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Zinnia Zahara 'Starlight Rose'
Zinnia Zahara 'Starlight Rose' 2010 AAS Winner. Page 17.

Zinnia Zahara 'White'
Zinnia Zahara 'White'. Gardening. Page 19.

Tips for Growing and Caring for Zinnia Plants
Zinnias are easy to grow annual flowers. Zinnia plants come in a wide range of colors and types. Read on, for tips for growing zinnias.

Tips for Growing and Caring for Zinnia Plants
Zinnias are easy to grow annual flowers. Zinnia plants come in a wide range of colors and types. Read on, for tips for growing zinnias.

Bean: Italian Rose
Bean: Italian Rose. Gardening. Page 8.

Beet: Chioggia
Beet: Chioggia. Gardening. Page 5.

Carrot: Kaleidoscope
Carrot: Kaleidoscope. Gardening. Page 6.

Corn: Ruby Queen
Corn: Ruby Queen. Gardening. Page 4.

Cucumber 'Armenian'
Cucumber 'Armenian'. Gardening. Page 10.

Egyptian Walking Onion
Egyptian Walking Onion. Gardening. Page 12.

Potatoes: All Blue
Potatoes: All Blue. Gardening.

Purple Bean 'Royal Burgundy'
Gardening. Page 7.

Squash 'Tromboncino'
Squash 'Tromboncino'. Gardening. Page 13.

Tomato 'Principe Borghese'
Tomato 'Principe Borghese'. Gardening. Page 9.

Unexpected Colored Vegetables to Grow with Kids
Ease your kids into loving both vegetables and gardening by surprising them with the unexpected. Purple carrots and a tomato that masqueradees as a pepper. Why not? Grow vegetables kids will love on sight.

Unexpected Colored Vegetables to Grow with Kids
Ease your kids into loving both vegetables and gardening by surprising them with the unexpected. Purple carrots and a tomato that masqueradees as a pepper. Why not? Grow vegetables kids will love on sight.

Gardening Gift Baskets - Unique Gift Ideas for a Pampered Gardener Gift Basket
Gardeners don't live by flowers and vegetables alone. They like to celebrate the season with a little fruit of the vine, A great gardening gift idea. Page 11.

Gift Ideas for Gardeners - Neck Wrap
Pamper the gardener on your gift list with a neck massage wrap they can use anywhere. Page 10.

Gifts for Gardeners - Gardener's Journal
Every gardener should have a gardening journal as attractive as their garden. These make a great gift. Page 8.

Gardening Gift Basket Ideas
Gardeners drool over garden magazines. A subscription to one of their favorites always makes a great gift. Page 7.

Gift Ideas for Gardeners - CDs
When buying gifts for gardeners, look beyond the obvious and pamper them with something nature inspired, like these CDs. Page 3.

Gardening Gift Baskets - Unique Gifts for a Pampered Gardener Gift Basket
Looking for a gift idea to pamper the gardener on your list? How about some hand therapy lotion? No other part of the body takes such a beating. Page 9.

Gardening Gift Baskets - Taking a Tea Break from the Garden
How about making a gardening gift basket to pamper the gardener once they're done in the garden and ready to relax? Here are some ideas. Page 5.

Gardener Gift Basket in a Planter
Gardener Gift Basket in a Planter. Page 12.

Gift Basket Ideas for Gardeners
Pampered Gardener Gift Basket - How to Create a Gift Basket of Treats for a Gardener

Containers for Gift Baskets - Choosing a Container as Unique as Your Gardening Gift Basket
Gardeners are always looking for novel containers. Make a gardening gift baskets with one of the container ideas.

Gardening Gift Baskets - Choosing Books for Gardeners
Looking for a great gift idea for a gardener? How about these 2 books on great gardeners to visit - literally or virtually. Page 6.

How to Prepare a Coir Brick
Coir bricks are hard as rocks, but they will increase 6 times in volume, when you add water. Use a large container, as shown here.

What is Coir and How Do You Use It in the Garden?
Coir is a coconut by-product that is a quickly renewable resource. It often comes in blocks, like this one, that need to be hydrated before using in the garden.

Reconstituting a Coir Brick
It doesn't take long for a solid coir brick to soften and crumble into a fluffy loam-like consistency, like this.

Regional Gardening Chores and Tips for May
Regional gardening tips for the month of May. May can be the month your garden kicks into high gear or the start of your down season. Here's a

What are Palmate Leaves and Which Plants have Them?
Leaves that are distinctly lobed, like a maple leaf, are called palmate. Their shape is evocative of an open palm with the fingers outstretched.

What Does it Mean to "Water Deeply"?
Every gardener has heard the term

Geranium 'Double Jewel'
Geranium 'Double Jewel'. Gardening. Page 5.

Geranium 'Southcombe Double'
Geranium 'Southcombe Double'. Gardening. Page 6.

Growing Geranium endressii
Growing Geranium endressii. Gardening. Page 2.

Growing Geranium sanguineum
Growing Geranium sanguineum. Gardening. Page 3.

How to Grow Hardy Geraniums
How to Grow Hardy Geraniums. Gardening.

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'
Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'. Gardening. Page 4.

Grow Dark-Leaved Sambucus Black Beauty and Black Lace
Elderberries (Sambucus) have long been garden favorites because of their great foliage, fall color and wonderful berries. Sambucus Black Beauty and Sambucus Black Lace are great additions to any garden.

Regional Gardening Chores and Tips for November
Regional tips for what to do in the November garden, whether it's planting bulbs, starting vegetables, or getting ready for the holidays.

12 Gifts to Make from Your Garden
Gardeners love to share their gardens and there's no end to the gifts we can create with our bounty. Here are 12 gifts you can make from your garden.

Caring for Varieties of Perennial Succulent Plants?
Succulents, plants with thick, fleshy leaves, are drought tolerant plants. There are thousands to choose from, but most are not cold hardy. Here are some tips for choosing and growing succulents.

What are Those Skinny Orange Worms in My Garden Soil?
Wireworms, thin, orange worm-like larvae, can do damage in the garden.

Planning and Planting a Vegetable Garden
How to Plan and Start a Vegetable Garden. Ideas for where to site it, how to prepare to plant, choosing vegetables to grow and enjoying your harvest.

Coreopsis Planting and Growing Tips
Coreopsis flowers repeat bloom throughout most of the summer. Here are some tips for choosing and growing some of the dozens of varieties available.

Before You Plant English Ivy
Think twice before planting English ivy. Even if it hasn't been listed as invasive in your area, it is very hard to control and will kill nearby plants.

Grow Evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa) with Caution
Evening primrose is a charming flower that can quickly become a nuisance. Here's some caution =, if you're thinking of planting Oenothera.

Chameleon Plant is Beautiful, but Aggressive
Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordata) looks very enticing, but plant with caution. It will spread and squeeze out other plants and it's hard to kill.

