Information About Gardening Tips & Information

There are many types of gardens, vast numbers of plants, and an unrelenting list of gardening terms that may be unfamiliar to the average person. With so much garden design info out there, how on earth does one begin to weed it all out? Well, for starters you can begin your search here. We provide gardening tips and information that is easy to understand. From various types of gardens to explanations about gardening terms and how tos, you are certain to find what you’re looking for. If not, let us know and we’ll be happy to add it.

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Gardening By The Moon: Learn How To Plant By Moon Phases

Some scientists agree that planting by the moon really works. Others think moon phase gardening is pure myth and malarkey. The only way to know for sure is to give moon phase gardening a try. After all, what can it hurt? Learn how to garden by the moon here.

What Is A Plant Pup – What Do Plant Pups Look Like

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

As plants reproduce and naturalize in the landscape, it can be difficult to distinguish between different garden varieties and weeds. There are a few ways to identify a plant pup, though. What is a plant pup? Click here for that answer and tips on plant pup identification.

Root Ball Information – Where Is The Root Ball On A Plant Or Tree

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

For many people, the process of learning the ins and outs of garden related jargon can be confusing. In this article, we will be exploring and learning more about one very important part of the plant - the root ball. What is it, where is it and how to tell if they’re healthy.

Burlap Windscreen In The Garden: How To Make Burlap Windscreens

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Gardeners in regions with heavy winds will likely need to protect young trees from harsh gusts. Making your own burlap protection from wind is a cheap and effective way to protect your precious plants. This article will help get you started with burlap windscreen in the garden.

Copper Garden Design – Tips On Using Copper In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Gardeners who are looking for something unique and exciting to set their landscape apart might try garden design with copper. Using copper in the garden or as indoor plant décor is a fun way to incorporate metallic beauty with natural flora. Learn more here.

Springtime Plant Allergens: Plants That Cause Allergies In Spring

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

It is easy to see the showy flowers of spring, such as lilacs or cherry blossoms, and blame your allergy misery on them, but they are not likely the real culprits. Click on the following article to learn about plants that cause allergies in spring.

Gardening With Bubble Wrap: DIY Bubble Wrap Garden Ideas

By Amy Grant

Don’t recycle bubble wrap or throw it out! Repurpose bubble wrap in the garden. While gardening with bubble wrap may seem strange, bubble wrap and plants are a marriage made in the garden. The following article discusses several terrific bubble wrap garden ideas.

Fall Leaf Management – What To Do With Fall Leaves

Fall leaf management can be a pain, but it isn’t necessary to send this precious resource to the dump. There are several alternatives for autumn leaf disposal; this article provides a few of the most “do-able” options. Click here for more information.

Hand Care Tips For Gardeners: Keeping Your Hands Clean In The Garden

Maintaining clean hands in the garden (without gloves) requires a bit of extra tender loving care, but it’s possible. Click this article for tips on keeping your hands clean and avoiding dirty fingernails, no matter how hard you’re working in the garden.

Gardening With Foil: How To Recycle Tin Foil In The Garden

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Earth conscious or eco-friendly gardeners are always coming up with new clever ways to reuse and recycle common household trash. You can even recycle tin foil in the garden! Click here for more information about uses for aluminum foil in the garden.

Garden Climate Changes: How Does Climate Change Affect Gardens

By Teo Spengler

Does climate change affect gardens? It does, and it’s important to learn how to spot climate change in the garden so that you can take action to help your plants adjust. For information about gardening with climate change, click this article.

Plastic Wrap Garden Ideas – Learn How To Use Cling Film In The Garden

By Teo Spengler

The same moisture-sealing qualities that make it work for keeping in food odors make it possible to start gardening with plastic wrap. If you’d like a few DIY garden plastic wrap ideas, click here. We’ll tell you how to use cling film in the garden to help your plants grow.

Autumn Garden Allergies – Common Plants That Cause Fall Allergies

By Shelley Pierce

If you are one of the 40 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, then it’s helpful to know what the triggers for these allergies so you avoid them. So, what are some plants that cause fall allergies? Click this article to learn more about allergies in autumn.

Measuring Soil Moisture – What Is Time Domain Reflectometry

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

One of the key components to growing healthy, abundant crops is properly managing and measuring soil moisture content in fields. By using time domain reflectometry tools, farmers are able to precisely measure water content within their soil. Learn more in this article.

