How to Propagate Bleeding Hearts from Stem Cuttings

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If you love bleeding hearts, perhaps you want more of them to grow in your garden. These are some of the easiest plants to propagate via cuttings thanks to their herbaceous stems. Learn when and how to take stem cuttings from your bleeding hearts, propagate more plants, and transplant them into the garden. Read more now.

When and How to Harvest Zucchini

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Easy to grow, everyone’s favorite green summer squash is also a breeze to pick with the right technique. You can’t just tear these vegetables off the vine, a more refined approach is required. You’ll also want to make sure you get your timing right. Learn more about how to harvest zucchini in this guide. Read more now.

How to Identify and Manage 3 Common Fuchsia Diseases

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Fuchsia plants aren’t troubled by too many pathogens, but those few that do occur can cause major problems. Botrytis blight (gray mold), damping off, and rust can all result in leaf drop, fungal growth, a lack of flowers, and even plant death. Learn about these 3 common diseases and how to deal with them in our guide.

What Is a Flowering Flush? All About Plant Bloom Cycles

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In gardening parlance, there are a number of phrases that are commonly used, without a clear explanation of what it means. “Flowering flush” is one such phrase. In this guide, we’ll discuss what exactly a flowering flush is, what plants exhibit this behavior, and how you can encourage repeat blooming. Read more now.

When and How to Deadhead Cosmos Flowers

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Cosmos are gorgeous annual or perennial flowers that no garden should be without. When you grow these wispy summertime plants in your flower beds or among your vegetable crops, you might wonder if you should remove the faded blooms or not. Learn more about deadheading cosmos flowers in this guide. Read more now.

Should You Deadhead Daylilies?

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Flowering daylilies grace summer landscapes in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 9, thriving in full sun and well-draining soil. Fountain-like foliage boasts abundant blooms, each appearing for one day, followed by many more for a continuous display. Learn whether deadheading is beneficial for daylilies in this guide. Read more.

How to Identify and Control Hollyhock Weevils

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Hollyhock weevils are common garden pests and an infestation can turn your plants into a damaged mess. These small weevils feed on hollyhock foliage and flowers, then lay their eggs in the seed pods, resulting in ugly plants. Learn how to identify and eliminate these annoying pests in this guide. Read more now.

9 of the Best Evening Primrose Varieties

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With delicate, goblet-shaped flowers that bloom late in the day, evening primroses are a delightful addition to the landscape. These tough perennials are native to North and South America and there are a number of different species to choose from. Learn about 9 of the best evening primrose varieties in this guide.

Tips for Growing Boston Ferns Outdoors

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Boston ferns are popular houseplants, with their elegant, arching, blade-shaped fronds. These tropical ferns can thrive outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 11, and are typically low-maintenance additions to the landscape. Learn how to grow and care for Boston ferns outdoors in the garden in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Fruiting Quince

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Quince is an ancient fruit that had a period of massive popularity over a century ago. The decadently fragrant and extremely flavorful fruits are making a huge comeback as gourmands seek them out for all kinds of culinary uses. Learn how to plant and grow your own quince trees in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Saucer Magnolia Trees

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The saucer magnolia is the most popular deciduous magnolia species in the US for its masses of large, colorful blossoms on a compact, low-maintenance tree. It performs reliably in the home garden with superior pest- and disease-resistance. Learn how to plant and grow these magnificent flowering trees in this guide.

How to Grow Bamboo in Containers

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If you love lush, elegant bamboo but don’t want to risk it taking over the garden, why not grow your plants in pots and planters instead? Perfect as a patio accent or clustered into privacy screens, growing in pots is a smart way to manage their size and spread. Learn more about growing bamboo in containers in this guide.

How to Grow and Care for ‘Bosc’ Pears

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The beautiful ‘Bosc’ pear has an unmistakable shape with distinctive yellow and cinnamon russeted skin. The firm flesh has a honey sweetness with hints of vanilla and spice, ideal for charcuterie boards. Learn more about the history of these fruits and how to grow your own ‘Bosc’ pears in this guide. Read more now.

