Good Riddance, Rodents: Say Hello to Gopher Plant

Blooming Euphorbia rigida with chartreuse blossoms atop tall stems with pointy, narrow blue-green leaves.

Are you looking for a colorful and unusual plant that also repels rodents and deer? Consider the drought-tolerant, sun-loving gopher plant, a succulent-like xerophytic shrub with silvery-gray leaves, chartreuse bracts, and yellow springtime flowers. We’ll teach you how to grow it – read more now on Gardener’s Path.

15 Best Deer-Resistant Landscape Trees for Your Yard

Deer Munching Tree Cover | GardenersPath.com

Love ‘em or not, deer are going to be around for as long as we’ve got gardens. The best way to prevent damage is to avoid offering up trees and plants they find palatable, and to fill the landscape with resistant flora. Check out our list of the top deer-resistant trees for your growing zone now on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow and Care for Chinese Fringe Flower Shrubs

A Chinese fringe flower is growing alongside a rough, wooden fence. The plant has bright pink and narrow petals reaching out in all directions.

Bring unique flair to your landscape with Chinese fringe flower, a vigorous grower with delicate, frilly pink or white blooms in the springtime. Whether it’s pruned to shrub size or allowed to flourish to tree proportions, this easy-care evergreen plant makes a wonderful addition to Southern gardens. Read more now.

How to Grow Salvia Flowers: Easy-Care with Colorful Blooms

Red salvia flowers with green teardrop-shaped leaves.

Looking for a durable plant that isn’t very thirsty or hungry and thrives in almost any soil? Consider growing any of the 900 or more varieties of salvia — tall, short, annual, perennial — you’ll get a tough plant softened by beautiful and profuse blooms in white, pink, red, coral, purple, blue, yellow, or coral.

How to Grow Flax for Flowers, Seeds, and Oil

Linum usitatissimum takes up the frame. Attached on all sides to the plant are light purple, five petaled flowers. The blossoms contrast greatly to the dark green, narrow leaves.

Whether you want to weave your own linen fabric, boost your intake of healthful omega acids and other nutrients, preserve your butcher block countertops, or just enjoy attractive flowers, consider adding multipurpose flax — either the annual or perennial type — to your landscape. Learn more at Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow Ivy Geranium: the Queen of Hanging Baskets

A cluster of bright pink flowers are in full bloom and reaching out and away from the leaves of a Pelargonium peltatum plant. More of the blossoms can be seen in the background.

With their bright green foliage, juicy colors, and tumbling habit, ivy geraniums are an essential plant for any area that needs trailers – containers, hanging baskets, window boxes – and can even be used as ground cover. Join us for a detailed look at the best care and cultivation practices for this pretty pelargonium.

How to Grow Basil in Your Herb Garden

A woman holds a sprig of basil growing in a raised planter along an iron fence with one hand, and clips the stems with scissors with the other.

If you love aromatic herbs and you’re excited to add a flavorful contender to your kitchen garden at home, look no further than fresh basil. We share our top tips for growing it in the garden, so you’ll be well on your way to making delicious homemade pesto, spaghetti sauce, and more. Learn more now!

Grow Leaf Lettuce: Harvest Beautiful, Nutritious Salads from Your Own Backyard

Several varieties of leaf lettuce growing in wooden raised garden beds in the foreground, with onions topped with green growing in the background.

Leaf lettuce is one of the easiest and most satisfying edibles to grow. Quick to germinate and mature, you can harvest leaves as soon as they’re large enough and go back for more as needed. Beautiful, nutritious salads freshly harvested from your own backyard will make you feel like a gardening pro. Read more now.

Plant Green Beans and You’ll Feel like a Gardening Pro

A large number of freshly picked green beans have been placed into a pile on an old, rustic looking table. The vegetables are topped with a few of the leaves and flowers of the plant they were picked from.

Green beans are the way to go if you need a win this garden season. They are quick to germinate and, depending on the variety, mature within two months. This means you can sow seeds repeatedly, well into the growing season, for multiple harvests. Want to learn how to grow your own? Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

Growing Apple Trees: A Fruitful Primer

A person is picking a perfectly ripe, bright red apple from a tree branch that is supporting many of the delicious fruits.

There’s an old saying that society grows great when people plant trees they’ll never enjoy the shade of. That’s a fine sentiment, but why not enjoy the fruits of our labor along the way? Growing apple trees offers long-term benefits, and in just a few years we can enjoy the fruit of our trees. Read on to learn how.

