Garden Tips

Go beyond your everyday gardening topics with provoking, informational articles that explore what's outside of your garden gate, and help nurture your inner gardener.

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Get to Know Bonsai

Get to Know Bonsai - tiny trees with a long history -

Learn about bonsai trees; a fascinating combination of art and nature are used to create miniature trees that have a beautiful sculptural quality.

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10 Shrubs That Smell as Good as They Look

10 Shrubs That Smell as Good as They Look - plants that deliver sweet scents -

Curb appeal isn’t the only thing to consider when selecting shrubs for your landscape. Check out these ten shrubs that look great and smell even better!

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How to Prune Fruit Trees

How to Prune Fruit Trees - a beginner's guide -

Follow these simple steps for maintaining your fruit tree and you’ll be on your way to having a healthy and productive harvest of fruits.

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Get to Know Roses

Get to Know Roses - There’s one out there just right for you! -

There are many different types of roses and knowing their characteristics can help you decide which rose suits your needs. Learn the difference between hybrid tea, floribunda, grandiflora, shrub, climbing, tree and miniature roses.

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Get to Know Hydrangeas

Get to Know Hydrangeas - light up gardens & containers with this flowering shrub -

Learn more about the different types of hydrangeas and how to care for them.

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Guide to Lighting Your Garden

Guide to Lighting Your Garden - light the night & relax outside -

Check out the range of options for decorating and lighting your outdoor living space.

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Pet Friendly Houseplants

Pet Friendly Houseplants -plants that are safe around cats and dogs-

Houseplants can be a temptation to curious cats and dogs. Whether it’s playing with the foliage or digging in the dirt, pets and plants aren’t always a good mix. Here are ten low-maintenance houseplants that are safe around cats and dogs.

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Common Houseplant Pests

Common Houseplant Pests -how to identify and control them-

A look at the most common insect pests that feed on houseplants. How to identify and control them before they do serious damage your plants.

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Guide to Direct Composting

Guide to Direct Composting - turn kitchen scraps into black gold -

Try direct composting: the no-mess, no-fuss method for making compost from your kitchen food waste.

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Tips for Growing Flowering Vines

Tips for Growing Flowering Vines -how, where, and why to grow vines-

Flowering vines are the perfect addition to any garden. They're easy to grow and care for, perfect for small spaces, and can serve any number of purposes in an outdoor landscape.

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3 Simple Steps for a More Beautiful Lawn

3 Simple Steps for a More Beautiful Lawn -smart choices make lawn care easier-

The right grass selection and proper mowing technique go a long way towards creating a more beautiful landscape and making lawn maintenance easier overall.

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Tips for Choosing the Right Pot for Your Plant

Tips for Choosing the Right Pot for Your Plant - keep your plants healthy and stylish -

The perfect plant deserves the perfect pot. Find out how to choose the container that will keep your plant healthy and give it plenty of room to grow while still looking stylish.

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Get to Know Peonies

Get to Know Peonies - the queen of the springtime garden -

Learn all about growing peony plants and how to feature them in your garden

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Top 10 Easy to Grow Annuals

Top 10 Easy to Grow Annuals - you’ll want to try them all -

Ten super-easy, low-maintenance annual plants that can make this one of the most relaxing gardening seasons you’ve ever had.

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Transplanting Potted Lilies to the Garden

Transplanting Potted Lilies to the Garden - enjoy them for years to come -

Potted lilies are one of the few flowering gift plants that can be successfully transplanted into your permanent garden. Follow these tips to learn how.

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Top 10 FAQ for Lucky Bamboo

Top 10 FAQ for Lucky Bamboo - keep your plant healthy & looking great -

The answers to the most frequently asked Lucky Bamboo questions (care tips and how to diagnose common problems).

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12 Small Trees for a Big Landscape Look

12 Small Trees for a Big Landscape Look - all the benefits of big trees without the wait -

Learn about twelve trees that reach maturity in as little as 10-15 years. These little beauties are the ideal solution for getting the look of mature trees without the long wait. Small trees are also perfect for small spaces!