Bactericide Information: Learn About Applying Bactericide To Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

You may have seen bactericides recommended in horticultural publications or simply at your local garden center but what is bactericide. Bacterial infections can invade plants just as they can animals. Learn how to use bactericide to help your plants healthy in this article.

What Is a Plant Growth Regulator – Learn When To Use Plant Hormones

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Plant growth regulators, or plant hormones, are chemicals that plants produce to regulate, direct, and promote growth and development. There are synthetic versions available to use commercially and in gardens. You can learn more about these plant hormones here.

What Is Nyctinasty – Learn About Flowers That Open And Close

By Mary Ellen Ellis

What is nyctinasty? It?s a valid question and a word you definitely don?t hear every day, even if you are an avid gardener. It refers to a type of plant movement, like when flowers open in the day and close at night, or vice versa. Learn more about it in this article.

Gardening With Crystals – How To Use Precious Stones In Gardens

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Those who struggle to keep their garden alive will try almost anything to give their plants a healthy boost. You could blend up strange and smelly concoctions to feed your ailing plants or you could try boosting plant energies by using crystals in the garden. Learn more here.

Heat Wave Watering Guide – How Much To Water During Heat Waves

By Kristi Waterworth

It?s hot enough out there to fry an egg on the sidewalk and time to step up your watering efforts - but just how much should you increase your watering? Learn about heat wave watering and tips for keeping plants safe during high temperatures in this article.

When Is A Plant Established – What Does “Well Established” Mean

By Shelley Pierce

One of the most ambiguous directives is where the gardener is told to perform a specific gardening task ?until it is well established.? That is a bit of a head scratcher, isn?t it? Well, what does well established mean? How long until plants are well established? Find out here.

Air Root Pruning Info: Should I Trim Air Roots On Plants

A common question, ?Should I trim air roots,? is often pondered on. When it comes to air root pruning, experts have mixed opinions. Primarily, it depends on the type of plant. Click here to learn more about pruning air roots on a few commonly grown plants.

Dioecious And Monoecious Information – Learn About Monoecious And Dioecious Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

To take your green thumb to the next level, you should understand the biology of plants and the botanical terms that come along with growing plants. Get started here with some dioecious and monoecious information that will have you impressing your gardening friends.

What Is Copper Fungicide – How To Use Copper Fungicide In Gardens

Using copper fungicides is confusing, but knowing exactly when to use copper fungicide is the key to success. However, fungal diseases are difficult to control and results aren?t guaranteed. We explore these issues in this article.

Hermaphroditic Plant Info: Why Are Some Plants Hermaphrodites

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Reproductive organs of plants can be found on separate male and female plants or one plant can have both parts. These male and female structures can be on separate flowers or flowers may also be hermaphroditic. Click here to learn about plants that are hermaphrodites.

Making A Sun Map: Tracking Sun Exposure In The Garden

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Mapping sunlight in the garden helps you understand the movement of light and shade throughout the landscape. It allows you to place the right plants in the right exposure so they do not burn up or have stunted, leggy or distorted growth. Learn more here.

What Is A Sheltered Area – When To Put Plants In A Sheltered Position

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

When purchasing plants, you may have been given special instructions to plant in a sheltered position. So exactly what is a sheltered area and how can you create one in your garden? Click this article to find out more about gardening in sheltered areas.

What Is Nectar: Why Do Plants Produce Nectar

By Mary Ellen Ellis

The Greek gods supposedly ate ambrosia and drank nectar, and hummingbirds drink nectar, but what exactly is it? If you?ve ever wondered what nectar is, and if you can get some out of your garden, you?re not alone. This article has more information.

What Is Pollen: How Does Pollination Work

By Mary Ellen Ellis

As anyone with allergies knows, pollen is abundant in the spring. Plants seem to give off a thorough dusting of this powdery substance. But what is pollen exactly? And why do plants produce it? Here?s a little pollen information for you to satisfy your curiosity.

Plant Bud Information – Flower Bud Vs. Leaf Bud On Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Buds on plants are precursors to new growth of some kind. This can be a flower bud or a leaf bud. Identifying flower buds to separate them from possible leaf buds can be tricky. Click here for more information on flower bud vs. leaf bud in the garden.

