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Help, My Garden Tools Are Rusted: How To Clean Rusty Garden Tools

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

After a long season of garden projects and chores, sometimes we forget to give our tools a good cleaning and proper storage. When we return to our garden sheds in spring, we find some of our favorite garden tools are rusted. Learn how to clean rusty garden tools here.


Cutting Back Birch Trees: How And When To Prune Birch Trees

By Jackie Carroll

Birch trees are highly desirable landscape trees because of their beautiful bark and graceful foliage. Unfortunately, they aren?t known for their long lifespan. You can improve their chances by pruning birch trees properly, and this article will help.


Pruning Plum Leaf Sand Cherry: When And How To Prune A Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Purple leaf sand cherry, is valued for its reddish-purple foliage and pale pink blooms. Purple leaf sand cherry care involves regular pruning. Read this article for tips on how to prune a purple leaf sand cherry. Click here for more info.


Ajuga Ground Cover – How To Grow And Care For Ajuga Plants

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

When you?re looking for something attractive to quickly fill in a large area, then you can?t really go wrong with ajuga. Read here to get tips for growing ajuga bugleweed in the garden.


Caring For Common Mallow Plants In The Garden

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Growing wherever it chooses to, common mallow has many health, beauty and culinary benefits. Before cursing at and killing this so-called ?weed,? click on the following article to learn about common mallow plants in the garden.


Gardenia Care To Get A Gardenia Bush To Bloom

By Heather Rhoades

A gardenia flower is truly a beauty to behold and the scent is just as wonderful to experience. Unfortunately, gardenias are notoriously tricky to coax into bloom, but it can be done. This article can help with that.


Fertilizing Tomatoes: Tips For Using Tomato Plant Fertilizer

By Heather Rhoades

Tomatoes are heavy feeders and do better when provided with plenty of nutrients to grow through the season. But what is a good tomato fertilizer? And when should you be fertilizing tomato plants? Read here to find out more.


How To Dry Tomatoes And Tips For Storing Dried Tomatoes

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Knowing how to sun dry tomatoes will help preserve your summer harvest and enjoy the fruit well into winter. The added flavor and ease of storing dried tomatoes are benefits of the preservative process. Learn more here.


Peppermint Planting: Growing Peppermint And How To Use Peppermint Plant

By Jackie Rhoades

Almost everyone has heard of peppermint. Learning how to grow peppermint is easy, but before we get into growing peppermint, let?s learn a little bit about the plant itself. This article will help with that.


Leopard Tree Care: How To Grow A Leopard Tree In The Landscape

By Teo Spengler

A leopard tree has nothing to do with the elegant predator of the feline family other than its patchy dappled bark that looks like leopard print. These slender, semi-deciduous trees are lovely additions to a garden. For more leopard tree information, click this article.


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