Posts Tagged gardening

New vegetable seeds to grow in your garden this year

by Randall D. Schultz, Content Editor of HomeGardenandHomestead.com It’s time to think about planting vegetable seeds. It is too early to plant seeds in my vegetable garden right now—and quite likely too early for you to plant seeds in your garden, too. But it’s the perfect time to start seeds indoors. I don’t have a […]

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Best Plants for a Great Butterfly Garden

Butterflies are like flying flowers, adding color and movement everywhere they go. Unfortunately, these beautiful insects are in trouble. Monarch butterfly populations are dwindling due to shrinking habitat. But there is plenty that gardeners can do to help ensure the health and safety of local butterflies. Start by adding butterfly-friendly plants in your garden. Many […]

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Top Garden Trends in 2017

While you plan your garden this year, get inspired with these top garden trends in 2017. The trends mentioned here reflect a growing desire to create comfortable home retreats–right in your own backyard. Outdoor Living Gardens are now seen as more of an extension of the home than ever before, and popular interior trends are […]

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Benefits of Ordering Plants Online

The internet has transformed the way we socialize, learn and shop. For gardeners, the internet has even changed the way we find and purchase plants. By ordering plants online, you can skip the hassle of buying at a local garden center. Instead, you have access to thousands of species and varieties at your fingertips, sometimes straight […]

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Gardeners

Did you make any gardening-related New Year’s resolutions this year?  Whether you’re a horticulture expert or a newbie who wants to try gardening for the first time, here are our favorite New Year’s resolutions for gardeners in 2017. 1. Get started: grow and harvest your first veggies The #1 resolution on our list is to […]

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How to Care for your Garden Tools

Garden tools are an absolute necessity for a great garden. But good garden tools can be expensive to buy and replace. The good news? With the proper care, garden tools can last for many years—even decades. So if you spend a little extra time to store and care for your garden tools properly, and you […]

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Best Tips for Keeping Deer and Rabbits Out of Your Garden

They might look cute, but deer and rabbits can be the most destructive garden pests around, capable of wiping out a vegetable patch or flower bed overnight. Fortunately, with persistence and know-how, you can take the steps needed to keep deer and rabbits out of your garden and prevent them from turning your beautiful landscape […]

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Five easy-to-grow perennials

Growing a garden full of beautiful flowering perennials doesn’t have to be difficult or labor intensive. It doesn’t have to involve heavy pruning, fertilizing and daily watering. When you choose the right easy-to-grow perennials, you will enjoy a colorful display of blooms without breaking a sweat. So take a break from traditional fussy flowers and […]

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