How to Control Invasive Chinese Lantern Plants

A close up horizontal image of a Chinese lantern plant with an abundance of orange pods, growing in the garden pictured in bright sunshine.

Chinese lantern plants are whimsical additions to summer-to-fall gardens in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 9. However, while their papery orange lantern-like pods are a delight, the plants spread aggressively via roots and self-sowing. Read on and learn how to enjoy Chinese lanterns without letting them take over the yard.

How to Grow and Care for an Artillery Plant Indoors

A close up horizontal image of Pilea microphylla (aka artillery or gunpowder plant) growing in a pot pictured on a soft focus background.

An artillery plant is a tropical foliage species for USDA Hardiness Zones 11-12 that makes an attractive houseplant in all zones. Its small leaves are green or variegated pink and white and resemble the paired arrangement of fern fronds. Read on and learn how easy it is to grow and care for your own artillery plant.

How to Grow and Care for Burning Bushes

A close up horizontal image of the foliage of a burning bush (Euonymus alata) changing color in the fall.

Burning bushes are deciduous shrubs that light up autumn landscapes with their scarlet foliage. However, in some states, non-native species have been declared invasive. Read on to learn how to grow burning bushes, and get a recommendation for a beautiful native variety to cultivate where non-native species are banned.

13 Must-Have Tools for Gardeners

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With the right tools, gardening jobs are easier and results are better. Read on for 13 essential tools no gardener will want to be without, on Gardener’s Path.