Thigmomorphogenesis Info: Why Should I Tickle My Plants

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer

Have you heard of tickling plants to help them grow? If you saw someone tickling, stroking, or bending plants, you might assume they were crazy. ?Why should I tickle my plants?? you may wonder. This article will explain the reasons behind this unusual practice.

What Are Stomata: Stoma Plant Pores And How They Work

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Plants are as alive as we are and have physical characteristics that help them live just as humans and animals do. Stomata are some of the more important attributes a plant can have. What are stomata? Click this article to learn more.

Oxygen For Plants – Can Plants Live Without Oxygen

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer

You probably know that plants generate oxygen during photosynthesis. Since it?s common knowledge that plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the atmosphere during this process, it may be a surprise that plants also need oxygen to survive. Learn more here.

Horticultural Fleece Uses – Learn How To Use Garden Fleece

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Fleece in the garden is similar to the fleece we use for blankets and jackets: it keeps plants warm. This plant blanket is lightweight and easy to use and can provide protection against cold and frost as well as other harmful weather conditions and pests. Learn more here.

Protecting Gardens Year Round: How To Weatherproof The Garden

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Extreme weather can mean anything from excessive heat or cold, heavy snow or rains, high winds, drought or floods. Whatever Mother Nature throws at you, creating weatherproof gardens can give you the upper hand. Find more information in this article.

When Do Plants Wake Up – Learn About Plant Dormancy In The Garden

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

When do plants wake up in spring? There is no exact answer to that question because it depends on too many variables, such as which plant it is, what zone you live in and precise details of the weather your area has been experiencing. Learn more here.

What Are Essential Oils: Learn About Using Essential Oil From Plants

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Almost every culture has a long history of using plant essential oils for health, beauty, or religious practices. So, what are essential oils? Click this article for the answer, as well as information on how to use essential oils.

Planting In Cremation Ashes – Are Cremation Ashes Good For Plants

Planting in cremation ashes sounds like a wonderful way to pay tribute to a friend or family member who has passed on, but is gardening with cremation ashes really beneficial for the environment, and can plants grow in human ashes? Learn more here.

What Are Vernalization Requirements And Why Plants Need Vernalization

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer

Apple and peach trees, tulips and daffodils, hollyhocks and foxgloves, and many other plants wouldn?t produce their flowers or fruit without cold winters. Click this article to learn about this process and why plants need vernalization.

What Is Aromatherapy: Learn About Using Plants For Aromatherapy

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Aromatherapy has been around since the ancient times but it has only recently come back into fashion. What is aromatherapy? You can find answers and information on using plants for aromatherapy in this article. Click here to learn more.

Playing Music For Plants – How Does Music Affect Plant Growth

We?ve all heard that playing music for plants helps them grow faster. So can music accelerate plant growth, or this just another urban legend? Can plants really hear sounds? Do they like music? Click here to learn what experts have to say.

Pets And Plant Allergens: Learn About Plants That Cause Allergies In Pets

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

While you?re wrapped up in your own hay fever misery, you likely didn?t notice Fido rubbing his snout on the floor, clawing at it, or knocking over furniture while obsessively trying to scratch. Can dogs and cats have allergies too? Click here to learn more.

Planting In Crevices: Are There Plants For Cracks And Crevices

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Not all landscapes come with perfect soft, loamy soil and gardening in cracks and crevices may be a part of your garden reality. Fortunately, there are many plants that are versatile enough for rocky spaces. Click here for some great options.

What Is The Crown Of A Plant – Learn About Plants Having Crowns

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

A plant crown is a part of the plant, not an adornment or accessory. This article provides information about plant crown so you can learn more about what part of the plant is the crown and its overall function on the plant.

What Is Urushiol Oil: Learn About Urushiol Plant Allergies

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Plants are amazing organisms. They have a number of unique adaptations and abilities that help them thrive and survive. Urushiol oil in plants is one such adaptation. What is urushiol oil? It is a toxin that may cause blistering and rashes. Learn more here.

Overwintering Plants: What Is Overwintering

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Some plants that we grow as annuals in northern regions are perennial in southern areas. By overwintering these plants, we can keep them growing year after year and save a little money. Learn more about overwintering plants in this article.

