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Have you ever wondered how to get those healthy, plump garden edibles you’ve always dreamed about? Nick McCullough shares his keys to growing a successful edible garden—providing tips on when and how to get started and his top picks for where to purchase heirloom seeds.
Related Topics: Grow | Edibles | planting | Seed guide | Spring | vegetables
Now is the time to dream of summer flowers – and buy seeds for some of them. I have run a landscape design/build company for almost 30 years and every year I make sure to include annual flowers in our clients’ landscapes. I know you may cringe when you hear that you have to plant these seeds or little flowers anew every year but the non-stop blooms are well worth it! Here are a few of my favorite annual flowers from some of our plantings. Please note that some are considered a perennial in warmer growing zones.
Related Topics: Grow | Annuals | Flower guide | Flowers | planting | summer
Bursting into bloom just as winter takes over, witch hazel not only offers hope that spring is on the way with its fragrant bright blooms, but also offers time-honored healing qualities that make these east coast natives a tonic for the body and soul.
Related Topics: Grow | East Coast | plants | Winter | witch hazel
A charming addition to any room or garden, air plants have crept into our hearts with their ability to sit perched on a bookshelf and to add an element of Dr. Seuss to everyday life. With an admitted cloudy grasp on how to properly care for these epiphytes, many fans on our Facebook page revealed their trials and errors which inspired Annette Gutierrez of Potted in Los Angeles to give us all a few tips for these soil-less sensations.
Related Topics: Grow | air plants | Garden care | plants | tillandsias
When it starts to get cold out, it only seems natural to make sure your pets are indoors and the kids have their scarves. Don’t forget a number outdoor plants can be brought indoors during the colder months to help save them for another season. Here's our guide to overwintering plants (as well as a list of which plants to toss).

Related Topics: Grow | Plants | Houseplants | Winter
Winter storms got you down? These giant snowdrops are sure to perk you up! From the ideal plant pairings to a book with a collection of 300 photos, Galanthus delight with a whimsical feel in barren winterscapes.
Related Topics: Grow | Floral Design | plants | snowdrops | Winter
During a time when there wasn’t a Whole Foods or local farmers market to ensure your holiday meal, chance gardeners of the 17th century began to count on winter squash, the “vegetable marrow” of their time for their survival. 
They're native to the Mediterranean, but for thousands of years Quercus suber, the cork oak has been an orchard tree in Spain and Portugal. It's easy to identify by the thick, deeply fissured, spongy bark which is the source of wine corks. The cork bark builds up over time to a layer up to a foot thick, then it's stripped away for harvest every ten years.
Find out about efforts to preserve at-risk trees across the world and get tips for caring for your own trees this summer.
Five best sellers from one of the largest nurseries in Italy are classic and compatible additions to contemporary gardens here and abroad, particularly suitable for eco-friendly gardens with reduced water consumption. Founded in 1978, Torsanlorenzo Gruppo Florovivaistico now operates 16 nurseries and offers more than 5,700 plant varieties.
Related Topics: Grow | italian | water wise
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