Bugleweed - Ground Cover or Thug?
Bugleweed (Ajuga) is a popular ground cover, but it can quickly spread where you don't want it and become very difficult to control.

Bishop’s Weed as a Ground Cover
Bishop's Weed (Aegopodium podagraria) is beautiful, but it's also an aggressive grower that will smother nearby plants. Grow with caution.

Invasive Ground Cover Thugs
Ground covers are supposed to spread quickly, but some can be impossible to control. Don't plant these thugs anywhere near your garden or yard.

Growing Canna - Tropical Perennials for the Garden
Cannas are dramatic, tropical flowering plants with large, banana like leaves that can be grown as annuals anywhere. Here's how to care from them.

How Do I Grow Cooking Greens at Home?
Lettuce may come to mind when we think of leafy greens, but cooking greens, like kale, chard and bok choy, are every bit as easy to grow and even more versatile.

Growing and Caring for Lilac Bushes
Tips on growing, caring for and pruning lilacs.

Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium) Growing and Care Guide
Jacob's Ladder plants (Polemonium) are spring bloomers with clusters of purple or white flowers. Here's how to grow and care for them in your garden.

Self-sowing Annual Flowers Are Garden Volunteers
Self-sowing flowers give a natural, cottage garden feel to your garden. Grow some of these annual flowers and then let them sow their seeds for you.

Listing of Self-Seeding Annual Flowers
There are many annual flowers that will self-sow themselves throughout your garden. You can let them land where they will or scatter them yourself. Page 2.

How to Grow Basil
The hardest thing about growing basil is choosing which varieties to grow. Here are some suggestions for great basil varieties and how to grow them.

How to Grow and Care for Snapdragon Plants
Snapdragons are cool season flowers that grow easily in most gardens and start the gardening season of with a wild splash of color. Here are some tips.

How to Grow Horseradish Plants in Your Garden
Horseradish, a perennial herb grown for its pungent roots, is used to spice up a variety of dishes. Here's how to grow your own horseradish plants.





Five Challenging Vegetables to Grow
Anyone can vegetable garden, but these 5 vegetables can be very challenging to grow well. Here are some tips to help you have better success.

Growing Radishes in the Home Vegetable Garden
Radishes can be round or oblong, hot or mild, red, pink, purple, white or bi-colored. They are quick and easy to grow. Here are some tips.

How to Grow Okra Plants
Okra is grow for its long seed pods, used in gumbos and soups and its hibiscus-like flowers. Here's how to grow okra plants in your backyard garden.

Hakonechloa Macra Aureola: Golden Japanese Forest Grass
Golden Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola') is unique and beautiful, but it takes forever to fill out. Here's how to get yours growing.

Growing New Zealand Flax (Phormium)
New Zealand Flax (Phormium) is a colorful, sword-leafed plant popular in containers and as focal points. Here's how to give them what they need to grow.

What Are Garlic Scapes? What Do You Do With Them?
Garlic scapes are the curling tops of garlic plants, which are as edible and delicious as the garlic bulbs. Here are tips for growing and using them.

Why are Cucumbers Bitter and What To Do About It?
Cucumbers are prolific plants. Don't let your abundant cucumbers get bitter. Here are some reasons for bitter cucumbers and what to do about them.

5 Easy to Grow Vegetables
Vegetables for a low maintenance garden. Don't let limited time keep you from growing your own fresh vegetables. Give these 10 vegetables a try.

Tomatoes Can Be Grown in a Low Maintenance Garden
Tomatoes don't have to be a labor intensive vegetable to grow. Tips for growing low maintenance tomatoes

Easy to Grow Garlic
You can never have enough garlic, so it pays to grow your own. It's an easy to grow plant that pretty much grows itself. Here's how to help it along.

Leafy Greens are Low Fuss Vegetables to Grow
Leafy greens for cooking and eating fresh are some of the easiest vegetables to grow and the most reward. use these tips and have fresh greens all season.

Hot Peppers are Much Easier to Grow than Sweet
Spicy hot peppers are much easier to grow than sweet. They soak up the sun and thrive on neglect. Tips for an abundance of hot chile peppers.

Herbs are Some of the Easiest Edibles to Grow
Vegetables for a low maintenance garden. Don't let limited time keep you from growing your own fresh vegetables. Give these 10 vegetables a try.

Sweet Alyssum - A Fragrant, Easy to Grow Flower
Easy to grow Sweet Alyssum is a delicate carpet of tiny flowers with a subtle, sweet fragrance. Here are some tips for growing them in your garden.

Thyme - How to Grow This Fragrant, Flavorful Herb
Thyme is an easy growing Mediterranean herb that is both fragrant and flavorful. Here are some tips on growing and using thyme.plants in your garden.

Aphids. Gardening.

Peony Botritis
Peony Botritis. Gardening. Page 11.

Cabbage Worm Damage
Cabbage Worm Damage. Gardening. Page 2.

Cucumber Beetle Eggs
Cucumber Beetle Eggs. Gardening. Page 3.

Cucumber Mosaic Virus
Cucumber Mosaic Virus. Gardening. Page 10.

Powdery Mildew
Powdery Mildew. Gardening. Page 12.

Spider Mite Damage
Spider Mite Damage. Gardening. Page 4.

Squash Bugs and Eggs (Photo)
Squash Bugs and Eggs. Gardening. Page 5.

Tomato Hornworm with Parasitic Wasps
Tomato Hornworm with Parasitic Wasps. Page 7.

Tomato Hornworm
Tomato Hornworm. Gardening. Page 6.

Tomato Leaf Spot
Tomato Leaf Spot. Gardening. Page 13.

Whitefly. Gardening. Page 8.

Wireworms. Gardening. Page 9.

Cucumber Beetles - Cause of the Cucumber Disease Bacterial Wilt
Cucumber Beetles - Cause of the Cucumber Disease Bacterial Wilt. Page 14.

Gardening with Allergies, Arthritis and Other Problems
True gardeners don't let a little physical discomfort stop them from gardening. You can continue to garden with allergies, arthritis, sore backs and so on, if you choose the right plants, tools and moves. And watch out for the hidden dangers in the garden, like bees, snakes and power tools.

Controlling Deer and Rodent Problems in the Garden
If you plant it, they will come. Deer, voles, chipmunks, ground hogs... Learn what to plant - and not plant - and how to deter these critters.

Natural & Organic Pest Control Solutions for the Garden
Tips and ideas for controlling garden insects and disease on plants, with natural and organic methods.

Plant Nutrient Deficiencies - Identifying and Correcting Garden Problems
Plant nutrient deficiencies have many symptoms. It's easy to confuse a nutrient deficiency with a disease. When plants aren't getting enough of essential nutrients and minerals, they usually tell you with one of these signs.