Reasons and Fixes for Hollow Zucchini

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If you slice into your freshly harvested zucchini fruits and find the center hollowed out, you’re probably dealing with hollow heart. Hollow centers can be caused by pollination problems, water issues, or nutrient deficiencies. Learn more about this issue and how to prevent and manage it in this guide. Read more now.

When and How to Water Dahlias

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Dahlia flowers are the stars of the late season garden, with colorful blooms that may be size of dinner plates. These frost-tender perennials prefer rich, moist, well-draining soil, but oversaturation can destroy their tuberous roots. Learn when and how to properly water dahlias in this guide. Read more now.

How to Identify and Manage Fuchsia Gall Mites

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Fuchsia gall mites are invisible to the naked eye, but the damage they cause is devastating. Aculops fuchsiae is spreading around the world and causes distorted growth, discoloration, and swollen galls. Once they arrive, they’re hard to eliminate. Learn how to identify an infestation and what to do about it in this guide.

How to Grow Plum Trees from Pits

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Have you ever bitten into a juicy plum, pulled out the pit, and wondered if you could plant it and grow a tree? You can, but there are a few things you need to know, like what to expect from hybrids and how to stratify the seeds before you plant them. Learn how to grow plum trees from pits in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Southern Magnolia Trees

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Southern magnolias (Magnolia grandiflora) are tough, adaptable, and beautiful landscape trees. They provide large white blossoms in spring and summer and evergreen glossy green and rust-colored leaves all year round. Learn more about how to plant and care for these spectacular trees in this guide. Read more now.

When and How to Prune Weeping Cherry Trees

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Weeping cherries are like the supermodels of the tree world, and it doesn’t take a lot to keep them looking great. The weeping branches smothered in white or pink blossoms in the spring are stunningly beautiful and careful pruning will enhance their appeal. Learn when and how to prune weeping cherry trees in this guide.

How to Identify and Manage Powdery Mildew in Dahlias

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Powdery mildew is a common problem for many different species in the garden, including dahlias. It causes distorted leaves and flowers, stunted growth, and coats the plant in a powdery white or gray spore that makes it look downright ugly. Learn how to identify and deal with this disease in this guide. Read more now.

How to Propagate Impatiens Flowers

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Impatiens flowers are wildly popular as bedding, container, and hanging plants, and can easily be propagated by seeds, divisions, and cuttings in either water or soil. Learn all about how to create more of these marvelous plants, from successful seed germination to hardening off happy cuttings in this guide. Read more now.

How to Identify and Manage 9 Pansy Pests

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Pansies are colorful ornamental flowers for USDA Hardiness Zones 6 to 10. They are short-lived perennials or annuals that prefer full sun to partial shade and fertile, well-draining soil. The plants are not generally prone to pests but there are a few issues that can arise. Learn about 9 common pansy pests in this guide.

What Causes Begonia Leaves to Curl? (and What to Do About It)

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Many types of begonias have eye-catching foliage, and some varieties have leaves that naturally curl and twist. But curling begonia leaves can also signify a cultivation problem or issues with pests and disease. Learn about the causes of begonia leaf curl and what to do about it in this guide. Read more now.

How to Propagate Fuchsia Plants from Stem Cuttings

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One fuchsia plant is great but more are better. It’s easy to create new plants through the process of propagating cuttings. You can take hardwood or softwood cuttings, and grow them in water or soil, depending on your preference. Learn how to propagate fuchsia from cuttings in this guide. Read more now.

How to Identify and Manage Dahlia Mosaic Virus

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Dahlia mosaic virus causes unusual symptoms on your plants, including stunted growth, distorted leaves and flowers, and funky yellow or light green patterns on the leaves. Sadly, it has no cure, but you can manage or even avoid it. Learn how to identify this disease and prevent it in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Apple Trees

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Apples have been a part of human culture for millennia and are one of the most popular fruits consumed today. Do you want to enjoy your own supply of juicy homegrown apples harvested from your own orchard? Learn everything you need to know about how to plant and grow apple trees in this guide. Read more now.

