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Best Plants For Chicken Coop And Plants To Avoid

By Amy Grant

Free-ranging chickens can be great for garden areas, but read on to be sure they have access to the safest plants.

Boho Patio Ideas For A Cool And Cozy Outdoor Space

By Mary Ellen Ellis

The word boho means different things depending upon where and how we grew up, but it has a history. Learn how to create boho style outside.

Farmhouse Garden And Outdoor Decorating Ideas

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Different from cottage style, farmhouse style is more relaxed and rustic and can bring back memories of a simpler time. Cozy up your garden space with these tips.

What Are Microclimates?

By Andre Baptiste, Permaculture Life

Ever noticed that shady gardens stay snowy longer? Or spots against a wall stay warm? Those are microclimates. Click to learn more.

How To Be A Good Neighbor In Your Garden

By Teo Spengler

When is too early to mow the lawn? Click here to find out, as well as tips for more garden etiquette when considering neighbors.

How To Begin Permaculture Homesteading

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Sustainable living and developing a permaculture environment are no longer just concepts for discussion, but are being implemented around the world. Start with considering every need in life and how it can be filled sustainably, and create a newer and more organic, sustainable lifestyle.

Sustainable Permaculture Suburban Yard Design

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

What is permaculture? What are some permaculture front yard ideas? Find these answers and more here.

History Of Permaculture And Its Creators

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Anyone can practice permaculture techniques, since it is a gardening mindset that embraces sustainable living. Read on to learn its origins and concepts.

Desert Permaculture Design And Techniques

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Living in a desert environment can be rich and productive if you know how to develop a permaculture system. Read on for more.

Permaculture Vs. Organic Farming Differences

By Laura Miller

What are the differences between permaculture and organic gardening? They're close, but not the same. Click here to find out why.

Earth-Friendly Ways To Get Rid Of Overgrown Plants

By Amy Grant

Too much plant doesn’t mean your cuttings need to go into the compost. You can create “passalong” plants or get involved in a plant swap when your divided plants need a new home.

Bold, Dramatic Plants For The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Read these suggestions for combining a varied plethora of bright and textured foliage and flowers for a drama filled, eye-popping garden.

Calories Burned In Gardening And Yard Work

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Gardening is great, especially because of the personal benefits. Read on about your physical and mental health in the garden.

Learn How Plants Increase Creativity

By Amy Grant

Plants and nature can provide inspiration and a boost in creative energy. Learn how nature increases our vitality by inspiring us to invent, produce and create.

Tips For Planting In Hot Weather

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

If you’re eager to install new garden plants in the heat of midsummer, here are some ideas for the best results.

Using Algae To Combat Climate Change

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Scientists think algae may be the solution to our ever-growing problem of climate change. Read on to learn more.

How To Stop Invasive Plants From Spreading

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Invasive plants pose a huge threat to ecosystems. Click here to learn how to stop invasive species from spreading in areas they don’t belong.

Understanding The Plant Immune System

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Have you ever wondered about the plant immune system? How do they fight disease? Click here to learn about adaptive immunity in plants.

Plant Adaptations For Fire-Prone Areas

By Teo Spengler

Plants vary widely in their response to fire, and overtime, adapt to it. Click here to learn how plants have adapted to wildfires.

Connections Between Harmful Algae And Climate Change

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Are toxic algae blooms related to climate change? Click here for information on the subject.

Pros And Cons Of Raised Bed Gardening

By Laura Miller

Raised beds can be convenient and helpful for many gardeners, but there can be disadvantages if one doesn’t think ahead.

Learn How Lightning And Plants Interact

By Laura Miller

Do plants grow better after thunderstorms? Click here to learn all about it.

Basic Principles Of Permaculture Design

By Laura Miller

Permaculture principles practiced to any degree can help our planet. Learn the basics of permaculture design so you can apply them to your gardening projects.

Why Thermogenic Plants Produce Heat

By Laura Miller

Do plants produce heat? This may seem like an odd question, but some do, and many have adaptations to regulate their internal temperatures.

Worst Plants For Allergies

By Amy Grant

Knowledge of plants that cause allergic reactions can be beneficial. Click here to learn about common plant allergies.

Plants That Smell Like Lemon

By Amy Grant

Not everyone can grow a lemon tree, but there are plenty of lemon smelling plants that can be grown either in the garden or in containers.

Reasons To Avoid Planting When Soil Is Wet

By Laura Miller

Is it ok to plant in the rain? Should gardeners wait til it's dry or forge ahead and plant anyway? Click to learn the secret.

Plants That Predict The Weather

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Humans have meteorologists to help determine when weather will become wet, but plants don't have that advantage. So how do plants do it?

Can Plants Learn – Do Plants Have Memories

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Can plants learn? Surprisingly, studies into the subject seem to reveal that plant learned behavior carries through their lives, and in some cases, is transported into further generations.

