Succulents make wonderful houseplants, especially for those of us who often forget to water our plants! These trendy and popular plants are fun and unique. They love dry humidity and warm temperatures, and can adapt to different light conditions. Check out some of our favorite succulents to grow, such as hens-and-chicks, jade plant, medicine plant (aloe vera), and ponytail palm.
If you’re struggling to grow a garden in clay soil, we know what plants you need to grow! Aster, goldenrod, black-eyed Susan, Russian sage, and daylily are all great plants that will thrive in this tricky soil type. Check out the rest of our ideas for plants that are great for gardening in clay soil.
This autumn, take advantage of beautiful blooms by adding chrysanthemums to your garden. Fall mums are a great choice for adding color in cooler weather. They're versatile, available as annuals or perennials, and can be planted in containers. Plus, check out our instructions for growing mums, and what varieties, shapes, and types of mums you should know.
Create your own timeless, beautiful bouquet of flowers using our tips and tricks. Start with a cohesive color shade like pink, use a shallow bowl or a centerpiece that is easy to talk over, use contrasting shades of blooms, sneak in some veggies like flowering cabbage or kale, or try one of our other awesome ideas for creating an amazing flower arrangement. You’ll love the gorgeous results!
Relax in your bedroom while enjoying a bit of nature with indoor plants. Try growing parlor palm, snake plant, moth orchid, scented geranium, and more. For pretty indoor décor that cleans the air, try displaying one of these easy to care for plants in your bedroom. Pretty and useful, you’ll love having a houseplant in your room!
Add interest to your yard with a beautiful Japanese maple tree. Try our favorite varieties that you may not know of, including coonara pygmy, green cascade, autumn moon, coral bark, and more. With colorful leaves and weeping limbs, these trees make a graceful and dramatic accent to your landscape. Plus, they also work great in small spaces!
Everyone loves fresh herbs in recipes! Try growing your own lovely little DIY herb garden, using one of these great ideas from @passthepistil. Unexpected containers make surprisingly great herb garden solutions: try a wine box, a vintage wash tub, a strawberry pot, and more for beautifully fragrant and flavorful herbs.
Air plants are so easy to grow and pretty to display, which makes them a great choice for those who are new to gardening or lacking in green thumbs. There’s no soil required since air plants gather nutrients and water through their leaves. However, there are a few things you should have in order to best care for your air plant: good air circulation, moisture, fertilizer, warmth, and partial shade.
If you always want to hold onto the pretty flowers of summer as long as possible, consider planting these flowers to have beautiful blooms in the fall. Aster, toad lily, goldenrod, Russian sage, and more will keep your yard and garden looking gorgeous well into autumn.
Grow your garden to new heights year after year with these gorgeous perennial vines. Try growing some of our favorites, such as trumpet vine, false hydrangea vine, Dutchman’s pipe, clematis, climbing hydrangea, English Ivy, and more. You’ll love having these lovely plants in your outdoor areas.
Looking for lovely shrubs that will add gorgeous flowers to your garden or yard this summer? Try growing some of our favorites, such as bluebeard shrub, butterfly bush, oleander, shrub rose, and more. You’ll love the look of these gorgeous flowering shrubs in your outdoor space!
Become a home brewer and make your own homemade beer! Hops are an essential ingredient for homemade beer. This is a perennial vine that you can easily add to your garden. There are different varieties of hops that can grow in spring, summer, fall and late winter.
Plant these perennials that bring unique and pretty color to your garden. These aren't classic perennials, but rather unique flowers that will make your garden beds truly special. Our favorite perennials include baptista, malva, bergenia and sea holly.
10 Container Gardening Mistakes Even Good Gardeners Make
Learn about these common container garden mistakes that even seasoned gardeners make. Common mistakes include using inexpensive soil, forgetting to water, and combining sun and shade plants in the same container. Learn how to fix these mistakes so you have bright, budding plants year after year.
10 Vegetable Gardening Mistakes Even Good Gardeners Make
Learn about these common vegetable gardening mistakes and how you can easily fix them so you have more fresh produce year after year. Common gardening mistakes include planting too early, forgetting to weed, crowding plants together and not composting your soil.
If you're working with a small backyard or patio, use a vertical garden to grow your vegetables, herbs, and other plants. These DIY vertical gardens will help you grow the best herbs you've ever tried. Check out these unique planters using a shoe rack, paint cans, gutters and more unique everyday items!
How to Grow Herbs Indoors When a Sunny Window is All You Have
A window that sees lots of sun is your secret to success when growing an herb garden indoors! You may still want to buy a grow-light, though, for extra growing power. Find out which herbs are best to grow indoors, and how to water and fertilize your herbs. Also, learn which containers will work the best, and what temperature and soil is ideal for your herbs.
Make your own DIY herb garden using unique containers that can be found inside your home. Get tutorials for making a container herb garden from a wine box, galvanized buckets or trash cans, or from a strawberry pot. Learn what herb grow best inside each DIY herb container so you can have fresh mint, oregano and basil all year long.
Shades of cool blue look lovely in any garden. Not sure which plants to grow? Try growing some of our favorite blue-hued blooms! We recommend blue hydrangea, grape hyacinth, clematis, bellflower, salvia, morning glory, and more.
Take the stress out of selecting perennials to plant – we’re sharing the top perennial flowers that are easy to grow. Whether you’ve got a green thumb or two left feet, you should be able to have gorgeous blooms year after year. Try growing coneflower, hosta, peony, bearded iris, or one of our other favorites.
What’s better than succulents or artwork? Living succulents that will flourish in a perfectly arranged picture frame! This amazing DIY project leaves you with lovely plants to easily display in your home or outdoors. Plus, with simple step-by-step instructions, this project is easily achievable.
Container gardening is great, but it can be intimidating trying to figure out where to begin when it comes to pairing plants. Don’t worry though, we have great ideas for the perfect plant combinations. Keep things simple with a single shade, or find out how to effectively combine different flowers and their bright blooms effectively. Try succulents, fancy foliage, and ornamental grasses in containers as well, for even more charming fun!
If you love looking at the famous water lily paintings by Monet, consider growing your own water lilies! Surprisingly hardy, these delicate looking flowers are actually dependable and a great choice for those new to gardening. Learn how to plant water lilies, find out where to buy them, and discover how to winterize these gorgeous plants.
What’s the best way to water your succulents? Whether your succulents are indoors, in outdoor containers, or in the ground, find out how often and the best practices for ensuring that your plants are well cared for. Between soaking and having the right soil, find out all you need to know!
Get inspired to incorporate a rock garden into your spring garden plans. We have plenty of ideas for large and small rock gardens that flawlessly mix and match colorful flowers and shrubs with a variety of rock walls and slopes.