From horticultural sand to sphagnum moss, learn about some of the basic ingredients that you can buy or create to make your own mixes.
Frequent repotting makes for healthy, faster-growing philodendrons. Luckily it's quite easy to do.
Triostar is not a plant for beginners, but if you get the four basics of care right, it will reward you with 365 days of beautiful leaves every year.
Rachel Darlington shares her favorite low-maintenance potted plants, from agave to sarracenia.
From wiping the dust off of some leaves to snipping the browning tips off of others, Rachel shares her top care tips for the Madagascar dragon tree.
Learn how to check dry bulbs for signs of disease or damage before buying and which 10 perennial bulbs can be planted out in fall for the best spring blooms.
Learn how to help your cyclamen thrive and flower year after year by avoiding common care mistakes.
Learn how and why to make leaf mould from fallen autumn leaves (and how urine can help speed up the process!).
Are you having trouble finding the right houseplant for your west-facing window? This guide can help! Discover three great options, like the Swiss cheese plant (with photos and care tips).
From the endearing star cactus to the glossy forest lily, here are several plants that thrive in south-facing windows.
From the full moon maple, which delights with crimson leaves, to the multicolored sweetgum, learn about a few garden trees to plant for fall foliage.
With this guide, it's easy to plant beautiful tulips in the ground and in pots for a gorgeous spring display.
Plant a crocus lawn in autumn to watch it flower in spring, year after year. Here's how.
Learn when to lift your dahlias and how to properly store them over winter with this step-by-step guide!
Which flowering houseplants thrive in east-facing windows? Streptocarpus (Cape primrose) and Christmas cactus are two great options. Learn to care for them properly (with videos).
The Szechuan strawberry and beach rose are two wonderful options for adding edible fruit and vibrant color to your garden in fall and winter.
Ornamental trees with pretty bark are wonderful, low-maintenance plants that add so much to any garden, especially in winter, when most other plants are dormant.
There's no need to throw away your begonias in winter. Instead, save the tubers to plant again in spring! It's easy and will reward you with even more flowers.
Peruvian lilies can be safely and successfully divided and replanted as long as you follow a few simple tips: time it right, be gentle with roots and replant immediately.
Divide perennial geraniums in autumn or spring. Here's how to do it in a few easy steps.
Autumn sowing cornflower seeds is a great way to ensure an early, colorful display of annual plants.
Dwarf goldenrod, certain sneezeweed and coneflower are three wonderful plants for adding huge splashes of late-summer gold to the garden.
From bee balm to knotweed, these gorgeous red perennials bloom through late summer and even into fall.
Japanese anemone is just one of several late-flowering perennials that can add a striking pop of white to a fall garden.
Late-blooming beauties like agapanthus and globe thistle add swaths of dreamy blue to your garden after most other pops of color have faded.
Late-summer bloomers like swamp lily and gladiolus will add a brilliant pop of pink to your garden when most other flowers have already faded.
Tiger lilies are easy and fun to propagate from bulbils, and though it takes a while for the resulting plants to flower, their blooms are worth the wait!
These late-blooming flowers will help draw bees and butterflies to your garden long after most other blooms have faded.
Though it may look exotic, aeoniums are ridiculously easy to propagate from cuttings. This step-by-step guide will break down how to propagate these succulents like a pro.
Sage cuttings are best taken in autumn and left to propagate frost-free over the winter. This step-by-step guide will break down how to propagate this gorgeous plant from softwood cuttings.
This guide will provide a comprehensive breakdown of how to repot your stromanthe, or prayer plant, in six easy steps. Your plant will be looking better than ever when you're finished.
Propagating pelargoniums from stem cuttings is extremely easy, and it's so fun waiting for that new growth to show! This guide will provide a step-by-step breakdown of the process, accompanied by a helpful video as well.
This article will break down how to harvest the best foxglove seeds and sow them back into the soil for lovely blooms next summer!
This guide explains how to choose which branches need to be removed when pruning a flowering cherry blossom tree and breaks down the best way to do it.
Deadheading dahlias is critical to help them bloom longer. This guide will break down how to do it, why you should do it, and how to make sure you aren't snipping new buds along with the spent ones.
Ornamental grasses are an important addition to any garden. From Mexican feather to red tussock to golden oat, these three ornamental grasses require very little maintenance and add fun movement and texture.
Deadheading geums can extend flowering for months if done right. Learn how to properly deadhead geums (along with general planting tips!).
The Peruvian lily—bright, hardy and easy to grow—makes a wonderful addition to any garden. Learn about how to grow and care for Alstroemeria.
Geraniums are a must for any garden, due to their sprawling yet unobtrusive nature. Here are four hardy geraniums to consider planting in your garden.
If a regularly flowering plant stops flowering or roots begin to pop out of the pot, it's likely time to repot your epiphyllum. This guide will break down how to do it, including choosing the right container and preparing a potting mix.
Turkish sage, red campion and masterwort are three easy-growing perennials that even the greenest of gardeners can find success with. This guide will break down the characteristics and growing tips for each one.
Learn how to tell the difference between geraniums and pelargoniums, and where they should be planted.
This guide explains how to remove stubborn dock weed from your garden or lawn by using a garden fork instead of a shovel or trowel.
From purple to succulent green to silver, these foliage plants add year-round interest to any garden.
This guide will explain how to care for potted aloe plants in different climates, including light and water needs and a breakdown of what temperatures suit them best.
From hardening off your plants to staking them early, here are my five foolproof steps to planting out dahlias—accompanied by a video weighing the pros and cons of lifting your dahlias.
Learn how to repot indoor begonias with this step-by-step guide, along with what to expect after repotting.
From the vibrant 'Golden Queen' to the honey-scented false Solomon's seal, here are three gorgeous flowering plants that thrive in the shade and don't require too much maintenance.
This article will show you how to successfully divide and grow all types of aloe plants—accompanied by a helpful step-by-step video.
With proper care—such as careful attention to temperature and pot size—you can enjoy gorgeous Clivia blooms every spring.
Camassia, bergenia and Euphorbia 'fireglow' are three beautiful early-summer flowers that even the beginning gardener can grow.
This article will break down three easy ways to propagate begonias using leaf- and stem-cutting techniques, accompanied by helpful step-by-step videos.