Best Garden Scissors – How to Choose Scissors for Gardening

Whether you have flowers or a garden, you’ll need a host of tools to keep it neat and free of weeds. Garden scissors are a multi-use example of these tools, and you may have heard them called garden shears. Since they can take on a broad range of projects, they’re a vital tool to have

26 Types of Scissors to Use Around the Garden

Scissors are any tool that you use to cut materials like cloth, paper, hair, grass, and much more. A pair of scissors usually has two sharp blades that connect in the middle with a screw with dual extending levers that work like handles, and this general design works for most types of scissors. The handles

21 Plants That Grow Fast to Try in Your Garden

Having plants that grow fast in your yard or garden is great if you’re an impatient gardener or if your yard doesn’t have the structure and vitality older plants offer. You shouldn’t have to wait years for your plants that grow fast to mature, and this will draw wildlife to the area much quicker. You

20 Types of Sweet Potatoes to add to Your Garden

Sweet potato fries may have started to gain popularity a few years ago, but sweet potatoes have been a staple in many people’s diets for decades. You can get types of sweet potatoes that range from orange to cream-colored to purple and red, and they have a history stretching back over 5,000 years. They’re now

79 Most Useful Garden Tools Names – The Complete List

Gardens are great places for creative expression. There’s unlimited free reign to create unique and unusual designs in every corner of your garden, from the flower beds to the groundcover. How great is it to step back from your creation and look down at your soil-covered hands, and know that you brought your design to

The Best Whetstone to Sharpen Your Garden Equipment

Your gardening tools will naturally grow dull with repeated use, and it can make it frustrating or even dangerous to continue to try to use them in this dull state. If you’re always working around your yard or garden and use weeding tools to help you cut away weeds or stray grass, you appreciate how

Best Potting Benches for Your Garden

Potting benches are better known as gardening tables. These outdoor workbenches help you complete all of your planting tasks and gardening by giving you a convenient place to store your tools like your scissors or potting soil right next to your work station. This is a dedicated and elevated workspace that makes it easy to

How to Grow Dill Plant and Add to Your Herb Garden 

The useful dill plant makes a great addition to any kitchen garden or herb spiral. A popular culinary herb Dill can be used either fresh or preserved. Additionally its fragrant foliage and bright yellow flowers add interest to any floral display or herb garden. Despite its delicate appearance dill is also surprisingly hardy. This growing

Planting Periwinkle in Your Garden: A Complete Guide

Commonly seen growing wild along steep banks, the common periwinkle (Vinca minor) adds greenery and interest to otherwise bare spaces. While periwinkle may not be the largest plant in the garden, it more than makes up for it in its usefulness. This reliable ground cover plant is a prolific spreader. In its preferred partial shade

How to Grow Gardenias Indoors

Many people enjoy growing gardenia shrubs outdoors. Sadly, few people realise that it is also possible to grow gardenias indoors. This is a great option if you have little or no outdoor space. Growing gardenias indoors is a great way to enjoy the plants showy foliage and attractive, scented flowers. The gardenia is a member

Best Soil Test Kit for Your Garden

Getting the correct balance of nutrients in your garden soil is key to helping your vegetables, plants, and flowers thrive and grow all season long. However, your soil’s nutrients can fluctuate depending on the environment, the soil itself, and whether or not you add things like fertilizer in. This is why it’s important to have

35 Brilliant Gifts for Gardeners

Gardening can be surprisingly therapeutic. Do you have a good friend, family member or neighbor who is an avid gardener? Here are 35 brilliant ideas for products and gifts for gardeners that will make them really happy. 1. Gardening Tools Set This gardening tool set consists of six (6) stainless steel planting tools, which are

When do Naked Ladies Bloom?

