Lemongrass Winter Care: How to Prepare for the Cold

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Lemongrass brings a tropical touch to your garden, with its long leaves and citrusy scent. But it needs a bit of extra care and attention if it’s to survive the winter chill. To learn what steps to take to prepare your plants for the change of season, and the protection they need for overwintering, read more now.

The Best Companion Plants to Grow with Kale

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Planting kale in your vegetable garden? You’ll want to know the best common companion plants for this garden veggie. If so, you have come to the right place. Learn which plants will attract beneficial insects, repel pests, provide ground cover, and act as nitrogen fixers for this garden staple. Read more now.

How to Divide and Transplant Yucca Offshoot Pups

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Yuccas are beautiful flowering succulents for the home and garden. Low maintenance perennials with excellent drought tolerance, they’re forgiving of neglect. A star in any waterwise garden, they’re easy to reproduce as well. To thin out clumps or start new plants, here’s how to separate and repot yucca offshoots.

How to Plant and Grow Winter Savory

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Winter savory is the perennial cousin of the annual summer variety, and its evergreen leaves can be enjoyed in recipes year-round. This easy-to-grow herb adds a peppery umami flavor to bean dishes, game, meat, and stuffing, and makes a great companion plant in the garden. Read more now to learn how to grow your own.

5 Reasons Your Pumpkin Vine Isn’t Blooming

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You’ve nourished and cared for your pumpkin seedlings, and they’ve grown vines and leaves. Flowers should’ve appeared by now, but you don’t see any blooms – and no flowers means no fruit. Did something go wrong? Read more now to learn the top 5 reasons why your pumpkin vine isn’t blooming, and what to do about it.

9 of the Best Chard Varieties to Grow at Home

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Chard makes a nutritious and colorful addition to your vegetable patch. This leafy green is easy to grow and there are lots of varieties to choose from. With different flavors, textures, and colors you’re sure to find a variety perfect for your garden. Learn more about the different types of chard with our 9 top picks.

Plant Folklore: Myths, Magic, and Superstition

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Plants have long been a source of inspiration, magic, and awe. From the mighty oak to humble mint, herbs, shrubs, and trees have always played a huge part in our lives and legends. Learn more about the folkloric origins of your favorite garden residents with 23 tales of myth, magic, and superstition. Read more now.

How to Lift and Store Crocus Bulbs

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One of the earliest of the spring bulbs, crocus flowers brighten winter-weary gardens in glorious colors of mauve, purple, and orange. Hardy and durable, the corms prefer to stay snuggled into their soil beds year round – but they can be lifted and saved until fall planting if needed. Here’s how to store crocus bulbs.

How to Harvest and Store Kale Seeds

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Kale has healthy nutrients, a delicious taste, striking beauty, and is easy to grow – making it a beloved staple in the vegetable garden. Why not increase your enjoyment of this super-veggie with plants grown from your own seed collection? Smart, organic, and economical, here’s how to harvest and store kale seeds.

7 Top Elderberry Varieties to Grow in Your Backyard

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If you love elderberries, why not grow them at home? These tall shrubs make an incredible addition to the landscape, with beautiful flowers and tasty fruit. Learn which plants are best suited for your growing area as we take a look at 7 of the best varieties to grow at home in this guide. Read more now.

Troubleshooting Deformed Beets and Reasons Why Beets Are Too Small

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There’s nothing worse than nurturing your beets all season long, only to discover at harvest time that they’re too small or totally deformed. This article will help you understand why your beets aren’t picture-perfect, and what to do about it to avoid this devastating problem next time you try growing beets.

How to Grow and Care for Ruby Glow Peperomia

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Ruby glow peperomia is a funky green and burgundy succulent plant that’s a breeze to care for. With its chunky, fleshy leaves, this perky and colorful houseplant will be good as gold sitting on a sunny windowsill and requires very little maintenance. Keep reading to learn how to grow and care for ruby glow peperomia.