Sophomore Year Garden Tips – What To Do When You’re Gardening For The Second Time

By Mary Ellen Ellis

If you’re in the second year, you’re ready to perfect last year’s efforts and for some more advanced gardening. Read on for tips.

Privacy Wall Ideas – How To Design A Secluded Backyard

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

You’ve just moved into a new house and you love it, except for the lack of privacy in the backyard. Luckily, creating a DIY privacy wall just takes some imagination.

Green Collar Job Info – What Does A Green Collar Worker Do

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Click here to explore available green collar jobs and determine if this type of job is right for you.

Annual Vs Perennial Vs Biennial – Annual Biennial Perennial Meaning

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Annual, perennial, biennial differences in plants are important to understand for gardeners. Click here to learn more.

Spring Garden Checklist – Garden Tasks For Spring

By Amy Grant

As temperatures warm, the garden beckons; it’s time to work on your spring garden to-do list. Read on to learn more.

Choosing Houseplants For Your Style – What Are The Best Houseplants For My Decor

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Houseplants are an excellent way to add interest to indoor spaces, as well as freshness and a bright pop of color. Read on to learn more about matching houseplants to your personal style.

Gardening In The New Year: Monthly Resolutions For The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

New Year’s resolutions can be hard to stick to, so why not make it easy and choose resolutions for the garden? Find ideas here.

Growing Challenge In Winter: Finding Winter Garden Motivation

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Looking for a few winter gardening challenges? Click this article for some fun ideas on gardening in winter.

Gardening Questions And Answers – Our Top 2020 Gardening Topics

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

What answers did you long for this year? Journey with us as Gardening Know How takes a look back at the best of 2020.

Winter Solstice Gardening: How Gardeners Spend The First Day Of Winter

By Teo Spengler

Winter solstice is the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year. If you are hoping to celebrate winter in the garden, click here.

Holiday Plant History – Why Do We Have Christmas Plants

By Amy Grant

Have you ever wondered how holiday plants became popular? Here’s some holiday plant history into why we have Christmas plants.

Plant Related Holidays: Celebrate Each Month With A Gardening Calendar

By Teo Spengler

You’ve probably heard of Earth Day, but there are several plant-related holidays that you could celebrate in the garden. Click to learn more.

Giving To Food Deserts – How To Donate To Food Deserts

By Amy Grant

How do you donate to food deserts? Click this article to learn about food desert organizations and nonprofits that can help.

Natural Thanksgiving Décor – How To Grow Thanksgiving Decorations

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Fall colors and nature’s bounty create the perfect natural Thanksgiving décor. Click herefor some ideas on Thanksgiving décor that you can grow.

Thanksgiving In The Garden – Creating A Backyard Thanksgiving Dinner

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

There are several ways to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner outdoors. Click this article for some fun ideas you may want to try out this year.

Heat Loving Plants That Tolerate Cold: Choosing Cold Hardy Sun Plants

By Laura Miller

All too often, cold climate gardeners find their sun loving perennials don't make it through the winter. Click here for options.

Winter Gardening Do’s And Don’ts – What To Do In A Garden In Winter

By Laura Miller

If you're wondering what to do in a garden in winter, the answer is plenty. Here are some winter gardening do's and don'ts to keep you busy.

Winter Prepping Plants – How To Prepare Plants For Winter

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Experienced growers know that preparation for winter can be a busy time in the garden. Click here for info on winter prepping plants.

Virtual Garden Tours: Touring Gardens While Home

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

With Covid, many botanic gardens around the world have made it possible to enjoy virtual tours from the comfort of home. Learn more here.

Virtual Garden Design – How To Use Garden Planning Software

By Laura Miller

Garden planning software can make the job of garden design easier and help you avoid costly mistakes. Click here to learn more.

When To Start Garden Plans – Learn About End Of Season Garden Planning

By Mary Ellen Ellis

The end of the growing season can be both rewarding and sad, but end of season garden planning is your next task. Click here for tips to get started.

Plant Navigation – How To Use Nature As A Compass

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Using nature as a compass is not only entertaining, it sharpens your observational skills and appreciation of nature. Learn more here.

Poison Ivy Treatments: Poison Ivy Home Remedy Tips

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Identifying poison ivy and understanding how to alleviate its symptoms can help reduce spread and the discomfort it can cause. Learn more here.

Plants For Veterans – Honoring Veterans With Flowers

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Honor heroes with living Veteran's day plants. Building a remembrance garden is a great way of paying tribute to veteran soldiers. Learn more here.

Beginner Garden Tips: Getting Started With Gardening

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

First-time gardeners have nearly unlimited access to the resources necessary to be successful. Explore gardening tips for beginners here.

