Gardening Tips

How to Attract Goldfinches and Hummingbirds to Your Garden

My kitchen has a large, south-facing window that looks out into our yard. Three years ago, I removed some overgrown shrubs and...

Five Steps and a Weekend to the Perfect Backyard Pergola

"Pergola" might sound like a weird word, but it's a simple, yet striking outdoor feature that's great for creating a tucked-away space...

How to Remove Bumps and Dips in Your Lawn

When dips, bumps and valleys present themselves in your lawn, you may want to remove them. Many people simply add dirt or...

How to Transplant a Rose Bush

Like pruning, transplanting roses is a task best done in late winter or early spring. You'll want to be able to dig...

Vintage Shutter Garden Trellis Craft

You can easily make this Vintage Shutter Garden Trellis for an outdoor garden, a container garden, and even a patio garden! This...

How to Remove Climbing Vines from Stucco

Climbing vines such as ivy and honeysuckle often grow on the exterior of buildings. While many homeowners like the appearance of these...

How to Grow Purple Aster for Fall Flowers

Wild purple asters line roadsides and ditches across rural America. These hardy perennials bloom profusely in late summer or early fall creating...

6 Winter Gardening Tasks

Gardeners don't stop being gardeners just because winter arrives. By mid December, the new seed catalogs arrive in the mail promising hours...

How to Paint Terra Cotta Planters for Outside Gardens

Finding just the right design and color of planters for your garden isn't always easy, but with a little effort you can...

Seed Starting with Aluminum Foil Light Boxes

Those who live in Northern climates, where nights are long and days are short during the winter, often face the difficulty of...

Make Your Own Grow Lights With Shop Lights

One of the most common questions I get about starting seeds is: "What are grow lights?" It is typically followed with, "Can...

Don’t Let Rocky Soil Stop You From Gardening

When I moved to my new home, I was shocked to find out just hard and rocky my new soil was. It...

How to Make Natural Borders for Raised Plant Beds

Raised beds make it possible to garden in areas where the soil is unsuitable for growing and provides access to those with...

Garden Planting by the Moon’s Phases

Planting vegetables and flowers according to the cycles of the moon dates back to ancient times. It is believed that planting in...

Growing Cucumbers in the Home Garden

Growing cucumbers in the home garden provides you with crisp, tender cucumbers bursting with flavor. Although they are great for salads --...

Frugal Gardening: Window Boxes From Seed

As prices continue to soar, many homeowners are looking for ways to save money without giving up the things they enjoy. Starting...

Thrillers, Spillers & Fillers: Design Your Planters

If you've ever wondered how florists create those stunning displays of color and texture in planters, but couldn't quite figure it out,...

Grow a Pickle Garden for Easy Pickle Making

If you love pickles as much as I do, you owe it to yourself to grow your own pickle garden. It provides...

Growing a Herbal Tea Garden

If you enjoy the pleasure of a tall glass of iced herbal tea on a hot day, or simply cannot go to...

How to Grow Vegetables in Plastic Bags

If you thought you didn't have room to grow vegetables, or that your soil was unsuitable for gardening. Think again. By growing...