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.

How to Regrow Pineapple from Kitchen Scraps

On the edge of a tan gravel path are two ceramic pots. In the visible vessel, a pineapple plant is growing with long, green leaves reaching out in all directions. The bricks that line the walkway mark the barrier for other small plants to thrive.

Would you like to grow a beautiful plant that’s virtually free? Pineapple plants are easy to grow from a part of a grocery-store fruit you would normally relegate to the compost bin. Learn how to prepare, grow, and nurture your own beautiful tropical plant in this article from Gardener’s Path that’s all about rebirth.

How to Plant and Grow Hot Peppers

Two bright red chilies protruding out from the plant that bears them. These ripe chilies are ready to be picked and eaten. The plant that bears them is starting to fade to brown where the stems are attached. The chilies are growing in a flower pot, as can be seen in the background. There is also mowed grass and a sidewalk suggesting the plant resides in someone's backyard.

Spice up your meals with colorful homegrown hot peppers such as cayenne, jalapeño, and pequin, while making friends with your neighbors at the same time. Check out our complete planting and care guide for growing both mild and tongue-tingling chilies now at Gardener’s Path, and soon you’ll be picking your own peppers.

How to Grow Astilbe Flowers: A Shade Gardener’s Best Friend

Purple astilbe flowers in bloom.

Looking for a nice accompaniment to hosta, fern, and heuchera? The shade garden has become my favorite corner of the yard, thanks to the patch of astilbe I’ve started. With bronze-green foliage, the real show comes when it blooms, with large plumes of creamy whites and pinks. Read more now on 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.

How to Grow and Care for Torenia (Wishbone) Flowers

Purple, lavender, and white clown flowers | GardenersPath.com

Add torenia’s clown-faced flowers to a shady spot in your garden and you’ll banish the blues with the bright hues shown by this annual’s colorful blooms. Learn more about the wishbone flower now at Gardener’s Path.

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.

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.

A Gift From Down Under: Swan River Daisy

Swan River Daisies | GardenersPath.com

Looking for some blues to add cheerfulness to your landscape? Now on Gardener’s Path, get information and growing tips for Australian import swan river daisy, whose fragrant and plentiful indigo blooms will add happiness to your garden all summer long.

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.

How to Grow Pansies and Violas for Multi-Season Color

Project Pansy: Cranking Color Up to 11 | GardenersPath.com

Mums, aster, and heather are flowering staples in your late fall or early spring garden, but winter pansies provide brilliant color straight on through the cooler seasons. They’re not even shy about popping up from under the snow and ice during warm spells in the winter months. Gardener’s Path has compiled this informative guide for you to read about about pansies and their care– read on to learn more!

How to Grow and Care for Spanish Flag (Firecracker Vine)

Mina lobata is a fast-growing vine that adds brilliant color to the landscape | GardenersPath.com

Spanish flag, aka mina lobata, is a fast-growing vine that quickly covers a sun-baked fence with brilliant cascades of color from carmine to cream. Learn more about how to grow and care for this underutilized stunner. Read more now.

Conifer Confusion: An Identification Guide for Pine, Spruce, and Fir Trees

Close up image of the needles of an evergreen tree.

What the heck is that conifer tree? Chalk it up to “Problems Only Gardeners Face,” but it’s a pain in the booty deducing whether a tree is a pine, spruce, or fir. Learning the differences between these trees can be a challenge, but it’s a rewarding one. Continue reading on Gardener’s Path now for our sure-thing identification guidelines.

6 Best Types of Kale for Cold Climates

Frost on cold-hearty Lacinato kale on a cold morning. | GardenersPath.com

Kale can do very well in the coldest temperatures. See which varieties are best-suited for late fall and early winter gardens. Get growing tips for a longer harvest in our cold-weather kale growing guide on Gardener’s Path.

Cranesbill Geranium: How to Grow a Garden Classic

Learn to grow Cranesbills | GardenersPath.com

We love perennials for their dependable performance and easy-to-care-for nature, and the cranesbill geranium is synonymous with reliability in terms of healthy growth and season-long flowering. The perfect plant for light shade to full sun, this hardy specimen has few requirements for a steady supply of flowers all summer long. Get all the care and cultivation details right here!