How to Lift and Store Canna Lilies for Winter

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Canna lilies have stunning, long-lasting flowers that add bright color and a tropical touch to the garden. As frost-tender plants, in Zone 7 and below, they benefit from having their rhizomes lifted for winter storage before replanting in spring. Learn how to lift and store cannas in this guide. Read more now.

13 of the Best Winter Pear Varieties to Grow at Home

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Winter pears are a fabulous treat, with crisp skin and sweet, buttery flesh. Some of the most popular varieties out there are winter pears, like ‘Bosc’ and ‘D’Anjou.’ Then there are the lesser-known types like ‘Rescue’ and ‘Orcas,’ which deserve some time in the spotlight too. Here are 13 options worth checking out.

How to Propagate Amaryllis Bulbs

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Amaryllis bulbs produce stunningly colorful flowers that are often grown indoors during the winter holiday season. Easily propagated from offsets and by divisions, just one mature bulb has the potential to produce several new plants. Learn how to propagate amaryllis from bulb offsets and sectioning. Read more now.

How to Identify and Control 7 Garlic Diseases

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Don’t let terrible garlic diseases deprive you of your harvest. Whether it’s botrytis rot or a nasty case of downy mildew, pathogens can kill your plants and rot your bulbs. Learn what to look for, how to tell one disease from another, how to prevent problems, and what to do if diseases do show up. Read more now.

The Best Pine Trees: 41 Noteworthy Varieties

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Pine trees are gorgeous plantings to add to the landscape. But with so many different kinds available, how does one decide on a type to plant, or know how to tell them apart? In this guide to the best Pinus species we cover a bunch of different pine trees, their features, and what makes them unique. Read more now.

How to Grow Winter Cabbage for a Late-Season Harvest

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If you’re looking to pull a fresh, crisp vegetable from your winter garden, consider winter cabbage. Storage varieties can withstand cold temperatures and frosts without sustaining much damage. Learn about important factors such as planting dates and crop protection for a successful late-season harvest. Read more now.

How to Harvest and Save Basil Seed

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Building your own supply of top-performing garden seeds is fun and easy – an economical way to ensure constant access to your favorite flowers, herbs, and veggies. Curate your own heritage collection and avoid the disappointment of market whims and disappearing varieties. Here’s how to harvest and save basil seed.

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.

How to Identify and Control 5 Camellia Pests

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Camellias are generally tough, but that doesn’t mean pests won’t visit them. In this guide, we’ll talk about sap-sucking pests like scale and aphids, as well as leaf eaters like beetles. We’ll also explain how to identify and get rid of them. If your camellias are experiencing issues, read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Hardy Fuchsia

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Think you can’t grow fuchsia in your area? These elegant bloomers are reputed to be delicate tropical annuals that are tossed out at season’s end, but hardy perennial fuchsias can actually survive in surprisingly cold climates. Read on for all the info you need to be able to enjoy your fuchsias year after year.

Tips for Growing Flowering Vines

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Flowering vines have long strands of blossoms to train over arbors, fences, and trellises, adding color and movement, and forming living privacy screens. From soft and herbaceous to woody and evergreen, there are options for all to enjoy. Read on and get ready to beautify your outdoor living space with flowering vines.

28 of the Best Yucca Varieties

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Happy inhabitants of the driest of soils, the resilient yucca tolerates drought, frost, and searing heat. With spiky foliage in shades of green, gray, and blue, yucca sports spikes of creamy flowers come summer. Learn about the most beautiful, floriferous, and toughest types of this native succulent for your garden.

How to Grow and Care for Pomegranate Trees

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Wild pomegranate trees originated in the Middle East, and came to be cultivated as a nutritious food source and medicine. Regarded once as status symbols, they’re more commonplace today, but no less delicious. And many varieties of this fruit are available to choose from. Read more now to learn how to grow your own.

