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Build a Cold Frame

7 votes, 4.43 avg. rating (87% score)

Cold frames are excellent for starting new plants early in the season and extending the growing season into... Read More »

Make a Container Water Garden

Make a Container Water Garden

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

If you’re looking for a centerpiece that lasts longer than flower bouquets, make a container water garden. A... Read More »

Propagate Succulents

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

Succulents have textures and shapes that differ from traditional house plants. Their diverse and visually interesting forms have... Read More »

Valentine’s Day Plants

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

Go beyond roses this year, and give Valentine’s Day plants that will last, send a message, and are... Read More »

How to Prune Houseplants

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

When pruning, trimming and maintaining your indoor plants, have you ever wondered how much snipping and cutting back... Read More »

Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

5 votes, 4.40 avg. rating (86% score)

Herbs are easily grown inside and make lovely kitchen centerpieces and windowsill plants. Small herb container gardens and... Read More »

Flower Arrangement Care | Help Flowers Last Longer

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Flowers are the perfect holiday gift for the person who has everything, but nobody wants to give a... Read More »

Holiday Tradition: Force Amaryllis Bulbs to Bloom

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

Add a little color and beauty to your surroundings this winter by forcing amaryllis bulbs to bloom. A... Read More »

Use a Garden Entrance to Define Outdoor Spaces

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Gates, arches, arbors, fences, bridges, stepping stones and paths signal to us that there is something beyond our... Read More »

Bittersweet Vine | Is the Invasive and Beautiful Plant Friend or Foe?

Bittersweet Vine | Is the Invasive and Beautiful Plant Friend or Foe?

5 votes, 4.80 avg. rating (93% score)

New Englanders know that the autumn blooming bittersweet vine is a catch 22. Loved for its beauty and... Read More »

Decorating for the Holidays with Garden Style

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Centuries ago Christmas and winter-holiday celebrations were centered around the rhythms of nature. From the gifts that were... Read More »

Garden and Potting Shed Styles

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

Garden and potting sheds are as diverse as the people who own and use them. Charming and intriguing,... Read More »

Birdhouses in the Garden

8 votes, 4.38 avg. rating (86% score)

“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.” ~Chinese proverb~ Birds and... Read More »

Fall Decorating Ideas | 10 Simple Ways to Add Garden Style

Fall Decorating Ideas | 10 Simple Ways to Add Garden Style

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

  Fall is in the air, and with the gardening season just about over, now is the time... Read More »

Start Composting with Worms

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

Vermicomposting is a self-contained and modified alternative or addition to traditional outdoor composting. It consists of using small... Read More »

Gardening with Moss

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

Lush, woodsy, musky, earthy green moss. It’s hard to believe that some folks actually try to rid nature’s... Read More »

Architectural Elements in the Garden

5 votes, 4.80 avg. rating (93% score)

Want to set the mood in your yard? Try adding architectural elements in the garden. Whether your idea... Read More »

Tantalizing Tomato Tips

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

There’s something very satisfying about picking a perfectly ripe home-grown tomato from the vine to slice and eat... Read More »

Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ Markets

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

There’s something special about purchasing the food that nourishes and sustains our bodies and souls directly from the... Read More »

Berry Festivals in New England

5 votes, 4.80 avg. rating (93% score)

There is nothing like a good old-fashioned New England Strawberry or Blueberry festival. Though there are hundreds of... Read More »

Install a Backyard Rock and Water Garden

5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (89% score)

Want to add an interesting focal point to your garden area? Consider installing a backyard water garden. I... Read More »

Grow Fresh Herbs in Your Garden

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

There is nothing like walking out to the garden on a summer day to snip fresh mint for... Read More »

Answers to Your Toughest Gardening Questions

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

Q. I am crazy for herbs (cilantro, basil, parsley and mint). How can I get a head start... Read More »

Force Flowering Trees to Bloom Inside

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

Almost all native flowering trees can be forced to bloom indoors, ahead of nature’s schedule. As soon as... Read More »

Gardening in New England | Top 5 Tips

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

Tips to make Gardening More Effective, Enjoyable and Environmentally Friendly Garden blogger, Shelley Wigglesworth, shares her top 5... Read More »