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Seed Starter

Five Easy Garden Plants to Grow from Seed

Read for tips on how to plant five easy to grow flowers, herbs, and vegetables from seed, including basil, beans, sunflowers, zinnias, and gaillardia.
Storey Walters and Julie Day Jones planting tulip bulbs.

How to Plant Tulips and Other Flowering Bulbs

Learn how to plant tulips and other flowering bulbs in your yard. Watch this video to find out more.
Julie Day-Jones and Danny Lipford planting flowers in a yard.

Tips for Planting and Growing Flowers and Other Plants in Your Yard

Watch this video for seven simple tips on planting and growing flowers, shrubs, or other plants in your yard or garden.
Yellow chrysanthemum flowers

Growing Edible Chrysanthemums

Vivian asks, “I’m planning to grow edible chrysanthemums in my herb garden. Can any type of mum be used, or should I grow specific varieties?”

While all chrysanthemum flowers, are edible, the flavor varies widely. Read on to find out more.
Blooming, fibrous-rooted begonia in pot.

How to Grow Begonias Indoors During the Winter

Robert asks, “I have some beautiful wax and angel type begonias in pots. Can I bring them inside for the winter? How do I care for them?”

Many types of begonias can be grown inside during the winter. Read on for some tips on how to care for them.
Camellias under tree

Growing Camellias in Full Sun

Camellias do best in partial shade, but there are some steps you can take to improve your chances of success when growing them in full sun. Read on to find out more.
White blooms on oakleaf hydrangea.

Go Native with Oakleaf Hydrangeas

Oakleaf hydrangeas offer year-round beauty with seasons of blooms, foliage, and peeling bark. Not only are oakleaf hydrangea gorgeous, they're low-maintenance and easy to grow. Read on to find out how to grow native oakleaf hydrangeas in your yard or garden.
Crape myrtle bush blooming

How to Grow Crape Myrtles in Cold Climates

Lois asks, “Can I grow a crape myrtle indoors in a cold climate as a houseplant?”

Crape myrtles aren't suited to grow as houseplants, since they need a period of winter dormancy. However, there are ways to grow crape myrtles in colder climates. Read on to find out how.
Outdoor flower containers next to a bench

Winter Care For Outdoor Flower Containers

Cold weather's coming, but that doesn't mean gardening has to come to an end! While winter can be hard on containers and plants, there are steps you can take to protect them from the cold. Read on to find out how to keep your outdoor container plants happy and healthy this winter.