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An Easy Rule of Thumb for Deciding When to Direct Sow

The vast majority of time, it is better to start seeds either indoors, or in a smaller container wit...

I Bet You Didn’t Know This Plant Was Edible…

You probably didn’t know that tulips were edible. And quite frankly, who would want to bring a be...

Cut Flowers Are the Next Thing to Go “Local”

In her book, Flower Confidential, Amy Stewart reveals that three-fourths of the flowers available i...

How to Read a Seed Packet: What You Need to Know

Growing things from seed is incredibly rewarding and fascinating, not to mention fun. But there are ...

DIY Natural Bird Feeder Wreath

Browsing around The Old Farmer’s Almanac website, I came across these instructions for making a...

15 Great Plants to Refresh Indoor Air

I think we can all agree that the people who work for NASA are pretty smart. Right? In the 1980s tho...

Hot Plants for Gardening Hipsters: Edibles

Yesterday, I trotted out some of the coolest up-and-coming ornamental plants for the gardening hi...

Hot Plants for Gardening Hipsters: Ornamentals

Are you a gardening hipster? Do any of these statements sound familiar?You live in Seattle, Portla...

Tips for Moving With Your Potted Plants

Last year I shared tips from a master gardener on how to move your plants to a new balcony with as...

How to Grow Jasmine Indoors

Can you imagine the wonderful smell of jasmine scenting your home? Not to mention how beautiful it ...