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Five Extra-Long-Blooming Perennials

Five Extra-Long-Blooming Perennials - enjoy flowers all summer -

Discover these five perennial plants that bloom over an exceptionally long season. Better yet, they’ll return to provide a reliable source of color and beauty year after year.

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Vegetable Garden Companion Plants

Vegetable Garden Companion Plants - sorting out the friends from the foes -

Learn which vegetable plants can help each other grow better and which can cause harm if planted too closely.

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Planning a Canning Garden

Planning a Canning Garden - 3 tips before planting -

Canning extra vegetables is a great way to preserve your homegrown food for use later. If you’ve never canned before, here’s a short list of things to consider before you get planting.

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Ways to Use Easter Eggs

Ways to Use Easter Eggs - creative uses for eggs & eggshells -

Coloring Easter eggs is a blast, but it’s easy to end up with more eggs than you know what to do with in the fridge. Here are our favorite uses for leftover eggs.

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Freshen Up Your Houseplants

Freshen Up Your Houseplants - spring cleaning tips for healthy houseplants -

The dry air and dim conditions of winter can take a toll on houseplants. Learn how you can revitalize your houseplants and get them off to a great start for spring.

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The Basic Gardening Tools Everyone Needs

The Basic Gardening Tools Everyone Needs - a must-have list for apartment dwellers & home owners -

A list of necessary gardening tools, no matter what your garden's size.

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Care Tips for Fabulous Miniature Roses

Care Tips for Fabulous Miniature Roses - keep your mini rose looking pretty -

Check out our easy decorating and care tips.

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Garden Trends for 2018

Garden Trends for 2018 - new ideas you’ll want to try -

The latest trends in plants, colors and décor for gardens and other outdoor spaces.

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10 Indoor Plants for a Healthier Office

10 Indoor Plants for a Healthier Office - brighten your mood & breathe easier -

Bringing a little bit of nature to your workplace can lift your spirits, increase your productivity and improve the office air quality.

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Holiday Poinsettias and Their Family

Holiday Poinsettias and Their Family - learn about drought tolerant, easy-care euphorbias -

Poinsettias mean Christmas, no doubt about it, but consider the rest of their plant family year-round for low-maintenance houseplants and resilient color for the garden.

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Keep a Poinsettia Looking Good Longer

Keep a Poinsettia Looking Good Longer - best care tips for your poinsettia -

Keep your poinsettia looking beautiful for as long as possible with these tips.

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Keep Your European Tree® Looking Good

Keep Your European Tree® Looking Good - care tips for your holiday tree -

A quick list of hints and essential care tips to keep your living holiday tree healthy and beautiful through Christmas.

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Winter Care Tips for Houseplants

Winter Care Tips for Houseplants - keep your plants thriving all winter long -

General information on how to care for houseplants during the winter months.

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Tidying the Autumn Garden

Tidying the Autumn Garden -get a jump start on next spring! -

A thorough fall cleanup will get your garden off to a great start when spring arrives. Here’s a list of ideas for planning your fall garden “wrap up” and changes you might want to start thinking about now, that will result in an even better garden next season.

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Fall Gardening Tips

Fall Gardening Tips - a handy list of tips and tasks to get your garden ready for winter -

All of the information you need to put your landscape to rest for the winter.

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Top 10 Trees and Shrubs for Great Autumn Color

Top 10 Trees and Shrubs for Great Autumn Color - a “grand finale” before the quiet of winter-

A choice selection of easy-care trees and shrubs that will add brilliant color to your landscape through the autumn season.

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Planning a Long Blooming Bulb Garden

Planning a Long Blooming Bulb Garden - one of the easiest gardens there is to grow -

Fall is the time to plan and plant bulbs for spring. Learn about the different types of flowering bulbs and when they bloom. Make a plan that will have you enjoying flowers at the earliest sign of spring!

