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Avoid pest problems in your garden with these six simple tips that will help keep bugs at bay.
Just because your garden’s gotten away from you, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it! Learn how to use the flowers from your overgrown veggie garden around the house.
Rather than feeling overwhelmed by the numerous ins and outs of starting your very first home garden, start small with these simple planting tips.
Invite a variety of wildlife into your garden when you add these elements that are sure to make it a safe and restful sanctuary.
Grow a lush garden in containers by making a few of these DIY planters.
Before you can plant a bountiful spring and summer garden consider these six basics for choosing the best garden location in your yard.
Dig into the season with our favorite organic gardening tips and tricks to grow your own bounty.
Choose the best tools for pruning with this handy list.
Knowing if a plant is invasive, exotic, or native can save you a lot of time and trouble in your garden. In this article, Master Gardener, Stephanie Montalvo will explain the differences and give you tools to figure out if a plant is good or bad for your garden.
Consider these garden planning tips for beginners before jumping in to gardening.
Instead of makeshift sheet and blanket plant covers that can harm plants,experts suggest some easy new alternatives to protect plants from frost.
Inclement weather can really keep you out of your garden. Here are some of the challenges Mother Nature presents us and a couple of tricks you can use to keep her at bay.
Guest blogger Jennifer Flaten discovers some easy plant identification tools to help her identify unknown plants in her Wisconsin garden.
Air plants are perfect low-maintenance option for the home or garden. Learn how to care for air plants with these growing, watering and lighting tips.
Organic gardening connects us with the earth and produces good-for-you food.
Grow your own beautiful houseplants from citrus seeds. Growing citrus trees from seed is easy, fun and, best of all, free.
Cast your vote for which culinary garden you'd be most interested in learning how to grow.
Herbs will reseed all over the garden as volunteer plants if you let them.
Once you have this herb in your garden, you will never be without cutting leaf celery. It's a perfect container plant to grow close by the kitchen door.
Although most of us would love a lush landscape or garden, in reality, few of us have the time, space or other resources available to maintain one. Whether you’re short on space or short on time, these small space garden
My Mobilegro invention is much more than the next new innovative home gardening product to hit the market.
Lemon Verbena Lady is anxious to get planting new herbs in her herb garden. She explores the wonderful world of herb plant catalogs both in print and online in three installments because there is just so much herbal information to pass along!
Container water gardens are easy to design and maintain, making them a perfect low-cost accessory to your outdoor living spaces. Learn how to make a container water garden!
Use these five excellent resources for help planning a productive, healthy, money-saving vegetable garden this spring.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating a useful tool for gardeners and researchers for the first time since 1990 with greater accuracy and detail.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Monroe County is hosting the Master Gardener Plant Sale in May. Find out why you won't want to miss it.
If you're planning to plant a garden this spring, now is the perfect time to start choosing plants, ordering seeds and making plans.
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel sets out to find easy-to-grow indoor plants that she can successfully keep alive with a black thumb.
As the paper garden catalog is slowly sinking in the west, the Lemon Verbena Lady is searching out herb seed catalogs and websites offering the best seed catalogs and herb seeds of every kind. This is the first installment of several catalog and website postings.
The burdock plant has long been that pesky plant that attaches velcro-like pickers to your clothing, but it also has an abundance of health benefits.
The Lemon Verbena Lady gets you organized for fall clean up and ready for spring planting. There are lots of herbal seed and plant catalog choices as well.
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore plants her vegetable seedlings.
Planting herbs in pots is a great way to jump into gardening, and you'll be able to use your harvest every day.
If you’re looking for a unique container gardening experience, look no further than growbottles from Potting Shed Creations. These self-watering planters are made in the USA from reclaimed restaurant wine bottles, and they’re as sustainable as they are stylish.
One reader asked us to help her diagnose some brown spots she noticed on her basil plant's leaves.
It's not too late to start or expand your garden this summer! Plant sun-loving herbs, vegetables and flowers for a strong harvest and bright blooms.
The stirrings of spring may make you want to buy every plant or seed in sight, but a little planning can help you create a garden you'll truly enjoy.
Learn more about the peanut butter fruit that could be a part of your fruit garden.
Watch out for these three common technique mistakes in your garden this spring.
The Lemon Verbena Lady is not a video game player, but she says designing your garden just got a lot more enjoyable with the Herb Garden Planner.
It’s never too early to start thinking about planting your garden for the spring. I know I am already thinking about spring and warm weather. Spring officially starts Sunday, March 20th and it’s important to know when it is the right time to purchase your flowers and begin the planting process.
Learn about the new Garden Planner we used to design our own office community garden.
Companion planting can help your favorite plants achieve their full potential.
Turn a boring wall into a vertical garden with The Woolly Wally Pocket. Made of 100% recycled plastic bottles, this hanging planter is the answer for anyone looking for a unique and eco-friendly planter for container gardening. 
Recycle old kegs into beautiful, functional garden planters—guest blogger KyLynn Hull shows you how!
A plastic knife will open those weighty bags of potting soil or top soil faster than most pricey garden gadgets.
Looking for a safe but effective way to deter deer from using your garden as their personal buffet? Sprinkle this plant tonic on their favorite garden munchies.
The four-lined plant bug is a regional pest that plagues plants belonging to the mint family and other of your herbal favorites.
The Chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi), also known as the winter cherry, enjoys a library of culinary and medicinal benefits. Here are the answers to some of the questions you have asked about growing this incredible species. 
Although the weather is still chilly, early spring planting has already begun in Texas.
The weather outside may be frightful, but it’s a delightful time to curl up with a stack of gardening books and begin planning next season’s harvest.
If you're looking for an indoor garden that keeps animals away and requires little space, the Woolly Pocket is right for you!
Honeybees are the best of friends for blooming fruit trees flowers, and herbs, such as apricot, cherry, members of the daisy family, lavender, oregano and sage. We’ve known that bees
The chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi) is mostly grown for decorative purposes, but it also has a history of medicinal treatments.
Orchids are some of the most beautiful flowers—they're safe around house pets, they come in a multitude of colors and shapes and ... they're edible?! Read more.
Little gnatty flies smothering your prized houseplants?  Learn what they are and how to eradicate them, once and for all.
Check out these weekly tips for growing healthy, beautiful plants indoors.
Marci O'Brien writes about sharing her love of gardening with her daughter.

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