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How to Identify Poison Oak and Other Poisonous Plants

Here’s how to tell the difference between poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac—and spot them in your backyard, local parks, and neighborhood.

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How to Build a Wooden Planter Box

In addition to providing a defined space for your garden, a planter box contains loose soil that drains well—an ideal environment for healthy plants.

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Composting at Home

Create your own black gold in the garden with a compost pile using natural, organic ingredients.

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How to Keep Deer
Out of Your Garden

Deer creating problems in your garden? We’ll help you identify signs that you’re dealing with deer and provide 17 effective methods (including plenty of humane and harmless tactics) that have been proven to keep deer out of gardens all year long.

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Delphinium: Everything You Need to Know About Planting and Care

Known for its colorful, eye-catching blooms that shoot upward in tall spires, delphinium is a favorite of hummingbirds.

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Verbena: Everything You Need to Know About Planting and Care

Most commonly known for their long, trailing flowers that provide the perfect draping blossoms for flower boxes and containers, Verbena is a stunning plant available in a number of varieties.

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Columbine Flower: Planting & Care

Columbine flower boasts colorful spring and summer blooms that bring a beautiful touch to any garden. Here’s everything you need to know about how to plant and care for columbine.

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4 Plans for a Vertical Vegetable Garden

A vertical vegetable garden is a perfect way to grow your own food, gild your deck, patio, or exterior walls, and maximize your outdoor space.

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How to Plant and Care for Bee Balm

Bee balm is an attractive, aromatic, and edible flowering plant known to attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. Learn about the history of bee balm, as well as how to grow and care for this well-loved garden plant.

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How to Plant and Care for Dianthus

Dianthus is a stunning spring and summer bloom that brings beautiful bursts of color to lawns and gardens throughout the country. Read on to learn a bit more about this vibrant and easy-to-grow flower.

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8 Popular Summer Flowers

Summer gardening season is on its way. Plan your dream garden by peeking through our guide to some of the most stunning summer blooms.

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How to Plant and Care for Forsythia

Learn how to plant and care for easygoing forsythia shrubs and herald the coming of spring each year with a cheerful profusion of yellow blossoms.

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Everything You Need to Know
About Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susans are a beautiful and easy-to-grow addition to nearly any garden. Here’s everything you need to know about these hardy summer blooms.

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Organic Gardening 101

Growing an organic garden is a truly gratifying experience with benefits to your health and the planet. Learn everything you need to know to plan, grow, and care for your own organic garden filled with fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers.

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8 Popular Spring Flowers

Get excited about the arrival of spring with our guide to eight popular spring flowers.

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How to Plant and
Care for Coreopsis

Coreopsis is loved for its bright, long-lasting blooms and ability to thrive in less-than-perfect conditions. Learn all you need to know to select, grow, and care for these low-maintenance garden staples.

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Community Gardening: Fostering a Closer Connection
with the Land

Community gardens are a great opportunity for city dwellers to grow their own food, eat healthier, live more sustainably, and connect with neighbors. See the contributions of community and urban gardening around the US and how you can get involved.

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Homesteading 101

Find out everything you need to know about homesteading in this helpful guide. You’ll learn how to get started as well as the challenges and benefits you can expect along the way.

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Patience and Planning:
Tour a Lush and Thriving
Pennsylvania Garden

From designing the landscape and hardscape to selecting a variety of plants and flowers, get a home gardener's insight on completely transforming your outdoor space.

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How to Grow Azaleas

The profusion of beautiful azalea blooms makes them the royalty of the garden, and growing azaleas is easy and highly rewarding. Here's how to grow azaleas and care for them in your garden.

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The Basics of Organic Gardening

From soil health to quick pest control, master the organic gardening basics, from soil and natural fertilizer to organic weed and pest control.

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Plants that Attract Pollinators

Pollinators like birds, bees, and butterflies are vital to plant health and food production. Learn to cultivate plants that attract pollinators in your garden.

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How to Plant and Care For Marigolds in Your Home or Garden

Marigolds are simple to grow, easy to maintain, and act as great companion plants. Here’s everything you need to know about planting and caring for marigolds.

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A Guide to Growing Orchids in Your Home or Garden

Many common orchid varieties require little care and can be easily grown inside. Learn how to grow these exotic beauties in your home or garden.

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5 Flowers That Bloom
in Winter

These five hardy winter-blooming flowers will add months to your gardening season—and vibrant colors to a typically neutral winter palette.

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How to Protect Plants from Frost

Overnight frosts occur as early as September, depending on your region. We’ll show you how to protect your outdoor plants from frost.

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Basic Wisdom for Your Herb Garden

From cold killers to drink garnishes, herbs are powerhouses in the kitchen and around the home. Here are some basics for a high-yield, at home herb garden.

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8 Easy Plants to Make the Most of Your Garden

Balance time with enjoyment with both flowering plants and vegetables that are easy additions to your garden. Try these 8 easy garden plants that demand very little care.

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How to Create the Perfect
Fall Garden

Careful mid- to late-summer planting can return a fall garden of nutrient rich vegetables and herbs. We recommend these 8 plants for a thriving fall harvest.

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How to Make Natural Weed Killer

A quick and simple recipe for powerful, all-natural weed killer than can be made with household materials.

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The 7 Best Shade Plants to Add to Your Garden This Year

Some plants do better with less than four hours of sun exposure per day. Try these 7 shade-thriving plants to build a lovely low-light garden.

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How to Plant and Care for Roses

Gone are the days of high maintenance rose bushes. Even beginner gardeners can add the beauty and elegance of roses to their gardens with the proper watering, fertilization, and pruning.

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What to Know About Planting and Caring for Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums are stunning, late-blooming shrubs that are surprisingly easy to grow and care for. They come in a myriad varieties and return year after year in beautiful blooms.

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How to Use Coffee Grounds in Your Garden

Adding used coffee grounds to your garden is an easy, simple, and inexpensive way to give your plants a natural boost.

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Everything You Need to Know About Planting & Growing Peonies

Peonies make fabulous additions to gardens and hedges for their extravagant, fragrant blooms and their lush, glossy, green foliage. Learn how to plant and maintain peonies in your garden.

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How to Make Perfect Hummingbird Food

Learning how to make hummingbird food is quick and inexpensive. We've provided a few tips that will encourage hummingbirds to visit your property.

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