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.

9 Quick Tips to Make Jack-O’-Lanterns Last

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Nothing says Halloween like jack-o’-lanterns, but what good are they if they rot before you can say trick-or-treat? Before you go to the farmers market, read 9 quick tips to make carved pumpkins last longer. From selecting the best to inhibiting moisture, we’ve got ideas you can use, right here on Gardener’s Path.

The Best Tips for Cultivating Showy Garden Croton Indoors

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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.

A Box to Call Home: Build Your Own Bat House with our DIY Instructions

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Building a bat box is an easy DIY activity, with a functional and beneficial outcome that provides a home for the nocturnal wildlife in your area. With just a drill – no other power tools required – you can produce a fully functional bat house. Keep reading to learn how to build your own now on Gardener’s Path!

DIY Guide: How to Install a Deer Fence to Keep Wildlife Out of the Garden

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If you’re sick of shaking your head when you look at the damage deer do to your hostas, roses, and fruit trees, you aren’t alone. Installing a deer fence is the best option to keep those voracious critters out of your garden and yard. Read more now on Gardener’s Path to learn how to install your own DIY fence.

11 of the Top 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.

11 Easy-Care Exotic Succulents to Grow at Home

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Succulent plants are not just for desert landscapes. Cluster them in bright containers to energize a patio, or among river rock for a serene garden bed. Set pots around the house for eye-catching color, shape, and texture. Easy and fun, they add style to any decor. Meet eleven beauties, here on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow and Care for Coral Bells (Heuchera)

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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!

How to Grow and Care for Succulents

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Want to become a succulent gardening pro? We share our top tips for planting, watering, fertilizer needs, dealing with winter weather or warm spells, pests and diseases, and more. Whether you’re planting outdoors in Zone 11 or growing a few potted plants in a sunny windowsill, read our guide now on Gardener’s Path.

Get Them Deer Out of Here with These Tips

Closeup of the head of a deer with large ears, caught eating plants in the garden, among small pink flowers with a white picket fence in the background.

Battling deer set on destroying our work in the garden doesn’t need to be as challenging as we might think. Approaching the situation with knowledge, the right game plan, and a good set of tools is the solution to preventing this frustrating pest. Read on to learn more about how to keep the deer away from your yard.

Stop Watering Unnecessarily: How to Use a Rain Gauge

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It’s all too easy to overwater your garden without realizing it – until it’s too late. Cheap and easy to use, rain gauges can help. An inch of rain a week can spare you an unnecessary watering session, saving you time and money, and protecting your plants from too much of a good thing. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

The Ultimate Way to Support Tomato Plants: Florida Weave

Small tomato plants and leafy greens growing in a wooden raised bed planter filled with brown soil topped with wood chip mulch, with two rusty rebar stakes placed at either end of the bed, with twine threaded between them to create supports, with the base of a wooden deck in the background.

Looking for the best way to support your tomatoes? Using the Florida Weave, all of your plants can be supported with the same trellis. It’s easy to set up, requires very few materials, and can be used for both determinate and indeterminate varieties. Read more now on Gardener’s Path and learn how to make your own.

Get Your Garden Off to the Best Possible Start with a Soil Test

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Does your garden face the same issues year after year? The answer could be in your soil. Nutrient deficiencies, pH imbalances, texture, and the percentage of organic matter can all be revealed through a simple test. Collecting a sample and sending it off for professional analysis and advice is easier than you think.

Spend Less Time Weeding and More Time Gardening with These Tips

Two large dandelions are growing in the center of a garden. The weeds are well established and ready to compete with the vegetables in the garden for valuable sunlight and nutrients.

Weeds – they’re every gardener’s struggle. But you may be creating more work for yourself. Find out how they work and key tips to keep them at bay, as well as the best way to pull them and what to do with the debris. If you want to save time in the garden and minimize this seemingly endless chore, read more now.

Stale Seedbed Cultivation: Let Weeds Grow Now and Weed Less Later

A gardener reaches a long wooden handle with a sharp hoe on the end into her garden to cut out all of the weeds that are growing near her vegetables.

