Mother Earth Living


Grow your own food and herbs with the best natural and organic gardening tips.
Invasive plants can cause major damage to the ecosystems where we live—yet, not every non-native is bad. Learn how to become an effective protector of your region’s natural biodiversity.

Embracing Invasive Plants in a Modern World
With ever-changing genetics of form, function, and transmutation, weeds have evolved to withstand the punishments that humans unleash upon them.

Plants to Know: Invasive, Exotic and Native Species
How do you figure out if a plant is invasive, exotic or native? With a little help, learn which plants will save you a lot of time and trouble in your garden.

Friend or Foe? Easy Plant Identification Tools
If you aren’t lucky enough to have a seasoned gardener as a friend or family member, just how do you figure out what that mysterious plant is?


Browse more great gardening content in the Mother Earth Living archives.

Summer Gardening

3 Tips for Growing a Perfect Summer Garden
Stop worrying about typical garden woes and enjoy the beauty of your summer garden with these simple tips.

Summer Gardening Tips: When to Prune, Mulch and Plant
Learn from last summer's mistakes with these summer gardening tips.

Summer Garden Guide: Planting Zones
The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map and the AHS Plant Heat-Zone Map can help you in your quest for the best herbs to grow in your region.

Garden Designer


Herbs that Grow in the Shade

Associate Editor Gina DeBacker answers the reader-submitted question "What are some great plants to grow in the shade?"

This guide to creating fully functional, working locks from wood includes step-by-step instructions,…

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Here is all the information you need to successfully keep your own honey bees. Learn how to plan a h…

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