Best 2020 Garden Catalogs and Websites

The best 2020 garden catalogs and websites, as selected by the editors of 2020 garden catalogs and websites for plants and seeds offer new varieties plus the most-popular favorites.

2020 Green Thumb Awards Honor New Plants and Garden Products

The winners of the 2020 Green Thumb Awards have been announced, and a total of six new plants and products have taken home the “green” trophy. Here are this year’s winners: Clematis ‘Lady Kyoko’ from Spring Hill Nurseries European Beech InstantHedge from InstantHedge KangaRhu Rhubarb from Gurneys Seed Treasure Island Sweet Potatoes from Concept Plants Garden Tutor…

2020 Garden Trends Include Tiny Gardens and Hardy Tropical Plants

2020 garden trends include a new way to look at tiny space gardens, embracing cold-hardy tropical plants and even pet-friendly gardens.

Best Trees for Small Yards

The best trees for small yards also offer the benefits of colorful flowers in spring and colorful foliage in the fall. At their mature size, the best trees for small yards are a great choice for most suburban yards and landscapes.

How to Plant a Tree in Your Yard

Do you know how to plant a tree? Start by choosing the right tree for your planting location. Then follow the easy tips below.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Gardeners

Have you made any gardening resolutions for the New Year?  Whether you’re a horticultural expert or you want to try gardening for the first time, here are my favorite New Year’s resolutions for gardeners in 2020.

Gifts for Gardeners this Holiday Season

Gifts for gardeners include a great weeding tool and the ultimate seed-starting kit. Holiday season gifts for gardeners also include a learning course for those who want to start gardening, a magazine that offers gardening inspiration, and more!

How to Create a Goth Garden

Goth Gardening and a Goth Garden suggests the fascination with cemeteries and death. Themes of death and decay dictate the use of black and dark purple plants. A Goth Garden lets you explore your inner dark side with tombstones, gargoyles, flickering lights, cobwebs and drama. 

Planting Fall Bulbs Brings Colorful Spring Flowers

Planting fall bulbs for spring flowers should be at the top of every homeowner's to-do list in the autumn. Planting fall bulbs is like planting buried treasure in your garden.

Overgrown Trees, Volunteer Plants and Tough Love in the Landscape

Fall is the time for trimming overgrown trees and removing volunteer plants that sowed themselves in too many places. It’s time for tough love in the landscape.

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Randy Schultz

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Randy Schultz is the Content Editor of He is a Master Gardener and a long-time member of GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators. Write to him at


Jessica Ford


Jessica aka Frugal Garden Gal is an avid gardener and garden writer based in Colorado Springs, CO. She has over 10 years in the garden industry, and is a self-described horticulture nerd and plant addict. Jessica shares her eco- and budget-friendly gardening tips at   


Ellen Zachos


Ellen Zachos is the author of seven books including The Wildcrafted Cocktail and Backyard Foraging, and she co-hosts the Plantrama podcast ( Ellen writes about wild foods at and has created an online course for beginning foragers.

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