What Are Herbicide Adjuvants: Herbicide Adjuvant Guide For Gardeners

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

If you have ever perused a pesticide label, you might be familiar with the term ?adjuvant.? What are herbicide adjuvants? It can be confusing to unravel herbicide spray adjuvants and their properties, but we'll do it together and make some sense of them in this article.

Pulling Up Landscape Fabric: How To Get Rid Of Landscape Fabric In Gardens

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Little black tufts of landscape fabric stick out of the ground everywhere. The score is: weeds 10 pts, weed block fabric 0. Now you?re faced with the question, ?Should I remove landscape fabric?? This article has tips on removing old landscape fabric.

What Is Phenology: Information On Phenology In Gardens

By Amy Grant

Climate, weather and temperature triggers interact with the environment impacting the plant, animal and insect worlds - phenology. What is phenology and how can practicing phenology in gardens help us to correctly time planting? Find out here.

Uses For Coke In Gardens – Using Coke For Pest Control And More

By Amy Grant

Most people drink Coke as a tasty beverage, but it has a myriad of other uses. Coke can be used on darn near everything. How about some uses for Coke in gardens? Click this article to find out more about using Coke in the garden.

Toxic Garden Plants – Learn About Poisonous Garden Plants To Look Out For

Garden plants are beautiful to behold, but some of them - even very familiar, commonly grown plants - are highly toxic. Learn the basic facts on a few highly poisonous garden plants in this article so you can ensure the safety of your family and pets.

Bent Flower Stems: How To Repair Crushed Or Bent Stems On Plants

By Teo Spengler

If you?ve ever inspected your garden after the kids play there, you may find your favorite plants have been trampled or damaged. Don?t despair. It is possible to repair bent flower stems on plants with a few simple tools. Learn how here.

Are Railroad Ties Safe For Gardening: Using Railroad Ties For Garden Beds

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Railroad ties are common in older landscapes, but are old railroad ties safe for gardening? Railroad ties are treated wood, steeped in a toxic stew of chemicals, chief of which is creosote. Explore why and what alternatives are safer in this article.

Importance Of Healthy Roots – What Do Healthy Roots Look Like

By Liz Baessler

One of the most important parts of a plant is the part you can?t see. Roots are absolutely vital to a plant?s health, and if the roots are sick, the plant is sick. But how can you tell if roots are healthy? This article will help with identifying healthy roots.

Learn About Plant Bracts: What Is A Bract On A Plant

By Liz Baessler

Plants are simple, right? If it?s green it?s a leaf, and if it?s not green it?s a flower? right? Not really. There?s another part of the plant, somewhere between a leaf and a flower, which you don?t hear too much about. It?s called a bract. Learn more here.

Oatmeal Uses In Gardens: Tips On Using Oatmeal For Plants

Although opinions are mixed and there is no scientific evidence, some gardeners believe that using oatmeal in the garden provides a number of benefits. Want to try using oatmeal in the garden? Click this article to get more tips and information.

Copper In The Garden: Tips On Using Copper In Gardening

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Most serious gardeners know what copper compounds can do for plants as a fungicide and bactericide but how about using copper for slug control? Using copper based pesticides provides a safe, non-toxic way to control soft-bodied, slimy pests. Click here for more info.

Plant Care Abbreviations: Information On Plant Acronyms In Gardening

By Liz Baessler

Nursery and seed catalogs are full of plant abbreviations and acronyms and a lot are specific to each company. There are some, however, that are pretty consistent across the board. This article will help with understanding the plant acronyms in gardening.

Cheesecloth Fabric: Tips For Using Cheesecloth In The Garden

Occasionally, due to references in articles, we hear the question, ?what is cheesecloth?? While many of us already know the answer to this, some people don?t. So what is it anyway and what does it have to do with gardening? Read on to learn more.

Magnetism And Plant Growth – How Do Magnets Help Plants Grow

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Magnetic fields, such as that generated by our planet, are thought to enhance plant growth. Do magnets help plants grow? There are actually several ways exposure to magnets may direct plant growth. Learn more in this article.

What Are Botanical Gardens – Botanical Garden Information

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Botanical gardens are one of our most important resources for knowledge and collection of flora around the globe. What botanical gardens do for the health of the planet and as a conservation tool is extremely important. Learn more here.

Vinegar For Garden Use: Making Homemade Vinegar Rooting Hormone

There are many surprising ways to use apple cider vinegar in gardens, and rooting plants with vinegar is one of the most popular. This article has more information about making rooting hormone with apple cider vinegar for cuttings.