Pesticides - Using Pesticides in the Home Garden
Pesticides are used in almost every garden. Some are botanical, some chemical. Learn when they are needed and how to use them safely.

Pratical Garden Pest Management
Pests are a fact of life in the garden. We can't eliminate them, but we can strike a balance. Here are some resources to help you control problems.

Brunnera - Growing and Caring for False Forget-Me-Not
Brunnera is an easy to grow shade plant with striking blue flowers and equally lovely heart-shaped variegated leaves. Here's how to care for them.

Guide to Some Common Organic Pesticides
Pros and cons of the most commonly used organic garden pesticides, including insecticidal soap and oils, neem, and pyrethrins, and when to use which.

Osteospermum - Growing African Daisies
African daisies are a pretty daisy-like flower with unusual colored petals and often, a blue center. Here's how to keep them blooming in your garden.

How to Grow Heliopsis Flowers
Heliopsis is called False Sunflower for its long-stemmed golden flowers. Here are tips for keeping these undemanding plants in bloom for months.

How to Grow Tatsoi Greens
Growing tatsoi in your garden is quick and easy. This Asian green is similar to bok choy and can be eaten fresh or cooked. Here are some growing tips.

Growing Zonal Geraniums (Pelargonium x hortorum)
We know them as geraniums and they're everywhere in summer. They're not actually geraniums at all, but they are easy care, cheerful flowers. Here how.

Caring for Ice Plants
Ice plants, like many drought tolerant succulents, can almost take care of themselves. But here's some advice for keeping your plants happy and long blooming.

Growing and Caring for Ice Plants
Ice plants can form a bright carpet of flowers and bloom throughout the summer. Tips for growing these drought tolerant, succulent plants.

How to Tell the Difference Between Lilies and Daylilies
Is it a daylily or a true lily? There is a difference and it matters, when it comes to how to care for your plant. Here's how to tell them apart.

How to Grow Mache (Corn Salad)
Looking for something fresh from the garden, first thing in the spring? Try growing Mache, or corn salad, one of the earliest spring vegetables. Easy to grow and a welcome fresh taste.

Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Garden
Lists of plants and flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your gardens, plus other garden features to keep the hummingbirds and butterflies in your yard.

A Long Producing Vegetable Garden
A long producing vegetable garden is possible, if you heed some simple, but key gardening advice. Follow these tips for a bumper harvest.

Cardinal Climber - Flowering Vine Ipomoea sloteri
The red flowering vine Cardinal Climber is popular with hummingbirds, butterflies, and gardeners. Here are some tips for growing it in your garden.

How to Grow Carrots in the Home Garden
Carrots can be a little tricky to grow and you never know what's going on under the soil, until you harvest. Here are some growing tips for success.

Five Steps for Growing Giant Sized Vegetables
Ever been tempted to try growing a giant pumpkin? Many vegetables can be grown to an unusually large size. Here are 5 easy steps toward success.

Growing and Using the Herb Salad Burnet
Salad burnet is an herb that tastes like cucumber. It is easy to grow and a great plant for the garden. Here are some growing tips, uses and recipes.

Black-Eyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia Alata) Flower Profile
Black-eyed Susan vine is quick growing, easy to care for, and long blooming. Here are some tips for growing these charming plants in your garden.

Top 3 Common Tomato Plant Problems
Many tomato problems don't show themselves until the fruit starts to ripen? Here are tips for dealing with blossom end rot, green shoulders and tomato cracking and avoiding them in the future.

Achieving and Maintaining Great Garden Soil
Soil is often viewed as the boring part of gardening, but there's a whole world under our Wellies that is the foundation for our gardens. Make it Great.

Garden Soil - Understanding Soil pH
Gardeners are constantly told to test their soil. What exactly is soil pH and why is it so important? It easy to understand and easier to control. Page 2.

Garden Soil - The Importance of Organic Matter
Organic matter does so many wonderful things for a garden, it';s just silly not to take advantage of it. Good soil means less work for the gardener. Page 3.

How and When to Prune Lilacs
Pruning lilacs doesn't just keep their size in check, it rejuvenates the plant and encourages more blooming. Here's how to prune lilac plants.

Growing and Caring for Aquilegia Columbine Plants
Aquilegia, or Columbine, are mid-spring blooming plants loved by both hummingbirds and gardeners.Grow your own with these growing and care tips.

How to Grow Oregano (Planting, Maintenance, Harvesting)
Oregano is a hardy herb that will grow easily in your garden for years. Here are tips on which varieties to grow and how to get the most from them.

Growing Cup and Saucer Vine (Cobaea Scandens)
Cup and Saucer Vines is a sprawling, vigorous vine with unusual bell-shaped flowers, with a sweet honey scent. Here are some tips for growing it well.

How to Grow Peas by Direct Sowing in the Garden
Home grown peas are so delicious, they often never make it out of the garden. For your own garden fresh peas, follow these easy growing tips.

How to Grow Pumpkins by Direct Sowing in the Garden
Pumpkins are easy and fun to grow. Who doesn't smile when they see a pumpkin? Follow these tips to successfully grow your own pumpkins in your garden.

How to Grow Radishes by Direct Sowing in the Garden
Few vegetables are as easy to grow as radishes. Direct sow them in the garden and stand back. Here are some tips to make the most of planting radishes.

How to Grow Rutabagas by Direct Sowing in the Garden
Have you not grown rutabagas because you thought they were difficult? Couldn't be easier, with these tips for direct sowing rutabagas in the garden.

How to Grow Salsify by Direct Sowing in the Garden
Salsify is a root vegetable that tastes like oysters. It's an unusual vegetable to grow, but it's not difficult. Follow these tips for success with salsify.

How to Grow Squash by Direct Sowing in the Garden
If you think squash grows itself, you're pretty much right. But it does help to give it a good start. Here are some tips for growing the best squash plants.

How to Grow Turnips by Direct Sowing in the Garden
Tender turnips can be succession planted throughout the growing season, for a continual harvest. Here's some help for growing great turnips.

How to Grow Lettuce by Direct Sowing in the Garden
Lettuce and other salad greens provide great bang for the buck in the garden. Here are some tips for direct sowing these vegetables, for a long harvest.

How to Grow Parsnips by Direct Sowing in the Garden
If you haven't tried growing parsnips in your garden, you're in for a treat. This carrot cousin is sweet to eat and undemanding to grow. Here's how.

How to Grow Carrots by Direct Sowing in the Garden
Carrots are seeded right in the garden and grow with minimal effort from the gardener. Try these tips to get your carrots off to a good start.

How to Grow Corn by Direct Sowing in the Garden
Planting a kernel of corn is easy to do. The hard part is waiting for it to turn into sweet corn on the table. Here's some help to get you there.

How to Grow Cucumbers by Direct Sowing in the Garden
Cucumbers are a quick growing, prolific crop. They're also very easy to grow. Here's some help to get you started.

