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Garden Inspiration

Browse our "Garden Inspiration" articles to learn about the numerous benefits and excitement of starting your own home garden.  

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New to Gardening?

There's a gardener in everyone just waiting to sprout. But how do you start?

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  • Best Direct-Sow Seeds

    Some gardeners are a little intimidated by the thought of starting plants from seeds indoors under lights. But that doesn’t mean they can’t grow their own plants from seed.

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  • Ornamental Pots

    Pots are the perfect way to bring the color, life and softness of plants to a patio, balcony, steps, walk or porch. But they have a place in the garden too

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  • Front Yard Vegetable Garden

    On your way home from work, stop and grab a salad. And hey, grab a bouquet of flowers, too. No need to go to the grocery store. Pick them up on your way in the front door. Pick them from your front yard. read more...

  • Butterfly Factory

    Every well dressed garden needs a bit of jewelry. Butterflies are jewels in the garden. read more...

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  • What is Organic Gardening?

    The word organic is bandied about a lot in connection with food and gardens these days, but what does it really mean?

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  • Flower Gardens

    Ask a child to draw a garden, and he'll draw some flowers. Give a gardener no more space than a front stoop, and what will appear there is a flowerpot. For many, flowers are the definition of a garden.

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  • Ornamental Pots

    Pots are the perfect way to bring the color, life and softness of plants to a patio, balcony, steps, walk or porch. But they have a place in the garden too

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  • What Is An Heirloom

    Heirloom varieties are open-pollinated--meaning that the seeds you collect from one year will produce plants with most of the characteristics of the parent plant.

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  • Small Space Gardening

    With a little yard, a little time and a few great plants, you can expand your home into the outdoors by creating a great small home garden.

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • The easiest and best place to store excess turnips, parsnips, leeks, onions, carrots and similar root crops is in the garden. They actually become sweeter and tastier after a frost.
    Before the ground freezes, cover the beds with a thick layer of straw or chopped leaves to insulate the soil and keep its temperature even. A sheet of plastic will keep the mulch in place.
    To harvest root crops, simply roll back the plastic, push aside the leaves/straw, and lift the roots from the soil with a spading fork. Replace the covering to keep your "root cellar" insulated all winter. With this method, you could be harvesting sweet carrots and parsnips in January, even if there's snow on the ground!