How to Save Pumpkin Seeds from Your Garden to Roast and Eat

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Whether you grow field, pie, or hull-less pumpkin varieties, saving the seeds to eat is a bonus! Here’s how to pick the best varieties to grow if you want to roast the seeds, and how to spot the winter squash with the most seeds. Follow these selection and collection tips for a nutritious harvest ready to roast.

11 of the Best Fall Annuals for the South

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When summer ends, gardeners in the south can still grow pretty annuals for fall color. Discover the best choices for borders, cutting gardens, or containers with this list of 11 of the best autumn annuals for southern growers. Our top picks include cheery sunflowers, zinnias, and marigolds. Read more now.

Winter and Summer Pears: What’s the Difference?

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You’ve probably heard of winter and summer pears, and maybe you’re curious about the difference. There seems to be some misunderstanding about what defines each. It has to do with when the fruit matures on the tree rather than any unique characteristic, though winter and summer types tend to have similarities as well.

How to Plant an Autumn Vegetable Garden

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Carrots, and cabbage, and collards, oh my! Fall is here and it’s time to head back to the garden to plant your autumn vegetable crops. For a bountiful harvest from your fall veggie patch, there are a few tips and tricks you’ll need before you sow your seeds and transplant your seedlings. Ready to learn more? Read on!

How Nutritious Is Raw Cabbage?

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While it may not be as trendy as cauliflower or kale, cabbage is a low calorie vegetable that packs a serious nutritional punch. A member of the Brassica genus, cabbage is rich in several important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Want to find out just how nutritious raw cabbage actually is? Read more now.

How and When to Harvest Arugula

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Are you growing arugula in your garden and wondering when and how to harvest it for crispy leaves with the tastiest flavor? Find out how to pick baby greens for a mild flavor or enjoy a peppery kick from more mature leaves. Get the best out of your greens and learn how and when to harvest arugula. Read more now.

How to Overwinter Hosta Plants

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As winter approaches, there are steps you can take to care for hostas so they’ll return in spring healthier than ever. Mulching, tidying up, and dividing plants, and burying, moving, or covering your container-bound hostas, will go a long way toward protecting your plants from pests, disease, and frost heave damage.

When and How to Harvest Apples

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If you’re growing apples in your orchard, you’ll harvest the best quality fruit if you know how to judge the maturity of your crop. There are a number of factors that will help you estimate when your apples will be ripe for picking. Learn when and how to harvest your apples in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Nemesia Flowers

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Nemesias are well known for their visually striking flowers, which come in a wide variety of colorful hues. The Nemesia genus offers many different species for gardeners to grow in all sorts of climates. Our guide teaches you everything a hopeful Nemesia grower needs to know – learn how to cultivate your own plants now.

How to Grow Ornamental Maiden Grass (Japanese Silver Grass)

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Is something missing from your landscape design but you’re not exactly sure what it is? Ornamental maiden grass, aka Japanese silver grass, may be the answer. Tall, dense clumps of long, elegant leaves topped with attractive feathery plumes awaken all the senses and add depth, structure, and scale to the garden.

17 of the Top Mushroom Growing Kits for Home Gardeners

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Want to try your hand at growing your own crop of mushrooms indoors? There’s a wealth of grow kits available, offering a variety of different types of delicious, edible fungi, with options for budding mycologists as well as experienced growers. Learn more about 17 of the best mushroom growing kits now. Read more.

How to Harvest Aloe Vera Leaves

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Interested in learning how to harvest healing aloe vera leaves? You’ve come to the right place. Our guide provides helpful tips to ensure you get the most out of your aloe plant. Whether you’re looking to use the gel for skincare or to make aloe vera infused smoothies, we’ll provide you with simple instructions.

11 Reasons Why Your Cauliflower May Not Form Heads

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Cauliflower is a cool-weather crop that is often challenging to grow. Sometimes it yields an abundance of snowy white, purple, green, or even orange heads. Other times, you’re rewarded with mounds of foliage, but there’s not a single head in sight. To discover 11 reasons why this may happen, read more now.

