Gardening Inspiration

Looking for green thumb motivation? Our gardening inspiration section has ideas for everyone from beginners through professionally skilled people!

This close-up features a cluster of vibrant orange and yellow black-eyed Susan flowers. Their dark, almost black, centers stand out against the cheerful petals. The flowers are clustered together, with delicate green tendrils winding around them.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Black-eyed Susan Vines

If you are looking for a fast-growing vine filled with flowers that bloom all summer, look no further than Black-eyed Susan vine. This attractive vine can be grown in containers, up fences, and up and around other structures in your garden. Certified master gardener Laura Elsner will walk you through how to grow versatile and beautiful black-eyed Susan vine.

Close-up plan of a garden with deep pink Astilbe blooming. Astilbe features feathery and finely divided plumes of flowers that rise above its lush, fern-like foliage.

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25 Beautiful Plants for A Firewise Landscape

As wildfire seasons get longer and more intense, you need landscaping plants that retain moisture and reduce burnable fuel near your home. Former organic farmer and horticulture expert Logan Hailey digs into 27 gorgeous firewise plants for a variety of climates, aesthetics, and uses.

Composting for beginners. Close-up of two gardeners shoveling fresh compost from a compost bin into a small wheelbarrow in the garden. The compost container is tall, plastic, black. The wheelbarrow is green.

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Compost 101: How to Start Composting for Beginners

With so many bins, methods, and theories, composting can seem like complex mysticism. What do you add, what shouldn’t you add, and how do you make your compost like that rich, quality stuff you can buy at the garden store? Former organic farmer Logan Hailey demystifies the composting process using reliable science and layman’s terms.

A mother and son kneel by a raised garden bed, tending to abundant veggies and flowers.

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11 Themed Gardens Kids Will Love

Gardening with kids is so rewarding and can be a lot of fun. If you are looking to get your budding gardener more involved, it might be time to give them their own garden! In this article, gardening expert and mom Jill Drago suggests 11 themed gardens that your kids will love to grow and care for.

Close up of white tubular flowers with dark purple tips that have small white curved ends that curl out from each petal. The petals are attached to a green base that holds onto the central stem. The background is brown, gray, and blurred.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Palafox

Are you looking for a great, drought-tolerant plant that attracts plenty of pollinators to the garden? Palafox is a wonderful North American native plant that will do just that. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss will share how to grow and care for Palafox.

A child plants a pansy in the soil next to other nursery starts in small pots.

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21 Easy Plants to Grow with Kids

Do you want to get your kids out in the garden with you more frequently? Sharing a love of gardening with your kiddos can be so rewarding! In this article, gardening expert and mom Jill Drago will cover 21 easy plants to grow with your kids to get them excited about getting dirty!

In an autumn garden view, numerous garden plants thrive. White hydrangea stands out with its clusters of delicate, ivory blossoms and lush, green serrated leaves. In the background, a tapestry of diverse foliage adds depth to the vibrant scene.

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13 Plants You Should Never Prune in Fall

Many gardeners mistakenly grab their pruners as part of fall cleanup, but autumn pruning can inadvertently cause major problems for your plants. Cutting back trees and shrubs too late can hinder winter hardiness and reduce flowers next year. Gardening expert Logan Hailey explains the top 13 plants to avoid pruning this fall and what to do instead.