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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Rock gardens bring mountain-inspired beauty to your backyard. This article will give you all you need to know to plan a rock garden, including advice on planting, building, and caring for rock gardens.

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Garden soil provides nutrients, moisture, and support for the plants in your garden. For a successful garden, the content of your soil must be balanced. Learn all about preparing your garden soil.

By Betty Barr Mackey

Creeping juniper produces bluish green leaves, turning purple in winter, contrasting nicely against snow. Females sprout tiny, spherical bluish green berries. Learn how to grow this lovely evergreen plant as part of a winter garden.

By C. Colston Burrell

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Dwarf false cypress will grow in rocky soil with some moisture and matures slowly. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using dwarf false cypress.

By C. Colston Burrell

Hens-and-chicks will grow in rock crevices with seemingly no soil. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using hens-and-chicks.

By C. Colston Burrell

Rockfoil will grow in gritty soil and produces small flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using rockfoil.

By C. Colston Burrell

Hybrid tea roses are considered by many to be the perfect rose, and are a mainstay of floral shops. Learn how to grow and cultivate this captivating bloom that maximizes your garden.

By C. Colston Burrell

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Spiderworts are similar to daylilies and dayflowers where each blossom lasts only one day. They produce 3-petaled flowers that open at dawn. Learn about how to use Spiderworts as a house plant in this article.

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Sundrops (evening primrose) have petals that look like molten gold. The stems grow up to two feet high and are topped by clusters of bright yellow flowers that bloom in the summer.

By C. Colston Burrell

Toad lilies are, contrary to their name, very attractive perennials with purple-spotted, creamy white flowers that bloom in late September or October. They prefer shade and must be protected against frost.

By C. Colston Burrell

Yellow coneflowers, or black-eyed Susans, are an American wildflower. Their daisylike ray flowers and purple-brown disk flowers bloom in midsummer on to frost and are perfect for cutting. Learn more about these pretty perennials.

By C. Colston Burrell

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Creeping buttercup, replete with yellow flowers and occasionally spotted leaves, originated in Europe. Some of the buttercup species are aquatic, but in general they look best in more informal gardens. Learn to grow creeping buttercup.

By C. Colston Burrell

Delphinium, or larkspur, grows delicate, hollow stalks that become covered in flowers. As such, they should be staked or planted near protection from wind. Learn to propagate this cold-resistant blossom.

By C. Colston Burrell

Gardening requires planning, a design, proper tools, and some knowledge about planting and caring for your flowers, vegetables, or herbs. Learn everything you need to know about how to start a garden.

By Kelly Wright

Flowering onion, or allium, is a flower bulb that blooms across spring and summer. Flowering onions are easy to grow. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using flowering onion.

By C. Colston Burrell

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Planting your flower or vegetable plants isn't the first step you take when getting a garden started, but it's the most important. Learn all you need to know about planting a garden.

By Betty Barr Mackey

Tulips are a popular flower and the species holds varieties that can keep your garden blooming all season. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using tulip.

By C. Colston Burrell

Sunlight, soil, and water are the big three essentials when it comes to gardening. Every plant needs adequate light, moisture, and nutrients from the soil to thrive. Learn how to assess your garden conditions.

By Betty Barr Mackey

Periwinkle flowers in the early spring. The blue 5-petaled flowers are borne on short stems. Periwinkle makes excellent ground cover and is great when planted along the edge of beds or borders.

By C. Colston Burrell

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The shrub bush clematis, or upright clematis, makes a good garden border, complement to small conifers, or a tidy cover for a wire structure. Get tips about bush or upright clematis.

By C. Colston Burrell

Lamb's-ears, also known as lamb's-tongue, have gray-white, woolly leaves that feel exactly like a lamb's skin. Learn more about growing this full sun annual as a border or in your rock garden.

By C. Colston Burrell

Leopard's-bane has bright yellow, daisylike flowers that bloom in the spring. Read about using this perennial flower as a border plant in front of low walls or as an excellent cut flower.

By C. Colston Burrell

Crocuses are a cheery sign of spring, and the tiny, colorful flowers are easy to grow. Here's how to do it.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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Looking for a long-lasting flower to accent your garden and floral arrangements? Plumed cockscomb is an annual flower that dries well and keeps its color. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using plumed cockscomb.

By C. Colston Burrell

Gardening can bring you satisfaction, especially when your flowers and vegetables grow and flourish. Properly caring for your garden will mean more flowers and a better harvest. Find tips for every aspect of gardening.

By Kelly Wright