Every gardener would love to spend less time weeding their garden and more time enjoying it. But how? Stale seedbed cultivation is a tried and true method that will dramatically reduce the number of weed seeds in the soil that are just waiting for the chance to out compete your vegetables. Read more on Gardener’s Path.

Make These Easy DIY Raised Beds: The Perfect Solution for Veggie Gardening

A wooden garden planter box filled with brown soil, with a few green seedlings growing in the planter.

For vertical gardens, leafy greens, and especially root crops, or if you simply want improved soil and drainage, a raised bed is the best option. But buying these from the store can really make you question the frugality of gardening. Check out this simple plan to build a small, economical version. Read more now.

A-Foraging We Will Go: Berry Edition

Human hands picking wild blackberries.

What’s even better than just-picked berries from the garden? The ones you harvest yourself from a wild source. With some basic how-tos, attention to detail, and a keen appreciation for the outdoors, you can take a trip back to our hunter-gatherer days and safely consume wild foods. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

5 Tips You Need to Navigate Seed Catalogs

Five packets of newly purchased seeds are piled on top of The Rare Seed Catalog. The purple slices of the roots can be seen on the cover of the catalog. The seed packets each contain several small seeds, an image of the delectables it will grow, and some short quotes. The seeds are for various plants including peppers, tomatoes, eggplant and others. Next to the pile of seeds is a pen and a notepad with the names of seeds to look for in the catalog. All of this is resting on a lightly stained wooden table.

Who can resist a mailbox full of seed catalogs? Browsing them is the dreamy pastime of many a gardener waiting for snow to melt and the growing season to begin. These interesting publications have been guiding gardeners for over 300 years. Get tips for navigating their colorful pages, right here on Gardener’s Path.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones Have Changed: What You Need to Know

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Did you know the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones have changed? This introduces a new array of plants that can grow comfortably in your garden while also denying a few old favorites. Read on to learn about why these changes have taken place, and how they may affect new plantings as well as seasoned perennials.

Doing Battle with Japanese Beetles: Tips for Banning Them From Your Garden

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An iconic troublemaker in the backyard, the Japanese beetle is an invasive species that’s been causing damage to American gardens for over a hundred years. It’s a difficult pest to control, but with help from Gardener’s Path, we can learn about this bug and take the right steps to minimize its impact. Read more now.

Update Your Landscape: Get Creative with Garden Paths and Walkways

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Need a creative DIY project? Garden paths can add interest and practicality to the landscape, and they’re useful and attractive whether you have multiple acres or a small suburban lot. If you’re ready to make some design-savvy changes to your outdoor space, learn how to add walkways to your yard now at Gardener’s Path.

How, When, and Why to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses

Pruning Ornmental Grasses | GardenersPath.com

You’ve filled your yard with fescue, miscanthus, and fakahatchee for multi-season interest that’s beloved by the residents of your home as well as the wildlife. Wondering how to prune your ornamental grasses? Get tips on the how, the when, and the why of cutting back these artistic and pretty landscape plants now.

Quick Guide to Understanding Seed Packets

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Seed packets are loaded with important growing information, like sowing, spacing, and thinning. To help make sense of it all, your friends at Gardener’s Path have put together this quick guide. Check it out before planning, purchasing, and digging. Your plants will thank you.

7 Tips You Need to Keep Fresh Flowers Fabulous

Instructions to keep floral arrangements looking fresh | GardenersPath.com

Do you enjoy the excitement of buying or receiving fresh cut flowers, then throw them away in disgust when they wilt in stagnant water? It’s time to learn how to make vase and dish arrangements last. Read on for 7 useful tips from the pros at Gardener’s Path, and keep your blossoms first-day fresh.

What to Do When the Top of Your Tree Dies

Hire a Certified Arborist to Deal with Dead Branches | GardenersPath.com

It is frustrating and alarming when the top part of an otherwise healthy tree dies inexplicably. Want to learn why this happens, how you can treat this odd problem, and how to prevent it from happening to other trees in the future? Our expert tips can help. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

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

DIY Evergreen Christmas Swag Tutorial | GardenersPath.com

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!

DIY Wintertime Decorative Arrangement Design: It’s a Handful of Greens Away!