Hardy Garden Plants: Best Plants For Forgetful Gardeners

By Karen Boness, Owner of Wild Willow Landscape Design

For many of us life is just too busy. It is a challenge to keep up with everything. On a given crazy-busy day, we don?t even remember the garden exists. What all of us busy people need are plant and forget gardens. Learn more here.

Easy Care Garden Plants: Tips For Low Maintenance Landscaping

By Karen Boness, Owner of Wild Willow Landscape Design

We all want a beautiful garden. But often the effort required in maintaining that lovely landscape is just too much. The answer to this dilemma is to install low maintenance landscaping. This article can help with ideas and plants for easy gardening.

Identifying Flowers: Learn About Flower Types And Inflorescences

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

To the untrained eye, each leaf, stem and root may look similar to another plant?s parts, but the flowers are instantly distinctive. Knowing the different types of inflorescence gives gardeners a quick method for classifying flowering plants. Click here to learn more.

Leaf Identification – Learn About Different Leaf Types In Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Leaf identification is helpful in classifying the variety of plant and its family. There are different leaf types, exemplified by their form and shape as well as other characteristics. You can learn more about these in this article.

Plants Considered Lucky – Lucky Plants Inside The House And In The Garden

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

While New Year?s is a common time for traditions involving luck, it?s the ?luck of the Irish? that I most think of when it comes to plants considered lucky. Learn more about lucky plants you can grow in this article.

What Is Plasticulture: How To Apply Plasticulture Methods In Gardens

By Amy Grant

Plasticulture production is a multi-billion dollar industry, utilized worldwide with impressive increases in yield. What is plasticulture and how can you apply plasticulture methods to the home garden? Learn more in this article.

Using Greenery Indoors: Evergreen Plants For Indoor Décor

Using greenery indoors is a holiday tradition that extends back many hundreds of years. Of course, you can still use this indoor d?cor long after the holidays too. This article has tips that can help. Click here for more information.

Overgrown Landscape Beds: How To Reclaim An Overgrown Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Overgrown plants, multiplying perennials, encroaching weeds and blurred garden edges create chaos. Learn the steps on how to reclaim an overgrown garden and bring back your inner peace with the information found in this article.

Shade Cover Ideas: Tips On Using Shade Cloth In Gardens

It?s common knowledge that many plants need shade to protect them from bright sunlight. However, savvy gardeners also use shade cover for certain plants to avoid winter burn, also known as sunscald. This article will help.

Common Edible Plants: Learn About Edible Plants That Grow In The Wild

Wildflowers are interesting plants that add color and beauty to the natural landscape, but they may have even more to offer. Many of the native plants we take for granted are edible, and some are surprisingly tasty. Click here for more info.

DIY Bordeaux Fungicide Recipe: Tips For Making Bordeaux Fungicide

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Bordeaux is a dormant season spray that is useful to combat fungal diseases and certain bacterial issues. You can purchase a prepared mixture or make your own Bordeaux fungicide preparation as you need it. This article will help.

What Is An Invasive Plant: Reasons To Avoid Exotic Plants In Gardens

By Jackie Carroll

Gardeners have a responsibility to help prevent the spread of destructive, invasive plants by planting responsibly. Find out about invasive plants and the damage they cause in this article so you can avoid these landscape horrors.

What Is A Native Plant: Learn About Native Plant Benefits In The Garden

By Jackie Carroll

Native plants have a reputation for being the plain Janes of the plant world. That is simply not true. You can enjoy a beautiful garden while protecting the health of local ecosystems when you plant natives. Find out more about native plants in this article.

What Is Wild Harvesting: Learn About The Dangers Of Wild Harvesting

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

It is tempting after a lovely walk in nature to want to bring home some of its beauty. These aren?t just free plants but part of complex ecosystems and they can also pose real dangers to your landscape, other plants and animals in your care. Click here for more.

Tender Perennial Plants: Care Of Tender Perennials In Gardens

By Jackie Carroll

Native to warm climates, tender perennials add lush texture and tropical flair to the garden, but unless you live in warm climate zones, winter can spell disaster for these frost-sensitive plants. Find out more about tender perennials in this article.

