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Wouldn't it be nice to have an experienced gardener at your side to show in a clear and concise manner how exactly you can undertake that garden project? Well, 'How To' Guides is just that, an ongoing set of tutorials that demonstrate the best methods for establishing and caring for your garden plants.

Graphically illustrated along with video guides and clear direction, 'How To' Guides will be your gardening mentor.

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Pickling for Beginners

Pickling for Beginners -how-to pickle in 5 steps-

It's surprisingly simple and inexpensive to make sour, crunchy pickles at home. Follow these five simple steps to prepare your own fresh pickles.

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How to Change the Flower Color of Bigleaf Hydrangea

How to Change the Flower Color of Bigleaf Hydrangea -hydrangeas of a different color-

If you purchased a bigleaf hydrangea with pink flowers, planted it in your garden, and were surprised when next year the flowers were blue, you're not alone. You have the power to change the color from bright pink to deep blue, or vice versa.

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Plant a Salsa Garden

Plant a Salsa Garden – #1 Must-have Condiment

Plant a salsa garden in a garden bed or containers and you'll have the basics on-hand to prepare and eat your favorite recipe on a regular basis.

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Plant a Patriotic Flagpole Garden

Plant a Patriotic Flagpole Garden Patriotism is like charity – it begins at home.

Plant a garden bed with red, white, and blue flowers at the base of a flagpole to create a beautiful display of patriotism and pride.

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3 Ways to Use Hanging Baskets

3 Ways to Use Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets are beautiful! The best part about them is you are not restricted to just hanging them. You can put them in a gorgeous container for a doorway showpiece or you can plant them right in a flower bed or box planter.

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Garden Center Checklist – a printable shopping list

Garden Center Checklist – a printable shopping list

Before heading over to your neighborhood Walmart, print this checklist to remember all the supplies you need in one trip.

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DIY: May Basket Day

DIY: May Basket Day Celebrate Springtime

This May 1, mark the special occasion by filling a basket-like jar with flowers to give your friends & family.

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Earth Day: How-to Pay it Forward

Earth Day: How-to Pay it Forward

April 22 is a day to make a positive change that benefits our home, the earth. Pay it forward to our planet with some or all of these easy-to-do projects.

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Tips for Raised Garden Beds

Tips for Raised Garden Beds

Putting together a raised wooden bed is one of the easiest and most rewarding garden projects. Often used to grow vegetables, bottomless wood planters provide perfect drainage and create a barrier to invading weeds. Rather than just screwing four planks together and calling it done, take a few extra steps and transform your wood planters into stylish architectural elements.

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Create a Garden that Attracts Birds this Spring

Create a Garden that Attracts Birds this Spring

Plants and birds have a very special relationship in ecosystems and outdoor environments, including your backyard. Here are tips for making your garden more bird friendly. Your Garden Should Provide Water Sources:A simple birdbath will draw birds…

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DIY Potting Benches

DIY Potting Benches

Tired of squatting on the patio bricks or dirtying the kitchen sink to pot up plants? Perhaps it's time to build a potting bench! While DIY info abounds, here are our top picks from some trusted build it yourself sites.Better Homes and Gardens make…

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Ivy Topiary Made Easy

Ivy Topiary Made Easy

Learn how to shape up some living decor!

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Decorating Your Home This Christmas

Decorating Your Home This Christmas

Christmas is that wonderful time of year to spread cheer and fill your home with seasonal décor. Live Christmas trees, wreaths and garland are a beautiful and traditional touch in any home.Garland is a nice touch on fireplace mantels as well as…

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DIY Festive Winter Containers When It’s Too Cold for Plants

DIY Festive Winter Containers When It’s Too Cold for Plants

Grab a few plant trimmings and follow this DIY to festive winter containers in no time!

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Watering Solutions That Save Big

Watering Solutions That Save Big

Did you know it can take 15-20 seconds to properly water a plant? And in Walmart's garden centers, where we house an average 12,000 plants in peak season, that adds up to a lot of watering time. So figuring out how to responsibly manage our water…

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Growing Herbs Indoors

Growing Herbs Indoors

A brief guide to enjoying gardening and herbs all year long.

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A Garden To Have and To Hold

A Garden To Have and To Hold Creating Miniature and Fairy Gardens

Creating Miniature and Fairy Gardens

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