DIY Wintertime Decorative Arrangement Design | GardenersPath.com

Have you flipped and scrolled through magazines and web pages, marveling at immaculately presented winter decor? It’s tempting to imagine these stunning pieces as out of reach, something of a rarity for the average gardener. But fret not! We here at Gardener’s Path have a simple and easily customizable design for you to use in your own home. If you want find yourself endlessly enjoying winter centerpieces and you hope to dazzle your holiday guests, read on to learn how you can craft your own piece from scratch.

Bats Beat Bugs: Welcoming Bats Into the Garden

Bats beat bugs in the garden. Learn how to welcome them to your backyard. | GardenersPath.com

Let’s put our hands together for the bats! These flying critters are vital in the backyard and offer their services as bug catchers of the highest caliber. By offering bats a place to roost in your garden, you can encourage them to make regular appearances, offering their mosquito-catching skills. To learn the benefits of bats, plus tips to build your very own bat box, read more now on Gardener’s Path.

Houseplant Primer: A Guide to Basic Care and Durable Plants

Durable Houseplant Growing Guide | GardenersPath.com

Don’t give up yet – there’s hope for your houseplants! Tropical greenery cures our indoor doldrums, but many of us are fearful that we are agents of black-thumbed death, forever doomed to a plant-less lifestyle. Gardener’s Path has the solution – our guide to basic houseplant care, plus a selection of excellent houseplants that can take one heckuva beating. Keep reading to learn all about it!

Your Guide to Fall and Spring Perennial Cutbacks and Pruning

Expert Guide to Fall and Spring Perennial Cutbacks and Pruning | GardenersPath.com

A tidy garden is a healthy garden, and cutting back perennials helps to achieve both of these things. But confusion comes into play when deciding which perennials to cut back when. Relax! We’ll teach you how biannual pruning can become an act of meditation for the gardener. Read our handy guide, and you’ll look forward to a tidy cleanup.

12 Fast-Growing Shade Trees for Your Yard

The Best Shade Trees that Grow Quickly | GardenersPath.com

Shade trees are natural climate control for your home and yard. They offer protection from the light and heat of the sun and can serve as a buffer against strong, cold winds that whip heat away from the house. Gardener’s Path has compiled a selection of fast-growing shade trees, excellent selections for your home in every US Hardiness Zone. Read more.

“Ish” Gardening: Planting with Purpose

"Ish" gardening with pansies. | GardenersPath.com

“Ish” gardening is a perspective that encourages more awareness while in the garden. From old-fashioned tricks to planting with purpose and even making friends with the plants outside (no, really!), “Ish” gardening offers a fresh approach to getting our hands dirty. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

Why More Young People Should Get Into the Garden, with Joe Gardener

Gardening show host Joe Lamp'l encourages everyone to grow their own food | GardenersPath.com

TV gardening personality Joe Lamp’l says modern edible gardening is becoming the wide availability of tools and products make modern gardening easier and more appealing to a larger variety of people around the country. Read our interview with the gregarious Joe Gardener on Gardener’s Path now.

How to Rid Your Garden of Cockroaches

Learn how to rid your yard and gardens from disease-carrying cockroaches | Gardener's Path

Are cockroaches — much to your horror — running amuck in your garden? Check out Gardener’s Path for advice on discouraging and killing these vile creatures. We’ve got ideas for natural deterrents, as well as tips for bringing out the big guns, if you really have to.

Grow Indoor Air Plants for Living Wall Art

Tillandsia Wall Sculpture | GardenersPath.com

Need to energize a ho-hum space? Do it with tillandsia. These unique air plants require no soil, and add color, interest, and texture to any décor. Create exotic tropical arrangements and vary them to suit your mood. Learn about this intriguing flowering species from your friends at Gardener’s Path.

Terrariums: Mini-Landscapes for any Decor

Transform a living space with the addition of a small indoor garden in the form of a terrarium | GardenersPath.com

Would you like a miniature indoor garden that’s virtually maintenance free? Let’s make a terrarium! Turn an empty container into a lush, eye-catching display with plants like ferns, ivy, moss, and violets. Learn everything you need to make your own natural work of art, right here on Gardener’s Path.