Biennial Plant Information: What Does Biennial Mean

By Amy Grant

There are three terms most often used to classify plants due to their life cycle and bloom time. Annual and perennial is fairly self explanatory, but what does biennial mean? This article will help with that.

Perennial Garden Plants: What Is A Perennial

By Amy Grant

If you are adding to the home landscape, you may be considering any number of perennial garden plants. What is a perennial then, and what other perennial plant facts may influence your decision? Read here to learn more.

Annual Plant Cycle: What Is An Annual Plant

By Amy Grant

Have you ever perused the dizzying variety of annuals and perennials and pondered which ones might be best for your garden? A good place to start is in understanding exactly what an annual is in reference to. Find out here.

Common Garden Mistakes: Tips On Avoiding Mishaps In Gardens

By Kristi Waterworth

Common garden mistakes lead many gardeners down this path - but fear not, with careful planning, you can avoid future garden mishaps and problems. This article can help with that.

Calculating Plants Per Square Foot: Number Of Plants Per Square Foot Guide

By Anne Baley

The concept of square foot gardening is nothing new. But how many plants per square foot do you need? This article can help with that. Click here to get started with square foot gardening.

What Is Hybridization: Information About Hybrid Plants

By Anne Baley

What is hybridization? Plant hybridization is a common practice for gardeners looking to create new plants. Keep reading the following article to learn more about what it is and how it works.

Late Winter Gardening Tips: End Of Winter Garden Maintenance

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Late winter is the time to start looking forward to spring and all its promise. End of winter garden maintenance can help give you a jump start on the growing season. Learn more in this article.

What Is Light Shade: Tips On Gardening With Plants In Light Shade

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Plants in light shade are useful for dimmer areas of the home and garden. What is light shade and what plants thrive in this condition? Read this article to learn more about partial shade and plants thriving in it.

Benefits Of Cinnamon On Plants: Using Cinnamon For Pests, Cuttings, & Fungicide

By Anne Baley

Cinnamon is a wonderful flavor addition to cookies, cakes, and any number of other foods, but to gardeners, it's so much more. Read this article to learn more about using cinnamon in gardens.

Sodium Bicarbonate In Gardens: Using Baking Soda On Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, has been touted as a safe, effective fungicide for the treatment of powdery mildew and other fungal diseases. Learn more about using baking soda on plants in this article.

Holiday Gift Plant Care: Information On Caring For Holiday Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Usually knowing how to care for holiday plants is a no brainer, but getting them to live and produce again the next season is the trick. A few tips and tricks will get you started and this article will help.

Plant Sport Mutations – What Does It Mean When A Plant “Throws A Sport”

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

If you?ve noticed something outside the norm in your garden, it could be the result of plant sport mutations. What are these? Read this article to learn more about plant sports.

What Are Facing Walls And Windows?

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The direction of the sun and its orientation are important considerations in gardens. Facing walls and windows are also important. What are facing walls and windows? Read here to learn more.

Treated Wood For Gardening: Is Pressure Treated Lumber Safe For A Garden?

By Anne Baley

While you can create the walls of a raised bed with cinder blocks, bricks and even sandbags, one of the most popular and attractive methods is to use treated logs. Are these safe? Read here to find out.

What Is Partial Sunlight: Understanding Partial Sun Patterns

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Different plants require different degrees of light. While sun and shade are pretty straightforward, partial sun or partial shade are a little more ambiguous. This article will discuss partial sunlight.

Dense Shade In Gardens: Exactly What Is Full Shade

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Contrary to what many people think, there are numerous plants that thrive in full shade. But exactly what is full shade and how do you gauge full shade density? Read here to find out more.

Moving Plants To Another Home: How To Relocate Plants Safely

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Perhaps you have just found out that you need to move and you wonder if moving your plants to another home is even something that can be done. This article will help with that.

What Is Full Sun And Tips For Full Sun Landscaping

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

The study of sun patterns in the garden an important part of your garden planning, especially when it comes to full sun landscaping. Learn more about full sun in this article.

Types Of Shade: What Is Partial Shade

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

When you look at a plant label or seed packet and it says to locate plants in partial shade, what does that mean exactly? What is partial shade? This article will help answer that.

What Is An Extension Service: Using Your County Extension Office For Home Garden Information

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

Experienced and knowledgeable staff extend their resources to farmers, growers, and home gardeners by offering Cooperative Extension Services. What is an extension service and how does it help? Find out here.

