Debunking Clematis Myths

There are lots of clematis myths that need debunking. That’s because clematis, known as “The Queen of the Vines,” is actually easier to grow than most people think. Despite the profusion of flowers that a clematis plant produces, many gardeners think these wonderful plants are difficult to grow. According to clematis expert Deborah Hardwick, clematis has gotten a bad rap. “There are so many myths…

Tips for growing successful container gardens

There are three things you need to consider before try to grow successful container gardens. The first is where you want to put your container garden. The second is determining what plants you want to grow. Third, you must choose the right containers for your container garden.

Best new vegetable seeds and plants for your garden

Every spring brings the promise of new vegetable seeds and delicious new harvests from the garden. These are the best new vegetable seeds to plant this spring.

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!

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Randy Schultz

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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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