• How-To

    The Science Behind Plant Division

    Divide to multiply. Even the language of this common garden practice hints at its paradoxical power. Division is a simple method of vegetative propagation that involves separating a perennial plant…

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    Caring for Plant Roots: What You Need to Know

    Roots are often overlooked by gardeners but deserve to get more attention. Of course, they are usually underground and out of sight, so it’s somewhat understandable why they are largely…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Fast-Filling Plants – Northeast

    1. American Elder Name: Sambucus canadensis USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 Size: 5 to 12 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; prefers rich, damp soil…

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    An Easy Way to Get More Dahlias

    There are two ways to grow hybrid dahlias (Dahlia cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 9–11): by planting tubers or by growing plants from cuttings. Both methods will produce healthy plants and…

  • How-To

    10 Ways to Keep Your Garden Healthy

    Learn how to eliminate plant diseases by understanding and managing the conditions that cause them

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    How to Buy a Tree

    Trees are generally the priciest and most permanent plants gardeners will buy in their lifetime, so most of us want to ensure that the one we select at the nursery…

  • How-To

    A Better Fix for Root-Bound Plants

    We’ve all experienced the disappointment of sliding a newly purchased tree or shrub out of its container only to find a tightly woven mosaic of circling roots. For years, experts…

  • Article

    Dare to Divide Your Peonies

    Would you like to have a few more peonies in your garden but hesitate because of the cost? If you already have a large herbaceous peony, you can divide its…

  • How-To

    A Little Trick When Moving A Mature Rose Bush.

    It's never ideal to move a large rose bush in the summer. But sometime you just have to. Here are some tricks.