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Seedlings: To Pinch or Not To Pinch

tomato seedling

Growing plants from seed, whether with an early start indoors or directly in the garden, can be the simplest way to acquire uncommon flower and vegetable varieties not typically offered as transplants from a garden center. What’s not always so …

When To Move Tender Plants Back Outside

If you store any potted perennials or shrubs that aren’t hardy in your region in a cold but sheltered place for the winter, you may wonder when exactly it is safe to move them back outdoors in spring.

Plan Ahead for Fall-planted Bulbs

tulips and flowers

Spring seems like an odd time to think about planting tulips, crocuses, daffodils and the like, since these spring-blooming beauties can’t be put in the ground until the fall. But spring is truly the time to see where your garden …

The Right Time to Feed Garden Shrubs

Kopper King Hardy Hibiscus

The majority of shrubs will survive and even thrive in the garden without supplemental feeding, as long as you’ve chosen types with needs that match the general conditions of your growing location (soil type, water supply, light levels, etc.). That …

Keeping Tabs on Houseplants in Winter

jade plant

If a collection of houseplants is all that separates you from full-on gardening withdrawal this time of year, be sure to follow these two key tips for keeping them healthy and vibrant in the depth of winter: