If you have an area with dry soil or live in an arid climate, you may think you are limited in the landscape. This is simply not true. Many plants not only tolerate these conditions, but thrive! By selecting the best plants that tolerate these dry conditions, a beautiful, thriving landscape can be made possible.
Zinnias are a summer garden staple for good reason. They come in a wide range of colors, bloom all summer long, and they are so easy to grow! Even beginners can grow loads of beautiful zinnia blooms. Plus, bees and butterflies love them so they are perfect for pollinator gardens.
Nothing compares to the taste of a freshly picked #tomato. And when your plants remain healthy, you can harvest these tasty treats all season long. But, no matter how often we tend to our plants, sometimes a disease affects our garden and the tomato plants suffer. Learn the Know How on tomatoes including how to identify these common diseases, prevention strategies and control methods including a simple DIY solution.
The leaves are falling, the temperatures are dropping and that means we need to begin prepping for winter in the lawn, landscape and garden. You can help prevent pests, diseases and weeds from overwintering and provide a clean slate for plants to remerge in the spring.
Christmas cactus is a popular, winter flowering houseplant. But, did you know that the Christmas cactus, Thanksgiving cactus and Easter cactus all look deceptively similar, but are actually different plants? In fact, many growers and garden centers may label them under the general term of Christmas Cactus. Luckily, they are all fairly easy to grow and propagate but they do require specific light conditions and humidity levels to remain healthy. But, with our Gardening Know How, you will be on your way to growing and caring for these special flowering plants!
Through late summer and into the fall, monarch butterflies begin a monumental journey across the United States. With the help of the Thoughtful Gardener, Heather Andrews, we're sharing some information about their migration and how you can help with a fall fueling station in your own garden.
The key to beginning any butterfly garden is to identify the amount of sun your garden receives during the day. This will help you select the most appropriate plants for your site.
Soil health and fertility are also important in a pollinator habitat. Heather will explain how to get a soil test kit and then analyze the results for amending your soil to ensure that your plants thrive.
Planting fueling stations to support the monarchs on their incredible journey begins with plants and plants thrive with the addition of nutrient-rich mulch or compost. In this video, Heather explains how you can reuse your fall leaves and other garden debris to create “black gold” perfect for use in your flower beds.
Ever wonder why exactly gardening makes you happy? Well, there's actually a whole lot of science behind it! Learn how gardening can affect your mentalhealth in first episode of the Gardening Know How Two Minute Tidbit.
Can you believe this pretty pumpkin centerpiece was made with just $13.00 worth of supplies? Plus, it was quick and easy. This project would make a terrific centerpiece for a Halloween or Thanksgiving tablescape.
Collecting seeds is a great way to expand your garden or share some of your favorite plants with friends. We will share our Know How to identify a seed head that is ready to harvest, how to safely collect the seeds and the best way to store and label your seeds for storage until the next spring.
Transition your pots from mums and asters to a beautiful evergreen arrangement that will last the entire winter! Whether you're cutting branches from local trees or buying bouquets from the garden center, we will give you all of the instructions needed to create and care for this type of porch pot with our Gardening Know How!
Usually knowing how to care for holiday plants is a no brainer, but getting them to live happily and produce again the next season is the trick. With our tips, tricks and Gardening Know How, you can enjoy these pretty plants for years to come.
When vining types of Philodendron get leggy, it is time to give them a trim and root those cuttings to grow new plants. In this video, we will show you how to find a node, clip a cutting, apply rooting hormone (a very common kitchen staple) and choose a medium to allow the cuttings to grow new roots.
Displaying air plants in unique ways is one of the best parts of growing them. With our Gardening Know How, we will show you how to create a low-maintenance air plant shadow box filled with moss, accent pieces and, of course, air plants.
Many people think that if they have a shady garden, they have no choice but to have a foliage garden. This is not true. There are #annual and #perennial #flowers that now only grow but thrive in #shade. Brighten up those dimly lit corners of your garden by experimenting with our top 15 plants that thrive under these conditions.
Even with its tropical look and feel, the rose mallow is surprisingly easy to care for. However, to be successful with this plant, there are a few things to know before adding one of these plants to your landscape. Whether it be soil preference, hardiness, common pests, flower life or its tendency to break growth late in the growing season, we will dive into these 5 things you need to know about rose mallow.