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Aug 8, 2019
3 Bug-Repelling Plants That Will Brighten Your Garden
These blooms do double duty: They perfume your garden and keep bugs at bay! Fend off mosquitoes with potted marigold. In addition to prettying up a backyard with a pop of color, musky-scented...
Jul 2, 2019
Does Singing to Plants Really Help Them Grow?
When renowned opera singer Antoinette Halloran and her partner and fellow opera singer, James Egglestone, rehearse in their backyard studio in Melbourne, it appears that it's not just the neighbors...
Jun 21, 2019
5 Best Smart Sprinkler Controllers of 2019
Get a healthy, beautiful lawn and reduce outdoor water waste by using the best smart sprinkler controller system for your home. We all want a beautiful lawn, especially come summertime. But as days...
Jun 13, 2019
11 Tricks to Growing the Biggest, Juiciest Tomatoes in the Neighborhood
Tomato season is one of the top perks of summer. There are endless ways to use tomatoes — slicing them fresh, whipping up bruschetta, fresh salsa, or a homemade pasta sauce, and even canning them...
May 28, 2019
7 Herbs You Should Grow in Your Garden If You Love to Cook
As you plan your garden this year, don’t forget to include herbs, especially if you love a homemade meal. Fresh herbs can add so much flavor to your favorite dish, plus everything tastes better...
Apr 16, 2019
6 Solutions for Maximizing Space and Style in a Small Garden
The dream of a sprawling, luscious garden is often just that — a dream — as more Americans than ever live in built-up urban areas and apartments. Urban and apartment living may require you to...
Apr 9, 2019
4 Bee-Friendly Garden Ideas
We all know how much bees contribute to the environment as they spend each and every day cross-pollinating plants across the world. Despite this, their wild population numbers have decreased...
Apr 5, 2019
Don’t Toss Out Eggshells — They Can Be Incredible Helpers Around Your Garden and Home
The uses for eggshells are plentiful, but most of us never consider them before tossing them into the trash. Sure, there are countless opportunities to enjoy eggs as scrumptious parts of our...
Mar 28, 2019
Spruce Up Your Yard This Spring with 7 Fast-Growing Trees
As the winter chill finally thaws out and the spring sun warms up our weary bones, chances are you’re looking for ways to refresh your home — inside and out. If your yard seems a little lacking in...
Dec 17, 2018
9 Gifts for Gardeners That They'll Truly 'Dig'
We write about products we think our readers will like. If you buy them, we get a small share of the revenue from the supplier. Gifts for gardeners can be notoriously hard to find during the cold...
Dec 11, 2018
Plant Beautyberry Bushes to Brighten Up Your Garden All Winter Long
We write about products we think our readers will like. If you buy them, we get a small share of the revenue from the supplier. Most of us think of winter as the time when all the beautiful...
Nov 1, 2018
Why You Shouldn’t Bother Raking Leaves This Fall
Who doesn’t love watching the leaves on neighborhood trees turn beautiful amber hues each fall? Of course, that also means eventually pulling out the rake to rein them into piles and toss them out...
Oct 7, 2018
6 Colorful Cold-Weather Veggies to Grow in Your Fall Garden
Curious about the best winter vegetables to grow in your own garden? Sure, gardening in the summer may be more common, but as it turns out, there are plenty of veggie varieties that not only grow...
Sep 16, 2018
5 Widely-Believed Gardening Myths You Should Start Ignoring
Soaking up the sun outdoors is one of the life's greatest pleasures. Enjoying the rays while surrounded by a lush, thriving garden can only enhance that experience. Fall and winter, however, tend...
Aug 26, 2018
3 Veggies You Can Grow Right Now That Don't Need a Lot of Space to Thrive
For me and my partner, Tess, the garden is our refuge and one of the calmest places in which we can be. It's a place for us to slow down from the crazy pace of modern life. Whether it's sipping a...
Aug 11, 2018
5 Reasons August Is the Best Month to Start a Garden
Gardening isn’t just a spring hobby. Whether you never quite got around to gardening this year, or you’re just looking for more, this is a great month to get growing. Wait...August? Are you...
Jul 25, 2018
Why Mulch Should Be Your Garden's Best Friend This Summer
Summer is the season of alfresco living, so you’ll want your garden in its best shape for the rest of those balmy evenings ahead. It’s possible to do it in an eco-friendly manner, says Melbourne...
Jul 21, 2018
10 Fast-Growing Hedge Plants That Are Also Edible
Garden hedges are not just a pretty feature. These hard-working plants serve a variety of functions, including creating a screen for privacy, acting as a windbreak and, if you choose the right...
Jul 9, 2018
No, You Shouldn't Water Plants in Full Sunlight — But Here's When You Should
There are so many things we love about summer, and leisurely tending to our gardens is definitely one of them. However, figuring out the best time to water plants in hot weather can be a bit...
Jul 6, 2018
5 Best Plants for Creating a Hedge to Give Your Backyard Privacy
Hedges not only look stately, they're also the best way to add privacy to your garden. Of course, not all hedging plants are created equal, so it's wise to spend some time choosing the best species...
Jun 11, 2018
How to Grow Your Own Brussels Sprouts at Home
When you overcook Brussels sprouts, they release sulphur compounds that smell like dirty gym socks that have been sitting in a sports bag. How unappetizing! Unfortunately for the Brussels sprout,...
Jun 9, 2018
12 Tips to Make Gardening With Your Kids Fun and Easy
Gardening is one of the best life lessons you can give your kids. There’s no better way to teach them where their food comes from than growing it on your own. It’s also a hands-on way to encourage...
May 26, 2018
The Best Herbs to Grow Indoors to Give Your Kitchen a Little Green
It's the season of green. With fresh plants and flowers springing up everywhere, the summertime is the perfect time to explore your green thumb and your hungry stomach. Add a little green to your...
May 3, 2018
The Prettiest Landscaping Trends of 2018
With the summer fast approaching, it's time to get outdoors and start thinking about what changes you might want to make to your landscape. Just like interiors, some outdoor trends have had their...
May 2, 2018
How to Grow a Plant From a Cutting
Transforming your garden or indoor plant collection is the best way to kick-start the new spring season, and now is the time to do it. Before splashing out all the dollars on brand new garden...
Apr 23, 2018
Popular Pinterest Garden Trends That Will Make You Excited to Spend the Spring Outdoors
Garden trends tend to be little harder to navigate than interior or fashion trends. A quick scroll through Pinterest and you'll see a lot of whitewashed, Scandinavian-inspired rooms accented with...
Mar 12, 2018
10 Things Only People Who Love Indoor Plants Will Understand
Indoor plants have become increasingly popular within the last year and are considered an essential element of interior design. Not only do they bring life into your home, indoor plants purify the...
Jan 30, 2018
The Easiest Way to Grow Plants in Your Home Even When You're Too Busy
Whether you're going on vacation or you're just too busy living your life, consistently watering indoor plants can be a challenge. But the days of busting out your watering can and breaking your...
Apr 7, 2017
Rarely Seen Video Proves Something So Unexpected About 'Golden Girls' Star Rue McClanahan
Beloved actress Rue McClanahan is best known for her iconic role as Blanche Devereaux on the hit show Golden Girls, but rare footage of the star from the mid-1990's reveals something few fans might...