Reasons and Fixes for Leggy Petunias

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Petunias provide a mass of marvelous, seemingly never-ending color in the summer garden, but sometimes they can become a bare, scraggly mess. Learn more about why petunias grow leggy and what to do about it, so you can restore your plants and continue to enjoy the colorful blossoms, in this guide. Read more now.

Why Your Canna Lilies May Fail to Bloom

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Canna lilies are lush tropical plants with flamboyant flowers and colorful foliage. Whether they’re grown as annuals or perennials, there are a number of reasons why they may fail to bloom. Learn about the most common reasons why your cannas aren’t blooming and what to do about it in this guide. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Parris Island Cos Lettuce

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‘Parris Island Cos’ lettuce is a heat- and drought-resistant romaine type that forms crisp, cupped leaves with a mild flavor and refreshing crunch. This cultivar is mosaic virus resistant and doesn’t bolt easily. Learn more about how to plant and grow this tried-and-true variety in this guide. Read more now.

How to Identify and Manage 11 Carrot Diseases

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Carrots are a staple in the vegetable garden but they can fall prey to a number of diseases, from mild, mostly inconsequential problems like powdery mildew to the harvest-destroying white rot. Learn about 11 common carrot diseases and how to identify, prevent, and treat them in this guide. Read more now.

Why Is My Fuchsia Dropping Leaves? 7 Common Issues

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Fuchsia plants drop their leaves when something is wrong. Dropping leaves could signal a cultivation issue, such as too much or too little water, or indicate the presence of pests or disease-causing pathogens. Learn about seven common causes of fuchsia leaf drop and how to resolve them in this guide. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Scarlet Runner Beans

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Loved for both their ornamental and edible qualities, scarlet runner beans have bright red blooms that attract pollinators. Plus, these climbing plants have some advantages over regular pole beans and there are many different cultivars to choose from. Learn how to grow and care for scarlet runner beans in this guide.

7 Tips for a Luscious, Healthy Lawn

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A vibrant, green carpet of grass undoubtedly enhances your landscape. But how do you properly cultivate a healthy and visually aesthetic lawn? Our guide provides simple tips for growing a luscious lawn, from seeding and watering to fertilizing and mowing, so your grass will look its best. Read more now.

7 Reasons Magnolia Trees May Fail to Bloom

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Spring-blooming magnolia trees are a welcome relief from the bleak winter months. But when they fail to bloom, it’s a huge disappointment. There are a number of reasons why this happens, from overfertilization to late frosts. In this guide we cover seven of the most common causes and how to address them. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum)

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With mounds of fragrant foliage and silvery flowers, mountain mint is a floral pot of gold for beneficial insects and pollinators. These aromatic herbs are native to large swaths of the US and Canada, and there are many varieties for different growing conditions. Learn to grow mountain mint in this guide. Read more now.

How to Create Glorious Garden Color Schemes

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Creating a colorful outdoor space or landscape can seem daunting, but with some know-how it doesn’t have to be. A little planning and a basic understanding of color theory can help you design a vibrant, unified garden that’s perfect for you. Learn how to create glorious garden color schemes in this guide. Read more now.

How to Water Watermelons

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Watermelons are the perfect summertime fruit, a deliciously sweet treat ideal for picnics. Growing them is fairly straightforward but for the sweetest, most flavorful fruits you have to pay attention to watering. Learn how to irrigate watermelons for the healthiest plants and fruits with the best flavor. Read more now.

How to Identify and Manage Magnolia Tree Diseases

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A healthy magnolia tree is quite gorgeous, but there are many diseases that can easily leave it an ugly, sickly mess. In this guide, you’ll get the run-down on 13 common diseases of magnolia trees, including causal pathogens, what symptoms to look out for, and how to manage and prevent infection. Read more now.