How to Grow Melons by Direct Sowing in the Garden
Melons are not the easiest crop to grow, but it is very easy to direct sow them in the garden and give it a try. Here are some tips for melon growing success.

How to Grow Beans by Direct Sowing in the Garden
Growing beans is easy and quick and they'll reward you with a long season of harvests. Here's how to direct sow beans in the garden, for a good crop.

How to Grow Beets by Direct Sowing in the Garden
Beets are one of the fastest growing vegetables and you can direct sow them right in the garden. Follow these tips for a long harvest.

The easiest vegetables to Direct Sow
You don't have to start seed indoors to grow vegetables from seed. These 15 vegetables can easily be sown directly in the garden.

How to Grow Beets in the Home Garden
Beets are a fast growing vegetable that can be grown just about anywhere and all parts of the plant are edible. Here's how to grow a great harvest.

How to Grow Kale in the Home Vegetable Garden
Growing kale is easy and very rewarding for the home gardener. Just give it plenty of water and keep it cool. Here's how to have your best crop ever.

How to Grow Gerber Daisies
Gerber daisies are often thought of as cut flowers, but they can easily be grown at home, either in the garden, in containers or even as houseplants. Here are some tips.

Growing and Caring for Gerber Daisy Plants
Gerber daisies come in hot colors, but they actually like cooler temperatures. Here's how to grow gerber daisies in your garden or home.

How and When to Thin Out Young Vegetable Plants
Seeds often sprout too close together and need to be thinned to have space to grow. Here's a list of which vegetables to thin and how far to space them

How to Grow Petunias That Will Bloom All Summer
There are so many choices, when it comes to growing petunias - grandiflora, supertunia, wave... Here are some tips to keep them blooming all summer.

Hot Peppers - Growing the Best Hot Peppers in Your Home Garden
Hot peppers are never hotter than fresh from the garden. Some are all fire and others have a more subtle flavor and heat. Whether you like fire or flavor, there is a hot pepper for your taste. Here's how to choose and grow chiles.

Cool Season Vegetable Gardening - Extending the Growing Season
Cool season vegetable gardening, in the spring and fall, can be just as prolific as the heart of growing season. Here are some growing techniques and suggestions for extending your vegetable gardening season.

Organic Vegetable Gardening - Principles and Techniques
Organic vegetable gardening is a common sense approach to gardening with nature instead of fighting nature. There are many organic gardening practices that will give you high yields, great taste and relief from pests and problems. You don't have to have ugly produce just because you don't garden with pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.

Kids and Veggie Gardening - Having Fun (Both of You)
Kids and vegetable gardening just go together. Dirt, bugs, food! Don't make gardening seem like work. Here are some fun ideas for getting kids to enjoy vegetable gardening and maybe even vegetables.

Recipes - Cooking and Enjoying What You Grow in the Garden
Vegetable gardening offers one perk no other form of gardening can: you get to eat what you grow. Here are some delicious recipes for making the most of the vegetables and fruits from your home garden.

Tomatoes - Growing the Vegetable Gardener's Favorite
Help and advice for growing great tasting tomatoes and avoiding or dealing with tomato diseases and pests.

Heirloom Vegetable Gardening - Vegetables Someone Loved Enough to Keep
Heirloom vegetables are not a sentimental fad. No gardener would continually save and plant seeds of vegetables that didn't grow well or taste great. Heirloom vegetables are still grown because they are superior to so many tasteless hybrids now sold. Learn how to find the best and how to grow them well.

How to Grow Cucumbers
Whether you grow your cucumbers for slicing or pickling, there's a world of cucumbers out there. Follow these tips to help you grow the best.

How to Grow Broccoli Plants in the Vegetable Garden
Broccoli can be a little tricky to grow, but it will reward you for your efforts with a long harvest season. Here are some tips to get you growing.

Regional Gardening Chores and Tips for April
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Attracting Wildlife into your Garden - Design Tips and Plant Choices
Gardening to attract wildlife can sound like a misnomer to gardeners. But birds and butterflies will always be welcome in a garden. And many gardeners actually choose to make their gardens into wildlife habitats. Here are some tips to attract nondestructive wildlife as well as ideas for keeping nuisance wildlife out of your garden.

Books on Garden Design - Reviews and Observations
Don't hink you can't learn garden design from a book. Certainly, you'll need to get your hands dirty and designing a garden is an ongoing process. But remember, a picture is worth a thousand words and these books are full of both.

Designing and Working with Container Gardens
Containers provide an easy to control garden environment. The following articles discuss choosing appropriate containers, selecting plants suited to the container, the site and that work well with each other and keeping your container garden growing.

Roses - Top Roses for Almost Any Garden
A rose, is a rose, is a rose, but when you want to grow The Rose, you want to know which rose is best for your garden. Here are some top choices.

Gardening Tools and Equipment - Top Picks
A good gardening tool can make a tough garden job easier. Here are reviews, comparisons and selections of some of the best gardening tools and equipment available to the home gardener.

Water Gardening - Add a Water Element to Your Garden
Water elements can be added to the garden as simply as a small container with a water lily or a full scale pond with a waterfall. Selecting plants and features for water gardens will add a new source of interest to the gardener and the garden. Good advice for maintaining a water garden shouldn't be overlooked.

Gardens to Visit - Learning Garden Design by Seeing the Best
There's no better way to learn to appreciate good garden design than by exposing yourself to many different gardens and garden styles. There are public and private gardens open for viewing in any area where people garden. Here are some of the best.

Garden Design - Achieving a Specific Style
How to design a garden in a particular style (formal, cottage, Asian...) or for a specific function, like butterfly gardening, cutting gardens or gardening with children.

Winter Garden - Ornamental Grasses
Ornamental grasses accent a garden any time of year, but they might just be at their most imposing in the doldrums of winter. Ornamental grasses provide structure, texture and drama to the gardenscape. Here are 10 of the best ornamental grass and grass-like plants for winter interest. Several are North American natives and all of them are very easy to grow. Many even do double duty by attracting birds to your winter garden, by providing shelter and food.

Pole Tree Pruners - No Branch Is Out of Your Reach
When the tree branch you need to trim is out of reach, you need a pole pruners. Here's some advice and suggestions on what to look for in pole tree pruners.

Choosing the Right Gardening Book for Your Interests
Next to actually working in their gardens, gardeners love to read and learn more about gardening. There are dozens of new gardening books each year. The following garden book reviews can help you find some of interest to you and your gardening needs.

Choosing the Right Gardening Book for Your Interests
Next to actually working in their gardens, gardeners love to read and learn more about gardening. There are dozens of new gardening books each year. The following garden book reviews can help you find some of interest to you and your gardening needs.

