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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Your gardenia bush is sure to thrive if you care for it correctly.

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The gerbera daisy adds color and brightness to any room.

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You have an urge to plant sweet corn, but don't know what to do. This article will tell you how to plant corn seeds.

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One traditionally pictures a winter garden as stark and bleak, banked with snow and leaves. Just under the surface, however, a winter garden can teem with life.

By Gerlinda Grimes

Don't let your garden get the best of you; control weeds and ward off pests with one of your most common household items, aluminum foil.

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We can't all install an Olympic-sized swimming pool in our backyards, but that doesn't mean water features are totally out of the question. How can you use a waterfall, rock pond or birdbath to help enhance your outdoor space?

By Jessica Willis & Melanie Radzicki McManus

Landscaping on a budget can be a daunting prospect. But with a good plan and a little ingenuity, you can create a stunningly landscaped yard that will make the pros drool.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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Plants have pretty basic needs. They crave water, healthy soil and rays of sunshine. But if you can't provide your flora with lots of direct sun, you can still grow these low-light plants in your shady garden.

By Echo Surina

Wall fountains are popular for adding aesthetic value to a room as well as creating a relaxing atmosphere. But what should you know about them before investing in one for your home?

By Chelsea Hedquist

Once you know a few simple tricks, an indoor garden is easy to care for. Don't smirk; it's true. And the rewards you reap from your indoor garden will offset any work you have to put into it.

By Sara Elliott

Start with a sunny windowsill and a few herb seeds and -- snip-snip, you have an instant gourmet meal. Well, it may not be quite that simple, but fresh herbs are still a great asset to have in the kitchen.

By Sara Elliott

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You've worked hard to turn that brown thumb green, and you're finally seeing the fruits of your labor. But that weeklong vacation looms on the horizon, and you know that it could all go down the tubes if you don't have a plan in place.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Spring is a time of regeneration and renewal. Colorful evidence of this exciting time can be found in your garden. The bulbs you planted in cooler weather are bursting out of the soil. These 10 will infuse your plot with color, dimension and fragrance.

By Echo Surina

Natural bogs and their surrounding ecosystem can take hundreds of years to form on their own. But if you're a dedicated gardener which a penchant for exotic plants and lots of moss, it's possible to make a bog garden in your backyard.

By Gerlinda Grimes

Chili peppers can spice up a variety of dishes, making your mouth burn and your eyes water, but what makes these peppers so hot?

By M.J. Plaster

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Flowers are a matter of pride for gardeners, a means of expression for lovers and they play a role in some of our most joyous and somber societal rituals. But not all flowers are bright colors and perfumed scents. Some are quite unusual.

By Heather Kolich

Now, more and more produce eaters are looking for produce grown even closer to home -- their own backyards. But it may not be as easy as planting the seed and watching it grow.

By Jessica Brown

Anyone who complains about having a brown thumb may simply be choosing the wrong plants to grow. Some plants are exceedingly sensitive and temperamental. But there are some plants that even the worst gardener would have a hard time getting rid of.

By Kathy Price-Robinson

Most cacti enjoy dry, hot environments, while orchids thrive in humid, tropical locales. Every plant has its ideal growing conditions, but sometimes Mother Nature does not cooperate. That's where man and greenhouses enter the picture.

By Jessica Brown

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Greening your garden is not just about having the lushest lawn or the most vibrant rosebushes in the neighborhood. It's about having a garden you can enjoy that's also sustainable. But what's the big deal about going green anyway?

By Bambi Turner

Wintertime can bring to mind a frost-covered landscape, blustering winds and snow flurries. And for all its beauty, this time of year can also wreak havoc in the garden. Protect your landscape from the harsh reality of winter.

By Echo Surina

Annuals are primed to germinate quickly when conditions are right, grow speedily, and then make loads of flowers, fruits, roots and seeds. Learn all about annual flowers by checking out this annual flower pictures image gallery. You may get some ideas.

By Marie Bobel

These blooming plants will dazzle you with color year after year. Sit back, smell the hibiscus and check out these photos of some of our favorite perennials.

By Marie Bobel

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Creating a backyard wildlife habitat is a rewarding project for nature lovers. However, they might be surprised to find that making a home for neighborhood critters is as easy as it is worthwhile.

By Jessika Toothman

You may think of a land full of leafy green elephants when you hear the word "topiary," but you can train and shape plants in own back yard -- or even on your office desk.

By Tonyia Cone