Gardening How Tos

Planting a backyard or container garden? Discover tips and how-tos that will develop your expertise to help create the landscape and garden of your dreams.

Step-by-Step Guide to Lasagna Planting Spring Bulbs
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Step-by-Step Guide to Lasagna Planting Spring Bulbs

Learn how to layer spring blooming bulbs, find recommended bulb combinations and a link to planting depths, plus a homemade recipe for cut flower presservative. 

How to Bring Your Spring Garden Indoors Early
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How to Bring Your Spring Garden Indoors Early

Steps to follow to encourage spring blooming shrubs to flower indoors.

Planting Bulbs: As Easy as Dig, Drop, Done!
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Planting Bulbs: As Easy as Dig, Drop, Done!

When and how to plant spring bulbs in your fall garden.

How to Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs
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How to Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs

Fall planting for spring flowering? You'll be done in three easy steps. 

When and How to Prune Azalea
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When and How to Prune Azalea

Whether you're pruning your rhododendron and azalea for shaping or to improve its heath here are tips you can follow to enhance blooming.

When Growing Fruit, Patience is Vital
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When Growing Fruit, Patience is Vital

Fruit trees will bear fruit for many seasons but they do take a few years before you'll have your homegrown bounty of fruit. So, practice patience.

A Guide to Garden Fertilizer-1
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A Guide to Garden Fertilizer-1

What is fertilizer made from? When do I use fertilizer in my garden? What type of fertilizer should I use? Find the answers.

How to Have a Traditional Southern Garden
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How to Have a Traditional Southern Garden

Be sure to include these classic flowering shrubs, climbing roses, and, of course, a magnolia tree for your elegant southern garden. 

Tips for Fresh Hydrangea Bouquets and Dried Floral Arrangements
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Tips for Fresh Hydrangea Bouquets and Dried Floral Arrangements

Hydrangeas are among the most stunning cut flowers. Get tips for when to cut, how to make them last, and how to dry hydrangea blooms.

Tips for Planting Your Garden in the Ideal Location
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Tips for Planting Your Garden in the Ideal Location

Do you know your garden's ideal location? Determining full sun and shady locations before you plant will maximize your gardening success.

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