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Close-up of a woman's hands deadheading a rose bush with large, pale lilac, lush double flowers using red pruning shears in a sunny garden.

Flowers

How To Deadhead Roses For More Blooms

Deadheading roses is a simple way to promote plant health. It also lets us lay eyes on our plants and enjoy their blooms in the process. Explore the benefits and best way to deadhead with gardening expert Katherine Rowe to ensure healthy roses across the seasons.

Close-up of a cauliflower growing on a wooden raised bed features broad, thick, blue-green leaves that form a protective canopy over its dense, white, tightly-clustered flower head.

Raised Bed Gardening

How to Grow Cauliflower in Raised Beds: A Complete Guide

Are you looking for something a little different to fill your raised beds this spring or fall? Cauliflower is a uniquely delicious, beautiful, cool-weather vegetable that you can grow in your garden and even in a raised bed. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen shares some insights on how to successfully grow cauliflower in a raised bed.

Close-up of a flowering Clematis plant features stunning pink flowers with delicate, layered petals and vibrant green, deeply lobed leaves with brown spots due to disease.

Plant Problems

5 Common Clematis Diseases and How to Treat Them

Clematis brings exotic beauty and vertical interest with its glorious flowers, vining stems, and attractive foliage, whether deciduous or evergreen. While a relatively carefree grower, clematis is susceptible to common fungal diseases that impact growth, flowering, and form. If detected early, plants can recover. Join gardening expert Katherine Rowe in a look at common issues for clematis and how to treat and prevent them.

The bunches of green bananas hanging from a banana tree in the garden are tightly clustered together, with each curved fruit arranged in neat, spiraled rows, suspended beneath broad, arching green leaves.

Fruits

9 Best Banana Trees for Home Gardens

Whether you love to eat bananas or just adore the look of tropical plants, a banana tree or two would make an excellent addition to your home garden. Some produce grocery-store-tier fruit and others are just ornamental, but each one can add something special to your space. Most are perennial in warm zones, but gardeners in cooler zones can grow them outside part-time, too. Plant biologist Emily Estep will walk you through the best banana trees for home gardens to help you get started.

A close-up of store-bought white shimeji mushrooms, featuring delicate clustered caps, arranged in a glass bowl set on a rustic brown wooden table.

Edible

Can You Propagate Store-Bought Mushrooms?

If you love both mushrooms and growing your own food, you may have wondered whether or not you can propagate store-bought mushrooms at home. In fact, it turns out that you can. Plant biologist Emily Estep will explain how mushrooms propagate and how you can mimic the process, ultimately harvesting your own fresh stock for little to no cost.

Brown and white pots, each filled with vibrant houseplants of varying shapes and sizes.

Houseplants

27 Tropical Plants That Thrive Indoors

If you don’t live in a tropical climate, many plants won’t work in the garden. But, lots of tropicals grow very well in the home. Houseplant enthusiast Melissa Strauss talks about some of the best tropical plants to grow indoors.

A pineapple sage plant showcasing red tubular flowers amid lush green leaves.

Ornamental Gardens

How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Pineapple Sage

Are you looking for a showy perennial to attract hummingbirds and add some summer flare to your flower garden? Pineapple sage is a vibrant, showy flower that’s perennial in warmer climates and easily grown as an annual in cooler zones. In this article, gardening enthusiast Liessa Bowen will discuss the proper care and maintenance of these spectacular plants.

Close-up of a flowering Clematis plant characterized by a large, star-shaped pink flower with wilting stems and leaves.

Vines

Why Is My Clematis Wilting?

Awaiting the exotic blooms of clematis only to have its delicate stems mysteriously wilt is disconcerting. With some sleuthing, taking the best action to correct or reverse the causes is within reach. Explore common causes of wilting in these perennial flowering vines with gardening expert Katherine Rowe.

Close-up of a gardener cleaning a garden tool - a black spade under running water in a sunny garden.

Gardening Tips

A Beginner’s Guide to Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Garden Tools

Much like a chef has a favorite knife, every gardener has a favorite tool. The key to their longevity and effectiveness lies in how well they’re taken care of. Well-maintained and cleaned tools also limit disease spread in the garden, leading to healthier and happier plants. In this article, gardening expert and hori-hori aficionado Christina Conner shares some of her top tips for taking great care of your garden tools.