Fall Planting for Spring Flowers

Fall planting gives bulbs, perennials and shrubs a chance to get acclimated in the garden before the freezing temperatures of winter. Fall is a great season for planting.

Best Cordless Leaf Blowers

The best cordless leaf blowers come in handy when you need to move yard and garden debris. Cordless electric blowers are used primarily for leaves. But they also work great for grass clippings and other small debris. I even use my battery powered blower to blow light snow from my driveway and sidewalk. Cordless electric blowers never need gas. You never have to pull the starter cord a hundred times to…

Flowering Plants for Late Summer Garden Color

For some gardeners, adding flowering plants for late summer garden color is what makes or breaks their gardens. By mid-summer, most flowering plants are done blooming. As a result, late summer and early fall gardens can start looking a dull and tired. Here's how to add late summer garden color.

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. In the spring, you get to see colorful flowers!

A Guide to the Best Robotic Lawn Mowers

Robotic lawn mowers are the newest thing in mowing lawns. A robot lawn mower offers the easiest way to mow a lawn, because it literally does the mowing automatically. If keeping up with the regular maintenance of mowing your lawn feels like a never-ending burden, consider getting a robotic lawnmower. Here are some things you should know before making your purchase.

How to Grow Lavender Plants

Many gardeners want to know how to grow lavender plants. Lavender is one of the most beautiful and useful plants in the garden. It is a beloved plant that offers a trifecta of fragrance, medicinal benefits, and beautiful blue-purple flowers.

Awesome Homegrown Flower Arrangements

A blooming garden is all you need to create awesome homegrown flower arrangements. Pick fresh flowers and interesting foliage to combine in beautiful floral arrangements and bouquets. Here's how to arrange flowers like a pro.

Hydrangea Happiness: How to Grow Hydrangeas

Chose the right type of hydrangeas for your area, and these flowering shrubs will always make you smile. Hydrangeas are some of the most popular and sought-after flowers. But because of the variety of hydrangea species, they often cause great confusion. This article will simplify these beautiful flowering shrubs and explain how to grow hydrangeas. Success with hydrangeas comes down to three things. The…

Tree Trimming Tips

Tree trimming is a regular part of maintaining a yard and garden. In this guide, we offer tree trimming tips that help keep trees healthy while giving your yard a professional look. Many people don’t realize that tree trimming is also a way to avoid hazards. That’s because overgrown trees can fall in high winds or even provide an obstacle for traffic. Editor’s Note: Trimming trees and pruning trees are…

Best Flowering Vines for Vertical Gardening

Flowering vines are a gardener’s secret weapon—especially when you run out of horizonal gardening space. If you have a small garden space and you still crave more plants, the answer is as simple as vertical gardening with flowering vines. Even if you still have horizontal growing space, vines reaching heavenward add another dimension to your landscape. There’s something magical about a clear blue sky…

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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


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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 ( Ellen writes about wild foods at and has created an online course for beginning foragers.

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