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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.

Use BTI to Kill Mosquitoes. It’s Chemical-free.

There is no reason to use harsh chemicals when you can kill mosquitoes with chemical-free BTI. That's because BTI is a naturally occurring bacterium that kills mosquitoes before they can become flying, biting, disease-spreading adults.

Best New Gardening Books for Summer Reading

Summer is the season for gardening, and it’s also the time for reading the best new gardening books. Read these books about vegetable gardening, growing flowers, creating butterfly habitats, decorating she sheds and designing with houseplants.

12 Cold Hardy Tropical Plants to Grow Now

Grow cold hardy tropical plants in temperate areas of the USA to give your garden a totally new look. Use these 12 cold hardy tropical plants and enjoy the tropics in your backyard.

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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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