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Fall Planting of Trees and Shrubs

Fall Planting of Trees and Shrubs - 3 steps for success -

Fall is the perfect time for planting trees and shrubs!

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5 Ways to Water Containers While on Vacation

5 Ways to Water Containers While on Vacation - keep your plants looking nice while you’re away -

Nobody wants to be welcomed home by crispy, dead plants! Here are five ways to water your container plants while you’re out of town.

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Tips for Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

Tips for Harvesting and Preserving Herbs - reaping maximum flavor with minimal effort -

Get the most from your favorite herbs by knowing when to harvest and how to save them for later.

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Top 10 Deer Resistant Plants for Your Garden

Top 10 Deer Resistant Plants for Your Garden - grow plants that deer don't like -

Gardeners who live in heavily deer-populated areas know just how frustrating it can be to see their hard work trampled and eaten by hungry, roaming deer. One of the best options to keep deer at bay is to incorporate plants that deer don't like into your garden.

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Get to Know Celosia

Get to Know Celosia - learn more about this colorful plant -

The flowers of this fun, soft-to-the-touch plant come in vivid colors that kids and adults love. Learn a little about where this whimsical plant came from and why it is so popular.

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Top 10 Ways to Celebrate June Outdoors

Top 10 Ways to Celebrate June Outdoors - june is ripe with ways to celebrate your love for gardening -

You can find gardening related holidays seeded all throughout the year, but June is practically exploding with days and ways to have some festive fun!

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10 Hanging Basket Ideas

10 Hanging Basket Ideas - plants & combinations that WOW -

No matter if you're looking for a new twist or are new to hanging baskets, here are ten tailor-made suggestions to try.

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Top 10 Tips - Caring for Flowering Indoor Plants

Top 10 Tips - Caring for Flowering Indoor Plants - easy ways to extend the life and beauty of your indoor flowering plants -

Flowering potted plants are a quick way to add color, freshness and a designer touch to interiors.

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TIP: Creating Attractive Combination Containers

TIP: Creating Attractive Combination Containers

It's SPRING! Which means you can start filling your landscape, deck and balcony with colorful combos. Here are a few tips to make the most attractive combination containers.

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Get to Know Miniature Roses for Mother's Day

Get to Know Miniature Roses for Mother's Day - a beautiful and long-lasting gift -

Gifting a mini rose is a symbol of your love for Mom and other important women role models in your life!

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Unconventional Garden Vessels

Unconventional Garden Vessels - rustic chic for plants -

In nature, plants occupy every imaginable niche on the planet. Since almost everything is a potential substrate for plant life, we can have fun with the quirky adaptability of plants by intentionally vegetating re-purposed objects.

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Finding Perfect Companion Plants

Finding Perfect Companion Plants - balancing form, color and texture in container gardens -

These tips will have you designing like a pro!

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Top 5 Flowering Spring Perennials

Top 5 Flowering Spring Perennials

Looking for the perfect plant? Here are some options that consistently get high marks for beauty, adaptability and all-around ease of growing.

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5 Fabulous Annuals to Try this Spring

5 Fabulous Annuals to Try this Spring - Broaden your gardening repertoire, and wow this spring. -

Five great annual flower options for gardeners ready to try something new and different.

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Know Your Plants – Annual vs. Perennial

Know Your Plants – Annual vs. Perennial - a balanced combination is the secret to creating a landscape that looks fresh and colorful through every season -

Learn the differences between annual and perennial plants and how to decide which type of plant is best for your gardening needs.

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Get to Know Your Plant Tag

Get to Know Your Plant Tag - highlights the important info and tips on a plant label -

A hands-on explanation of the critical care information included on Walmart plant labels, such as light requirements, plant type, helpful hints, as well as water and fertilizer instructions.

