January is a good time to take stock of any seeds you’ve saved. Here are tips for sorting through old seed packets and organizing them ahead of seed-starting season, so you know what you need (and don’t need!) to purchase:
If you have a certain household item, it just may become an aid in making your houseplants flourish, while cutting back on wasted water, too.
If you’re planning a trip away from home this winter, or you’re just concerned that you’ll neglect your houseplants while the holidays keep you busy and distracted, try this easy trick by which they can take care of themselves.
Warm spells in winter can cause the soil to briefly thaw and send a signal to flower bulbs that it’s time to wake up and grow.
Here’s how to take care of common terrarium plants plus how to keep that terrarium clean and looking its best.
A platform-style bird feeder will attract many kinds of birds, including cardinals, blue jays, grosbeaks and sparrows.
If you garden anywhere near deciduous trees, their leaves likely figure into your fall yard and garden cleanup. You may already know that you can repurpose these leaves as mulch for your garden and lawn. But what to do about …
Here’s a way to make spring come a bit early to your yard and garden. Just follow this advice when choosing sites to plant spring-blooming bulbs.
Most gardeners clean up their garden to some degree in fall. Some do a thorough cutting back of perennials while others leave their plants standing all winter and still others fall somewhere in between these extremes.
Mixing spring-flowering bulbs among perennial plants is a good garden design strategy because the bulbs (especially early-flowering types) will provide color and interest before and while the perennials emerge and develop. Then, the perennials will distract from the bulbs’ foliage …
Here’s the general guideline for the timing of fall bulb planting according to soil temperature.