Cold Frames - A Good, Easy Way to Harden Off Seedlings
Cold frames are structures that insulate young plants when temperatures drop, but allow them to acclimate to the outdoor air and the strength of the sun's light slowly. You could create a cold from bales of hay and an old blanket, but these cold frame kits have brought science and convenience to the craft of cold frames.

Comparing Bypass Garden Pruners
Bypass garden pruners make an easy, clean cut. A professional quality pruner will make pruning easier and cuts cleaner.

Best Reels for Garden Hose Storage (Top 3)
Hoses are essential gardening tools, but they're not much to look at and they take up a lot of space. Plus, garden hoses can be a hazzard if they're left laying about. Here are several top choices for storing your garden hose and keeping it handy, with the least amount of effort on your part.

Top Garden Shovels (and Shopping Guide)
A good garden shovel is as important to a gardener as a pair of pruners. When shopping for a garden shovel, you'll want to look for a solid blade, a comfortable handle and a flat edge at the top of the blade for better leverage for your foot. The shovels discussed here also address specific gardening conditions.

Plant Lights for Starting Seeds and Growing Indoors
Starting seeds indoors usually requires some type of supplemental plant lighting. Your choice of plant lights depends on how many seedlings you are starting. Choices range from single lamp bulbs on up to 1000 watt high intensity lights. Follow these guidelines to choose which plant light system is right for you.

Top 10 Hybrid Tea Roses
Hybrid teas are the royalty of roses. Whole gardens are devoted to them. Hybrid tea roses come in every color except blue and there is one suited for just about every growing condition. Here are some exceptional hybrid tea roses in a rainbow of colors and characteristics

Plants for Fall Containers
Many fall blooming garden plants, with unusual foliage and flowers in the shades of autumn, make wonderful container plants. Here are some favorites.

Top 4 Greenhouse Kits - Choosing the Greenhouse for You
Greenhouses are the ultimate luxury for gardeners, but they're also a big responsibility. Here are some greenhouse kits and their pros and cons.


Top Foliage Plants - Plants that Dazzle with Their Leaves





Top Foliage Plants - Plants that Dazzle with Their Leaves
You don't need a lot of flowers to keep your garden in color. Plant some of these fanciful foliage plants, to have all season impact.




Heuchera - Tips for Growing Coral Bells
Heuchera plants have come a long way from the traditional Coral Bells. These beautiful foliage plants are widely adaptable. Here are some growing tips.

Caladiums - Tropical Perennials for Every Shade Garden
Want something colorful to grow in a shady garden? Try the flamboyant leaves of Caladiums. Learn the in and outs for caring for these vibrant tubers.

Overwintering Non-Hardy Plants Indoors - Bringing Outdoor Plants In
You may not live in the tropics, but that doesn't mean you have to treat every tropical plant as an annual. You can treat it to summer vacation outdoors and treat it as a house plant during the colder months. Here's how.

Overwintering Non-Hardy Plants Indoors - Bringing Outdoor Plants In
You may not live in the tropics, but that doesn't mean you have to treat every tropical plant as an annual. You can treat it to summer vacation outdoors and treat it as a house plant during the colder months. Here's how.

Pothos Houseplant - Description and Growing Tips
Pothos is arguably the easiest houseplant to grow - tolerant of low light and erratic watering. Here's some help choosing and growing a pothos plant.

Kalette - A New Cooking Green to Grow
There's a new cooking green to try - Kalette. It's a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts (non-GMO). Curious to try and grow it in your garden?

Wheelbarrow and Garden Carts - Choosing the Right Tool
Wheelbarrows and garden carts are indispensable garden tools and these 7 offer a variety of functions and features. Take a look at all your choices.

Garden Forks - Choosing A Garden Fork That's Up to the Job
Every gardener needs a spading fork for breaking up soil and lifting materials. Here are several options to consider for strength and function.

Gardening Gifts for Kids
Kids love to garden and play in the dirt. There are so many wonderful gardening kits and child-sized garden tools that they feel right at home in the garden with Mom and Dad. Here are 10 gardening gifts that you can enjoy along with your kids.

Gardening Gifts for Him
It can be hard shopping for guys, but here are 10 gardening gifts most gardeners would love to receive. There're bound to be 1 or 2 even he would like.

Gifts Ideas for Gardeners - Stocking Stuffers
Choosing gifts for gardeners is easy. There's always some garden tool or toy they've been wanting to try. Here's a list of 10 gardening gifts small enough to stuff in a stocking.

Gifts for Gardeners
Shopping for gifts for gardeners is easy. Garden tools alone could keep you in gift ideas for years. Then there's garden totes, gardening boots, garden books...

Leaf Blowers, Vacuums & Even Rakes
Raking fall leaves is a perennial chore. These 6 blowers, vacuums, rakes, and shredders will help you make quick work of it.

Tips for Growing Healthy Houseplants
More Houseplants are killed with kindness than neglect. The best thing you can do for your indoor plants is to learn something about the growing conditions your particular plants like and provide as close to those conditions as possible. If you see a problem developing, take action quickly.

Top 10 Garden Magazines - Horticulture and Landscaping
Gardening magazines are monthly garden inspiration. They tell us about new plants, garden design ideas and gardening techniques. Here are my picks for the top gardening magazines.

Best Loppers - Tree and Shrub Pruning Tools
When you need to prune trees and shrubs, you need a lopper. Here are several top styles, whether you're looking for power or ease of use - or both.

Growing Fragrant Lavender
You can be successful growing lavender in your garden if you choose the right variety. Tips for choosing growing and pruning lavender plants.

Lavender Uses and Choosing a Variety
Choosing the right variety of lavender can make all the difference in where it will grow. French lavender, English lavender and Spanish Lavender all have their special features. Lavender plants, with their fragrant flower buds, can be used to make lavender soaps and lotions. Or maybe you'd like to cook with lavender. Page 2.

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes in the Home Garden
Sweet potatoes can be grown in most vegetable gardens. Even the leaves are edible. Here are tips for getting the most from you backyard harvest.

Growing Tomatillo Plants in the Home Vegetable Garden
Tomatillos are delicious little fruits that are an integral part of Mexican cooking. They are also very easy to grow. Here are some tips.

Growing Trillium Plants in a Woodland Garden
Trillium are fascinating, unique woodland plants. Although not hard to grow, they can take awhile to become established. Here are some growing tips.

Diascia - a Trailing Flower That Blooms All Season
Diascia, or Twinspur, is a delicate, trailing plant that blooms throughout the summer. They are great for containers. Here's how to care for yours.

Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Showers'
Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Showers' is a threadleaf coreopsis that has sturdy stems and a long bloom period. Here are some tips for growing it. Page 6.

Coreopsis 'Limerock Ruby'
The 'Limerock' series of Coreopsis introduced new colors into the species, like red and tangerine. Here are some tips for growing them in your garden. Page 7.

Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
Few flowers captivated gardeners the way buttery yellow Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' did. Here are some tips for growing it in your garden. Page 5.

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Rising Sun'
Coreopsis grandiflora 'Rising Sun' is one of the earliest blooming coreopsis varieties. Take a look and see how it grows. Page 3.

Coreopsis Grandiflora 'Heliot'
Coreopsis Grandiflora 'Heliot' is a compact version of a garden favorite. Here are some tips for growing it in your garden. Page 2.

Coreopsis Grandiflora
Coreopsis Grandiflora is a low maintenance perennial flower that grows well in most gardens. Here are some tips for growing your own.

Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Lanceleaf Coreopsis resembles a wildflower, but is much better behaved. Here's how to grow it in your garden. Page 4.

Growing Tips for Popular Houseplants
A detailed look at some of the more popularly grown indoor plants and how to care for them, including ferns, Fius, Cycleman and holiday plants.

Multi-Purpose Aloe Vera - Gardening
Aloe vera is a succulent plant that thrives on neglect. It make an excellent houseplant and skin salve. Here are tips for growing your own aloe plant.

Growing Rhubarb - Is It a Vegetable?
Rhubarb is a vegetable that is eaten like a fruit. It is a perennial vegetable that likes cool weather and is grown for its fibrous leaf stalks.

Preventing and Dealing with Black Spot on Roses
Black spot is one of the most common rose diseases. It weakens the rose and ruins its appearance. Here's how to treat black spot on your roses.

Growing Peppers in the Vegetable Garden
Growing peppers is easy if you give them plenty of warm days and regular water. Here are tips for growing great sweet peppers in any vegetable garden.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2010 - Grandmom’s Green Backyard
Philadelphia Flower Show 2010 - Grandmom’s Green Backyard. Page 14.

Vinegar - Inexpensive and Organic Weed Control
Household vinegar and other concentrations of acetic acid are inexpensive, organic weed killers. Here are some tips for getting the best weed control.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2010
Backyard exhibit at the 2010 Philadelphia Flower Show. Page 20.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2010 - The World of Color
Philadelphia Flower Show 2010 - The World of Color. Page 10.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2010 - Explorer's Garden - Singapore
Philadelphia Flower Show 2010 - Explorer's Garden - Singapore

Philadelphia Flower Show 2010 - Azalea Exhibit
Philadelphia Flower Show 2010 - Azalea Exhibit.

Garden Design Help
Garden Design Help. Gardening.

Creating a Garden Design
Creating a Garden Design. Gardening. Page 2.

Designing a New Garden
Designing a New Garden. Gardening. Page 3.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2010 - Patio Garden
Philadelphia Flower Show 2010 - Patio Garden. Page 19.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2010 - The Atlantic Highway, from Maine to Florida
Philadelphia Flower Show 2010 - The Atlantic Highway, from Maine to Florida. Page 4.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2010 - Tulipmania
Philadelphia Flower Show 2010 - Tulipmania. Page 5.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2010 - The World of Color
Philadelphia Flower Show 2010 - The World of Color. Page 11.

Salvia coccinea 'Lady in Red' Photo
Picture of Salvia coccinea 'Lady in Red'. Page 24.

Scarlet Runner Bean Photo
Picture of Scarlet Runner Beans. Gardening. Page 25.

Shadbush Berries Photo
Picture of Shadbush Berries. Gardening. Page 33.

Sunflower Photo
Picture of Burgundy Sunflower. Gardening. Page 28.

Threadleaf Japanese Maple Photo
Picture of Threadleaf Japanese Maple. Page 42.

Viburnum Berries Photo
Picture of Viburnum Berries. Gardening. Page 32.

Woman with Red Jacket in Garden
Woman with Red Jacket in Garden. Gardening. Page 51.

Garden Design - Designing a Front Walkway
Garden Design - Designing a Front Walkway. Page 2.

Designing a Front Walkway - Garden Design
Designing a Front Walkway - Garden Design

Coral Bells - Heuchera 'Dolce Licorice'
Coral Bells - Heuchera 'Dolce Licorice'. Page 9.

Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum 'rubrum')
Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum 'rubrum'). Page 4.

Sedum 'Black Jack'
Sedum 'Black Jack'. Gardening. Page 10.

Sweet Alyssum
Sweet Alyssum. Gardening. Page 3.

Planting a Small Container
Container Gardening. Page 5.

Wand Flower (Gaura lindheimeri)
Wand Flower (Gaura lindheimeri). Gardening. Page 7.

Weigela 'Wine and Roses'
Weigela 'Wine and Roses'. Gardening. Page 6.

White Gaura - Wand Flower (Gaura lindheimeri)
White Gaura - Wand Flower (Gaura lindheimeri). Page 8.

Garden Design Help - How Would You Design this Front Walkway Garden?
Garden Design Help - How Would You Design this Front Walkway Garden?

Red Lilies Photo
Picture of Red Lilies. Gardening. Page 17.

Maltese Cross Blossom
Picture of Maltese Cross Blossom. Page 18.

Mums in Container Photo
Picture of Mums in Container. Gardening. Page 30.

Orchid Photo
Picture of Red Orchid. Gardening. Page 19.

Panicum 'Cloud Nine' Photo
Picture of Panicum virgatum 'Cloud Nine'. (Switch Grass). Page 48.

Pennisetum 'Princess' Photo
Picture of Pennisetum 'Princess'. Page 46.

Peony 'Sword Dance' Photo
Picture of Peony 'Sword Dance'. Gardening. Page 20.

Peony Foliage Turning Red in Fall Photo
Picture of Peony Foliage Turning Red in the Fall. Page 49.

Phormium 'Bronze Baby' Photo
Picture of Phormium 'Bronze Baby'. Page 47.

Purple Smoke Bush Photo
Picture of Purple Smoke Bush. Gardening. Page 41.

Red Adirondack Chairs Photo
Picture of Red Adirondack Chairs. Page 50.

Red Flower Border Photo
Picture of Red Flower Border. Gardening. Page 52.

Red Foliage Border Photo
Picture of Red Foliage Border. Gardening. Page 53.

Red Geraniums Photo
Picture of Red Geraniums. Gardening. Page 23.

Red Hot Poker and Monarda Photo
Picture of Kniphofia and Monarda. Page 3.

Phlox Photo
Picture of Red Phlox. Gardening. Page 21.

Red Spider Lily Photo
Picture of Red Spider Lily. Gardening. Page 22.

Rex Begonia Photo
Rex Begonia Photo. Gardening. Page 39.

Rose 'Milestone' Photo
Picture of Rose 'Milestone'. Gardening.

Rose Hips Photo
Picture of Rose Hips. Gardening. Page 36.

Staghorn Sumac Photo
Picture of Staghorn Sumac. Gardening. Page 26.

