How-To Videos

  • How-To

    How to Prune Bigleaf Hydrangeas

    Almost everybody is enchanted by the large, mophead blooms of bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla and cvs., Zones 4–9). And it seems that almost everybody who grows these flowering shrubs has…

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    Tomato Pruning Made Simple

    I hate pruning my tomatoes. Like a lot of folks, I don’t have the time (or patience) to prune tomatoes the way they are supposed to be pruned. Cutting out…

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    How to Prune a Japanese Maple

    Japanese maples are gorgeous trees that add an instant focal point to any garden. In order to maintain their health and to be sure they’re looking their best, pruning is…

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    4 Ways for Staking Tomatoes

    Nothing tastes quite as good as a homegrown tomato. But there’s nothing quite as frustrating as having the rambling, fast-growing plants taking over a corner of the garden, flopping on…

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    Build an Affordable Grow Light System

    Starting seeds indoors is a great way to fill beds affordably and get a jump-start on the growing season. Seed suppliers offer an almost limitless number of flower and vegetable…

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    Meet Your Fine Gardening Regional Reporters – Part 2

    Our readers have been asking for more regionally focused gardening content for decades, but the logistics and pressures of keeping our national magazine as applicable to as many readers as…

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    The Basics of Soil Biology

    Have you ever wondered how to create healthy soil to grow strong and vigorous plants in your garden? In order to create and maintain healthy soil, you need to understand…

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    How to Grow Microgreens

    If you would like to start growing your own fresh vegetables, why not start with microgreens? They are easy to grow, incredibly tasty, and highly nutritious. Microgreens are the edible…

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    Make an Allium Winter Solstice Wreath

    If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind holiday craft project that will help ring in the snowflake season, look no further. This wreath uses garden trimmings from a favorite shrub and…

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    How to Make a Succulent Pumpkin

    Fall is one of the best times of year. It means colorful changing leaves, sweet treats, family gatherings, and of course decorations! I am always looking for beautiful and fun…