beauty, and is easy to grow – making it a beloved staple in the vegetable garden. Why not increase your enjoyment of this super-veggie with plants grown from your own seed collection? Smart, organic, and economical, here’s how to harvest and store kale seeds.

11 Things to Do in the Garden Before Winter

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The glory days of summer may be over but there are still a few things to do in the garden before winter arrives. Take the time now to get these tasks done and your plants will be protected from freeze and frost, the soil will be nourished, and your garden will be ready for action when spring arrives. Get the list here.

11 of the Best Cold Temperature Ornamental Plants for the Fall Garden

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Do you mourn the loss of color when summer ends? Well, instead of living in the gray zone for six months, add some bold, vibrant color to the late season garden. We’ve rounded up 11 of the best ornamental plants that will add interest and vibrant hues to your fall garden. Join us now for a closer look.

How to Grow Hydrangeas for Big Blossomed Beauty

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Many of us know the familiar mophead hydrangea, and its pretty flowers. But did you know this beauty comes in dwarf, container-plant sizes to sprawling 50-foot vines? All have lovely, large flowers and most have good autumn color too. Interested? Then, here’s the details on how to grow hydrangea for your garden.

How to Propagate Spirea Bushes Through Cuttings and Ground Layering

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Spirea is a flowering shrub that gives three season of reliable color to the garden. A low-maintenance plant that’s easy to grow, propagation is simple as well. Join us now for a look at the three easiest ways to multiply these landscape stalwarts, right here on Gardeners Path.

How to Grow Garden Pinks for Old-Fashioned Charm

Pretty colors, a knockout fragrance, and easy growth are the hallmarks of garden pinks. Old-fashioned favorites, new cultivars add to their charm with improved growth, a longer bloom period, and vibrant color combos in pink, red, and white. Learn how to grow these enchanting flowers here on Gardeners Path.

15 of the Best Annuals for Late Summer Color

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Annuals add gorgeous color, form, and fragrance to our gardens. But some finish blooming before summer’s over, or they can’t handle the heat. To make sure your beds, borders, and containers look good all summer long, choose from the top picks on our list for color that lasts. Read the roundup now on Gardener’s Path.

19 of the Best Perennials for Late Summer Color

Garden color abounds in the cool of spring. Sadly, as the summer’s heat wears on, those colors can fade and disappear. But with a careful selection of perennials that bloom in late summer, you can enjoy a vibrantly colorful garden right until the frosts of fall. We share our favorites.

How to Plant and Grow Blazing Star Liatris

When hot summer temps and high humidity strike, the native prairie wildflower Liatris spicata, or blazing star, puts on an excellent show. Tall plumes of feathery purple flowers welcome extreme summer conditions and shine when delicate greenhouse plants wither. Get all the details on this North American perennial now.

Ground and Wood Nesting Bees: Learn to Identify Common Backyard Species

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Do you ever watch your backyard bees? Busy collecting pollen and sipping nectar, these benign little creatures pollinate our crops and flowers as they peacefully fly about. But when they nest nearby, it’s a smart idea to know how they’ll behave around your home. Join us now to learn about some common native species.

How to Stop Carpenter Bees from Attacking Your Home

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Carpenter bees are docile insects with the important task of pollinating our food supplies. But they nest in old wood and often choose inappropriate sites – like our fences, garages, and homes. If you’re experiencing problems with an infestation, join us now for a look at how to prevent and be rid of existing nests.

How to Grow and Care for Delightful Daffodils

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For a bright end to the dreary winter, daffodils are an easy-to-grow spring favorite, providing up to four months of delightful color and perfume. Lovely as a fragrant, long-lasting cut flower, bulbs can even be forced to bloom early indoors . Join us now for a look at all the details on narcissus care and cultivation.

Spring Care Tips for Your Herb Garden

Herbs are wonderfully low maintenance plants. And with just a little bit of care and attention in the spring, these aromatic, tasty, and healthful edibles will flourish for your enjoyment. From top-dressing to propagating, join us for all the details you need on how to care for your herb garden!

