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Growing succulents from seed. Close-up of a woman's hand holding a small white pot of Lithops against a blurred background of many pots of Lithops. Lithops are distinctive succulents known for their unique appearance. Resembling small, smooth pebbles, these plants have a pair of fused leaves that form a cleft at the top, creating a cactus-like cleft or slit. The leaves have different patterns, textures and colors from green to gray.

Cacti & Succulents

15 Succulents You Can Grow From Seed

If you want to save money on plants or are looking for a rarer species you just can’t find in-store, growing succulents from seed is the answer. Gardening expert Madison Moulton lists 15 beginner-friendly succulents you can grow from seed.

Close-up of a flowering Cercis canadensis tree, one of the famous native flowering trees, against a blurred green background. The tree features small, heart-shaped leaves of bright green color. It produces clusters of small, vibrant pink to lavender-pink flowers, creating a striking visual display.

Trees

21 North American Native Flowering Trees

If you think you have to choose between the benefits of native plants and the beauty of flowering trees, think again! Briana Yablonski will cover 21 North American native flowering trees you can grow at home.

Close-up of a flowering Reine des Violettes Rose bush in the garden. This classic rose variety is characterized by large, fully double blooms. The blossoms feature a rich, velvety texture and exhibit a stunning shade of purple, exuding a sense of royalty. The petals gracefully unfold, revealing a symmetrical form that adds to the rose's overall charm. The Reine des Violettes Rose is complemented by dark green, glossy foliage that serves as a lush backdrop to the regal blooms.

Flowers

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Reine des Violettes Roses

Are you ready to add an old-fashioned aesthetic to your garden? Do you love a plant that has history and beauty all wrapped up into one? Planting a ‘Reine des Violettes’ rose may just be the ticket to take your garden to the next heavenly-scented level! Join gardening expert Taylor Sievers as she chats all about these scrumptious old-fashioned roses.

Close-up of a flowering Dutchmans breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) plant in a sunny garden. The plant features finely dissected, fern-like leaves that form a basal rosette close to the ground. Rising on slender stems, the unique white flowers resemble upside-down pantaloons or breeches, with two elongated spurs pointing downward.

Flowers

How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Dutchman’s Breeches

Have you ever seen the sweet spring-blooming wildflower known as Dutchman’s breeches? If you’ve seen them, you’ll probably want to grow them in your own backyard. In this article, gardening expert and native plant enthusiast Liessa Bowen will discuss the proper care and maintenance of these beautiful native wildflowers.

A large flowerbed displays marigolds, sunny daisies, and red snapdragons.

Flowers

19 Annual Flower Bed Combinations that Look Great Together

Garden annuals bring fun, excitement, and dynamism to the planting display. Add new colors and textures to the garden and change its look for seasonal variation. With long-blooming annuals, you’ll get nonstop color and multi-season appeal. Choosing which annuals to grow together may be the most fun part of the process. For annual flower bed combinations that look great together, follow garden professional Katherine Rowe in exploring colors and textures that pop.

native lawn alternatives

Gardening Tips

13 Best Native Lawn Alternatives for Your Landscape

Lawns do have their benefits, but there are also downsides to consider, from environmental impact to water usage and – of course – mowing. Gardening expert Madison Moulton lists 13 native groundcovers you can use to replace patches of lawn, saving you time and helping the environment in one go.

A collection of potted plants, carefully arranged to create a lively display. The crimson, green, pink, and purple hues of the leaves interweave, forming a visually captivating composition that adds a burst of color to any space.

Ornamental Gardens

27 Colorful Plants for Shade Gardens

Color is not hard to find in a shady garden. You just have to know where to look. This list of 27 plants will give you the best choices for glorious foliage and pretty flowers, some ground covers, and some tall, bushy types, so there are good options for any look. The shade is the perfect spot to start a wild or meadow garden and make use of the many charming plants that you can grow.

A vibrant display of orchid flowers captures attention with a mix of fiery orange and red hues, adorned with intricate veins. Surrounding them are delicate yellow blooms, complementing the main spectacle, while promising orchid bulbs await their turn to blossom.

Flowers

How to Meet Your Orchid’s Humidity Needs

Orchids love high humidity, growing best in humidity levels above 50%. But if your indoor air is too dry and plants are struggling, there are measures you can take to meet your orchid’s humidity needs. Houseplant expert Madison Moulton explains orchid humidity requirements and what you can do to meet them.

Dispelling seedling myths. Close-up of a gardener's hand adding potting mix to a young seedling in a starter tray. The young seedling has a short green stem with two small oval smooth cotyledons of a delicate green color.

Seeds

7 Seedling Myths to Stop Believing

Like anything in gardening, seed starting is surrounded by myths and ‘rules’ that aren’t quite true. These seven seed-starting myths, from watering to soil, are ones you can stop believing.

A close-up of a cluster of ripe hardy kiwi berries hanging from a vine. The berries are smooth-skinned and green, with a few fuzzy red hairs at the blossom end. They appear almost jewel-like against the backdrop of dark green leaves, hinting at the juicy sweetness within.

Fruits

How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Hardy Kiwi

While many people think of kiwis as tropical plants, hardy kiwis make a great addition to many temperate gardens. Join plant expert Briana Yablonski as she shares how to plant, care for, and harvest for this unique vining plant.