How to Propagate Passionflower Vines

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If you love passionflowers, why not start more vines of your own at home? If you’re coveting a neighbor’s plant or would like to clone one or more of your own, there are a few ways to go about it. Learn how to propagate passionflower vines from seed, via cuttings, layering, and grafting in this guide. Read more now.

41 of the Best Pink Peonies for Your Garden

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Are you yearning for a pink color scheme in your garden? You can’t do better than Barbie, blush, fuchsia, coral, rose, or salmon peony flowers to bring in the perfect pink hue to your beds and borders. Learn about 41 of the best pink peony varieties, including Itoh and herbaceous options in this guide. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Miner’s Lettuce (Claytonia)

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Miner’s lettuce is a nutritious, delicious green with a delicate flavor and refreshing crunch. It’s easy to grow and thrives in cool temperatures. Miners used to carry it with them into the mines to stave off malnutrition and it’s popular with foragers. Learn how to plant and grow claytonia in this guide. Read more now.

Why Pea Plants Fail to Produce Pods (and How to Fix It)

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If you’re growing peas and the plants look healthy but fail to produce pods, there are a number of different reasons why this may happen. From lack of nutrients to excessively warm temperatures, in this guide we’ll help you figure out why your peas aren’t producing the flavorful pods and what to do about it. Read more.

21 of the Best Peach Varieties to Grow at Home

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What’s your favorite kind of peach? Melt in the mouth and sugary sweet, or tangy and juicy with firm flesh? There are a lot of different peach varieties suitable for growing at home, so you’ll be sure to find your favorite! Learn about 21 of the best peach cultivars for your orchard in this guide. Read more now.

How to Prevent Beet Plants from Bolting

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Under stressful conditions such as too much heat or lack of moisture, many garden vegetables will bolt, or send out flowers to complete their lifecycle prematurely. This can cause the roots to become woody and tough, and the leaves to turn bitter. Learn more about bolting in beets and how to prevent it in this guide.

How to Grow and Harvest Pea Shoots

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Pea shoots, the young and tender growing tips of pea plants, are an early spring treat with a decidedly gourmet appeal. Plus, these delicious garden greens are easy to grow and harvest, and can be part of your low waste gardening strategy. Learn how to grow and harvest pea shoots in this guide. Read more now.

What to Do if Your Astilbe Fails to Bloom

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Astilbe’s brightly colored, showy blooms are perfect for brightening up the shade garden. These low-maintenance perennials are generally easy to care for, but sometimes they may fail to bloom. If your astilbe isn’t flowering, learn about common cultivation mistakes and easy fixes for an abundance of pretty plumes.

7 Types of Legume Inoculants and How to Use Them

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Through the power of microbial action, inoculants help legumes convert nitrogen from the air into soil nitrogen they need to grow and thrive. Using these beneficial microbes can mean the difference between a paltry harvest and a plentiful one! Learn about 7 legume inoculants for the garden in this guide. Read more now.

How Much Sun Do Fuchsia Plants Need?

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There’s some confusion about how much sun fuchsia plants need to grow vigorously and flower abundantly. Can you give them full sun? Do they require full shade? The answer depends on your garden and climate. Learn what conditions these plants prefer and how to situate your fuchsia plants in the perfect light in this guide.

5 Common Causes of Holes in Basil Leaves

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The flavor of basil is unmistakable and having fresh leaves on hand in the herb garden is a treat. But when you harvest those leaves and find they have holes, it can destroy your dinner plans. Learn how to identify five common reasons for holes in your basil leaves and how to fix the problem in this guide. Read more now.

Can You Grow Star Jasmine as a Hedge?

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The star-shaped, white blossoms of star jasmine vines infuse the landscape with sweet fragrance from late spring to early summer in USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 10. Plants are commonly trained over fences and used as mat-forming ground covers. Learn about their suitability for use as hedging plants in this guide. Read more.