How to Grow and Care for Bay Laurel Trees

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For outstanding versatility, bay laurel has it all. Used as an evergreen woody shrub or a trimmed topiary specimen, it can be planted in the ground or a container, and can even grow indoors. Plus, it’s an essential kitchen herb. To find out more about how to grow your own, read more now on Gardener’s Path.

Plant Your Salad Greens Early: Tips for Growing Lettuce and Microgreens

Fresh, crisp, and succulent, salad greens are best suited to grow in the early days of spring. But with a little planning and ingenuity, you can enjoy these tasty morsels almost every month of the year. Get all the details right here on the best growing conditions and environment for a steady harvest!

Radishes: Peppery, Piquant, and Easy to Grow

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Radishes have a unique taste with outstanding crunch. Quick to mature, the taproots are a garden staple for salads – but all parts are edible, and delicious! Get all the info you need on how to grow and enjoy these early spring veggies right here on Gardener’s Path.

Easy Bulb Propagation for the Home Gardener

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Bulbs add beautiful blooms to the garden, and many of them will happily multiply and naturalize on their own. But some, usually the expensive ones, are more reluctant to divide and need manual manipulation for offspring to form. Join us now for all the details on how to successfully propagate your own bulbs at home.

Chrysanthemums – A Late Season Dazzler

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To extend the flowering season of your garden, look no further than the chrysanthemum. With a beautiful variety of flower shapes and colors, this autumn mainstay shines brightly when all the other flowers have packed it in for the year. Join us now for a closer look at this easy-to-grow perennial!

Summer Savory: The Peppery, Piquant Love Herb

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Highly aromatic with a piquant flavor, summer savory is an easily grown annual. It makes a fragrant, low-growing edging plant for the garden, is valued in the kitchen, and has some qualities that may surprise you. Join us for a closer look at how to grow this often underutilized herb. Read more now.

How to Grow Ivy Geranium: the Queen of Hanging Baskets

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With their bright green foliage, juicy colors, and tumbling habit, ivy geraniums are an essential plant for any area that needs trailers – containers, hanging baskets, window boxes – and can even be used as ground cover. Join us for a detailed look at the best care and cultivation practices for this pretty pelargonium.

No Time To Make A Christmas Wreath? Try a Swag Instead!

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If you love to make your own Christmas decorations but don’t have a lot of free time to handcraft a wreath, make a swag for the door instead. Fast, simple, and easy, they add a gorgeous splash of fresh seasonal color that will look good for weeks. Join us now for a step by step tutorial!

Cranesbill Geranium: How to Grow a Garden Classic

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We love perennials for their dependable performance and easy-to-care-for nature, and the cranesbill geranium is synonymous with reliability in terms of healthy growth and season-long flowering. The perfect plant for light shade to full sun, this hardy specimen has few requirements for a steady supply of flowers all summer long. Get all the care and cultivation details right here!

The Complete Guide to Dividing Perennials

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Perennials provide long-lasting garden beauty. To get the best performance and value from these landscape stalwarts, the simple task of plant division serves many purposes. Learn more about the plant health, garden design, and budget-boosting benefits of dividing perennials – read more now on Gardener’s Path.

Don’t Forget Your Spring Garden Checklist!

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Spring is a busy time for gardeners, but a lot of chores can be done before the weather turns nice. Start on your spring garden checklist while it’s still cold and gloomy outside – then you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy working with the soil when the warm sunshine does arrive!

Keep Your Containers Looking Great With These 6 Simple Tricks

You don’t have to be disappointed with planters that fizzle out by mid-summer again this year. For outstanding results, follow our basic steps to create containers full of vibrant, healthy plants – and use our easy trick to produce a fantastic display of color and form from spring right through to fall! Read more now on Gardener’s Path.