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Good gardening advice that will save you a lot of garden problems

Good Gardening Advice I Ignored For Too Long - Empress of Dirt

How to Grow Blueberries - Daily Leisure

How to Grow Blueberries - Daily Leisure

The Essential Summer Garden Checklist. This is the only one that really matters. Happiness inside!

The Only Summer Garden Checklist You'll Ever Need - Empress of Dirt

20 creative and frugal growing tips, container ideas, and recipes for strawberries you can grow in your garden. Check out these tips from top garden bloggers.

Love Strawberries? 20 Top Growing Tips, Ideas and Recipes - Empress of Dirt

How to grow and care for your Limelight Hydrangea. A beautiful deciduous shrub for your garden which is very forgiving and easy to grow.

Limelight Hydrangea - House of Hawthornes

Flower Seeds for Fall Planting with Sensible Gardening. Why some seeds need the cold treatment and which plants to sow in the fall for next years blooms.

Flower Seeds to Plant at Summers End

Okra is a healthy addition to your plate, and a beautiful bloomer in the garden. Growing your own is easy. Here's how.

Growing Okra

A sturdy wire mesh trellis provides a vertical growing area for climbing fruits and veggies including zucchini, cucumber, squash, and melons. These provide good air flow and keep the fruit from getting damanged on the ground.

DIY Trellis for Climbing Fruits and Veggies - Empress of Dirt

Bulbs 101 for beginners | Easy start for planting beautiful spring-flowering bulbs | It's time! | empress of dirt on #eBay

Bulbs 101 For Beginners

Heady Hydrangeas with Sensible Gardening

Heady Hydrangeas

Sure it is one of the healthiest vegetables out there, but Swiss Chard can also used as an ornamental plant! Fantastic accent for your container gardening!

Containing My Enthusiam For Swiss Chard - House of Hawthornes

Come grab wonderful garden ideas at these sites curated by Empress of Dirt.

Garden Sites I'm Digging This Week - Empress of Dirt

Tips on how to grow peonies. Everything from soil conditions to USDA Plant Hardiness Zones to ants. Includes how to cut peonies for flower arrangements.

How To Grow Peonies - House of Hawthornes

Coreopsis is a staple of the traditional flower garden because it’s long-blooming, easy to grow, and the profuse little daisy-like flowers can cheer up anyone if they’re having a bad day. Yet most people haven’t looked beyond the old-school varieties to learn about the wide array of colors available in this favorite, adaptable plant.

The Many Faces of Coreopsis: New Varieties to Love

Cover crops are extremely important for healthy garden soil. These nine cover crops are good for the soil and readily available in small quantities.

9 Great Cover Crops To Rejuvenate Your Garden

This cedar planter is a super cute way to grow herbs vertically! Great idea for a patio or deck.

Container Gardening 101 | Angie The Freckled Rose

Do you know the difference between daylilies and regular lilies? This will help!

Daylily versus Lily : Why Does It Matter

How to grow sweet potato vine from cuttings. This is a great way to get new plants (FREE) plus see the tips for overwintering them so you have more for next year.

How to Grow Sweet Potato Vine from Cuttings - Empress of Dirt

Heady Hydrangeas with Sensible Gardening

Heady Hydrangeas

Saving and Sowing Tomato Seeds ~ start sowing in late January/Feb for early crops

Saving & Sowing Tomato Seeds ~ Lovely Greens

It is always a delicate balance between allowing the garlic to mature to their fullest and going too far. Lifting the garlic too early will result in undersized bulbs that won’t store well. Harvesting too late and you risk the bulbs splitting through their skins leaving them unprotected and unable to withstand long term storage. Learn the ideal time to harvest and how to cure the bulbs for long-term winter storage.

Harvesting, Curing, and Storing Garlic

How to grow herbs plus a handy sun chart to know where basil, rosemary, dill, oregano, thyme, and more do best.

Growing Herbs {Handy Sun Chart} - Empress of Dirt

You can have your own ginger plant from rhizomes found in the grocery store | PreparednessMama

8 Tips to Grow Grocery Store Ginger | PreparednessMama

How to grow plants from seeds and cuttings. Also known as propagation, the methods shown here are suitable for beginner gardeners. See how to create new plants from existing ones without spending a dime!

How to Grow Plants from Seeds & Cuttings - Empress of Dirt

Lantana - a flower garden rock star!

Lantana: A flower garden rock star!