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Gardening Tips for Early Spring

Gardening Tips for Early Spring - Things to do now so that you’ll be ready when spring fever hits. -

The basics of “dewinterizing” your landscape to get it ready for spring.

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Plants to Celebrate Spring’s Return

Plants to Celebrate Spring’s Return

Late winter into early spring is when we crave fresh growth, a bit of color…some sign that spring is really returning!

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Beyond Basic Care - Potted Flowering Bulbs

Beyond Basic Care - Potted Flowering Bulbs - the answer to your dreams of spring -

How to care for potted flowering bulb plants after the flowers fade.

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9 Perfect Pick-Me-Up Plants to bring Spring Vibes

9 Perfect Pick-Me-Up Plants to bring Spring Vibes - houseplants give a lift as we wait out winter’s end -

Even if things outside your home are still buried under snow or just cold and stark, you can easily enjoy warmth and green freshness inside!

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Care Tips for African Violets

Care Tips for African Violets - how to grow a healthy African violet with lots of flowers -

A well-cared-for African violet will bloom throughout the year. Keep your African violet plants healthy and flowering with this helpful list of tips.

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Plant Food 101

Plant Food 101 - Learn about the three key nutrients plants need to grow their best. -

Explanation of the most important nutrients plants require to thrive and how those nutrients influence plant growth and development.

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Garden Planting Schedule

Garden Planting Schedule -seed starting for vegetables-

Give your vegetables a jump start by deciding which ones you'll start from seed and transplant into the garden.

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Top 5 Super Easy Houseplants

Top 5 Super Easy Houseplants - these ultra-tough indoor plants will turn any brown thumb green -

An assortment of beautiful plants that will grow well under indoor conditions.

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Storage Tips for Fall Vegetables

Storage Tips for Fall Vegetables - onions, root vegetables & winter squash -

Keep your fall harvest fresh longer by following these guidelines.

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5 Shrubs that Rarely Need Pruning

5 Shrubs that Rarely Need Pruning - a great looking landscape without a lot of work -

An assortment of beautiful, low-maintenance shrubs that make caring for your landscape a breeze.

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Outdoor Room Design Ideas

Outdoor Room Design Ideas - entertain family & friends in your garden -

Designing an outdoor room extends the usable space of your home and allows you to take advantage of your yard, deck or patio on a regular basis.

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10 Flowers that Feed Monarch Butterflies

10 Flowers that Feed Monarch Butterflies - plants for gardens & containers -

No matter if you live in the city, suburb or countryside, here are flowers to grow that attract monarchs to your garden, porch, and balcony as they travel south in fall.

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7 Tips to Keep Phalaenopsis Orchids Blooming

7 Tips to Keep Phalaenopsis Orchids Blooming - extend your orchid's beauty -

This orchid is one of the easiest to grow and a great choice for beginners. Follow these tips to keep your orchid healthy and encourage it to bloom as often and as long as possible.

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Get to Know Mums

Get to Know Mums

Learn more about the history of mums, the flower of November.

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Top 5 Hardy Succulents

Top 5 Hardy Succulents -these plants thrive in harsh conditions-

These drought-resistant plants are stunningly beautiful and nearly indestructible.

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6 Best Bulbs for Southern Gardens (Zones 7-10)

6 Best Bulbs for Southern Gardens (Zones 7-10)

These perennial bulbs survive and thrive in the heat and humidity of southern gardens. If you live where the temperature and the heat index aren't as high as the Deep South, then plant these bulbs in containers and enjoy them as annuals.

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Top 5 Health Rewards of Indoor Plants

Top 5 Health Rewards of Indoor Plants

Many view indoor plants as just decoration or pleasing aesthetics, but indoor plants bring so much more than that to the table!

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5 Clever Ways to Use Plant Containers

5 Clever Ways to Use Plant Containers - add quick color & style -

We love how these pictures show ways to arrange and group potted plants to create welcoming, inviting, and relaxing outdoor spaces. Whether it's a poolside retreat or outdoor seating area, planters are a quick way to add color and style to gathering places.

