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5 Tips for Taking Winter Garden Photos

5 Tips for Taking Winter Garden Photos - capture the beauty of nature in winter -

Every season in nature offers a different form of beauty, and photography is a fun way to appreciate them all. Our tips for taking photos in winter will help you develop an eye for artistic composition and address practical concerns when using camera equipment in the cold.

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How to Grow an Amaryllis Plant

How to Grow an Amaryllis Plant - a favorite indoor flowering bulb -

Amaryllis have become as popular as poinsettias and Christmas cacti for living holiday decor. They’re fun to watch grow and their spectacular, trumpet-like flowers are a welcome sight during winter. Learn how to care for your amaryllis and encourage it to rebloom next year.

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Make a Fairy House from Natural Materials

Make a Fairy House from Natural Materials - plus a gallery of creative ideas -

Inspiration and ideas to build houses and other accessories for a fairy garden made from natural materials.

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Taking Care of Garden Tools

Taking Care of Garden Tools - maintained tools perform best -

If you’re an active gardener then it’s likely that your garden tools show it. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to keep your garden tools in tiptop shape. By managing wear and tear, you can get years of use out of your tools.

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Make Your Own Gift Tags with Dried Flowers

Make Your Own Gift Tags with Dried Flowers - custom tags that say, “you’re special!” -

It’s easy to dry flowers for decorating gift cards. Learn three methods for preserving fresh flowers that can be crafted into artful gift tags that are sure to be appreciated just as much as the gift!

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3 Easy Ways to Root a Christmas Cactus

3 Easy Ways to Root a Christmas Cactus - propagating in soil or water -

The Christmas cactus provides a beautiful holiday display and makes a great gift. Here's how to root cuttings from your own cactus to propagate new plants for friends.

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Make Your Own Envelopes for Saving Seeds

Make Your Own Envelopes for Saving Seeds - with printable seed packet template -

Saving seeds is a great way to make sure you always have access to some of your favorite plant varieties. Keep your seed storage organized with our handy, easy to make seed envelopes.

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When and How to Prune Hydrangeas

When and How to Prune Hydrangeas - best time for pruning -

Hydrangeas come in different forms and, not surprisingly, have different needs when it comes to pruning them. We have tips for trimming bigleaf, climbing, smooth and hardy hydrangeas.

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Outdoor Wedding Ideas

Outdoor Wedding Ideas - have a garden-themed celebration -

Here’s how to throw an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception. We have tips for simple decorations, home-cooked food and rustic-chic place cards.

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How and Why to Deadhead Flowers

How and Why to Deadhead Flowers - for plants that flower more & bloom longer -

Deadheading is one of those small things you can do that will yield big results in your flower gardens and planters. Our FAQ on deadheading will give you all you need to get started on this essential maintenance practice today.

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