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Planting Snapdragons – How To Keep Snapdragons Blooming All Summer!

Nothing will add more color and pizazz to your flowerbeds and containers than planting snapdragons, especially when you can keep them blooming strong all summer long! With dragon-shaped blooms that flower in a wide array of colors, snapdragons are a unique plant for sure. Although technically an herbaceous perennial, snapdragons grow as an annual in …

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How To Grow Vegetables In Containers – The 5 Simple Secrets To Success

You might just be surprised how easy it can be to grow an entire vegetable garden in containers – no matter where you live! You don’t need a large backyard or a big garden to grow fresh food. In fact, as long as you have a porch, patio or deck that gets a dose of …

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Growing Cosmos – How To Keep Cosmos Blooming Strong All Summer!

Planting and growing cosmos are one of the easiest ways to provide gorgeous color and interest to your flowerbeds and container plants – from early summer, right up until the first frost! Cosmos are an annual flower that are not only easy to grow from seed, but require little in-season maintenance. With soft radiating blooms …

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Stopping Cabbage Worms – How To Protect Your Vegetable Garden!

When it comes to preventing damage from pests in the garden, stopping cabbage worms is usually near the top of the list for backyard gardeners. Cabbage worms can all but decimate not just cabbage, but broccoli, cauliflower, and many other vegetable plants as well. And the Swiss-cheese like holes they leave in the foliage of …

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How To Grow Lavender – The Blooming Perennial Pollinators Love!

Growing lavender is one of the best ways to attract pollinators to your landscape, all while adding incredible color and interest to flowerbeds, patios, gardens and more. And the benefits don’t stop there! Lavender’s intense and fragrant blooms are not only beautiful, they are wonderful as a cut flower. They can also be dried and …

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How To Grow Popcorn – The Simple Steps To A Great Harvest

You might be surprised at just how easy it is to plant, grow, and harvest a big crop of popcorn in your backyard garden. There truly is a sense of amazement watching your crop pop into a delicious snack once dry. And not only is it delicious and healthy to eat, but growing your own …

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How To Garden In 5 Gallon Buckets – Gardening Made Easy!

If you are looking for a simple way to grow vegetables, flowers and herbs – all without the space and time commitment a conventional garden requires, a 5 gallon bucket garden is the perfect answer! Container gardening continues to grow in popularity each and every year. Not only does it allow those who might not …

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How To Plant And Grow Salvia – An Easy Care Flower With Big Blooms!

Growing salvia is a great way to add long lasting color and blooms to your landscape. And all without the worry of attracting deer, rabbits or other pests that often ruin flowerbeds with their hungry appetites. Salvia’s foliage is actually offensive to many animals including deer. As a fellow member of the mint family, it’s …

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How To Stop Blossom End Rot On Tomato Plants – 4 Secrets To Success!

For a gardener, there is nothing more discouraging than being unable to stop the loss of tomato after tomato to blossom end rot. And chances are, if you’ve been gardening long enough, you have had the displeasure of experiencing it. Blossom end rot occurs at the end of fruits as they develop and ripen. In …

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How To Grow Astilbe – The Perfect Shade Loving Perennial With Big Blooms!

Astilbe is a wonderful choice for planting in the shadier areas of a landscape that might not receive enough sunlight to successfully grow many of the other “showier” perennials. Not only will its shiny foliage add big interest from early spring until late fall, the beautiful clusters of blooms in red, white or pink are …

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