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How to Grow Strawberries

Have fresh strawberries? You can use seeds from the fruit to grow strawberry plants. Here's what to do!

Everything You Need to Know About Pruning Pepper Plants

This simple trick can help pepper plants bear more fruit.


13 Best Mulch Tips and Tricks

From hauling mulch to picking the right type for your garden, this collection of tips and tricks will improve your...



11 Succulents That Will Attract Pollinators

Succulents provide food and nectar for pollinators. Watch a bee, butterfly or bird land on a succulent and witness a...

How to Make Compost at Home to Enrich Your Garden

Here's everything you need to know about how to make compost at home.


Why Are Some Trees Painted White?

This paint has a purpose! It's often used to protect saplings.

How to Use Hot Pepper Spray for Plants in Your Garden

The rabbits love your garden as much as you do! This hot pepper spray for plants is a safe, cheap...


What I Wish I Knew Before Planting My Succulent Garden

The key to a happy succulent garden is thoughtful planning and preparation.


Growing Kalanchoe Indoors and Out

A popular houseplant, kalanchoe boasts long-lasting flowers and interesting foliage. Get tips for growing kalanchoe indoors and out.


These Color-Changing Peonies Will Light Up Your Garden

You've never seen peonies like this before.


20 Best Grill Accessories You Need at Your Station

It's time to get outside (and get cooking!) with the best grill accessories and gadgets.


This Easy S’mores Board Is Perfect for Summer Nights

Your s'mores board really only needs three ingredients: graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows.


32 Flower Meanings, from Aster to Zinnia

Learn these flower meanings before you send a bouquet. (Better safe than sorry!)


‘Candy Crush’ Hibiscus Flowers Will Make Your Garden Even Sweeter

The bright pink color will be the highlight of your summer garden.

How to Start Plants in Mini ‘Milk Jug Greenhouses’

You can grow plants in milk jugs! Here's what to do.


Breeo X Series 19: We’re Obsessed with This Smokeless Fire Pit

It might sound like an oxymoron, but we assure you this smokeless fire pit is very real and very awesome.



This Is What the Color of Your Garden Soil Means

For healthy plants, keep an eye on the soil color.





If You See a Purple Porch Light, This Is What It Means

People use colored lights to bring awareness to a plethora of different issues. Here's the meaning of purple porch lights.

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If You See a Green Porch Light, This Is What It Means

What does a green porch light mean? You may see them around your neighborhood for a very specific reason.


What’s a Bottle Tree—and How Do I Make One?

Bold, recycled and ideal for anyone with a not-so-green thumb, bottle trees are a Southern tradition with deep roots.


How To Garden with Perlite Potting Soil

Perlite, a natural wonder born from volcanoes, is an inexpensive soil additive that will help your garden plants grow faster...


This Is Why Southern Homes Have a “Joggling Board” on the Front Porch

These rocking benches have a rich history in South Carolina.


13 Flower Subscriptions Perfect for You (or Your Best Bud)

Need an easy way to cheer up your home (or your BFF)? Try a flower subscription box! These companies ship...


How to Propagate Succulents from a Cutting, Leaf or Pup

Ready to grow your collection of houseplants? Learn how to propagate succulents to create brand-new plants for free.