How and When to Take Elderberry Cuttings to Propagate New Plants

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Have an elderberry bush you love? Or are there wild elderberries nearby that you’d love to grow in your garden? Reproduce that lovely bush through cuttings. Whether hardwood or softwood, in water or soil, elderberries are simple and straightforward to propagate by cuttings. This guide shows you all you need to know.

How and When to Harvest Pomegranates

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It can be challenging to tell when pomegranates are ripe and ready for harvest. While the exteriors may not appear to change much, there are some subtle hints. We’ll discuss the clues to look for, and cover best practices for handling the fruits to protect them from damage so they’re ready for fall and winter storage.

How to Grow and Care for Cotoneaster Shrubs

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Cotoneaster is a showy, hardworking shrub that provides multi-season interest with deep green foliage and pretty flowers, followed by bright berries and fantastic fall colors. Attractive as groundcovers and hedges, in containers and rockeries, or against fences and walls. Learn how to grow cotoneaster in this guide.

7 of the Best Companion Plants to Grow with Chard

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Are you looking for the best companion plants for your Swiss chard? Whether you want them to deter pests, add nutrients to the soil, or serve as a living mulch, some excellent options are available that may help your chard to thrive. Discover the top garden buddies for these tasty and colorful leafy greens now.

How to Harvest Brussels Sprouts

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Are you growing brussels sprouts in your garden and wondering how best to harvest them? There’s nothing better than a homegrown sprout, fresh off the stalk. Learn when to pick them for the sweetest flavor and the different ways to go about it – plus some maintenance tips to ensure you get the best crop. Read more now.

How to Cure and Store Garlic from the Garden

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Garlic is a kitchen must-have. And you can enjoy the rich flavor of your own harvest year-round with one, or all, of our storage methods. Use a traditional braid to hang bulbs from the rafters, or try them dehydrated, frozen, or even pickled. Find out how to cure and store garlic from the garden now. Read more.

How to Grow and Care for Rex Begonias Indoors

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With whorls of appealing colors and artistic patterns on its leaves, rex begonia is one of the prettiest houseplants. Our guide provides the basics of keeping this foliage-first begonia happy and healthy indoors. It’s a bit picky, but the beauty is worth the demands of providing the necessary humidity and bright light.

When and How to Cut Back Asparagus Foliage

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Growing asparagus at home is worth some extra effort. One way to increase productivity and improve plant health is to cut back dead foliage in the fall. Before the freezing temperatures of winter take hold, you can prepare your asparagus plants to survive and thrive, ready to grow in spring. Learn more now.

How to Grow and Care for Bay Laurel Trees

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Bay laurel is a beautiful and easy-care perennial evergreen that’s a popular ornamental for containers, hedges, privacy screens, and topiary specimens. Plus, the aromatic leaves are a must-have as a kitchen seasoning and for herb blends. Find all the details on how to grow and care for bay laurel right here. Read more.

How to Grow and Care for Tiger Flowers

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Whether in the ground or in a container, tiger flowers are stunning additions to the landscape. Bursting with colorful, spotted blooms in the middle of summertime, these plants are tolerant of heat, humidity, and drought, while also being very easy to care for. Learn how to grow ’em in our guide! Read more now.

How to Harvest Beet Greens

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Are you curious about harvesting the leaves from your beet plants to use in the kitchen? Cooking up tasty plant-based dishes with this often overlooked source of fresh greens is a great way to reduce food waste and add another healthy vegetable to your diet. To learn how and when to harvest beet greens, read more now.

How, When, and Why to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses

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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 Collect and Save Rose Seeds for Planting

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Would you like to expand your rose garden without spending tons of money on nursery plants? As luck would have it, you can easily collect and save your own rose seeds to propagate new plants on the cheap. To learn all about gathering and storing seeds from a rose bush, check out this step-by-step guide.

