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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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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Keep a Poinsettia Looking Good Longer

Keep a Poinsettia Looking Good Longer

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

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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 -get 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

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

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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Fall Planting of Trees and Shrubs

Fall Planting of Trees and Shrubs

Fall is the perfect time for planting trees and shrubs!

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7 Tips to Keep Phalaenopsis Orchids Blooming

7 Tips to Keep Phalaenopsis Orchids Blooming

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

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' 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 yard or only cement areas, containers are the ideal solution for creating mini-gardens all around a balcony, porch, deck, or even just at the foot of some stairs. You can set up areas that create the look and feel of a hidden oasis with container gardening, even when there isn’t a foot of bare earth to spare.

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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; 1 of every 3 bites of the food we eat is thanks to insects, birds, bats, and other pollinators. Here are 4 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 7 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

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

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

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Top 10 FAQ for Lucky Bamboo

Top 10 FAQ for Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)

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

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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 (Malus pumila)

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…easy, artsy, fun…for anyone!

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

Paper or electronic, garden journals are helpful tools.

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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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Great Gardening Books

Great Gardening Books

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!

Houseplants for a healthy lifestyle! Plants not only make you happy but purify your indoor air environment by absorbing the many toxins found in our home. In the late 1980s NASA performed a study to determine the effect houseplants have on…

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