Naked ladies are popular for their eye-catching flowers. Despite their showy appearance these are versatile plants that, with the right care, are equally at home in the garden as they are in your home. Properly called Amaryllis Belladonna, the name naked lady refers to the plant’s habit of flowering after its foliage has faded. This

How to Grow and Care for Pink Lady Flowers 

Pink lady flowers, or Amaryllis belladonna, are a showy addition to the home or garden. Producing fruitily fragrant clusters of pink trumpet-like flowers on long stems, these eye-catching plants also make good cut flowers. A popular ornamental plant, if you want to grow pink lady flowers, this guide is packed with all the information that

How to Grow and Care For The Surprise Lily 

Producing fragrant lily-like white or rose pink flowers with a hint of lilac the surprise lily is a welcome addition to late summer and fall gardens. Pleasingly easy to care for, these low maintenance plants will reward your efforts with eye-catching, colorful floral displays. If you want to learn more about the surprise lily, including

How to Grow and Care for the Red Spider Lily 

If you want to add late season color and interest to your garden, why not try the red spider lily? This is a distinctive flowering bulb that attracts scores of pollinators, butterflies, bees and birds to the garden. The plants also reliably provide you with color and interest just when other flowering bulbs are fading

Jersey Lily Flower Care Guide

The Jersey lily flower is a late season plant which brings exotic elegance to the garden. Colorful and fragrant, these attractive plants are as popular with pollinators as they are with gardeners. A versatile plant, you can also grow the Jersey lily flower in pots either outside or in your home. If you would like

How to Care for Easter Lily

The Easter lily is popular for its large, fragrant flowers. As the name suggests, a popular Easter plant, learning how to care for the Easter lily, a type of naked lady lily, enables you to enjoy these eye-catching blooms in your homes or flower beds year after year. The large trumpet-shaped flower of the Easter

How to Care for Asiatic Jasmine

Many jasmine plants are not true jasmine plants. Instead, they are named jasmine, because they look similar, or produce similarly shaped, fragrant flowers. One such plant is Asiatic Jasmine (Trachelospermim Asiacticum). However, don’t let the fact that this is not a true jasmine plant put you off. Asiatic Jasmine is an attractive, sprawling vine that

Repotting Snake Plant – How and When to 

The snake plant is often described as the ideal beginner plant. Easy to care for and incredibly resilient, growing a snake plant, or Sansevieria, requires no specialist knowledge. Many specific care aspects, such as repotting, may seem daunting but, as this guide demonstrates, are also largely straightforward. As well as explaining everything you need to

How to Grow and Care for Cissus Discolor 

Are you looking for an attractive vining plant that produces lots of large colorful leaves? Look no further than Cissus Discolor. Cissus Discolor is an easy to grow plant, popular for its distinctive deep green, silvery white and burgundy leaves. The colorful leaves create a particularly colorful effect when allowed to cascade over the edge

When to Harvest Watermelon

Nothing is more refreshing than a slice of freshly picked juicy watermelon on a hot summer day. It tastes even better when the fruit is one that you have grown yourself. If you like growing your own watermelons but have no idea when to pick these delicious fruits, this handy guide will explain everything you

How to Grow Chocolate Mint 

If you are looking for something a little different to add to your herb garden, look no further than chocolate mint. A hybrid plant produced by crossing peppermint with Mentha Citrata or orange mint, this is an attractive cultivar that tastes of orange and smells of chocolate. Chocolate mint is a fragrant hybrid plant. Menthe

How to Grow the Swiss Cheese Vine 

A popular houseplant, the Swiss cheese vine (Monstera adansonii), is so called because its large, heart-shaped leaves develop holes, similar to Swiss cheese, as the plant ages. This process, known as fenestration, gives the plant a distinctive appearance that helps it to stand out in any houseplant collection. Despite its show-stopping appearance, Monstera adansonii is

How to Grow Lemongrass

One of the most useful herbs, learning how to grow lemongrass can also add visual interest to your garden. Its long leaves sway gently in the summer breeze filling your outdoor space with color, interest and movement. As summer turns to fall the leaves turn from light green to pleasing shades of red or burgundy

12 Types of Small Tomatoes 

There is nothing like the taste of a home grown, freshly picked tomato. If you want to enjoy this taste but worry that you don’t have the space, growing small tomatoes is the ideal solution. Taking up surprisingly little space, small tomatoes can be grown in pots, planters, hanging baskets and even on kitchen windowsills.

