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  • Citrus

    Growing Citrus in the Home Garden Benefits of Citrus Growing your own citrus at home will not only provide you with fresh, tasty fruit, it will also save you money at the grocery store. You might have noticed the price of limes going up lately. We are currently experiencing a lime shortage [...] Read Full Article
  • Tomatoes for Specific Uses

    Tomatoes for Specific Uses Whether you crave tomato sandwiches, fresh tomatoes on your salad, or love to make your own homemade tomato sauce, home-grown tomatoes make all your favorite dishes taste better. And, choosing the best tomato for your favorite recipes is made easy with our chart showing the best tomato [...] Read Full Article
  • Happy Hummingbirds

    This little guy was spotted in one of our garden centers recently.    There's something so exciting about seeing hummingbirds in your backyard. They are beautiful as they dart around from flower to feeder. The dance they perform is unlike any other backyard bird. Attracting them to your garden is fairly easy. You'll have [...] Read Full Article
  • Fantastic Fuchsias

      Fantastic Fuchsias The beautiful dainty flowers of Fuchsias have an elegant and magical appearance. Their colorful, sculptural flowers add lots of color to shady areas. They also attract hummingbirds, providing nectar for them.   Fuchsia Forms There are two forms of Fuchsias:  upright-growing forms and arching types.  The upright-forms are the newer types which [...] Read Full Article
  • Plants That Attract Ladybugs

    Ten Plants that Attract Ladybugs and other beneficial insects Why would you want to attract ladybugs to your garden? Ladybugs are beneficial insects, or good bugs. They eat bad bugs, the pest insects like aphids, thrips and spider mites that feed on your garden plants. A single ladybug can eat over [...] Read Full Article
  • Color with Roses

    Color your garden with a rainbow of roses. Roses are one of the most beautiful and beloved garden flowers. And, they come in every color of the rainbow. Grow hybrid tea roses for cutting, shrub roses in your garden beds, climbing roses over trellises or groundcover roses and you can add [...] Read Full Article
  • What's Your Garden Style?

    Whether you theme your garden completely in a particular style, or just take style cues from them, learning about traditional garden styles is a great way to become inspired with ideas for your backyard. Six popular garden styles are the cottage garden, formal garden, zen garden, modern garden, eclectic garden [...] Read Full Article
  • Flower Fields Forever

    Flower Fields Forever Well, actually The Flower Fields of Carlsbad are only open March 1 - May 11, 2014. So, you should hurry out to see the 50 acres of stunningly beautiful flowers. A sea of colorful flowers seems to stretch farther than the eye can see. The many attractions include [...] Read Full Article
  • Color Explosion

    Color Explosion with Spring Blooms Spring can bring a beautiful explosion of color to our gardens when flowers pop open full of color. Make the most of the season by planting spring blooming perennnials in your mixed borders that bloom year after year. With a little effort and planning you can [...] Read Full Article
  • Inside Out, Outside In

    Inside Out, Outside In Bring the comfort and design of your indoor spaces outside and the fresh from the garden look indoors.   Inside Out Create outdoor rooms that provide you with additional living spaces. Outdoor living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms allow us to enjoy our everyday activites outside in the fresh air.   Tips [...] Read Full Article
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  • Annuals & Perennials

    Read tips and advice for growing annuals and perennials in your garden.

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  • Edible Gardening

    Click to read more about different types of edible gardens and how to start your own!

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  • Trees & Shrubs

    Learn more about the best trees and shrubs for your yard and the best practices for caring for specific trees and shrubs.

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  • Garden Care

    Read tips and advice for general garden care.

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  • Indoor Gardening

    Ideas for best enjoying an indoor garden.

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  • Holidays

    Ideas for holiday decor and gifts!

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  • Container Gardening

    Learn about container gardening with articles on making your own container garden, caring for container gardens and more!

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  • Shade Gardening

    Learn the best tips for shade gardening!

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  • Birds & Butterflies

    Ideas for attracting birds & butterflies to your garden.

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  • Garden Design

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  • Outdoor Living

    Tips and ideas for enjoying some outdoor living.

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