Types Of Support: When And How To Support Garden Plants

By Jackie Carroll

Tall, top-heavy plants, as well as those grown in windy locations, often need plant supports. Plant supports for gardens come in all types. This article will cover some of the more common support structures.

What Is Honeydew: Tips On How To Remove Honeydew From Cars And Plants

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

If you've noticed a clear, sticky substance on your plants or on the furniture underneath, you likely have a honeydew secretion. What is honeydew? Learn more in this article and find out what can be done about it.

Fungicide For Plants: How To Make Your Own Fungicide

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

When dealing with lawn and garden fungal diseases, homemade plant fungicides often solve these problems without damaging the environment and risking the health of you, your children and pets. Learn more here.

Botanical Nomenclature Guide: The Meaning Of Latin Plant Names

By Amy Grant

There are so many plant names to learn as it is, so why do we use Latin names too? And exactly what are Latin plant names anyway? Find out more in this article and learn why these names are so important.

What Is An Indicator Plant: Using A Plant Indicator To Improve Garden Health

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

What is an indicator plant? These plants are most useful as pointers to certain diseases and pest problems. Learn more about them and how they're used in this article. Click here for more information.

Garden Uses For Vinegar – Tips For Using Vinegar In Gardens

By Amy Grant

Many of us have heard about the benefits of using vinegar in gardens, mainly as an herbicide. But how effective is it and what else can it be used for? Find out more using vinegar in the garden here.

Diseased Plant Disposal: What To Do With Infected Plants In The Garden

By Jackie Carroll

One of the most difficult problems that gardeners face is plant disease. In many cases there is no cure, and the only treatment is the removal of the affected plant. Learn how to dispose of plants in this article.

United States Flowers: List Of American State Flowers

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

Official state flowers exist for each state in the union and also for some U.S. territories. To learn more about the flower for your state or how to use state flowers to color garden areas, read here.

Understanding Plant Dormancy: How To Put A Plant Into Dormancy

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

Nearly all plants go dormant in winter. This period of rest is crucial to their survival in order to regrow each year. Learn more about the dormancy of plants in the following article.

Cleaning Up Garden: How To Prepare Your Garden For Winter

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Fall garden cleanup can make spring gardening a treat instead of a chore. Learn more about the importance of cleaning up the garden in the following article and get a head start on next season.

Plant Dropping Leaves – Why A Plant May Be Losing Leaves

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

When leaves drop, it can be quite disheartening, especially if you don?t know why it?s happening. While some leaf loss is normal, there may be many reasons for a plant losing leaves, and this article will help.

Allelopathy In Plants: What Plants Suppress Other Plants

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

Plant allelopathy is all around us; yet, many people have never even heard of this interesting phenomenon. Allelopathy can have an adverse effect in the garden, though, and this article will explain why.

A List Of Plants And Flowers For Christmas

By Heather Rhoades

Nothing helps bring beauty and good cheer like beautiful flowers for Christmas. There are a few standard Christmas plants and flowers that you may like for your home this holiday. Find what they are here.

Steps For Heeling In Plants

By Heather Rhoades

There are times when we gardeners simply run out of time to properly plant everything in the garden that we bought. A solution that can give a gardener a little more time is to heel in plants. Learn more here.

Pinching Back: Tips For Pinching A Plant

By Heather Rhoades

What does it mean when you are pinching plants? Why do you pinch plants? You may also be wondering how to pinch a plant? Learn more about pinching back plants in this article.

Types Of Fungicide: Using Fungicides In Your Garden

By Shari Armstrong

When using fungicides in your garden it is important to first determine if your plant actually needs a fungicide. The following article will provide information on using garden fungicides.

Non-Organic Gardening Issues

By Heather Rhoades

When it comes to gardening, there is always the underlying question of which is better, organic or non-organic gardening methods. This article focuses on using non-organic garden methods.

How To Determine Last Frost Date

By Heather Rhoades

Knowing the last frost date is very important. Whether you are starting seeds or just want to know when it is safe to plant your vegetables, you need to know when the last frost date is. This article will help.

Garden Zone Info: The Importance Of Regional Gardening Zones

By Jan Richardson

The first activity any serious gardener should tackle is research of one's garden zone info. The information found in this article will help you do just that. Click here to learn more about garden zones and how to find yours.

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