Gardening

6 of the Most Intimately Beautiful Gardens in America

In their new book, Great Gardens of America, Tim Richardson and Andrea Jones open up a world of… >>

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14 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow

Here's an A to Z guide to the medicinal herbs that relieve common ailments like indigestion… >>

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6 Golden Rules for Planning a Garden

Most successful gardens have foundation plants, trees and shrubs, and ground cover, along with… >>

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9 Colorful Flowers That Grow in Shade

Love flowers but think your garden doesn't get enough sun? These shade flowers grow happily even… >>

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Growing Herbs: The 10 Best for a Home Garden

Plant these popular herbs in your garden like basil, thyme, and dill, and enjoy some… >>

11 Secrets You Won't Learn at the Garden Center
11 Secrets You Won’t Learn at the Garden Center

You can grow beautiful, healthy plants by using these common, inexpensive household items when you… >>

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10 Expert Gardening Tips for Beginners

Love to garden? These tips from The Family Handyman will help you be faster, cleaner, and more… >>

Easy Gardening: Grow Mushrooms at Work
Easy Gardening: Grow Mushrooms at Work

I've painstakingly nurtured windowsill basil plants, and shooed ambitious animals out of past… >>

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RD on GMA: 13 Things Your Landscaper Won’t Tell You

Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Reader's Digest, shares the 13 Things… >>

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The Best Houseplants for Clean Air and Better Health

Plants promote clean air. They also fight fatigue, stress, dry throat and headache -- at home or in… >>

What Leaf Blower Makers Don't Want You to Know About Rakes
What Leaf Blower Makers Don’t Want You to Know About Rakes

Shopping leaf blowers? Don't go to the hardware store before reading our forbidden advice for… >>

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10 Tips for Planning Your Indoor Garden

Plants bring life and color into the home and require little in the way of maintenance. Follow… >>

6 Top Picks for Apple Picking
6 Top Picks for Apple Picking

Apple pie, apple strudel, applesauce -- your favorite recipes are begging for fresh apples. Here… >>

Plant for Autumn Color
Plant for Autumn Color

Seasonal plants for autumn are often overlooked, yet they give a generous display right up until… >>

How to Make a Scarecrow
How to Make a Scarecrow

Scarecrows have been used for ages to scare birds away from crops. Here's an easy look at how to… >>

Composting Dos and Don’ts
Composting Dos and Don’ts

Skip pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Dryer lint can be composted, and so can old rags. Here, a… >>

Best Sources for Summer Produce
Best Sources for Summer Produce

When it comes to fresh summer produce, you should look for ways to economize on vegetables. There… >>

How to Grow Sunflowers
How to Grow Sunflowers

Here are some tips for planting and growing sunflowers. >>

10 Secrets to Colorful Container Gardens
10 Secrets to Colorful Container Gardens

Container gardens are the perfect way to liven up your front entrance, create a small herb garden… >>

How to Grow Herbs in Any Environment
How to Grow Herbs in Any Environment

Fresh herbs can transform an OK meal into an “Oh, wow!” one. And they’re amazingly easy to… >>