How to Control Dandelions in the Lawn and Garden

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Dandelions can mar the beauty of a meticulously cultivated garden or lawn. They’re ubiquitous and will pop up whenever they’re given the opportunity. This guide will explain how to take charge and control dandelions in your backyard. We’ll also bust a few myths and discuss methods that don’t work. Read more now.

5 Reasons Your Clematis May Fail to Bloom

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The whole point of growing clematis vines is to enjoy those marvelous, prolific flowers, but what if your vine refuses to bloom? There could be many reasons, from the age of the plant to poor pruning practices. Learn the reasons why a clematis might fail to bloom and what to do about it in this guide. Read more now.

How to Propagate Fatsia (Japanese Aralia) from Seed

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Fatsia japonica, also known as Japanese aralia and paperplant, has big, emerald green leaves and can be grown as a houseplant or an ornamental shrub. These plants are easy to grow from seed – all you need is a few supplies and a little patience. Learn how to propagate fatsia from seed in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow Potatoes in Straw

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Growing potatoes in straw is a simple, yet effective way of yielding delicious tubers. It’s cheap, saves you work, yields clean potatoes, and that’s just the beginning! In our guide, we’ll discuss the benefits of growing spuds in straw, a list of what you’ll need, and a thorough how-to. Read more now.

When and How to Transplant Daylilies

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Hooray, it’s moving day! No, not moving house. It’s time to shift the plants in your garden. If you need to transplant your in-ground daylilies, read more now on Gardener’s Path to learn when and how to complete the task successfully. It’s not a difficult task, and we’ll help you through it in this comprehensive guide.

How and When to Fertilize Basil

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Basil is a popular and easily grown frost-tender annual herb beloved for the sweet anise flavor and zesty fragrance of its foliage. And for vigorous, bushy plants with an abundance of leaves, frequent feeding is needed. Find all the information about how and when to fertilize basil for tasty, luscious leaves in this guide.

15 of the Best Mint Varieties to Grow at Home

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With a bright, sweet flavor, pretty flower spires, and fast growth, mint is a favorite herb used as a ground cover, potted kitchen herb, or as an ornamental. And with a wide range of scented, flavorful varieties, there are several suitable for most settings. Learn about 15 mint of the best mint varieties in this guide.

How to Grow and Care for Thimbleweed

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The dainty little thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana) produces delicate, creamy white flowers and thrives in full sun to part shade locations in USDA Zones 2 to 8. Easy to grow and fantastic for wildlife, this tough North American native is a must-have for wildflower gardens. Learn how to grow your own in this guide.

11 Common Reasons Why Irises Fail to Bloom

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Irises are flowering perennial rhizomes for USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 9 that prefer full sun and organically rich, well-draining soil. Despite our best efforts, they sometimes bloom sparsely or fail to bloom altogether. Read on to find 11 common reasons why irises don’t bloom and learn proactive measures to avoid them.

How to Identify and Manage Common Japanese Maple Diseases

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A Japanese maple is a beautiful and versatile tree for the landscape, as long as it’s kept healthy. Unfortunately, various diseases can make your specimen look shoddy and perform poorly, and some can even kill it! Learn how to identify, prevent, and manage 9 common Japanese maple diseases in this guide. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Watercress

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Watercress is literally the most nutritionally dense vegetable you can grow, according to the CDC. Plus, you don’t need running water to grow this peppery little plant, in spite of what you may have heard. Learn more about growing watercress in the soil, water, or hydroponically in this comprehensive guide. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Golden Beets

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Red and purple beets are super, but yellow and gold ones are arguably better. Golden beets are sweeter and less earthy than their darker cousins, and they’re undeniably pretty on the plate. In this guide, we’ll introduce some of the best cultivar options and how to plant and grow the most flavorful golden beets.