Propagating a New Species: A Man, a Tree, and a Legacy

Developing a new tree species. | GardenersPath.com

Meet Bob Piaschyk, a smart and determined Texas nurseryman whose sharp eyes identified a beautiful and unusual tree. With luck, its propagation could lead to the financing of his grandkids’ educations. Learn about his quest now at Gardener’s Path.

Why Seniors Should Garden (Plus 7 Tricks)

Proper tools can make gardening easy for people in their later years | GardenersPath.com

Gardening has so many benefits, especially for seniors. See why horticulture is good for our oldest generation, and learn what you can do to make it a safe and fun experience for all ages. We will also explore ways to use your green thumb to create bonding moments! For all of this and more, continue reading on Gardener’s Path.

Death by Black Walnut: The Facts on Juglone Toxicity

Is juglone toxicity from black walnuts a problem in your yard? | GardenersPath.com

Have you heard of juglone toxicity? This side effect of keeping black walnut trees may be killing your other plants. Learn what fruits and flowers can withstand living near the tree and how to properly treat sensitive plants with our owner’s guide on Gardener’s Path.

Full Sun Doesn’t Always Mean Full Sun

Full Sun Doesn't Always Mean Full Sun

Sometimes full sun doesn’t really mean full sun. Before buying plants, gardeners in hot and dry regions of the southern United States should take our expert advice into consideration, to learn where and what to plant. Read more about hot weather gardening now on Gardener’s Path.

Xeriscaping Your Yard for Efficiency and Aesthetics

Xeriscaping in All Regions for Efficiency and Aesthetics | GardenersPath.com

Have you heard of xeriscaping? Often associated with desert climates, it’s much more than succulents and cacti. This sensible landscape style conserves water, reduces garden maintenance, and provides habitat for endemic species. Learn all about its aesthetics and efficiency here on Gardener’s Path.

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.

Do I Need to Cut Back Bicolor Iris?

Get lovely blooms from trimmed bicolor iris plants | GardenersPath.com

Should you cut back your bicolor or African iris every winter, as you probably do with your ornamental grasses? It depends on a few factors. Learn more about when and how now from Gardener’s Path.

Leave the Butchery Behind: How to Properly Prune Crape Myrtle Trees

Pink crape myrtle blooms on properly pruned tree | GardenersPath.com

The crape myrtle is celebrated for its abundant groupings of colorful and delicate flowers in hues from white to deep red. If you know anything about these trees, you know that pruning them is a subject of great debate. To learn the proper way to trim crape myrtle trees, read more now on Gardener’s Path.

Don’t Forget Your Spring Garden Checklist!

Dig in to our springtime gardening checklist. | Gardenerspath.com

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!

10 of the Best DIY Greenhouses and Cold Frames For Your Backyard

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Want to boost your garden’s productivity throughout winter, early spring, and beyond? Visit Gardener’s Path and learn about season extension: how to build greenhouses, cold frames, hoop houses, and more to protect your crops from the cold – with tips from beloved gardening and homesteading bloggers.

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.

Make a Romantic Blooming Heart Centerpiece in 6 Easy Steps

Make a Romantic Blooming Heart Centerpiece in Easy Steps | GardenersPath.com

Are you looking for a quick and easy holiday decoration? Make this Blooming Heart Centerpiece for your Valentine’s Day table. All you need is a visit to your local produce market for flowers, a run to the craft store for floral foam and ribbon, and about half an hour to put it all together. Read on for easy directions from your friends at Gardener’s Path.

The Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening

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Raised beds are excellent for those with hard clay or soils with too much sand. They assist with drainage for climates with too much rain and help retain moisture for those who don’t get enough. And they are ideal for those with back and knee problems. Read more about the benefits of these gardening enclosures now!

Put Your Green Thumb to the Test: Arranging Foliage From Your Garden

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Do you have a garden? If so, the makings of beautiful foliage arrangements are at your fingertips. Learn simple techniques for arranging flowers and greenery grown in your own backyard. From selecting containers to cutting focal flowers, this simple guide from Gardener’s Path introduces the basics of an age-old art that you’re going to love!

