Gardening Inspiration

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How to Prune Tomato Plants in 6 Easy Steps

Are you struggling to find the most efficient way of pruning your tomato plants this season? Tomato pruning can be a chore, but it doesn't have to be complicated. In this article, gardening expert and farm owner Jenna Rich walks through the six steps you'll need to follow when pruning your tomato plants this season.

A close up image of apples on a tree in full sun exposure. The foliage is visible and the rays of the sunlight are yellow, and glinting off the foliage and fruit at the same time.

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Do Apple Trees Need Full Sun, Partial Sun, or Full Shade?

Looking to plant some apple trees this season, but aren't sure if they need full sun, partial shade, or full shade? Finding the perfect place for your trees can be the difference between plenty of fruit, or none at all. In this article, gardening expert Merideth Corhs looks at the sun requirements for Apple Trees in your garden.

North Carolina native flower growing in garden

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29 Native Plants For North Carolina Gardens

Live in North Carolina and need a few native plants for your garden this season? There are a number of native plants will thrive, depending on what part of the state you'll be planting them. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen walks through her favorite native plants for North Carolina gardens!

Multi colored Calibrachoa flowers

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Calibrachoa

Thinking of adding calibrachoa to your garden beds this season, but aren't quite sure where to start? These popular flowers are treated as annual plants in most locations and will reward you with beautiful blooms if properly cared for. In this article, gardening expert Natalie Leiker shares everything you need to know about growing calibrachoa in your flowerbeds, including maitnenance and care needs.

Growing marigolds from seed in the garden with yellow blooms.

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How to Grow Marigolds From Seed in 7 Easy Steps

Are you thinking of growing marigolds from seed this season, but aren't sure where to start? Marigolds are a garden favorite, and with good reason! They have beautifully colored blooms, and make great companion plants. In this article, gardening expert Natalie Leiker walks through how to grow marigolds from seed in a few very simple steps!

lavender and marigolds

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Can Marigolds Be Planted Together With Lavender?

Trying to figure out if Marigolds can or should be planted next to your lavender this season? These two popular plants are well known garden companions for other plants. But are they also good together? In this article, gardening expert Natalie Leiker examines if it's a good idea or not to plant Marigolds next to Lavender in your garden.

Beautiful blanket flower growing in the garden.

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How to Plant, Grow and Care For Blanket Flowers

Are you thinking of adding some blanket flowers to your garden this season, but aren't sure where to start? Blanket flowers are beautiful perennials that can be the star of almost any full sun flower garden. In this article, gardening expert Natalie Leiker examines how to plant, grow and care for Blanket Flowers!

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When Should You Plant Basil This Season?

Trying to grow basil in your garden this season, but aren't sure when you should begin planting? Basil is a resilient herb, but planting at the proper time is critical. In this article, gardening expert Jenna Rich shares when you should be planting basil in your garden by hardiness zone and frost dates.

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Tomato Growth Stages: How Fast Do Tomatoes Grow?

Are you thinking of growing some tomatoes in your garden, but aren't quite sure how long it takes them to mature? Tomatoes have a number of different growth stages to their life cycle. In this article, organic farmer Jenna Rich walks through all the different growing stages of garden grown tomato plants.