Cardinal Flower Photo
Cardinal Flower Photo. Gardening. Page 7.

Caster Bean Photo
Caster Bean Photo. Gardening. Page 38.

Celosia Photo
Celosia Photo. Gardening. Page 6.

Coleus Photos
Coleus Photo. Gardening. Page 44.

Coreopsis 'Limerock Ruby' Photo
Picture of Coreopsis 'Limerock Ruby'. Page 9.

Crab Apple Photo
Picture of Crab Apple. Gardening. Page 34.

Crocosmia 'Lucifer' Photo
Picture of Crocosmia 'Lucifer'. Gardening. Page 10.

Red Dahlia Photo
Picture of Red Dahlia. Gardening. Page 11.

Burgundy Daylily Photo
Picture of Burgundy Daylily. Gardening. Page 29.

Dogwood Berries Photo
Picture of Dogwood Berries. Gardening. Page 35.

Echinacea 'Twilight' (Big Sky Series) Photo
Picture of Coneflower 'Twilight' (Big Sky Series). Page 12.

Emilia Flowers Photo
Picture of Emilia coccinea 'Scarlet Magic'. Page 13.

Fuchsia Blossoms Photo
Picture of Fuchsia Blossom. Gardening. Page 8.

Burgundy Gaillardia Photo
Picture of Burgundy Gaillardia. Gardening. Page 14.

Hibiscus 'Panama Red' Photo
Picture of Hibiscus 'Panama Red'. Page 40.

Red Hibiscus Flower Photo
Picture of Red Hibiscus Flower. Gardening. Page 15.

Holly Berries Photo
Picture of Holly with Red Berries. Page 31.

Hollyhocks Photo
Picture of Hollyhocks. Gardening. Page 16.

Jack in the Pulpit Seed Pod Photo
Picture of Jack in the Pulpit. Gardening. Page 37.

Japanese Blood Grass Photo (Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra')
Picture of Japanese Blood Grass. Gardening. Page 45.

Knautia macedonica Photo
Picture of Knautia macedonica. Gardening. Page 27.

Hosta. Gardening. Page 24.

Lavendula (Lavender)
Lavendula (Lavender). Gardening. Page 28.

Narcissis (Daffodils)
Narcissis (Daffodils). Gardening. Page 32.

Nepeta Siberica (Catmint)
Nepeta Siberica (Catmint). Gardening. Page 33.

Bee Balm Photo
Picture of Bee Balm. Gardening. Page 4.

Canna Photo
Canna Photo. Gardening. Page 5.

Red Flowers and Foliage
Photo Gallery of Red Flowers and Foliage and How to Use them in the Garden.

Red Flowers and Foliage
Photo Gallery of Red Flowers and Foliage and How to Use them in the Garden.

Red Flowers and Foliage
Photo Gallery of Red Flowers and Foliage and How to Use them in the Garden.

#10 - Peach-leaved Bellflower
Peach Leaved Bellflower. Gardening. Page 11.

#11 - Platycodon grandiflorus - Balloon Flower
Platycodon grandiflorus - Balloon Flower. Page 12.

#12 - Oriental Lily 'Maywood'
Pink Oriental Lily 'Maywood'. Gardening. Page 13.

#13 - Achillea (Yarrow) 'Moonshine'
Achillea (Yarrow) 'Moonshine'. Gardening. Page 14.

#2 - Lilium 'Star Gazer' (Oriental Lily)
Lilium 'Star Gazer' (Oriental Lily). Page 3.

#3 - Garden Phlox 'David'
Phlox 'David'. Gardening. Page 4.

#4 - Paeonia 'Longfellow'
Growing Peonies. Gardening. Page 5.

#5 - Eryngium planum - Sea Holly
Eryngium planum - Sea Holly. Gardening. Page 6.

#6 - Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty'
Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty'. Page 7.

#7 - Papaver orientale - Oriental Poppy
Papaver orientale - Oriental Poppy. Page 8.

#8 - Liatris spicata (Gay Feather, Dense Blazing Star) 'Kobold'
Liatris spicata (Gay Feather, Dense Blazing Star) 'Kobold'. Page 9.

#9 - Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) 'Cerise Queen'
Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) 'Cerise Queen'. Page 10.

#1 - Peony 'Alma Hansen'
Peony 'Alma Hansen'. Gardening. Page 2.

Free Garden Design - Perennial Cutting Garden
Free Garden Design - Perennial Cutting Garden

Perennial Cutting Garden Design
A free garden design for a perennial cutting garden. Complete with specified plants and alternaives. Many perennials will repeat flower if kept dead headed, which is exactly what a cutting garden is for. And since not all perennial flowers bloom at the same time, your bouquets and arrangements will take on a seasonal flair and provide you with ever changing variety. Here's a garden design of perennial cutting flowers you can duplicate in your own yard.

Cineraria 'Stellata'
Cineraria 'Stellata'. Gardening. Page 9.

Gerbera jamesonii (Gerber Daisy)
Gerbera jamesonii (Gerber Daisy). Page 20.

Shasta Daisy Plants
Shasta Daisies are what daisies should be. Upstanding, bright and cheery and free flowering. They even grow well from seed. Page 29.

Lupinus (Lupine)
Lupinus (Lupine). Gardening. Page 31.

Mirabilis jalapa (Four O'Clocks)
Mirabilis jalapa (Four O'Clocks). Page 16.

Oenothera macrocarpa (Ozark Sundrop)
Oenothera macrocarpa (Ozark Sundrop). Page 34.

Pavonia lasiopetala (Rock Rose, Texas Swampmallow)
Pavonia lasiopetala (Rock Rose, Texas Swampmallow). Page 37.

Perovskia (Russian Sage)
Perovskia (Russian Sage). Gardening. Page 38.

Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant)
Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant). Page 39.

Pulmonaria (Lungwort)
Pulmonaria (Lungwort). Gardening. Page 40.

Rosa (Rose)
Rosa (Rose). Gardening. Page 41.

Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan)
Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan). Gardening. Page 42.

Salvia greggii (Autumn Sage)
Salvia greggii (Autumn Sage). Gardening. Page 43.

Salvia microphylla (Baby Sage)
Salvia microphylla (Baby Sage). Gardening. Page 44.

Salvia nemorosa (Meadow Sage)
Salvia nemorosa (Meadow Sage). Gardening. Page 45.

Salvia uliginosa (Bog Salvia)
Salvia uliginosa (Bog Salvia). Gardening. Page 46.

Scabiosa 'Blue Butterfly'
Scabiosa is not the prettiest name for a flower, but 'Blue Butterfly' is one attractive flower. Dancing on top of tall stems, the blue pin cushions attract plenty of butterflies. Page 47.

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
Sedum 'Autumn Joy'. Gardening. Page 48.

Lamb's Ears (Stachys) Photo
Lamb's Ears (Stachys) Photo. Gardening. Page 49.