When and How to Harvest Persimmons

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If you’re growing persimmons at home, you might be a little confused about how and when to pick the tasty fruits. Do you harvest when they’re reddish orange, or when they’re soft to the touch? Can you pick a firm one? We’ll tell all in this guide, and share a few tips to enjoy them fresh or preserve them. Read more.

How to Shape Your Hydrangea into a Tree

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Sure, you can buy a tree form hydrangea plant at a nursery, but this is often a pricey option. Why not create your own? All you need is a little patience, since it can take a few years to get results, plus some know-how, which we’ll provide in this guide, and a pair of pruning shears to clip your plant into shape.

9 of the Best Cold-Hardy Avocado Trees

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If you live in a colder climate but still want to grow avocados, you’ll need to choose a cold-hardy variety. Luckily, there are several cultivars available that can tolerate the cold, and still thrive. Discover the best cold tolerant avocado varieties that can withstand freezing temperatures and still produce fruit.

Why Does My Broccoli Have Loose, Bitter Heads?

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Growing broccoli can be a challenge. Our aim is to produce flavorful, tight heads, but sometimes the result is loose, bitter ones and huge disappointment. Join us to learn the reasons for less than ideal outcomes, and how to avoid them, as we discuss broccoli with loose, bitter heads. Read more now.

When and How to Harvest Kale

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Harvesting kale is an easy task once you know when and how to do so. If you harvest correctly, kale can provide you with greens for weeks on end. The leaves are not only packed with nutrition but edible at different sizes. Baby greens are great in salads and larger leaves are a versatile cooking green. Read more now.

How to Care for Succulents in Winter

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Marvelously tough and typically unfussy, succulents get a little more needy once hot summer weather subsides and winter returns. From repotting to watering to pest control and more, learn how to steward your succulents through the chillier, darker season of winter. Read more about succulent winter care in our guide.

How to Grow Fall-Blooming Japanese Anemone Flowers

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Tall and elegant, Japanese anemones add enchanting, saucer-shaped flowers in shades of pink and white to the fall garden. Reliable and low maintenance, they’re terrific when mass-planted and add charm to cottage, cutting, and shade gardens. Learn how to grow and care for Japanese anemone flowers in this guide.

How to Lift Caladiums for Winter Storage

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Tropical caladiums are perennial foliage plants that can stay in the ground year-round in USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 11. In colder areas, they grow as annuals. Learn everything you need to know to dig up, cure, and store your favorite caladium corms over the winter months for replanting next spring. Read more now.

When and How to Harvest Turnips

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Think it might be time to harvest your turnip crop, but you’re not quite sure of how to proceed? Luckily, harvesting turnips is easy with a little gardening know-how. Read more now to learn how and when to harvest homegrown turnip roots and greens, plus the best storage practices and some bonus recipe ideas.

How to Grow and Care for Autumn Crocus

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Have you ever heard of a crocus that blooms in the fall, and that lacks leaves and stems? Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale) has pink, purple, or white cup-shaped blooms that sprout from bulb-like corms and readily naturalize in USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8. Learn how to cultivate autumn crocus in your garden now.

The Three Ways to Propagate Garlic

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If you love garlic and want to grow your own, you’ll need to know how to propagate it. Learn about the three different methods of propagating garlic – from cloves, bulbils, or from seed. Discover the pros and cons of each method and you’ll be on your way to an aromatic garlic garden in no time. Read more now.

How to Store Carrots In the Ground

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When it’s time to harvest your crops, have you ever wondered what to do with an overabundance of root vegetables? What if your homegrown carrots could be left in the soil for the winter? Leaving carrots in the ground is a great way to keep them fresh during the winter months – given the right conditions. Read more now.

