Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Grow Tomatoes

With so many yummy varieties available, tomatoes are the most popular vegetable in the gardening world. Here's what you need to know to grow great tasting tomatoes.

Wild About Lavender: How to Grow This Beautiful, Versatile Plant

Lavender is a versatile plant which makes a beautiful hedge, helps keep deer away from your roses, and can even liven up your lemonade. Read on to learn how to grow, harvest, and propagate lavender; as well as some of the most popular types available.
Chelsea Lipford Wolf's lattice privacy wall

How to Build a Lattice Privacy Wall

If you want privacy from neighbors, additional gardening opportunities and to decorate your backyard, this project has it all.

Mossy Pots

Moss covered planting pots can give your garden an old world charm. But if you live in a dry climate you may be out of luck. Here's a trick to help out Mother Nature.
basil

How to Grow Basil

Basil is one of the easiest and most satisfying herbs to grow, for both beginning and experienced gardeners alike.
Tulips blooming indoors in pot.

7 Steps to Force Spring Bulbs to Bloom Inside During Winter

One of the best ways to bring some color to the gray winter months is by forcing spring bulbs to bloom indoors. For most bulbs, the process begins in the fall, where they spend an “artificial winter” in your refrigerator. Read on to find out how to force your own potted spring bulbs to bloom indoors.

How to Plant a Thriller, Filler, Spiller

Here’s a tip to make your patio stand out: plant a Thriller, Filler, Spiller. It’s simply three plants in one container that make a big statement.

How to Top-Dress Houseplants

As I inspect and repot my houseplants in early spring, I often find plants that seem to fall “in the middle,” not quite needing repotting but still wanting some attention. In cases like this, top-dressing is a great alternative to repotting, and it's quite easy. Here's how.
Raised planting bed made from brick

Raised Bed Gardening FAQ

Raised bed gardens have a number of advantages over ground level planting and are perfect for both vegetables and flowers. Read on to find the answers to frequently asked questions about how to construct and plant a raised bed garden in your yard.