A Guide to Fiddle Leaf Fig Propagation 

A gorgeous addition to the home, the lyre-shaped leaves of the Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata) have helped to make it one of the most popular houseplants. Its glossy, lyre or violin shaped green leaves make it a great addition to a room. Taller varieties, which can grow up to 6 ft tall, can also

How and When to Cut Back Peonies 

One of the most popular flowers in the garden, peonies are popular for their large, showy blooms. While the peony flower is not one of the longest lasting blooms, they are certainly one of the showiest flowers, providing your garden with lots of colorful, frilly interest. Surprisingly easy to grow, particularly as a cut flower,

How and When to Cut Back Hostas 

Hostas are popular ornamental plants, their lush green leaves are an ideal choice to fill a difficult space in the garden. Once established the hosta provides long lasting interest. A resilient, shade perennial, the hosta is versatile enough to work in a range of planting schemes. Providing further interest, the plants are also available in

How to Grow Sedum Nussbaumerianum 

Sedum Nussbaumerianum is an attractive succulent, popular for its coppery-orange foliage. This distinctive coloring has given the plant its alternative name of Coppertone Stonecrop. A resilient succulent Sedum Nussbaumerianum practically thrives on neglect. If you want to learn more about these hardy, colorful plants this guide to growing Sedum Nussbaumerianum has all the information that

How to Harvest Kale 

Kale is a versatile, leafy green vegetable that is packed with antioxidants and nutrients. The ultimate cut-and-come-again vegetable it is also easy to grow and, as this guide explains, harvest. As well as explaining how to harvest kale we will share lots of useful care and growing tips, enabling you to get the best from

When to Pick Tomatoes

For many gardeners, homegrown tomatoes are one of the best tastes of summer. Growing tomato plants is a rewardingly straightforward process. But there is some skill involved. As well as knowing when to water and fertilize, knowing when to pick tomatoes is key. Picking the tomatoes too soon means that they will be small and

How to Grow Bunching Onions 

Resilient, low maintenance and surprisingly productive, bunching onions are amongst the easiest vegetables that you can add to your garden. Once started you can practically forget about these unfussy plants. After harvest they die away before returning bigger and better the following year. As well as their productivity bunching onions (Allium fistulosum) are also good

15 Tips for Growing Winter Pansies

When the bright colors of late summer and fall start to fade the garden can begin to look dull and drab. Winter pansies provide a great way of adding color and interest to the garden during dark days. Pleasingly cold tolerant, there are not many plants that are happy to grow let alone flower during

How to Grow Spear Point Ivy

Spear point ivy is also called Hedera helix ‘Spear point’. It’s a very pretty evergreen climbing type of ivy, and it produces foliage that looks stunning no matter if it’s trailing or climbing. It produces many aerial roots that they use to climb up anything you give them, and they look stunning climbing up a

How to Grow Better Boy Tomatoes – A Complete Guide

One of the most popular indeterminate hybrid tomato varieties on the current market are better boy tomatoes. You can grow this tomato plant in almost any area in the country, right alongside the big boy tomatoes. This tomato is crisp, juicy, and it explodes with a classic tomato taste. They’re perfect to add to any

How to Grow Mint Indoors 

Mint is one of the most popular herbs. Easy to grow and infinitely useful, like many other types of herbs it is also ideal for growing indoors in pots. If you want to learn how to grow mint indoors, this guide is for you. We will cover everything from starting a new plant from cuttings

How to Grow Red Creeping Thyme 

If you are looking for a colorful, aromatic, low maintenance ground cover plant, Red Creeping Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum) is a must. Native to Mediterranean climates, these full sun loving perennial plants are pleasingly versatile and easy to grow. Suitable for a range of locations, soil types and styles of garden, if you want to learn

