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Learn how to assess the light conditions in your garden including full sun, part sun, part shade, and shade to make better planting decisions. Some plants, particuarly those that flower and fruit should be given priority for full sun locations. Others, like crops grown for stems and leaves, need some shade to avoid bolting.
These weeding tips offer helpful ways to tame your garden. Find out smart ways to remove weeds easily, and stop or slow their growth in your yard without the use of toxins or poisons. Privet, spurge, bind weed, morning glories, thistles, creeping Charlie, and more—can be invasive if we do not find ways to halt them.
Monarda, or bee balm as we call it, is a member of the mint family, and a popular plant for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. These growing tips will help beginner gardeners establish these well-loved plants in a cottage-style garden. Bee balm does tend to grow freely, so it may need some taming after a few years, although it tends not be truly invasive like other members of the mint family.
Peonies are reliable flowering perennial plants and last for many years yet there is so much misinformation about how to successfully grow them. Should we worry about ants on the buds? Why do some buds not open? Let’s go through the top tips and myths so you can grow these gorgeous flowers in your garden.
Ready to grow delicious, sweet strawberries in your home garden? These proven tips cover which plants to choose, how to provide the best growing conditions, ongoing plant care, and answers to frequently asked questions.Sometimes you just have to go back to basics to make things work.