How to Fertilize Houseplants

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Ensure your houseplants are nourished and healthy by fortifying their potting soil and watering with different kinds of fertilizers. In this guide, you’ll learn about the nutrients plants need and the difference between slow and fast release fertilizers, and when and how to apply them. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Marigold Flowers

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Marigolds are a garden classic, and it doesn’t take much to see why. They’re easy to grow because they’re adaptable and tolerant of many environments. Plus, they provide long-lasting color without maintenance and they can improve the soil where you grow them by deterring nematodes. They’re marvelous! Read more now.

How to Grow and Care For Red Twig Dogwood

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With their bright red stems, red twig dogwood shrubs bring contrast and interest to winter gardens and make attractive accents in greenery arrangements and holiday displays. Learn about which species to choose, and how to grow and care for these ornamental perennial shrubs in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Banana Plants

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There’s more to the banana than meets the eye. These tropical fruit trees hail from Asia and Africa, and come in lots of colors and different sizes. What’s more, they are remarkably adaptable and can be grown seasonally in the flower bed, or inside in a pot. Learn how to grow your own in this guide. Read more now.

21 of the Best Coleus Varieties

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Coleus is a vibrant foliage plant that is perennial in Zones 10 to 11 and an annual elsewhere. It prefers partial to full shade and moist, organically rich, well-draining soil. In beds and borders, patio pots, and window boxes, it’s an excellent mixed grouping companion. Read on for 21 of our favorite coleus varieties.

How to Plant and Grow Arnica

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Arnica is a fast-growing, hardy perennial with fragrant yellow flowers that can be harvested for their medicinal properties. Resistant to most pests and diseases, and attractive to pollinators, arnica makes a great addition to any garden! Learn how to grow and care for arnica in this guide. Read more now.

15 of the Best Deciduous Magnolias to Grow at Home

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Deciduous magnolias are more versatile than their evergreen counterparts and they can be just as beautiful. There are ones that grow in swampy soil, those that stay petite, and some that bloom late to avoid killing frosts. Learn about 15 of the best deciduous options in this guide. Read more now.

How to Classify Begonias Using the Leaves and Stems

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Begonias may exhibit a variety of root types, growth habits, leaf shapes, and flower colors. If you’ve seen one you like and want to narrow down which type it is you’re looking at, our guide can help. Learn how to identify a begonia by the root, stem, or leaf in this comprehensive guide. Read more now.

How and When to Water Tulip Bulbs

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From cuplike to ruffled and starry, tulips make a striking statement among the daffodils and hyacinths in the spring garden. Suited to cultivation in Zones 3 to 7, these cheerful bulb flowers thrive in full sun and require well-draining soil to minimize the risk of rotting. Read on and discover how to water tulips now.

Should You Deadhead Calla Lilies?

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Calla lilies delight with funnel-like spathes in colors ranging from pink and purple to orange and yellow. They thrive in full sun to part shade in Zones 8 to 11 with rich, moist soil. Generally, they are low maintenance, but you may wonder if you should take the time to deadhead callas. Read this guide to find out.

When and How to Pinch Sweet Peas

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While they’re mostly maintenance-free, you can give sweet peas an extra flowering boost with some judicious pinching and deadheading. Sweet peas grow bushier, and bloom more abundantly and for a longer period if you pinch the growing tips. Learn all about why, when, and how to pinch sweet peas in this guide. Read more.

27 of the Best Dahlia Varieties for Your Garden

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Dahlias are unmatched for their range of flower types and brilliant colors in the late summer garden. Some have perfect symmetry, others are wild and shaggy or delicate and demure, and they all make superb cut flowers. Discover 27 of the best dahlia varieties to grow at home in this guide. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Leaf Lettuce

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Ready to always have fresh salad ingredients for harvesting? You need to grow leaf lettuce. An easy-to-grow annual vegetable for the home gardener, leaf lettuce requires proper cultivation for peak tastiness. Our guide has all the info you need, from sowing protocols to plant health care. Read more now.

