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The Best Dahlias for You and the Bees

  The best dahlias for you and the bees have centers that bees can reach through what are sometimes many layers of petals. Single-Flowered Dahlias If you're...

How to Grow Blueberries, Identify Weeds & Choose the Best Plants

You may be asking many of the same questions as other gardeners. How to grow blueberries, care for grapes, identify weeds, and choose the...

Bee-Friendly Plants for your Garden

The best bee-friendly plants for your garden are a diversity of plants that bloom through the seasons and are chemical-free. Look to native plants,...

5 Reasons to Shrink Your Lawn & Mow Less

While there are benefits to having a lawn there are 5 just as valuable benefits to shrink it and mow less. What's a Lawn Got...

How to Convert a Watering Trough into a Raised Garden Bed

The opportunity for growth is at hand, right out your door, and it can begin by simply transforming a watering trough into a raised...

What You Need To Know To Help Western Monarchs

Helping western monarch butterflies is more important than ever before. Recent counts of overwintering western monarchs have revealed that their population is now below endangered...

What is Organic and Why is it Important?

So what does organic mean and why is it important? Organic is organic, right? It’s a ubiquitous term and an adjective used to describe everything...

What to Plant: Easiest Herbs to Grow Indoors

Bring your garden inside with 10 of the easiest herbs to grow indoors. If You're Going to Grow One Thing, Let it Be Herbs! Herbs are...

Tips for Harvesting & Saving Seeds

The process of collecting and saving seeds is a powerful act, igniting a cascade of positive change. On one hand, it might seem like...

How To Grow Rosemary From Cuttings

It's easy to grow rosemary from cuttings with the simple steps outlined in this video. What You Need To Grow Your Own Cuttings To get started,...

How to Grow Potatoes in a Bag

I love the idea of growing more in less space. Especially if I spend little to no money and glean the benefits of homegrown...

How to Harvest Basil

Get more from your basil through harvesting. It’s simple. The more you pick the more it grows. Here's Why Harvesting Basil Grows More Basil Basil, like...

Planting Tomatoes | 10 Tips for Growing a Bumper Crop

Tomatoes are easy to love and easy to grow. Here are a few tips for planting them, getting you on your way to this...

What to Plant: Red Veined Sorrel

Add red veined sorrel to your planting list. In fact, don't wait and plant it now. The Best Kitchen Garden Edibles The best kitchen garden edibles...

Make Your Own Seed Starting Mix | DIY Gardening

Give your seedlings a headstart and make your own seed starting mix. Your next bumper crop is right around the corner, waiting in a handful...

Seeds 101: Seed Selection & Terminology

Growing a garden from seed is really pretty amazing. And! amazingly simple. So, don't let seed terminology commonly used to describe seeds slow you...

How to Attract Ladybugs to Your Garden

Are you wishing ladybugs would find your garden as easily as aphids? Never fear, the trick for attracting ladybugs to your garden begins with...

Grow Your Own Microgreens

Yep. Even you can grow your own microgreens. If pink is the new black then microgreens are the new kale. Packed with nutrition and gleaming...

Feed the Birds with a Holiday Wreath

Is there a bird lover in your house? Add a small twist to the holidays and make a festive wreath to feed the birds.  When...

DIY Garden in a Mint Tin

Don't throw it away! If it holds soil and has drainage it's a planter. Do-it-yourself mint tin gardens are perfect for small spaces, windowsills...
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