Gardening

Gardening is a useful and relaxing pastime. Read gardening tips and learn how to plan and care for a variety of gardens.

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The Northeast might not be the easiest place to grow a flower garden, but there are still plenty of flower choices to add color to your yard. Find out more about the types of perennials that will grow well in the northeast in this article.

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Lately your friends are all talking about how easy it is to plant alfalfa seeds. Read in this article all about alfalfa and how to plant alfalfa seeds.

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You want to plant cotton seeds, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to plant cotton seeds in this article.

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Millet is a popular food that's easy to grow yourself. Here's a guide to how to grow millet.

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A drink topped with fresh sprigs of mint. A pulled pork taco with fresh cilantro. Pasta with chopped oregano. All of this can be yours, with an indoor herb garden.

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As is usually the case, time is in short supply and has been slipping away from you fast. You had great intentions of preparing your summer garden months ago, but life got in the way. Is it too late?

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Flowers are gorgeous to look at, but they've also got a lot to say. There's a secret flower language we'll clue you in on -- and you might be surprised by the message your favorite bloom is sending!

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There's no such thing as an ugly flower, but some blooms definitely stand out. It took a lot of work, but we picked the 10 most beautiful flowers. Pick up a few of these stems to arrange in your home, and you won't be able to take your eyes off of them!

By Chris Obenschain

If you're sneezing and scratching your eyes, it's probably because it's allergy season. Which plants are the worst hay fever offenders?

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Why do some people love flowers so much? It could be their delicate beauty or bright colors, but more than a few will cite the way they smell. There's a reason why Shakespeare felt compelled to contemplate the sweet scent of the rose, after all. Here are 10 of the most fragrant flowers around.

By Marie Willsey

You need to prune grape vines, but you’re not sure how to do it. Learn about how to prune grape vines in this article.

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Do you love artichokes and would like to grow some in your garden? Learn how to grow artichokes in this article.

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Your roses are covered in black spots, which you don't know how to control. Learn how to control black spots on roses in this article.

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Your garden is a place for you to zone out from the harsh reality of life and spend a little time with nature. There are just a few things your garden wishes you knew so that you both can live happily ever after together.

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You'd like to make a scarecrow to keep birds away from your garden, but you're not sure how to do it. Read this article to learn how to make a scarecrow.

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Your kangaroo paw plant will grow best in moist, well-drained soil in a sunny, warm area.

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The desert rose plant requires moist, well-drained soil, full sunlight and warm temperatures in order to grow.

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Peace lilies are the perfect plant to add color to a room or office.

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Wouldn't it be fun if you could plant your own watermelons? Learn about how to plant watermelon in this article.

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You'd like to plant some petunias, but don't know how to care for them. Learn about how to care for petunias in this article.

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You'd like to plant some hibiscus, but don't know how to care for them. Here's a guide of how to plant and care for hibiscus.

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Keep rabbits out of your garden with fencing, tree guards, aromatic repellents or human hair. Learn how to keep rabbits out of your garden in this article.

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You'd like to plant some mums in your garden, but are not sure how to care for them.

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Elephant ear plants lend an exotic touch to any setting.

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Create a knockout garden with gorgeous, lush Knockout roses.

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