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    • USDA Hardiness Zone Maps Created: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Used by gardeners to determine what plants will survive in their garden climate, recent changes in zones have improved accuracy.
    • Flower and Garden Shows by State Created: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Just when we need it most, Flower and Garden shows provide a breath of spring air. Here is a listing of some of the most popular spring flower and garden shows, by state and country.
    • Root Vegetables Created: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Growing root vegetables like carrots, radishes and onions, takes a bit of patience and faith. It also helps to have a few tricks up your sleeve, so here are some tips for successfully growing root ...
    • Patty Pan Squash - Growing the Flying Saucer Shaped Patty Pan Squash Created: Friday, August 21, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Patty pan or scallop squash is a tender summer squash, like zucchini or yellow squash. The scalloped flying saucer shape makes them a bit of a novelty and a little difficult to figure out how to sl...
    • Strawberries Created: Thursday, May 05, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Strawberries are one of the easiest fruits for the home gardener to grow and one of the most rewarding. Whatever your zone, there is probably a strawberry for your garden.
    • How to Tell the Difference Between Lilies and Daylilies Created: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      We may use the name Lily interchangeably with both true lilies and day lilies, but there is a difference and it matters, when it comes to how to care for your plant. Here’s how to tell the di...
    • 10 Ways to Make Gardening Easier Created: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Gardening easier means you can garden more. Use these smart gardening tips to make your gardening chores and maintenance less time and labor consuming and make your time in the garden more enjoyabl...
    • When to Start Seeds Created: Thursday, February 17, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Growing plants from seed is an easy, inexpensive way to get more plants. The hard part is often knowing when to start the seeds. Here are a few easy tips to get you on the right track for seed starting.
    • Cucumber Problems - Bacterial Wilt? Created: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Cucumber vines that mysteriously wilt and die off are probably infected with bacterial wilt. Cucumber bacterial wilt is transmitted by the cucumber beetle. There’s not much you can do once th...
    • Lady’s Mantle - Growing Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis) in the Garden. Created: Thursday, June 25, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Lady’s Mantle is an old-fashioned flower still popular today for it’s fuzzy, cupped leaves that hold water droplets after a rain and the frothy sprays of dainty yellow flowers that bloo...
    • Herbaceous perennial plants Created: Thursday, November 18, 2004 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Perennial plants are often called herbaceous, meaning they have soft or succulent green stems that will die back to the ground in the winter.
    • Rabbit Proof Plants Created: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Rabbits can do a lot of damage to gardens. Like most animals, they have their favorite plants and those they tend to avoid. Here are lists of both, but be forewarned, rabbits' tastes can change.
    • How to Grow Celeriac Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Celeriac tastes a lot like, celery, but you eat the crisp bulb that forms at its base. It's easier to grow than celery and here are some tips.
    • Growing Kale Created: Monday, May 01, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Growing kale is easy and very rewarding for the home gardener. The secret to growing great kale is cool temperatures and plenty of water. Here's how to have your best crop ever.
    • Easter Lilies - Selecting, Caring For and Re-Blooming Your Easter Lily Created: Thursday, March 17, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Tips for keeping your beautiful, fragrant Easter lily blooming throughout the holiday and perhaps even keeping it growing in your garden.
    • Baptisia australis - How to Grow and Care for False or Wild Blue Indigo Created: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Baptisia australis, false or wild blue indigo, is a native plant with stunning blue flowers and pea-like foliage. Baptisia is easy to grow in the garden and requires little maintenance. Growing tips and advice for Baptisia australis.
    • Flowering Houseplants Created: Friday, January 04, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Many people shy away from houseplants because even the most hardy houseplant will eventually require some care. But you would be surprised at how a handful of plants can survive on the most minimal...
    • How Do I Get Rid of Earwigs in My Garden? Created: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      How to get rid of earwigs in your garden. While earwigs do feed on plants, the amount of damage they do shouldn’t present a major problem in most gardens. In fact, earwigs even eat aphids, sn...
    • Growing Lilies (True Lilies) Created: Thursday, April 05, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
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    • Container Gardens - Choosing and Combining Plants for Containers Created: Thursday, January 05, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Growing plants in containers is a great way to keep color exactly where you want it. Here are a few techniques that will help you design beautiful containers and keep them looking good."
    • Solomon's Seal - Growing the Elegant Shade Perennial Polygonatum Created: Thursday, April 10, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum) is an elegant Native American woodland plant. The small, tubular white flowers of Polygonatum dangle underneath the leaves. But it's the plant form that makes Sol...
    • Annual Garden Plants Created: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Annual flowers and plants only live for one growing season. But not all plants that are killed by frost at the end of the season are annuals. An annual plant must complete its life cycle in one g...
    • What Does 'Determinate Tomatoes' Mean? Created: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Determinate tomato varieties tend to reach a fixed height and ripen all their fruit in a short period of time.
    • How to Grow Scallions Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Call them scallions, green onions or bunching onions, they are all easy and quick to grow. Here are some tips for a long season of spring onions.
    • Building a Greenhouse - Choosing a Material to Frame Your Greenhouse Created: Monday, March 26, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Greenhouse framing takes second billing to the material used as siding, but something has to hold up your greenhouse and a good frame can mean the difference between holding up to the wind or conti...
    • Ornamental Grasses for Containers Created: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Growing ornamental grasses in containers is a great way to feature grasses without the worry of them spreading or taking over the garden. The downside is that when growing grasses in containers, th...
    • What is Direct Seeding or Direct Sowing? Created: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Direct seeding or direct sowing seeds is one of the easiest ways to plant seeds. Here are some tips for direct seeding plants in your garden.
    • Starting a Vegetable Garden Created: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Growing vegetables is a unique form of gardening. Most vegetables are annuals, so you’ll be starting from scratch every year. You’ll probably be re-planting throughout the season, too. ...
    • Torenia - Growing the Wishbone Flower, Torenia Created: Thursday, March 04, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Torenia's bright and quirky upturned flowers give rise to many common names, like wishbone and clown flower. Torenia is a profuse blooming annual that starts flowering early in the season and keeps...
    • Feb/Mar 2014 - Winter Color Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Gardeners compete with photos of winter color in the garden.
    • Welcome Hellebores Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Gardeners compete with photos of winter color in the garden. Page 7.
    • Truly Ornamental Grass Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Gardeners compete with photos of winter color in the garden. Page 6.

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