Gardening

  1. How to Build a Simple Indoor Greenhouse with Your Kids
    Growing plants in mini-greenhouse made of plastic cups

    Whether you’re trying to extend your growing season or simply want to enjoy gardening with your children when it’s not seasonal enough to work outside, creating and maintaining a simple indoor greenhouse is a fun DIY activity for the whole family to

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  2. How to Take Care of a Christmas Tree
    Christmas tree farm

    There’s nothing like the scent of a fresh and fragrant Christmas tree to put you in the holiday spirit. While a live tree is slightly higher maintenance than an artificial one, as long as you take care of it, the natural tree will provide authentic h

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  3. Organize Your Garden with Plant Markers & Signs
    Hand-made plant signs for vegetable garden

    Winter may not be the time to be outside gardening, but it is a good time to be indoors completing a do-it-yourself project that will help you organize your garden when the weather breaks.

    Making plant markers can help you plan your garden by

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  4. 5 Ways to Recycle or Reuse Your Christmas Tree
    Discarded Christmas trees by trash

    There’s just something about having a live Christmas tree that seems natural and makes a house feel like the holidays. But at the end of the season, many people unceremoniously toss their tree in the trash to end up in the landfill. What a waste! Many c

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  5. Winter's Coming: Prep Your Perennials for Next Spring
    Chrysanthemums in autumn frost

    Perennials are a fairly hassle-free way to enjoy colorful vegetation each year. Once they are planted, with the right care and attention, they come back every spring. As long as you put in a little work in the fall to prepare them for winter, they will

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  6. How to Care for Poinsettias Year-Round
    Repotting poinsettias on deck

    Aside from a Christmas tree, nothing says “holidays” like poinsettias. A beloved holiday tradition both for decoration and gift giving, poinsettias also make attractive indoor plants all year long. You don’t have to throw them out with your tree when

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  7. Garden Longer: How to Extend Your Growing Season
    Harvesting vegetables from extended growing season

    Sometimes the vegetable gardening season can seem too short. Because Mother Nature dictates when plants will grow and thrive outside, you have to work with her schedule. However, there are ways to extend your growing season and increase your vegetable

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  8. How to Build & Plant a Raised Garden Bed
    Raised garden beds built with wood

    Raised-bed gardens are a great way to grow vegetables and maximize gardening space almost anywhere in your yard. They are ideal for planting a garden in areas where soil is of poor quality, experiences poor drainage or is compacted. They are easy to weed,

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  9. How to Make a DIY Compost Bin
    DIY compost bins made with chicken wire and wood posts

    Making compost is good for your garden, wallet and the environment! It's a simple way to practice organic gardening since you will reduce, reuse and recycle waste to maintain a healthy, beautiful garden. Adding compost to your garden can prevent plant

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  10. How to Build a DIY Planter Box
    Family assembling wooden planter box in backyard

    Planter boxes for flowers and other plants are great ways to accent your patio, porch, deck, yard and other outdoor spaces. They complement existing landscape features to help make everything in your yard work together as an attractive and relaxing place.

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  11. Eco-Friendly Gardening Tips
    Girl planting in grandfather's eco-friendly garden

    A healthy and vibrant yard or garden is a plus for any homeowner and the best way to have one is to do it the natural, eco-friendly way. The EPA calls it greenscaping, a practice that improves the health and appearance of your landscape while preserving

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  12. How to Plant Roses
    Planting new rose garden

    Roses have a reputation, not only as favorite flowers of many, but as high-maintenance perennials that require a lot of attention and care. However, they don’t have to be seen as a beautiful burden. As long as they are planted and cared for correctly,

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  13. How to Grow an Herb Garden & Dry Herbs
    Fresh dried oregano herbs

    If you love to cook then you’re no doubt familiar with the different varieties of herbs. If you’re also a gardener, why not grow and dry your own herbs to help make delicious meals? This project will show you how.

    Step 1: Choose Herbs for You

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  14. How to Grow a Vertical Vegetable Garden
    Vertical vegetable garden on backyard patio

    You don’t have to own a large plot of land or even a yard to grow a vegetable garden. You only need a little bit of space to grow your plants upward instead of outward—in a vertical garden. Vertical gardens maximize space and can turn a corner

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  15. Water Conservation: How to Build a Rain Barrel
    Rain water draining from gutter to barrel

    Homeowners use a lot of water every year watering the lawn or garden, which means that a lot of water and money goes, as they say, down the drain. Installing a rainwater collection system at the end of your gutter downspouts controls excess surface water

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  16. How to Can Fruits & Vegetables
    Canning tomatoes, onion, and basil from garden

    If you’re a gardener, you’ve probably found that each season you have an excess of produce that your family can’t possibly eat before it goes bad. Have you tried home canning your harvest? Canning fruits and vegetables can cut down on waste and provi

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  17. How to Build a DIY Window Planter
    Wooden window planter box filled with flowers

    Flower boxes aren't just for the outdoors — they add life and color to any room in your house. Building an indoor planter box yourself is a fun weekend project and you will enjoy the results for years to come.

    Plan Your Indoor Window Planter

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  18. My DIY Herb & Succulent Garden, Step by Step
    DIY herb and succulent garden
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  19. Check Out These Gorgeous Window Boxes (Including My Own!)
    Flowers blooming in late summer window boxes

    Well it's been the weirdest summer, weather-wise, that I can remember in a long time. It started out absolutely GORGEOUS, with lower temps and humidity – it was fantastic. And then Mother Nature went into fits and mid-summer was full of intense drought a

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  20. Winterizing Garden Beds
    How to winterize your garden
    How to Winterize Your Garden

    As the days get cooler and shorter, I’m sad to have to say goodbye to my garden. This past summer has been an especially great growing season. With each year, I learn a bit more about my garden; what grows well, what to avoid and simple tips to keep i

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  21. How I Prepped My Flower Bulbs for Spring
    Bulbs planted in spring garden

    This time of year I start dreaming of the beauty of spring. The anticipation of being outdoors back in the garden really helps get me through the last bit of grey, dreary weather.

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  22. How I Canned My Own Peach Jam
    Homemade canned jam with English muffin

    It’s summertime! One of my favorite things about this time of year is the abundance of fresh fruits in our local grocery stores and farmers' markets. Here in Georgia, the “peach state” sweet, plump peaches are readily available this time of year. It’s

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