How to Protect Flower Bulbs From Rodent Damage

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Are you tired of losing your spring-flowering bulbs to rodent damage before they’ve had a chance to bloom? Many rodents will consume certain flower bulbs either by digging them up or burrowing underground. Learn which pests to look out for and how to protect your flower bulbs from these marauders. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Spinach

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Spinach is a fast growing, highly nutritious annual vegetable grown for its tender, tasty leaves that can be eaten raw or cooked. A cut-and-come-again crop, repeat sowing gives multiple harvests, and it thrives in cool temperatures but can also be grown in summer with light shade. Learn how to grow spinach in this guide.

How to Grow Five Spot Flowers

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Five spot is a petite California wildflower that prefers moist, loose soil and full sun to part shade. It is a knockout with masses of signature blooms consisting of five white petals marked by five prominent purple spots. Read on and learn how easy it is to grow five spot as an annual in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 10.

Are Violets Edible? How to Choose and Use These Sweet Treats

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Violets are a garden favorite, and they also happen to be edible. But that’s not all. They’re actually quite delicious and nutritious! You can use them in sweet and savory dishes like desserts, soups, salads, and more. Learn all about edible violets and how to identify and use them in this comprehensive guide.

How to Grow and Care for Astilbe Flowers

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With lovely green foliage and stunningly vibrant flowers, astilbe plants are a wonderful addition to any shade garden. With many different varieties bursting with unique bloom colors, there’s an astilbe for everyone. Learn how to properly propagate, grow, and maintain these fantastic perennials in our guide.

How to Grow Beardtongue (Penstemon)

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Colorful, resilient, and beloved by insects and hummingbirds, beardtongue flowers (Penstemon species) are a wonderful addition to any garden. Tough and adaptable, these cottage garden favorites will grow almost anywhere. Learn more about these native wildflowers and how to grow your own in this guide. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Cayenne Peppers

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Do you like spicy food? Then you should be growing cayenne peppers in your garden. There are over a dozen cultivars, with one to suit any preference, and they mature quickly, so you can dig in sooner. Learn about the different cultivars and how to start, plant, and care for these smoky, spicy chili treats.

How to Identify and Manage Soft Rot in Lettuce

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Soft rot in lettuce is a terrible, awful, no-good bacterial disease. As you might have guessed from the name, it causes rotten, soft areas in lettuce plants. It can completely destroy your lettuce heads, and there’s no known cure. Learn more about what you can do to prevent and deal with soft rot in lettuce in this guide.

Tips for Growing Saskatoon Serviceberries

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Saskatoon serviceberry shrubs are resilient, forgiving, and low maintenance. With stunning white flowers, lush green foliage and flavorful, healthy fruits, it’s no wonder they’re popular with both urban farmers and ornamental landscapers. Learn how to plant and grow Saskatoon serviceberries in this guide. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Tulips in Warm Climates

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Tulips like it cold. They can’t survive or reproduce in places where winters are warm. For those of us who live in warm areas, they can be a challenge to grow, but don’t give up your tulip dreams. There are ways to trick the bulbs into thriving for a year or more! Learn how to grow tulips in warm climates in this guide.

How to Grow and Care for Willow Oak Trees

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Willow oaks are a favorite of wildlife. They resist common oak diseases that kill other species, and make perfect shade trees for areas like parking lots and hell strips. The pretty, strappy leaves are unique among the genus, but they have all the characteristics that people love oaks for, including the useful acorns.

15 of the Best Gardenia Varieties for Your Garden

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The hardest part about growing gardenias is probably choosing one. There are so many great options on the market that will fit a variety of needs. Learn about 15 excellent gardenia options, from those that bloom nearly year-round to some that can tolerate cold climates, and ones that are perfect for pots.

When and How to Water Bromeliads

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Most plants are happiest when the soil surrounding their roots is watered. But what if your plant doesn’t need soil? What if it doesn’t have very extensive roots either? Find out how to water bromeliads, a group of beautiful, unusual plants with hydration needs that are a bit different. Read on to learn more.