How to Grow Swiss Chard in Containers

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Looking for a cool-season veggie that you can grow in a container? Swiss chard lends itself nicely to potting since it doesn’t mind crowded roots and isn’t too demanding. This guide will walk you through selecting a container, planting seeds or transplants, taking care of your crop, and troubleshooting pesky problems.

Why Won’t My Broccoli Form Heads? 9 Essential Tips

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If you have a vegetable patch full of fabulous green broccoli foliage, but there’s not a single head in sight, don’t despair. There are various reasons why broccoli fails to form heads, and there’s a lot you can do about it. Read on for our essential tips, and learn all you need to know to grow your best broccoli yet.

How to Propagate American Beautyberries

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Now on Gardener’s Path, learn how to propagate the lovely native American shrub beautyberry. You’ll want as multitutes of these graceful plants with their large, light-green leaves, arching branches, and eye-catching purple berries, and it’s easy to get more plants from seeds or softwood cuttings. Find out more now.

How to Harvest and Store Rutabaga

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How do you know when it’s time to harvest rutabaga? And what should you do with it once you’ve picked it? Head over to Gardener’s Path to learn how and when to harvest and proper storage techniques, plus we share our favorite cooking tips and recipe ideas. You’ll be astonished at how many ways rutabaga can be enjoyed.

How to Identify 23 Common Oak Tree Species

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Species of Quercus are majestic and wonderful trees, but they’re not always easy to tell apart from each other. This guide covers some of the most common species of oak, goes in depth on their significant morphological features, and provides basic cultivation pointers for those interested in growing their own.

When Do I Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs?

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Many of our spring-blooming flowers sprout from bulbs planted in the fall. Favorites like crocus, daffodil, and tulip must spend the winter beneath the cold ground, storing energy for their debut when warm weather returns. Read on to find out how late you can plant bulbs in the fall for a spectacular spring display.

How to Grow Beets in Containers

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Growing beets in containers both indoors and out can be a fun, delicious project for you and the kids to do year-round. Planting beets in pots allows you to provide exactly the right growing conditions this tasty root needs for a healthy, hearty harvest. You don’t want to miss our step-by-step guide! Read more now.

How and When to Prune Pear Trees

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If you’re wondering how and when to prune your pear trees to keep them healthy and productive, you might not know how or where to begin. Should you train them to take on a certain shape? Or can you leave them to grow naturally? We’ll answer these questions and more. Find out how and when to prune pears in this guide.

How to Propagate Hydrangeas from Cuttings

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Hydrangeas are perennial flowering shrubs that make a bold statement in the summer garden. If you can’t get enough of these beauties why not try propagating them yourself, instead of buying expensive potted shrubs? Learn how easy it is to propagate hydrangea cuttings in this step-by-step guide. Read more now.

33 of the Best Plants to Grow Under Black Walnut Trees

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Black walnuts and other landscape trees produce an allelopathic chemical called juglone, which can inhibit the growth of many plants in proximity. In this guide, we reveal 33 plants that are juglone-tolerant and suitable for growing under black walnut trees, including ornamentals, fruits, and vegetables. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Agapanthus Flowers

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Nothing cheers the heart like a border of blue, white, and violet-hued agapanthus. Even better, some of these beauties have evergreen foliage, providing year-round texture to the garden. if you want to enjoy these beauties in your flower borders, learn how to grow and care for agapanthus with this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow Mellow Yellow ‘Ogon’ Spirea: a Shrub for All Seasons

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Ogon spirea is a mounding woody shrub that’s easy to grow in sunny locations in zones 4 to 8. Tiny white blossoms in early spring and colorful foliage in fall make it a striking focal point in hedges, mixed borders, or as a stand-alone specimen. Learn how to grow this attractive landscape plant now on Gardener’s Path.

When to Plant Crops In Fall (Autumn Planting Guide)

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Gardening is awesome in autumn, but do you know the best time to plant your favorite crops? Learn about important factors such as the first frost date, days to maturity, soil temperature, and more. This handy guide makes it easy for you to work out the ideal time to sow or transplant your fall garden plants. Read more.