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Stop Uninvited Guests...Deer

Stop Uninvited Guests...Deer - 5 easy ways to deter deer from your garden -

The most effective way to stop deer is an 8 foot tall fence around your garden, but if you don't have the time or money to build a fence right now, here are some other ways to deter deer.

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Limited Space Gardening for Urban Lifestyles

Limited Space Gardening for Urban Lifestyles - container ideas for your balcony or small-space garden -

For homes with a small area, containers are the ideal solution for creating mini-gardens all around a balcony, porch, deck, or even just at the foot of some stairs.

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Flowering Vines

Flowering Vines - our top 5 picks that shade & shine in summer’s heat -

Summer is starting to simmer. Here are the best fast-growing vines that not only provide shade in summer, but are also in bloom during the hottest time of year.

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We Love Our Pollinators!

We Love Our Pollinators! - national pollinator week -

Many of our crops are dependent upon animal pollinators; one of every three bites of the food we eat is thanks to insects, birds, bats, and other pollinators. Here are four pollinators and some of the plants they frequently visit.

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Garden Hacks – How to Garden During Drought

Garden Hacks – How to Garden During Drought

When water resources are scarce, follow these seven water-saving measures to limit your water usage, but allow you to continue enjoying a garden.

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Get to Know Scaevola, Fan Flower

Get to Know Scaevola, Fan Flower

Learn more about this trendy, Australian native that cascades beautifully from containers and raised beds.

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Top 5 Tips: Maintaining a Bird Bath

Top 5 Tips: Maintaining a Bird Bath - keep the birds happy & healthy -

Birds are a joy to watch. Attract birds to your garden with a clean bird bath for them to drink and bathe.

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Secrets of Success for Outdoor Potted Plants

Secrets of Success for Outdoor Potted Plants - tips for beginners -

Follow these basic steps of care to keep your container gardens beautiful and flourishing all season long.

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Time-Saving Tip: Mulch

Time-Saving Tip: Mulch

Mulch is more than an attractive finishing touch in a garden. Adding mulch to the garden is a time-saving, water-saving, weed-minimizing, and soil-improving step that is worth the effort.

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Get to Know Apple Tree

Get to Know Apple Tree

The blossoms of apple trees are a sure sign of springtime. The bees busy themselves pollinating fruit trees as they bloom early in the season, and then the fruits of their labor will be harvested in late summer and early autumn.

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Get to Know Campanula

Get to Know Campanula

Indoor Campanulas provide a charming mound of flowers to decorate your home. Read here to learn about Campanula’s background and other interesting tidbits.

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Get to Know Calandiva®

Get to Know Calandiva®

This easy-to-care-for plant provides a blooming bouquet of flowers lasting at least 6 weeks. Read more about this plant’s history, related plants, and what makes it special.

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Get to Know Orange Star

Get to Know Orange Star

Learn more about this beautiful flower from Africa

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Grow Your Own Hops

Grow Your Own Hops - and brew your own beer -

​Home beer brewing has proven itself as a top hobby among twenty- and thirty-somethings in recent years. And the natural evolution from brewing beer at home is to grow the hops that flavor it.

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Spring Planting - Vegetables

Spring Planting - Vegetables A list of Hardy and Semi- Hardy Vegetables

Winter has had us all cooped up, and it's time to get back into the garden (or container garden) and start planting all sorts of yummy veggies!

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TIP: What to do in the Garden with Printable Task Sheets

TIP: What to do in the Garden with Printable Task Sheets

Timing is everything in gardening! Doing the right tasks at the right time will ensure a successful and beautiful garden. And Walmart is here to help you. Watch this space for our Garden Tasks downloadable tip sheets.

