How to Plant Articles
This article explains the ins and outs of hardening-off plants so they are better able to handle the rigors of the outside environment.
This article covers the basics on using color in your garden bed.
Short definitions and descriptions of many of the horticultural terms used on this website.
One of the most basic questions on gardening is whether you are looking for a sun or shade plant, or maybe something in between. This simple idea can be difficult to define if you don't understand what constitutes full sun, full shade, and partial sun/shade. This article will go over the basics of sun and shade and how to determine which category different areas should be labeled.
My plant was flowering and now it's stopped. Why did it stop and more importantly how do I make it start flowering again? This article will go over some of the top reasons why plants go out of bloom.
Learn how your choice of container and soil and correct watering and fertilizing practices will produce great planters.
Apply an organic mulch on most established ornamental plants in mid-spring when the soil has warmed sufficiently for active root growth.
Weeds can make ornamental plantings look unsightly. Weeds also may harbor insects and diseases that may cause problems on more desirable ornamental plants.
Essential elements for plant nutrition include nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, zinc, copper, molybdenum, magnesium, iron, sulfur, manganese and boron. They come from the soil and from applied fertilizer. Plants obtain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen from the air or through the soil.
A landscape filled with mature, vigorous plants. It's what gardeners look forward to when they select perennials! But while healthy three- and four-year old perennials are the pride of any plant enthusiast, just one season can make the difference between a thriving, well-established bed or border and an overcrowded, lackluster one.