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Madison Moulton

Madison is a writer, editor and life-long plant lover. After discovering an obsession with indoor gardening, she transformed her passion for plants into a career, contributing to various online and print publications in the gardening sphere. Through her writing, Madison hopes to encourage new gardeners to garden with the plants and the planet in mind.

A close-up of aphids infesting a green leaf. The tiny green aphids are voraciously feasting on the leaf, leaving a trail of small holes in their wake. The leaf's surface shows signs of damage caused by the infestation.

Garden Pests

11 Types of Aphids Found in the Garden

No gardener wants to deal with aphids, but unfortunately, they are almost impossible to avoid. Gardening expert Madison Moulton takes you through 11 of the most common aphid types found in the garden and how to identify them.

A gardener uses a tin watering can to water the base of a large heirloom tomato plant.

Vegetables

How Much Water Do Tomato Plants Need?

Watering is the key to juicy tomatoes, but it’s also easy to get wrong, risking your end-of-season harvest. Gardening expert Madison Moulton explains how much water your tomato plants need and tips on watering them correctly.

A close-up of hyacinth bulbs in rich, dark soil housed in colorful plastic pots that range from white, blue, and magenta. These bulbs display fresh green shoots, promising a vibrant bloom in the near future.

Flowers

Bulb Guide: How to Tell if a Bulb is Healthy

Growing bulbs successfully starts with knowing if your bulbs will turn into full and lush plants. Gardening expert Madison Moulton explains the signs of the healthy bulb and what to do if you have any unhealthy ones.

A macro shot of rosy apple aphids congregating inside a leaf. The aphids are small, measuring 1 to 3 millimeters in length with a range of brown to black colors. They are in contrast with the vibrant green leaf and its intricate patterns.

Garden Pests

How to Identify and Manage Aphids

Aphids are annoying and can be incredibly damaging if not quickly controlled. Gardening expert Madison Moulton explains everything you need to know about aphids, including, most importantly, how to get rid of them.

In a lush green field, various bulbs of tulips, hyacinths, and other spring flowers are neatly planted in rustic brown pots, with additional bulbs scattered amidst the verdant grass. A woman cradles multiple tulips, hyacinths, and other bulbs in her hands, showcasing their vibrant potential.

Flowers

How to Chill Bulbs: What Bulbs Need a Winter Chill?

Several spring-flowering bulbs from cool regions must be chilled in warmer regions or forced to flower early indoors. Gardening expert Madison Moulton breaks down which bulbs need a winter chill and which don’t, with a step-by-step guide on how to do it.

Care and tips for roses

Flowers

15 Essential Rose-Growing Tips 

Rose-growing can seem like an information minefield, made even more intimidating by their reputation. Gardening expert Madison Moulton discusses 15 rose-growing tips that will turn even rose beginners into aficionados.

A gardener holds two large clumps of roots that have been divided from one large perennial plant.

Basics

When Should I Divide Perennial Plants?

To successfully divide perennial plants without risking their health, you must divide at the right time. Gardening expert Madison Moulton breaks down how to tell when is the perfect time to divide perennial plants.