Interesting Garden Hacks You May Not Know About

By Leslie Garner, Early Childhood Educator

Who doesn't love a good hack to make life easier and save a little money too? Click here for some gardening tips that might just amaze you.

Old Gardening Advice: Garden Tips From The Past

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

There are lots of new tips and technology to promote the best garden growth, but old gardening advice comes in handy too. Learn more here.

Homemade Bird Feeder Ideas – Making Bird Feeders With Kids

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Bird feeder crafts can be great projects for families and kids. Ready to get started? Click this article for some fun ideas.

Hobby Farm Ideas – Tips For Starting A Hobby Farm

By Laura Miller

Starting a hobby farm can be an exciting adventure. Click here for some tips and ideas to help get you started with this fun endeavor.

What Are Hobby Farms – Hobby Farm Vs. Business Farm

By Amy Grant

Unclear about the difference between a hobby farm vs. business farm? Click here to learn what hobby farms are and how they differ.

Small Farming Tips And Ideas – How To Start A Small Farm

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Are you thinking about starting a small farm? Click here for information on how to start a small farm to help you make a wise decision.

Homesteading For Beginners – Learn About Starting A Homestead

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Understanding how to start homesteading will help beginners as they progress towards their own self-sufficiency goals. Learn more here.

Homesteading Information: Tips On Starting A Homestead

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

A homesteading farm life may not be for everyone, but some of the simpler practices can be used even in urban settings. Learn more here.

Plant Growing Orientation – How Do Plants Know Which Way Is Up

By Mary Ellen Ellis

When starting seeds or planting bulbs, do you ever wonder how plants know which way to grow? If so, then this article is for you.

Fall Garden Guide: Basic Fall Gardening For Beginners

By Liz Baessler

Whether raking the yard, cleaning the garden, starting a new garden, or prepping for next season, here are autumn garden tips to get it done.

Cleaning With Vinegar: Using Vinegar To Clean Pots In The Garden

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

After a few years or even months of regular use, flowerpots begin to look grungy. Learn how to clean flowerpots with vinegar here.

General Pruning Calendar: When Should Plants Be Cut Back

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Pruning is essential in gardens, but when is the best time for cutting back plants? Click this article for more information.

Fall Garden Planner – How To Prepare A Fall Garden

By Mary Ellen Ellis

There is still much to do to prepare a fall garden for ongoing growth and next spring. Get general autumn gardening planning tips here.

Harvest Moon Facts – What Is The Harvest Moon

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Regardless of personal beliefs, the connection between the harvest moon and gardening is worth exploring. Learn more here.

Seasonal SAD Disorder: Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder With Plants

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a type of depression that fluctuates with the seasons. Click here to learn about SAD and gardening.

Plant Nursery Set Up – Tips For Starting A Plant Nursery

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Starting a plant nursery is a huge challenge that requires dedication, long hours, and hard work, day in and day out. Find useful tips in this article.

Native Plant Nurseries – How To Start A Native Plant Nursery

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Starting a native plant nursery can be a rewarding experience. If you’re wondering how to start a native plant nursery, click here for more information.

What Does Wort Mean: Wort Family Of Plants

By Laura Miller

With so many plants having wort in their name, there should be a wort family of plants. But what does wort mean? Learn about wort plant members here.

Can Honey Be Poisonous: What Makes Honey Toxic

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Have you ever wondered if honey can be poisonous? If so, what makes honey toxic to humans? Poisonous honey occurs when bees collect pollen or nectar from certain plants and carry it back to their hives. To learn more about poisonous honey, click here.

Honey From Different Flowers – How Do Flowers Affect Honey Flavor

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Do different flowers make different honey? Yes, they do. Click here to learn about honey derived from different flowers, and try some for yourself.

Why Pollinate By Hand: What Is The Purpose Of Hand Pollination

By Laura Miller

Hand pollination may be the answer to improving low crop yields in the garden. These simple skills are easy to learn. Click here for more info.

Garden Writing Tips – How To Write A Garden Book

By Amy Grant

If you’re passionate about gardening, read and dream about gardening, and like to talk to everyone about your passion, then maybe you should write a book about gardening. How to turn your green thoughts into a book? Find out in this article.

What Is Room Cooling Of Produce: How Does Room Cooling Work

By Teo Spengler

Room cooling is a common way to cool down fruits and vegetables after they are harvested. If you aren’t familiar with it, this article can help.

Why Is Rain Relaxing: How To Reduce Stress With Rain

By Mary Ellen Ellis

April showers bring May flowers and so much more. Is rain relaxing? For some, it most certainly is! Click here to learn some ways the rain can relax you.

What Is The Summer Solstice – How Does The Summer Solstice Work

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What is the summer solstice? Exactly when is the summer solstice and what does it mean for gardeners? Click here to learn more.

A Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: How To Get Started With Gardening

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Where to begin searching when starting a garden at home can be overwhelming, but shouldn’t be. Use this Beginner’s Guide to Gardening to get started!

Plant Leaf Identification: How To Tell Plant Leaves Apart

By Teo Spengler

In order to identify a plant, you need to recognize characteristics about it. For basic tips on identifying plants and flowers by their leaves, click here.

Green Social Distancing: Growing Plant Walls For Social Distancing

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Whether discouraging neighbors from getting too close or have a business in need of boundaries, try social distancing with plants. Click here for more.

Recycling Garbage Waste: What To Do With Old Garden Supplies

By Amy Grant

What can you do with non-organic garden waste? Can it be recycled? Click here for some ideas and tips for your garden related garbage.

What Are Green Burials – Learn About Earth-Friendly Burial Options

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

The passing of loved ones is never easy. Along with the loss, options for final arrangements can lbe overwhelming. Learn about earth-friendly burial options here.

Frugal Gardening Tips – How To Grow A Garden For Free

By Teo Spengler

Not everyone is keen on the idea of investing a bundle of money in their garden. Yet, many still want to be able to create and have a nice garden area. It is very possible to garden on a budget using free or low-cost materials. Click here for some free gardening tips and ideas.

Easter Centerpiece Flowers: Popular Plants For Easter Centerpieces

By Teo Spengler

When it’s spring, you know Easter is just around the corner. It’s not too early to start planning for the family dinner, including flowers for the Easter table. Click on the following article to learn more about Easter centerpiece flowers.

Gardening Truths: Surprising Gardening Facts About Your Garden

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

The amount of gardening information available to us is overwhelming. Explore the line between gardening facts and fiction in this article.

Immune-Boosting Foods – Growing Plants With Antiviral Properties

By Laura Miller

Whether you're growing food for the community or for your family, growing antiviral plants could become the wave of the future. Learn more here.

Unusual Plant Names: Growing Plants With Funny Names

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Ever heard the name of a plant that made you giggle just a little? Some plants do have rather silly or funny names. Plants with funny names earn these unusual names for a variety of reasons. Click on the following article for a few plant names that will make you laugh.

Clean Your House Naturally: Learn About Natural Home Sanitizers

By Mary Ellen Ellis

It's time for spring cleaning, but do natural disinfectants work? Find tips here to clean your house naturally with herbs and common household products.

Boosting Immunity Naturally – Plants That Boost Immune System

By Amy Grant

Herbal plants that boost immune system stimulate the activity of cells responsible for fighting infections. Learn about natural immune boosters here.

Using Herbal Teas For Health: Tea To Drink When You’re Sick

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Teas to fight viruses may be your first line of defense in a time of such widespread illness. Learn about using herbal teas for health here.

Toilet Paper Substitutes: Plants You Can Use As Toilet Paper

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Toilet paper is something most of us take for granted, but what if there was a shortage? Perhaps you could grow your own toilet paper. Find plants here.

Spring Cleanup Time: When To Start Spring Garden Cleaning

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Knowing when/how to spring clean your garden is important for local ecosystems, as many pollinators overwinter in dead plant material you may want to remove. By waiting to clean, it ensures the safety of these beneficial insects. Learn about spring garden cleaning here.

Insects Protecting Their Children – Do Insects Care For Their Young

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The instinct to protect children of any species is strong and may also extend to insects. While not in the same sense as humans or other animals, it is possible insect parents similarly watch over their young. Click here to find out more about how insects protect their young.

Honoring Women: Choosing Flowers For International Women’s Day

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Honoring women’s achievements with flowers goes way back, and there’s no better way to convey your love and admiration to the women in your life or around the world than with a heartfelt bouquet of International Women’s Day plants. Learn more here.

Botanical Garden Activities: What To Do At A Botanical Garden

By Amy Grant

There are around 2,000 botanical gardens spanning across numerous countries worldwide. Why so many and what do botanical gardens do? Botanical gardens serve many purposes. Interested in learning more? Click here for additional information.

Visiting Botanical Gardens: Botanical Garden Tips For Enjoyment

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Visiting a botanical garden is a memorable experience. Botanical gardens are a great place to learn about nature. Many offer several different interesting features or events to check out. For some tips on how to enjoy botanical gardens, click the following article.

Fruit And Vegetable Peel Uses – Interesting Uses For Old Peels

By Amy Grant

There are in fact a plethora of fruit and vegetable peel uses. Some of the things to do with peels will surprise you, while other uses for old peels are fairly common sense. Click the following article to find out what to do with peelings.

What Is A Spathe: Learn About The Spathe And Spadix In Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

A spathe and spadix in plants are unique types of flowering structures. Some of the plants that have these structures are popular potted houseplants that you may already be growing. To learn more about the spathe and spadix structure, click on the following article.

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