Light exposure key for growing successful houseplants

A fundamental rule of gardening is to give houseplant the conditions they need to thrive.

Snip some stems and have new plants in spring

Whether you plant the results of your “snip and stick” project or give them away, propagating by cuttings can be a rewarding process.

 

 

Put out the welcome mat for birds in winter

If you are feeding backyard birds, be sure to continue through winter when they need the nutrition.

Saucy shrubs strut their stuff in fall

Colorful shrubs can compete with trees when it comes to fall color.

Gather nuts frequently as they fall from the tree

Harvesting, drying and storing nuts correctly will give you months of enjoyment.

Go underground with bulbs for colorful spring bloom

Spring bulbs aren't just tulips and daffodils -- look for unusual bulbs to supplement the usual suspects.

Seize some seeds from the garden for planting next year

Saving vegetable and herb seeds is a rewarding project that will save you money next spring.

Create gardens accessible to all

Using universal garden design brings elements together to make a space that's beautiful and accessible to everyone.

Tips for keeping rats out of home and garden

When neighbors work together to discourage rats, the results are better than going it alone.

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