Bone Meal: Friend or Foe? Learn How to Use It in Your Garden

A light green plastic bag of MiracleGro organic bone meal to the left of a pile of brown flower bulbs and a garden knife with an orange handle, in loose brown soil, with an evergreen in the background.

Have you heard of adding bone meal to the soil when planting flowers and vegetables? This organic fertilizer is rich in phosphorus and calcium, nutrients essential for healthy roots, foliage, flowers, and produce. Is it the right amendment for your garden? Learn how to be sure, right here on Gardener’s Path.

How to Make a Fresh and Festive Holiday Sparkle Centerpiece

Overhead shot of a centerpiece comprised of white chrysanthemums, grasses, rose hips, and twigs from the garden, at the center of a table set with two white and orange plates with cream-colored cloth napkins tied with gold ribbon on top, with silverware at each place setting, on a cream-colored tablecloth with a gold and silver snowflake pattern.

Arranging fresh flowers for the table is easy when you follow these instructions for our festive holiday sparkle centerpiece. Choose flowers from your local market, make a container from an everyday item, and use your garden’s off-season treasures to craft glittering accents. Let’s get started, here on Gardener’s Path.

Guide to Backyard Birds and How to Attract Them to the Garden

Two beige, black, and yellow cedar waxwings perched on branches with green leaves and red berries, with a pale gray background.

Backyard birds are a gardener’s buddies. We’ve put together an expert guide on what to expect in your area, complete with a list of favorite feathered friends throughout the US. Learn all about what they’re looking to eat to help encourage them to call your garden home. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

Easy Bulb Propagation for the Home Gardener

A hand in a beige and off-white gardening glove holds a bulb with rootlike offsets, with a blue ceramic dish, a paring knife, and more bulbs in the background, on a surface covered with smooth gray pebbles.

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.

The Best Tips for Cultivating Showy Garden Croton Indoors

Two portions of a croton plant, one close to the camera and the other further away, with more vibrantly colored leaves on the closer portion, in a green and white painted room.

Nothing says “tropical” like the colorful foliage of garden croton, with its leathery evergreen leaves and  bright red and yellow accents. If your climate zone is a cool one, you can grow it in a sunny indoor location for a lush island vibe. Read all about this easy-to-grow, long-lived plant now on Gardener’s Path.

The Top 11 Mushroom Growing Kits for Home Gardeners

A round bamboo steamer basket is filled with a selection of five different type of brown andwhite mushrooms, including enoki, crimini, and oyster, on a brown wood background.

Want to grow your own mushrooms at home? From enokis to shiitakes, and many varieties in between, we’ve found some of the best kits available today to produce your own delicious harvests that will tantalize your taste buds – no foraging required! Read more and find the one that’s best for you now on Gardener’s Path.

A Whole Lotta Heuchera (And How to Grow Them)

Burgundy heuchera with light green plants, and a rounded green shrub.

Possibly the only foliage plant you’ll need in your garden beds, hardy Coral Bells provide reliable performance in sun or shade. Toss in a flower that’s as delicate and light as they come, and you’ve got yourself one wonderful perennial. Read all about how to care for your Heuchera now, here on Gardener’s Path!