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Gifts for Gardeners this Holiday Season

Gifts for gardeners include a great weeding tool and an easy way to water plants. Holiday season gifts for gardeners also include a "Peppermint Candy" gift plant, a magazine that offers gardening inspiration, books about flowers, and more!

Creating Your Ideal Garden Space

Even if you’re not an experienced gardener, you can still create your perfect outdoor space. Hiring expert help and adding new features to your garden will make a big difference. Here’s some quick tips to help you do that.

Soil Testing for Beginners

Soil testing and examining the soil is crucial to growing healthy plants. Quite simply, plants won't survive without good, healthy soil.

Great tools make fall yard cleanup easier

Now is the traditional time for fall yard cleanup. Here are some of the best tools that make fall yard cleanup easier and faster.

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.

A Guide to American Hummingbirds

The delightful species of hummingbirds found in America boast jeweled hues and distinctive markings that reveal their species. Pay close attention to their colors (and sometimes their size) and you can identify which species are visiting your backyard.

Grow a Mini Wildflower Garden

If you have ever thought about growing a mini wildflower garden, you are not alone. Natural-looking flower gardens are more popular than ever. In fact, wildflower gardens (also called meadow gardens) are trending all over social media. Mike Lizotte is the author of Mini Meadows: Grow a Little Patch of Colorful Flowers Anywhere Around Your Yard. He is also the owner of American Meadows, a top source for…

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.

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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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