Self-Reliant Gardening Tips for Spring

This spring become more self-reliant by planting herbs in pots, building raised garden beds, creating a worm composting bin and making your own fence paint. These gardening tips for spring will have you anticipating sunny days.

5 Herb Container Garden Favorites

The Herbalista's container garden is planted and almost ready for harvesting. Check out her five favorite herbs to grow in an herb container garden.

Small-Space Garden Projects

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

How to Build a Container Water Garden

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!

3 Tips for Small-Space Gardening

If you're hoping to grow some of your own food but are short on space, use these three tips for small-space gardening success in containers, on your patio, balcony or roof.

Potted Herb Plants: The Easy Gift that Keeps on Giving

Personalize your gift giving with a unique herb garden gift. While this time of year conjures images of poinsettias that fade and collect dust long before the holiday festivities are done, a customized herb kit is a meaningful gift that will provide fresh herbs and provide naturally lush décor for many months afterward.

A Mutant Grows in Kansas: Update

K.C. Compton hones in on the mystery of what variety sunflower is reaching for the sky in her back yard. And also sends kind wishes to the swallowtail butterfly who destroyed her parsley plant.

Gardening With Disabilities: Jump-Start Seedlings Indoors

Starting seeds indoors is economical, fun, and easy to do for most anyone. Gardening under lights can be as simple or complex, inexpensive or expensive as you desire. Starts can then be planted outdoors in easily accessed containers or raised beds.

A Beginner's Herb Garden

One beginning gardener is growing oregano, basil, cilantro and stevia this spring.

Reader Gardening Advice: Growing Thyme

One reader from California asked us about growing thyme. Check out our suggestions for how to get her thyme to flourish in containers and in walkways.

Green Your Life: Adventures in Container Gardening

If you can’t build your dream garden just yet, container gardening is a great alternative. Check out these tips for homemade fertilizer and soil retention, and learn how to repurpose common plastic containers into handy individual gardens.

How To: Grow Lavender Plants

This spring, guest blogger Patsy Bell Hobson is expanding her lavender collection to extend the bloom period with different varieties.

Gardening Rookie: Starting Containers

Don’t have the space (or the nerve) to tackle a full-scale garden? Never fear! This gardening rookie finds that a container garden can yield a harvest to rival any in-ground plot.