Easy Fixes for Calla Lilies That Won’t Bloom

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Calla lilies are easily cultivated and provide weeks of elegant, colorful flowers. But a few common issues can restrict flowering, like bulb depth, lighting, fertilizer ratios, soil moisture, and dormancy periods. For an outstanding display of blooms, keep reading for our easy fixes for calla lilies that won’t bloom.

How to Identify and Treat 5 Common Arugula Diseases

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Arugula is generally a tough, resilient plant, but if disease happens to come its way, acting fast is crucial. To do that, you need to know what to watch for and what to do if you see problems. This guide explains 5 common arugula diseases, from downy mildew to bacterial leaf spot, and how to deal with them.

How to Plant and Grow Asparagus

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Asparagus intimidates some gardeners. As a perennial, it takes a different skill set than something like zucchini or lettuce. But don’t let it scare you. You can succeed with cultivating those tasty little spears. We’ll help you become an asparagus growing professional with this comprehensive growing guide.

Why Your Weeping Cherry Tree No Longer Weeps

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What happens when your weeping cherries are growing more upright? Maybe they have a few tall sprouts coming out of the ground or straight branches in the canopy. Why does this happen and how do you fix it? Gardener’s Path will help you keep your cherries weeping. Learn more about this common problem in our guide.

Are Peace Lilies Toxic to Dogs?

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Many popular houseplants can be toxic to our canine and feline companions, but what about peace lilies? These houseplants contain calcium oxalate crystals that may cause mouth irritation, drooling, vomiting, and other distressing symptoms. Learn about if peace lilies are toxic to dogs in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Sea Thrift

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Sea thrift is a salt- and wind-tolerant perennial for USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8 that prefers full sun to part shade and sandy, well-draining soil. It has a clumping growth habit and spreads slowly. Clusters of lavender, pink, or white flowers bloom in the spring. Learn how to grow and care for sea thrift in this guide.

How to Grow Japanese Aralia (Fatsia Japonica)

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Japanese aralia (Fatsia japonica) is a striking houseplant with big, bold, emerald-green leaves. Put this low-maintenance foliage plant on your wish list if you’re looking for a pet-friendly option that will tolerate low-light conditions. Learn how to grow and care for fatsia indoors in this guide. Read more now.

13 of the Best Flowering Dogwood Varieties

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A standard Cornus florida is an excellent tree for the landscape, but a single flavor of excellence can get old after a while. If you want more visual variety from your flowering dogwoods, then this in-depth guide to 13 of the best C. florida cultivars and their unique ornamental features should help. Read more.

Is Lily of the Valley Invasive?

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You’ve probably heard the saying “too much of a good thing,” right? It applies to desserts and it applies to plants. Beloved garden favorites like lily of the valley can sometimes escape cultivation and become invasive menaces. Learn how to control lily of the valley in this guide. Read more now.

15 of the Best Dogwoods to Liven Up the Winter Landscape

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Dogwoods are beautiful during the spring and summer, but they also provide a striking contrast to combat the winter blahs. Many species have red, orange, or yellow twigs that stand out against snow or the drab winter landscape. In this guide, find 15 stunning winter dogwoods worth planting for some winter color.

How to Grow and Care for Calanthe Orchids

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Calanthe orchids aren’t as popular as Phalaenopsis or Cattleya species. But these largely terrestrial plants are every bit as beautiful. They can be evergreen or deciduous, and some can tolerate freezing temperatures, allowing cultivation outdoors. Read more to learn about growing this unique group of plants.

Tips for Growing Greig’s (Greigii) Tulips

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Greigii tulips are special because of their bright flowers and spotted, striped, and mottled leaves. The foliage offers up interest even when the flowers aren’t present. Plus, they’re compact enough for container growing. Learn about growing Greig’s tulips, along with a few cultivars worth finding, in this guide.