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Blooming Gifts that Flower-On

Blooming Gifts that Flower-On Go Beyond the Bouquet with Live Plants

Chocolate and long-stemmed roses are surely a welcome and classic Valentine's offering, but live plants are a reminder of your Love well beyond February 14th. Living Valentine blooms can adorn that special someone's home or workspace for weeks and…

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Air Plants

Air Plants - easy, artsy, fun for anyone -

Learn how to display and care for these fun and easy plants!

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Garden Journals: Get the Upper Hand in Your Garden

Garden Journals: Get the Upper Hand in Your Garden - what to track and how to use the info -

Paper or electronic, garden journals are helpful tools.

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Houseplants as an Indoor Nature Connection

Houseplants as an Indoor Nature Connection - create a soothing sanctuary in your home -

Enjoy the peace of the great outdoors - indoors.

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Care Tips for Holiday Cyclamen

Care Tips for Holiday Cyclamen - a elegant & different holiday display -

Learn how to keep these winter flowers healthy and happy!

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5 Unique Ways to Christmas Tree

5 Unique Ways to Christmas Tree - dress up your home with a nontraditional tree -

For those of you looking for a new holiday decoration, here is a list of our favorite unusual Christmas trees.

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Growing Conifers in the South

Growing Conifers in the South

Trees with beautiful cones aren't just for the chilly North!

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Grow-it-Yourself Amaryllis Kits

Grow-it-Yourself Amaryllis Kits - dazzling winter decor -

This holiday season enjoy a living plant. You can grow a beautiful flowering houseplant from an amaryllis kit that includes all the materials necessary.

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Fall Garden Maintenance

Fall Garden Maintenance - tips for tidying your garden in autumn -

By simply following some of the below tips, your garden's transition from winter to spring will go by effortlessly.

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Planting Your Bulbs for Fall

Planting Your Bulbs for Fall - prepare for next spring -

A few hours one brisk autumn afternoon can yield months of colorful excitement in your garden next spring.

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Houseplants 101

Houseplants 101 - understanding the basics of choosing your next houseplant -

If you're a bit unsure of how to really care for houseplants, we've got you covered. The info here will help you have a lush and healthy display using easily found houseplants!

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Spring Tips for Your Garden

Spring Tips for Your Garden - get ready for the best of spring -

Your soil should be prepped, and planting should be done according to the zone you live in and what you want to see growing this season.

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Heat and Drought Tolerant Annuals

Heat and Drought Tolerant Annuals - the best flowers for hot summer temperatures -

Heat and drought tolerant annuals can be just as attractive as thirstier, more heat-sensitive annuals. Besides colorful blooms, many have shimmery foliage sure to light up any annual planting.

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Choosing Perennials for a Bloom-filled Summer

Choosing Perennials for a Bloom-filled Summer - bring color to your garden -

Choose a mix of perennial plants that begin blooming at different times for a continuous vibrant display all season long.

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Great Gardening Books

Great Gardening Books - our favorites -

Ever find yourself staring blankly at the book section of your favorite store just wishing it was easier to find the perfect book? Well here's your guide to great gardening books!

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Houseplants for a healthy lifestyle!

Houseplants for a healthy lifestyle! - 1 plant per 100 square feet -

Plants not only make you happy but purify your indoor air environment by absorbing the many toxins found in our home.

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Eggs, Bunnies & Sweet Colorful Celebration

Eggs, Bunnies & Sweet Colorful Celebration - the story behind these Easter traditions -

Find out why we color eggs for Easter and why a bunny delivers them as gifts.

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Winter Meals…For the Birds!

Winter Meals…For the Birds! - create a bird feeding station -

Choosing the right feeder for your feathered friends!

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Modern Christmas Lights Offer so Much More

Modern Christmas Lights Offer so Much More - choose from a wide range of styles & colors -

Learn more about what lighting features are available and how new lights can save time, money and are safer.

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Christmas Stockings Enrich Holiday Traditions

Christmas Stockings Enrich Holiday Traditions - the story behind stockings -

Find out why we hang stockings for Christmas and anticipate them being filled with goodies.

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