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Tips for Selecting the Right Topiary

Tips for Selecting the Right Topiary

Nancy Clifton from the Chicago Botanic Garden answers common questions about tabletop topiaries.

Viola Growing Tips

Viola Growing Tips

Dave takes a look at a variety of violas.

9 Creative Potting Techniques For Your Front Porch

9 Creative Potting Techniques For Your Front Porch

DIY guru and owner of The Magic Brush Jennifer Allwood demonstrates nine creative potting techniques for your front porch.

Tips & Tricks For Helping Your Lawn Retain Water

Tips & Tricks For Helping Your Lawn Retain Water

Today we learn some great tips and tricks for helping your lawn retain water this summer.

How To Transition Your Garden From Spring To Summer

How To Transition Your Garden From Spring To Summer

Learn how to get your garden ready for summer while still taking care of your spring arrangement.

4 Ways to Conserve Water in Your Garden

4 Ways to Conserve Water in  Your Garden

Gardening expert Kim Chapman shares how you can conserve water and still have a beautiful garden.

How to Protect Your Plants from Freeze and Frost Damage

How to Protect Your Plants from Freeze and Frost Damage

Gardening expert Tony Fulmer shares four easy ways to protect your plants from spring plants from freeze and frost damage.

How to Grow Your Own Apartment Garden

How to Grow Your Own Apartment Garden

Candice Kumai shows apartment dwellers how to create an indoor garden.

How To Make A Garden In A Glove

How To Make A Garden In A Glove

Today we learn a fun craft, a garden in a glove.

Tips For Growing A Living Wall

Tips For Growing A Living Wall

Herbs and edible flowers are a breeze to plant and upkeep utilizing a vertical wall system. Here are some tips for growing your very own living wall.

Early Spring Planting Tips

Early Spring Planting Tips

Dave shows you how to plant some seeds in the early spring.

Bougainvillea Growing 101

Bougainvillea Growing 101

Garden designer Shirley Bovshow gives you the lowdown on bougainvilleas. This colorful flower is very versatile and can survive and thrive in temperatures from 65 degrees to 110 degrees. In this segment Shirley offers advice on cultivating bougainvilleas in a variety of climates and soil conditions.

3 DIY Ways To Protect Your Plants From Frost

3 DIY Ways To Protect Your Plants From Frost

Three cheap and easy ways to protect your plants from frost.

Best Shade Plant Is Moss

Best Shade Plant Is Moss

Check out the best plant for shaded areas of your garden.

Grumpy Dead Daffodils

Grumpy Dead Daffodils

Take a look at these Grumpy Dead Daffodils.

Grumpy Gardener: The Best Way to Mow Your Lawn

Grumpy Gardener: The Best Way to Mow Your Lawn

Want to know the real difference between a lush green lawn and a brown yard full of weeds? Grumpy Gardner has the scoop.

Why You Should Give Nandina a Second Chance

Why You Should Give Nandina a Second Chance

Nandinas may bring to mind words like overgrown or invasive, but the Grumpy Gardener is urging you to reconsider. Here's how to pick the right type that won't takeover your garden.

Learn How to Make Your Own Bird Fountain

Learn How to Make Your Own Bird Fountain

Hunky handyman Antonio Sabato, Jr. shares an easy and affordable way to spruce up your outdoor space.

Antonio Sabato Jr.'s Chic Cement Planter

Antonio Sabato Jr.'s Chic Cement Planter

Hunky handyman Antonio Sabato, Jr. shares an easy and affordable way to spruce up your outdoor space.

Feeding Trees and Shrubs

Feeding Trees and Shrubs

Don't forget to feed your trees and shrubs!

Seeding Your Lawn

Seeding Your Lawn

Early spring is THE time to seed your lawn.

11 Flower Tricks for Your Prettiest Bouquet Ever

11 Flower Tricks for Your Prettiest Bouquet Ever

Check out these 11 tricks to make your bouquet look its very best. From adding a little bit of vodka to using transparent tape, these tips will help transform your home into a colorful and beautiful space.

Fertilizing Your Lawn

Fertilizing Your Lawn

The first step you should take each spring.

When Is It Safe to Start Spring Planting?

When Is It Safe to Start Spring Planting?

Gardening expert Danny Watson offers some tips on when is the best time to start your spring planting.

How To Grow Blueberries In Your Garden

How To Grow Blueberries In Your Garden

Today we learn how to grow blueberries in the garden.

How to Make Decorative Flower Sticks

How to Make Decorative Flower Sticks

Adding a pretty natural touch to your party decor can be as incorporating fresh flowers! With this easy DIY, you can create beautiful flower sticks that can be drink stirrers, menu attachments, and so much more.

How to Grow the Perfect Beet

How to Grow the Perfect Beet

Garden designer Shirley Bovshow explains how to grow the perfect beet. Chock full of nutrients, beets are hugely popular in salads, smoothies, and more! In this segment Shirley shares some simple tips to growing beets both indoors and outdoors.

How to Plant a Terrarium

How to Plant a Terrarium

Ever wonder how to plant a terrarium? Here are the details and materials needed to get that gorgeous, lush terrarium on your bookshelf or coffee table.

You Can Plant in That: 3 Upcycled Planter Ideas

You Can Plant in That: 3 Upcycled Planter Ideas

Break out of the mold and consider these unusual containers for planting.

Getting Your Garden Ready for Spring

Getting Your Garden Ready for Spring

With spring comes the need for many of us to get out and play in the dirt.

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