Growing Tulips
Growing Tulips. Gardening. Page 50.

Ajuga (Bugleweed)
Ajuga is a fast growing groundcover that can take over, if you're not careful. However, when it is in bloom in the spring, there's nothing to top it. If you have the space to let it roam, it's well worth growing. Page 2.

Leadwort (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)
Leadwort, (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides), is a late summer bloomer with pretty blue flowers followed by red seedheads. Page 8.

How to Grow and Prune Clematis
How to Grow and Prune Clematis. Gardening. Page 10.

Coreopsis Grandiflora Photo
Coreopsis Grandiflora Photo. Gardening. Page 11.

Bleeding Heart, Dicentra spectabilis
Bleeding Heart, Dicentra spectabilis. Page 12.

Echinacea (Purple Cone Flower)
Echinacea, OR Purple Cone Flower, is highly recommended for novice gardeners. It is a dependable grower and widely adaptable. See what gardeners have to say. Page 13.

Euonymus europaeus, Spindle Bush, European Euonymus
Euonymus europaeus, Spindle Bush, European Euonymus. Page 14.

Cactus & Euphorbia
Euphorbia plants are good choices for dry areas. Their foliage looks good all season and the flowers are as succulent as the leaves. Page 7.

Japanese Painted Fern Photo
Japanese Painted Fern Photo. Gardening. Page 15.

Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)
Gaillardia, the Blanket Flower, is one tough plant. A prairie flower, it is drought tolerant, free flowering and very dependable. Page 17.

Gaura, Wand Flower Photo
Gaura, Wand Flower Photo. Gardening. Page 18.

Geranium sanguineum Photo
Geranium sanguineum Photo. Gardening. Page 19.

How to Grow Hellebores. Gardening. Page 21.

Hemerocallis (Day Lily)
Hemerocallis (Day Lily). Gardening. Page 22.

Heuchera (Coral Bells)
Heuchera (Coral Bells). Gardening. Page 23.

Iris (Bearded Iris)
Iris (Bearded Iris). Gardening. Page 25.

Lamium (Deadnettle)
Lamium (Deadnettle). Gardening. Page 26.

Lantana (Shrub Verbena)
Lantana (Shrub Verbena). Gardening. Page 27.

Lily 'Casa Blanca'
Lily 'Casa Blanca'. Gardening. Page 30.

Iceland Poppies
Iceland Poppies. Gardening. Page 36.

Paeonia (Peony)
Paeonia (Peony). Gardening. Page 35.

Achillea (Yarrow) 'Coronation Gold' with 'Moonshine'
Achillea (Yarrow) The buttery yellow of 'Moonshine' combines beautifully with the richer tone of 'Coronation Gold'. Photo

Aquilegia (Columbine)
How to grow and care for Columbine (Aquilegia) in your garden. Page 3.

Brunnera macrophylla, the False Forget-Me-Not
Brunnera macrophylla, also called the False Forget-Me-Not and the not so pretty name, Siberian Bugloss, is an early spring bloomer with attractive long-lasting foliage. The blue flowers appear in mid to late spring. The foliage, which can be elaboratly variegated, stays attractive all summer, with some pruning. Page 5.

Buddleia, Butterfly Bush
Growing and caring for butterfly bush (Buddleia), a sub-shrub that quickly shoots up 5-6 feet early in the season and then blooms and attracts butterflies to your garden all summer. Page 6.

Growing Asters in the Garden
How to grow New York Asters in the Garden. Sometimes called Michaelmas daisies, these late bloomers add color and texture to the fall garden. Page 4.

Plants for New Gardeners
Great plant suggestions for new gardeners.

Plants for New Gardeners
Great plant suggestions for new gardeners.

Plants for New Gardeners
Great plant suggestions for new gardeners.

Plants for New Gardeners
Great plant suggestions for new gardeners.

Urban Gardening - Small Lawns and Rooftop Containers
Tips for urban gardening, from rooftop containers to caring, designing a small garden, for a small lawn and growing flowers and vegetables indoors.

What to Consider Before Planting a Rooftop Garden
Rooftop gardening can be an oasis in an urban setting and makes use of otherwise unused space. Before you plant a garden on your roof, here are some questions to take into consideration, when planning a rooftop garden.

Growing and Using Dill
Dill is an easy to grow herb that is wonderful for the backyard vegetable. the plants are feathery and attractive and the leaves taste best used fresh. Tips for growing and using dill.

How to Grow Flowers From Seed - Annuals and Perennials
Growing flowers from seed can take some patience, but it's an inexpensive way to fill your garden with color. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Tips for Growing Onions in a Garden
How to grow onions in the home garden and how to deal with and control the pests and problems affecting onions. Page 2.

How to Grow Onions in the Home Garden
Growing onions takes patience, since all the action takes place under ground. If you can provide a rich soil and a full day of sun, you can grow a good sized harvest of onions for eating fresh and storing for later.

Growing a Sweet Bay Tree in a Container or Your Garden
Best known as a seasoning, bay laurel is an evergreen shrub or tree that does well in containers. Bring a little of the Mediterranean to your home.

Creating and Dealing with Microclimates in Your Garden
Microclimates, areas where the natural conditions, such as sunlight and water, differ from the surroundings can be great places to plant or challenges.

Growing Ramps (Wild Leeks) in the Home Vegetable Garden
Ramps, or wild leeks, are an early spring vegetable with a flavor somewhere between onions and garlic. Try these ramps growing tips to grow your own.

Growing Blue Star (Amsonia)
Blue Star Plants (Amsonia) have clear, true blue flowers, attractive seed pods and glowing gold fall foliage. Here's how to grow them in your garden.

How and When to Prune Raspberries and Blackberries
Brambles, like raspberries and blackberries, need regular pruning to keep bearing large, healthy crops and to prevent them from taking over your garden. Don't let this scare you. Pruning brambles is actually a simple procedure, if you follow these steps.

How and When to Prune Blackberries
Regular pruning of blackberries, as with raspberries, is the way to have a large healthy crops of berries every year. Here are some simple steps. Page 2.

Starting a Vegetable Garden - Seeds or Seedlings?
Whether to direct sow your vegetables or purchase seedlings really comes down to 2 easy questions: Here are some tips to help you answer them.

How to Grow Ornamental Cabbage and Flowering Kale
Ornamental cabbage and kale are close relatives of edible cabbages and kale, they've just been bred for looks, not flavor. Still just as easy to grow.

How to Grow Peas - Tips and Suggested Varieties
Peas fresh from the garden have a short season of glory. Here are tips for extending pea season, growing healthy, productive pea plants and making the most of the peas you grow.

Top Soil and Compost in Bulk - Gardening
To buy soil or compost in bulk, for your garden, you need to know how much is required and where to find quality soil. Here's how to get started.