How to Grow Snake Plants

Photo by Kara Reuter Snake plants received their name from the shape of their leaves, and are also called Mother-in-Law Tongues due to their sharpness. They can be successfully grown by even those with the blackest of thumbs. The striking foliage shoots straight up for several feet if allowed to grow to maximum heights. Whether… [Continue Reading]

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How to Grow Petunias

Petunias are beautiful, carefree flowers that seem to fill a space with laughter, maturing into tumbling masses of blooms that show from spring to frost, and they happily adapt to containers for a splash of color nearly anywhere.  Easily one of the most popular annuals, they fill the air with a sweet scent that radiates… [Continue Reading]


How to Grow Pumpkins

Pumpkins are favorites of gardeners all over the world — literally!  You’ll find them growing on every continent exceptAntarctica, their bright orange exteriors, an unmistakable sign of fall.  From tiny miniatures to the giants of the field, there’s nothing more satisfying than harvesting your own crop of pumpkins!  Here’s how you can bring a splash… [Continue Reading]


How to Grow Tea

Tea is a popular beverage both for enjoyment as well as its medicinal properties. Green, white, oolong and black teas are all harvested from the same tea shrub, Camellia sinesis, which is very easy to grow. Here’s how to make the most out of your tea shrub and reap the benefits with the phenomenal taste… [Continue Reading]

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How to Grow Grapes

Grapes are quickly becoming a popular fruit to grow in the backyard. Whether you desire the look of decorative bunches or the taste of the sweet, juicy treats, with over 20,000 varieties, there are now grapes that can be grown in nearly every climate. With a little extra care and attention to the growing process,… [Continue Reading]


How to Grow Peonies

Peonies are stunning, delicate flowers.  Native to Asia, southern Europe, and westernNorth America, peonies grow best in cool climates and require winter’s chill for blooms in the spring.  Because varieties can be either herbaceous or woody in nature, there is certainly a peony for every need and preference.  These long-lasting perennials are an excellent way… [Continue Reading]