Storing and Harvesting Parsley + Uses – A Complete Guide

Parsley is easily one of the most commonly used herbs available, and it’s a member of the carrot family. You commonly see parsley used as a garnish on a plate or to lend a mild flavor in a huge range of dishes from salads to soups. So, parsley is a must-have for virtually any herb

How to Care for Philodendron Squamiferum 

One of the rarest houseplants currently available, Philodendron Squamiferum is popular for its pretty foliage, attractive climbing habit and easy going nature. In fact, for many Philodendron Squamiferum growers, tracking down one of these tropical plants is often the hardest part of the task. Part of the large Philodendron plant family, Squamiferum specimens are increasingly

How to Care for Peperomia Obtusifolia 

Peperomia Obtusifolia is an attractive low maintenance plant. Popular for its thick, glossy green leaves, this fast growing specimen, also known as the Baby Rubber Plant, is an ideal houseplant. Happy in a pot on a windowsill or table, forming part of a living wall or even in a terrarium, these compact specimens are ideal

Complete Guide to Pruning Blueberries

Blueberry bushes are medium sized shrubs that make a great addition to any backyard garden not only because they produce yummy blueberries, but they’re also very cold hardy, making them perennial shrubs in almost all regions of the US. In general, blueberry bushes are quite low maintenance and are very strong throughout harsh winters, the

How to Propagate Pothos 

Pothos is a popular, unfussy houseplant. Thanks to its interesting vining habit and attractive foliage the plant has become a fascinating addition to any home or plant collection. Often described as an ideal plant for beginners, this low maintenance specimen thieves in low light positions and tolerates some neglect. If you want to learn more

How to Care for Pink Syngonium

The Pink Syngonium (Syngonium Podophyllum) is a popular indoor plant. Prized for its attractive, patterned foliage and easy to care for nature, these plants are an essential part of the houseplant collection. The Pink Syngonium is an adaptable houseplant, suitable for a range of indoor growing positions. Many cultivars are also ideal for low or

How to Grow Dwarf Lemon Tree 

Cultivated for thousands of years, citrus plants are popular for their shiny evergreen foliage, fragrant flowers and colorful edible fruit. Whilst they are versatile, attractive plants that are suitable for growing in a range of conditions, not all types of citrus plant are ideal for cultivating in small spaces. Luckily the dwarf lemon tree is

How to Prune Basil

Basil is a reliable, aromatic culinary herb. A popular part of the herb garden the plants typically grow from a single stem. A tender annual, the fragrant leaves are commonly used with tomatoes. You can also use the leaves to add flavor to drinks. If you are growing basil you will be aiming to cultivate

How to Grow Alstroemeria Flower

The Alstroemeria flower is an elegantly attractive addition to the garden. Sometimes called the Peruvian Lily because of their lily-like flowers, these colorful plants are ideally for inclusion in mixed floral beds or cottage garden planting schemes. Popular with pollinators, they are also reliable cut flowers. Easy to grow, the Alstroemeria flower is increasingly popular

12 Weigela Varieties + Complete Weigela Bush Care Guide

Weigela bushes are stunning plants that honestly deserve a spot in everyone’s garden or home landscaping. I can’t think of a single reason why you wouldn’t want to grow them: they’re low maintenance, can be placed anywhere sunny, have amazing and colorful blooms, and very pretty foliage. Weigelas are a type of flowering shrub and

How to Propagate Hydrangeas 

The hydrangea is a spectacular, deciduous flowering shrub. A popular choice for gardeners wanting to add long lasting color and interest to their garden the large flowers that the hydrangea produces are equally as popular with pollinators. If you want to learn more about caring for these reliable shrubs, our How to Grow Hydrangea guide

How to Grow Hanging Tomato Plants

Hanging baskets packed with pretty blossoms are a common sight in the summer months, but how about hanging tomato plants? Yes, you can create hanging tomato plant containers if you don’t have space for a traditional garden. They’re great for people who have space on the patio but not in the yard, and tomatoes will