Your Go-To Guide for Gardening with Children

Your Go-to Guide to Gardening with Children| GardenersPath.com

Are you gardening with children? You’ll love this guide from Gardener’s Path. From seeds to harvest, there are suggestions for kid-friendly flowers, veggies, supplies, methods, and activities that will please the children at your house, and teach them a few things about mother nature in the process.

How to Start Worm Farming: Adventures in Composting and Vermiculture

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Are you looking to recycle your food trash and improve your garden soil at the same time? Trhy vermicomposting, Grow your own earthworms and turn your food trash into valuable compost that can be applied straight to your plants or made into a manure tea! Find out all you need to know now!

Teaming with Microbes: A Fresh Review for Today’s Gardeners

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Teaming With Microbes was a landmark guide for raising awareness of the soil food web in 2006 – and promoting more environmentally aware, chemical-free gardening techniques – fueling an organic food revolution. Does it still apply today? Read more on Gardener’s Path now, and find out why you should toss out those chemical pesticides and fertilizers!

Preparing the Garden for Spring: Good Times Are Coming!

Good Times- Preparing the Garden | Gardenerspath.com

What to do when spring finally comes around? The early part of the season is for getting important chores done in preparation for growing through summer: like soil work, pruning, compost care, seed starting, and more. Are you ready? Read on to get prepared for your very own growing season!

Growing Plants 101: The Complete Guide to Getting Started

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Growing your own plants can be one of the most rewarding experiences if you have a green thumb… or even a black thumb. This guide will get you started with giving your plants the best start, to allow them to blossom to their full potential. Lesson 1: They’re Alive! You may have realized that plants …

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The Buzz About Bees: Why Do We Need Them?

The Buzz About Bees: Why Do We Need Them | Gardenerspath.com

Bees are so important to our food supply- we wouldn’t be able to produce the vast array of fruits and vegetables that we enjoy on a daily basis without them. Some of the most beautiful plants that we grow in our gardens are a delight to our furry friends. By increasing our plantings of these wonderful flowers, we can help the pollinators to survive and thrive. Read more on Gardener’s Path now to find out how you can help.

How to Prune Blooming Plants in Spring

How to Prune Blooming Plants in Spring | Gardenerspath.com

Do you want a showy spring time bloom for your flowering trees and shrubs? Check out our guide and learn the ins and outs of trimming up your woody plants to maximize their flowering performance.

Annuals and Perennials: What’s the Difference?

Annuals vs. Perennials | GardenersPath.com

Are you new to gardening and are getting confused by all of the terms thrown at you? Such as perennials and annuals? If so, check out this article and learn about the differences and how each type of plant needs to be treated to make your landscape or garden a success.

A Gardener’s Notes: Making Peace With Boulders

Using the Natural Enviroment In Landscaping | GardenersPath.com

Do you have a bunch of rocks in the soil in your yard that you don’t know what to do with? Make peace with what nature has provided and incorporate them into your landscape. Read on for one gardener’s view of the situation.

Reinventing the Cottage Garden to Fit Today’s Busy Lifestyle

Reinventing the Cottage Garden With Todays Busy Lifestyle | GardenersPath.com

A beautiful cottage garden will take you back in time – but you don’t need to put in hours of work to grow your own. Bring fragrance and color while you learn how to plant to avoid weeding, and to keep your plants going year after year. Learn how here on Gardener’s Path. Read more now.

7 Outstanding Salt Tolerant Shade Perennials

Blue Violet Periwinkle | GardenersPath.com

Shady patches of the garden by the roadside can be problem areas, where little will grow due to runoff with a high salt content. We’ve compiled a list of the best salt-tolerant perennials for shade, and we’re eager to share it with you. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

Growing Flowering Vines in the Garden

Flowering vines can be a great accent or the focal point in your lawn or garden. Read about which varieties work best and how to choose the appropriate varieties for your area. Read now.

Flowering vines can be a great accent or the focal point in your lawn or garden. Read about which varieties work best and how to choose the appropriate varieties for your area. Get the complete scoop now!