How to Grow and Care for Chrysanthemums

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To extend this year’s flowering season, look no further than hardy garden mums. With a beautiful variety of flower colors, shapes, and plant sizes, this easy-care and cold-hardy autumn mainstay adds blooming brilliance as the other flowers finish for the year. Here’s how to grow chrysanthemums for late season color.

21 of the Best Trees for Yellow Fall Color

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When selecting landscape trees, it’s common to inquire about features like shape, mature dimensions, and spring flowering. But it’s just as important to ask what color the leaves turn in the fall. From ash to wisteria, we’ve gathered 21 of the best trees for exciting yellow fall color. Read on to choose your favorites!

15 of the Best Perennials for Fall Color

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The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of color, texture, and interest in the garden. Here are 15 cool-weather perennials that can invigorate your landscape with vivid blossoms and foliage as the days start to grow shorter. Extend the growing season with your new autumn favorites, right here on Gardener’s Path.

How to Plant and Grow Ornamental and Hardshell Gourds

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Want to add a splash of color to your garden this fall? Have you already found success growing different types of squash and you’re looking to branch out? Ornamental gourds are the way to go! Get the lowdown on everything you need to know about growing this gorgeous crop in our guide, now on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow Swiss Chard for Fall Harvests

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Midsummer’s heat can be tough on leafy green production, with many types developing a bitter flavor when they bolt in hot temperatures. But you can still enjoy a steady harvest of tender leaves with a late crop of cool season Swiss chard. Read more to learn all about how to grow your own for delicious fall harvests.

How to Grow Hydrangea Flowers in Containers

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If you love the big, colorful blossoms of hydrangeas but don’t have room in your garden, why not try growing them in containers instead? You can even bring the luxurious bursts of color to your porch, patio, or deck. Learn how to grow hydrangeas in pots in this guide, plus we’ll share our top container-friendly cultivars.

How to Grow Mushrooms Outdoors

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You may be a whiz at growing plants, but have you ever tried to cultivate mushrooms? Since they’re fungi, you’ll have to care for them differently than you would plants. Our guide to growing mushrooms outdoors covers everything gardeners need to know for growing fabulous edible fungi in their own outdoor gardens.

Keep or Cut: How to Make the Most of Hosta Flowers

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You might not call flowers to mind first when you think of hostas but they can be incredibly beautiful and fragrant, in colors ranging from white to purple, and even yellow or red. We’ll help you make the most of your hosta flowers, from choosing the best hybrids and cultivars to deadheading and troubleshooting.

How to Grow and Care for Barberry Bushes

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Found in most temperate and subtropical regions of the world, barberry bushes are robust evergreen or deciduous shrubs with bright green, red, orange, or burgundy foliage. Versatile and easy to grow, these shrubs are ideal as foundation plantings or standalone specimens. Learn how to plant and grow barberry in your garden.

Learn About Pear Tree Pollination

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Pear trees need a pal in order to pollinate and fruit well. Even self-fruitful trees will produce better if they have a companion that flowers at the same time, and it’s all about timing. Learn about European and Asian pear pollination, how it all works, and how to choose the perfect partner in this guide. Read more.

How to Grow and Care for Euphorbia

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Euphorbias are adaptable, versatile, and tolerant of conditions other plants fail in. Their acid-green foliage and colorful flowers create an attention-grabbing focal point with little need for maintenance to stay beautiful. Plus, very few pests and diseases trouble them, and deer avoid them altogether. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Honeycrisp Apple Trees

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‘Honeycrisp’ apples are a game-changer with their extremely crisp flesh and sweet but tangy flavor. They’re constantly in demand on the market. Plus, the trees are disease-resistant and perfectly happy in frigid winter climates. These trees have a fascinating history and are compact enough for smaller spots.

