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Gardening Tips

Find a collection of practical gardening tips to help you achieve the garden of your dreams. Discover the best roses, award-winning shrubs and trees, acclaimed perennials to beautify your garden. Learn how to extend the bloom season of your plants and enjoy life to the full!



Lasagne Planting Method

Extend the blooming season of your bulbs! Choose bulbs with consecutive flowering periods and plant them at the same site. 

Forgot To Plant Bulbs? Not A Problem!

Did you forget to plant bulbs? Use the 'instant planting' method - a method in which bulbs have been forced in pots and then planted as mature plants as soon as their shoots become visible.

Get a Jump on the Season

Tender bulbs respond incredibly well to a little tough love. Wake them up early and get a jumpstart on summer by potting them up indoors.

Why Are Daffodils Wonderful Bulbs To Plant?

Daffodils join tulips, hyacinths and crocuses to make up the most important of the spring-flowering plants. They are used in abundance in gardens for many reasons.

Awesome Allium Combos

Following are some inspired allium and perennial combinations, some of them created by Dutch master landscape artist and designer Piet Oudolf. His plant combinations demonstrate his skill in selecting season-spanning plant partnerships that bring ebbs and

Extend the Blooming Season of Your Astilbes

Learn how to fill your garden with continuously blooming Astilbes throughout the season!

How to Grow and Care for Heaths and Heathers

Evergreen, Heathers (Calluna Vulgaris) and Heaths (Erica) are terrific plants that deserve a spot in the garden. Their fabulous ability to change color year-round, injecting vivid life into our landscape at a time when they need it most, is invaluable. Low maintenance, deer or salt resistant, winter hardy, drought tolerant (once established) and fairly easy to grow, they do not require much: decent drainage and some sunshine.

Gardening Tips for Gardeners of New England

How to extend the growing season and life of your plants in New England

Gardening Tips for Gardeners in the Northern and Central Midwest Region

How to extend the growing season and life of your plants in Northern & Central Midwest

Gardening with flower bulbs is lots of fun for children!

There is something magical about flower bulbs: a dry bulb turns into a beautiful flower. No wonder this appeals to children!

A Contemporary Blue Spring Garden

In this contemporary blue garden, minimalism is the key. Large quantities of one type of plants provide the perfect effect in this space with its clean, simple lines and contours.

A Traditional Blue Spring Garden

The objective in designing a traditional blue garden is to create a charming, romantic impression. To achieve this, you could combine various kinds of blue-flowering bulbous plants in the border or in romantic containers

A Traditional White Spring Garden

Bulbous plants are available in so many colors close to white that you can create a wide range of delightful combinations within this range: perfect for the traditional white garden.

A Contemporary White Spring Garden

Key words to describe the contemporary garden are 'simplicity' and 'balance'. And no color is more compatible with these concepts than white, the symbol of purity.

A Traditional Spring Garden

Combining flower bulbs in the traditional manner means lots of color and large quantities for an impressive effect.

Dealing with Pesty Garden Critters

Animal pest problems occur in all seasons of the garden, but fall and spring are peak periods for plunder.

Jazz Up your Walls - Vertical Gardening

Vertical planting is a striking way of hiding a dull wall, beautifying or adding drama to your interior or exterior spaces and nesting more plants than your small yard has room for. And this is fun!

Tips To Add Drama To Your Walls

Too small a yard? Not enough space to grow lots of plants? Tired of looking at a dull wall? Vertical gardening might be the right solution for …

5 Tips To Maximise A Small Space

Your yard might be small. It is still possible to turn it into something great while giving the illusion that it is much bigger than it really is. Several designers tackled the issue and created absolutely lovely retreats

Pergola, Arbor, Trellis? I am Confused!

Garden structures, such as arbors, pergolas or trellises, complement beautifully outdoor spaces and create a real architectural interest all year-around, that is worth considering. But what is the difference between an arbor, a pergola or a trellis?

How To Make Organic Matter?

Compost or organic matter is a key ingredient in gardening because it acts as a fertilizer and a soil conditioner - in short, it improves the quality of your soil naturally.

Enough Light In My Garden?

How do I determine if I have enough light in my garden to plant Full Sun perennials or Partial Sun annuals?

Sun or Light Needs: Definitions

What does 'Full Sun" or 'Partial Shade Means? Here are some important definitions that you need to be aware of before deciding to plant a new bed or purchase any plant.