Winter Bird Feeders Entertain as Well as Nourish

Winter Bird Feeders Entertain as Well as Nourish | Gardenerspath.com

One of my favorite things to do during the winter is to put food out for the birds. Not only does this activity nourish the birds during the hardest time of the year, but I find it immensely entertaining to watch who comes in for dinner. For several years, I served as one of Cornell …

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Best Non-Invasive Flowering Vines to Grow in the North

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Vines can make an excellent choice if you are looking for plants to grow on your property. They can enhance a property’s aesthetic beauty, add privacy, soften hard edges, and benefit the environment. Vines are generally low maintenance and can be easily trained to grow on gazebos, trellises, and arbors. Growing vines in the northern …

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Winter Blooms for Your Garden

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Gardeners in temperate areas either endure winter, or defy it. Those who endure it are sustained by color catalogs from seed, bulb, and plant nurseries; those who defy it resort to greenhouses or windowsills crowded with amaryllis, forced bulbs, and foliage plants. For those of us in hibernal denial, however, there’s another outlet: find plants …

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Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs

Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs| Foodal.com

It was brought home to me one afternoon as I looked out my bedroom window to see if I could find any flower buds on my Magnolia campbellii that bloomed so heavily last year. I saw no newer buds but I did notice some of my other plants were taking up much more space than …

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My Thoughts on Weed Removal

My Thoughts on Weed Removal | GardenersPath.com

Weeds are a really challenging problem. I spend considerable time pulling them, digging, them, and sorting them. Generally speaking, the broadest definition of a weed is something that’s growing someplace where you don’t want it. You can recognize this type of plant after you pull it because it often either won’t come out without major …

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How to Grow Vegetables in Containers

Growing Vegetables in Containers | GardenersPath.com

Don’t have enough space for a full-sized vegetable patch? You can still enjoy homegrown produce by growing a garden in containers, on your patio or balcony.

Grow Your Own Cut Flower Garden

Growing Your Own Fresh Cut Flower Garden | GardenersPath.com

A friend of mine, Mary, loves gardening and cut flowers. It only makes sense that she has her own cut flower garden, which has actually inspired me. Mary not only keeps fresh flowers in her own home; but she also makes up gorgeous bouquets to take to the elderly shut-ins, who live in her neighborhood. …

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FAQs About Cat and Dog Fleas

What are fleas? Fleas are very tiny parasitic insects that survive by feeding off the blood of mammals. What do fleas look like? Fleas are wingless, usually measure between 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch in size, and have six legs that are adapted for jumping. Fleas are able to move through the fur of …

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Vertical Gardening Works for Everyone

How to Create a Vertical Garden | GardenersPath.com

A vertical garden allows you to maximize your space and grow your own fruits and vegetables. Whether you are an apartment dweller or have a small cottage, this technique allows you to stick more in smaller spaces. Find out how now.

Best Ways to Garden in Small Spaces

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There are plenty of ways to garden in a small space, all while sticking to your budget. This easy guide will help point you in the right direction. Read more now.

Try Our Tips to Get Started with No-Till Gardening

An organic no till vegetable garden.

Tired of the backbreaking work of getting your sod turned over year after year? It doesn’t have to be that hard. Try raised bed and lasagna style gardening for an easy fix. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

Tips to Keep Your Late Summer Garden Going Strong

Tips to Keep Your Late Summer Garden Going Strong | GardenersPath.com

As the season winds down, are you concerned about scraggly and brown vegetation appearing in your formerly immaculate (well…if you’re like me that’s actually passable to appealing) lawn? Keep up the curbside appeal with these ideas now.

The Basics of Composting

Compost with Kitchen Scraps | GardenersPath.com

Have you decide to make the jump to a more organic lifestyle & want to know how to recycle your kitchen waste into compost? Read our guide and find out.

Organic Gardening 101: How to Get Started

Person in a green t-shirt, khakis, and a short-sleeved blue denin shirt kneels behind a wooden box containing organically grown vegetables.

Tired of applying chemical fertilizers and pesticides to your garden? Switch to all organic methods and you’ll reap the benefits of a more productive and healthy soil and better quality fruits and vegetables. Read how now.