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How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard

If you want to attract hummingbirds to your yard and garden, you are in good company. It seems like everyone loves hummingbirds. Here's how.

5 Lawn Care Tips for Greener Grass

Spring and Fall are the best times to plant a new lawn or rehab your tired old lawn. Follow these 5 lawn care tips for greener grass if you want a healthy, green lawn that will be the envy of the neighborhood.

Small Container Water Garden Creates Big Impact

A large water feature can require a great deal of work to create and maintain. It’s okay if you’re not up to that kind of a commitment, because you can create a small container water garden that makes a big impact on your yard.

Best Roses for Backyard Gardens

The best roses are truly the superstars of garden flowers. They are revered all over the world for their beauty. As a lifelong gardener, it was difficult for me to select the 10 best roses to grow in a backyard garden. Many great roses didn’t make the cut. (Such is the downside of creating a Top 10 list!) All of the roses on my best roses list have edible petals. In fact, these roses have delicious…

Grow More Vegetables in a Square Foot Garden

The book Square Foot Gardening is the most popular gardening book ever published in North America. Steve Bartholomew, director of the Square Foot Gardening Association and son of the book's author, shares his tips on how to create the most productive vegetable garden you have ever grown.

How to Fertilize Clematis (and other flowering plants)

When Deborah Hardwick first started growing flowering clematis plants, she did not know how to fertilize clematis. Now she's an internationally known clematis expert, and she shares her knowledge about fertilizing clematis to get the best display of colorful flowers.

Container Gardening for Beginners

Gardening is trending again, and container gardening for beginners is leading the way. People who have never grown plants before are suddenly interested in planting a garden.

Stay at Home and Garden

The Stay at Home and Garden Initiative launched by GreenPrints magazine encourages Americans to honor state and national “stay-at- home” guidelines during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic by gardening in backyards and on decks and patios.

5 Tips to Grow the Perfect Garden

The “perfect garden” is the garden you imagine with vegetables or flowers or a mix of both. It’s the garden in a size and location and design that suits your needs and wants.

How to Start a Victory Garden 2.0

Instead of feeling helpless because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), thousands of people are starting a Victory Garden 2.0. Here's how to start a vegetable garden--even if you have never gardened before.

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Randy Schultz

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

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Jessica Ford

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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 https://frugalgardengal.com/   

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Ellen Zachos

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

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