Identify and Control 13 Common Chrysanthemum Pests

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If your late-season gardens feature perennial chrysanthemums, it’s crucial to know how to identify and manage common pests that may feed on or make your plants their home. From beetles to sapsuckers, hungry pests can wreak havoc in a garden bed, chewing leaves and stunting growth. Learn about 13 types of mum pests now.

How to Plant and Grow Gladiolus Flowers

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Gladiolus is a flowering perennial for USDA Hardiness Zones 7-11. It grows from corms that readily naturalize providing colorful, ever-enlarging displays. Enjoy it as an annual in other zones, where it can be lifted for the winter. Read on to learn all you need to know to cultivate this ornamental beauty in your garden.

17 of the Best Onion Varieties to Grow at Home

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Homegrown onions have a place in every vegetable garden, from the scallions harvested in spring to the large bulbs cured to store for the winter. We help you choose with this list of 17 of the best onions to grow at home, from ‘Parade’ bunching onions to fresh ‘Walla Walla’ to the ‘Red Creole’ storage variety.

How to Overwinter Dahlias

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A colorful mainstay in the late summer garden, dahlias add a steady supply of bright, beautiful flowers until they’re killed by frost. After that, they can be overwintered as perennials in the right conditions or lifted and stored to be cultivated as annuals. Learn how to overwinter tender dahlias now in our guide.

21 Tips for Managing Perennial Asters in the Garden

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Perennial asters are vigorous plants that spread readily via self-sowing and extensive root systems. They have a clumping growth habit and masses of tiny, daisy-like blossoms. Colors include blue, pink, purple, and white. Read on to discover 21 tips for managing their aggressive nature and enjoying them in your yard.

How to Plant and Grow Giant Pumpkins

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Ever wondered if milk can actually make your pumpkin grow bigger? Or are you simply trying to grow a giant gourd to enter into a state fair? If so, you’re not alone. There’s a thriving community of giant pumpkin growers worldwide, and you can join them. Learn everything you need to know about growing giant pumpkins in our guide. Read more now.

How to Save Tomato Seeds for Planting

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Growing your own tomatoes is fun and rewarding for both the novice and experienced gardener. Saving the pips from your harvest is a smart and easy way to economize and ensure you get the plants that perform best in your garden. Join us and learn about the four methods to save tomato seed. Read more now.

How to Naturalize Spring Flower Bulbs in the Landscape

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Naturalized bulbs are those that multiply readily, creating irregular drifts of seasonal color. Without regard to restrictive garden borders, they grow as though sown randomly by nature’s creatures, giving a landscape an informal, uncontrived appearance. Read on to learn how to naturalize your favorite flowering bulbs.

How to Grow and Care for Russian Sage

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Russian sage, a member of the mint family, has attractive purple-blue flowers and green-gray foliage. It looks much like lavender but has a beauty all its own, adding unique appeal to the ornamental landscape. Hardy in USDA Zones 3-9, Salvia yangii thrives in full sun and well-draining soil. Read more now.

How to Propagate Rosemary Plants

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Rosemary is a delightfully aromatic herb that is most commonly propagated from stem cuttings or by layering. Armed with the right information and just one established plant, you can easily grow countless more. Learn about the various methods of propagating rosemary in this step-by-step guide. Read more now.

9 Reasons Why Roses May Not Bloom

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If your roses aren’t blooming, don’t panic. Though disappointing, it doesn’t mean you have to dig up your plant and start over. There are lots of reasons why this can happen, and most of them are simple to fix. Our guide will walk you through troubleshooting and solving the problem so you can bring those blossoms back.

How to Grow Black-Eyed Susan Flowers

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For a cheery splash of daisy-like flowers that attract butterflies and bees, consider adding black-eyed susan to your landscape. You’ll be rewarded with masses of blooms that do well in a variety of soils and conditions. Pollinators love it, and you’ll find plenty of other benefits to this lovely flower in our feature.