How and When to Prune Almond Trees

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How should you prune your almond trees, and when is the best time to do it? Should you give them an annual haircut, or skip it altogether? Become a pro pruner with this handy guide, and learn which branches to remove at any age to keep your trees happy, healthy, and producing almonds for years to come! Read more now.

Reasons Why Your Cabbage Plants May Not Form Heads

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Frustrated by cabbage plants that won’t form heads? Numerous factors, such as extreme temperature, lack of water, and unsuitable nutrient levels may inhibit head formation in cabbages. In this guide, we explore possible reasons why this may happen and learn what you can do to help mitigate problems in the future.

15 of the Best Native Wildflowers for the US and Canada

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Native wildflowers offer a low-maintenance and waterwise way to bring beauty into your garden or yard. Some of these plants are widespread and very adaptable, making them excellent landscaping options for many gardeners. Keep reading to discover a selection of 15 of the best native wildflowers for the US and Canada.

How to Prevent Bok Choy from Bolting

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Have you ever grown bok choy only to see it bolt in cold or hot weather, or for reasons you didn’t understand? In this guide, we’ll dig into the top reasons why bok choy goes to seed, and we’ll give you tips for how to prevent it. Plus, if it does happen, we’ll show you what to do with bolted bok choy. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Viburnum

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There are over 150 species of woody flowering viburnum shrubs with clusters of blossoms in shades of cream, pink, and white. Some are evergreen. Others are deciduous, with vibrant autumn foliage and clusters of deep blue to red fruits. Learn how to grow one or more of the many available viburnum species and cultivars.

Make Soothing Herbal Tea for Coughs, Colds, and the Flu

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Why suffer through the miserable symptoms of a cough, cold, or the flu when you can find fast relief with an easy-to-make batch of soothing herbal tea? Prepared with fresh, natural ingredients, you can start feeling better in just 10 minutes with a steaming mugful of this brew. Find the step-by-step guide right here.

How to Protect Apple Trees in the Winter

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Are you growing any apple trees in your yard? If they’re less than ten years old, they can be highly susceptible to several winter maladies: sunscald, pest infestation, and the ravages of other types of hungry critters. Find out how to keep your apple trees warm, safe, and happy during the winter. Read more now.

How to Plant Roses During the Fall

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Fall is the perfect time to plant perennials like roses. The weather is milder than in the summer, the plants have a chance to get established so they can take off next season, and you can find some real bargains. This guide walks you through the process so your plants will have the best chance at a healthy start.

Tips for Growing Spinach in Containers

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Spinach is nutritious and delicious, perfect for a wide range of recipes. If you want to save space in the garden or only have room on your balcony or patio, why not grow it in containers instead? This leafy green is easy to grow in pots and planters and this guide will walk you through the process. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Baneberry Shrubs

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Baneberry offers beauty and elegance to a variety of landscapes in Zones 3 through 8. This low-maintenance ornamental can be used as a foundation planting, in a woodland border, or planted as an individual focal piece. Learn how to grow and care for your own perennial baneberry shrubs in this guide. Read more now.

How to Prepare Jasmine Plants for Cold Weather

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Gorgeous, lavishly scented jasmine is sensitive to low temperatures and winter weather conditions. Keeping your jasmine thriving through the winter months may require some extra effort to protect and winterize the plants, including moving them indoors in regions where seasonal die-off can occur. Read more now.

Combat Cold Season Naturally with Herbs and Plants from the Garden

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Herbs, flowers, and fruits have been used for millennia to provide natural, wholesome relief from the discomfort of cold and flu symptoms – and many can be grown in your own garden. Join us now for a look at some of the most popular and easily grown plant-based medicinals to combat cold season naturally with herbs.

How and When to Transplant Hardy Fuchsia

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Do you have a hardy fuchsia that’s in the wrong spot entirely? If you need to move your plant but aren’t sure how or when to do it, this guide has you covered. With some handy tips on how to transplant the right way, you can move your fuchsia without causing any harm so you can get back to enjoying those blossoms.

How to Protect Camellias from Winter Cold Damage

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The beloved ornamental camellia has been cultivated globally for ages and bred by experts so some varieties can withstand harsh winter conditions. But camellia types that thrive in warmer climates will need protection prior to the onset of winter temperatures and cold winds, to avoid dieback and damage. Learn more now.

When and How to Divide Hosta Plants

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Hostas need dividing to look as good as possible. As they age, the center starts to look a bit shabby, yellowed, and sparse. They may even stop sending up those lovely flowers. By dividing them, they get a refresh. Plus, when you divide your hostas, you get new free plants out of the deal so you can expand your garden.

7 Reasons Why Your Burning Bush May Not Turn Red

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Whether it appears alone, in groups, or as part of an expansive hedge, the burning bush is an autumn sensation. With its scarlet leaves burning brightly under the late season sun, it usually makes a dramatic statement. However, sometimes it isn’t as colorful as we’d like. Read on for seven reasons why this may happen.

How to Grow and Care for Coneflowers, A Native American Favorite

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Coneflowers are a triple threat. They’re easy to grow, undeniably pretty and they’re also useful in the medicine cabinet, as you probably know. You can even make use of echinacea in the kitchen, which may come as a surprise to you! Ready to add these North American native beauties to your garden? Read more now.

How to Turn Green Pumpkins Orange After Vines Die

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If your pumpkin vine died just a few weeks before harvest time, you’re probably at a loss for what to do with your green pumpkins. But did you know there’s something you can do to help them turn orange? In this guide, learn our favorite trick, and discover a few reasons why vines may die early. Read more.