Discover the Unknown: Grow Calamint

Calamint is sometimes cultivated as a medicinal herb for household use | GardenersPath.com

Though many Americans are not familiar with the perennial herb calamint, its fragrant leaves, attractive delicate flowers and profuse blooming habit make it a shrub worth adding to your landscape. Learn more now at Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow Cape Marigolds (African Daisies)

Cape marigold is easy to grow and is drought tolerant | GardenersPath.com

If your garden needs an explosion of colorful flowers that bloom all summer long, consider African daisy, also known as cape marigold. Learn how to grow this import from South Africa in the Gardener’s Path growing guide.

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.

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.

The 5 Best Shrubs for Hedges High and Low

Hedges can be used for privacy or to divide to spaces | GardenersPath.com

From a curtain of arborvitae around the pool to a knee-high boxwood square around the rose garden, hedging is a landscape technique that adds beauty and function to any garden setting. Discover the best plants to create privacy and define borders in this article from your friends at Gardener’s Path.

Growing Delicately Blooming Lilacs

Growing Delicately Blooming Lilacs | GardenersPath.com

Have you always wondered how to grow this beautiful looking and brilliantly smelling flowering bush? If so, check out our guide and find out what you need to know. Fill your neighborhood with the sweet smell of lilacs now.

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Plant Mexican White Oak

Consider adding a Mexican White Oak tree to your landscape | GardenersPath.com

If a top university recommends this tree for its own campus, you know it’s gotta be good. We share five unbeatable reasons why you should plant a fast-growing and easy-care Monterrey oak tree in your landscape — learn more now at Gardener’s Path.

The Complete Guide to Dividing Perennials

A pair of human hands divides a perennial flowering plant in the garden.

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.

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.

Fun With Dandelions: Food and Medicine

Dandelion flowers, leaves, and even the roots can be used for food and to create herbal remedies. | Gardener's Path

Although most folks dismiss it as a weed, dandelions are some of the tastiest and nutritious herbs growing wild. Super simple to collect and use, this common legume has many medicinal uses and has been used historically to cure and treat all sorts of ailments. Find out more now!

How to Grow Asparagus Like a Pro

Asparagus Tips | GardenersPath.com

Tired of seeing annual vegetables come and go? Then it’s time to plant asparagus in your gardening corner of the world! With the right care and less maintenance than most other crops, a couple years of patience will bring up asparagus spears each spring for years and years. Find your complete guide to growing the perennial right here, at Gardener’s Path.

Plant Folklore: Myths, Magic, and Superstition

Plant World Folklore | GardenersPath.com

Plants have long been a source of inspiration, magic, and awe. Throughout the centuries, tales have been told about powerful plants, with the power to heal and harm, to do good as well as evil. Learn more about the folkloric origins of your favorite garden flora on Gardener’s Path now.

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.

Planting Vine-Based Vegetables

Planting Vin- Based Vegetables | GardenersPath.com

Looking to plant some melons, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, or other vine based vegetables in your garden? Want to maximize the space your small plot? Read our guide to find out what you need to do.

Fancy Tropical Herbs for Your Garden

Fancy Tropical Herbs for Your Garden | GardnersPath.com

Do you like the exotic taste of lemon grass and ginger infused dishes? If so, then grow your own! Read our guide to find out how simple it really is.

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!

Best Non-Invasive Flowering Vines to Grow in the North

Mulit-color Clematis | GardenersPath.com

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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Native Vines for Your Landscape

Red trumpet creeper vines climbing a wall.

Vines are handy for trellis or lattice arbors, to trace up trees, or to decorate a mailbox. For many, the thought of planting a native vine in their landscape or garden is preferential due to their easy maintenance. If you are considering a native vine, then these profiles should give you a few choices to …

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Fall Annuals for the South

Impatients are a popular annual in the south | GardenersPath.com

Planting during the fall can be very rewarding to a lot of gardeners. Most annuals can be planted during the fall to yield beautiful flowers throughout the year. Annuals can be defined broadly as a type of plant that completes its full life cycle in one year or one growing season. These plants go through …

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4 Best Flowering Cherry Trees to Grow in the South

Top Cherry Trees for the South

If would take the better portion of a day to name every variety of cherry tree. All of them lovely and all originating from China and Japan. Some grow small and compact, others grow tall and provide shade, some produce cherries while others are strictly ornamental. All varieties of this flowering tree will grow well …

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