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Pruning 101: Tools, Techniques & Timing

Pruning 101: Tools, Techniques & Timing

When a plant needs pruning, some gardeners blindly whack while others timidly snip, but once you gain the knowledge and confidence, you'll be a proficient pruner in no time! Before deciding when to prune and which technique to implement, start by taking note of the specific type of plant being pruned and ask yourself what the goal or desired effect is: Direct growth Limit size Achieve artificial...

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Fall & Winter Houseplant Care

Fall & Winter Houseplant Care

Although they live indoors, houseplants "know" what season it is by the length of daylight and the angle of the sun. Winter days can be short and dark, and when the sun does appear, it is low and in the southern portion of the sky. Similar to the plants outside,...

How to Care for Your Fiddle Leaf Fig

How to Care for Your Fiddle Leaf Fig

The indoor plant that has dominated style and design trends since houseplants became popular is the Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata). Found in either tree form or in its more juvenile shrubby phase, this plant features large, glossy green leaves on a substantially sized...

Ornamental Grasses & Late-Season Bloomers

Ornamental Grasses & Late-Season Bloomers

Grass Care & Maintenance Winter dormant grasses turn a straw color in winter, but remain intact and above ground, providing winter interest and movement to the garden. They can be cut back in late fall or left up through winter to be cut back in early spring just...

The Power of Plants: Improving our Wellbeing

The Power of Plants: Improving our Wellbeing

Over the recent years, the houseplant trend has skyrocketed. And although indoor plants may be Instagram-worthy, the biggest reason for the growing trend is really the power that plants have. As human beings, we have an innate need to coexist with living things. The...

September in the Garden

September in the Garden

For Fresh Color It’s almost time to plant spring flowering bulbs! A wide selection of daffodils, tulips, and crocus will reward you with early spring color. Be sure to use G&B Soil Building Conditioner and bone meal or bulb food at planting time. Bulbs also make...

Summer Landscape Design Ideas

Summer Landscape Design Ideas

With warm weather beckoning you outside and cooler nights calling for family and friends to gather, summer may just be the absolute best time of year to enjoy your landscape. Make the most of the season by creating a landscape design fit for summertime fun and...

Common Houseplant Pests & Problems

Common Houseplant Pests & Problems

Whether you have a large collection of houseplants or you are just starting to explore your green thumb, houseplant pests are something you will have to deal with, unfortunately. We know—it’s not what you wanted to hear, but the good news is there are measures you can...

Alocasia Care Guide

Alocasia Care Guide

Plants in the alocasia genus are known for their stunningly large leaves that feature an arrowhead shape and gorgeous vein patterns.  One of the reasons we love these plants is how many unique varieties the genus holds. No matter what your experience or budget is,...

Late Summer Veggie Garden Care & Fall/Winter Edibles

Late Summer Veggie Garden Care & Fall/Winter Edibles

As your summer crops begin to ripen, know when to harvest for ideal flavor and productivity: Pick fresh peas, snap beans, and squash every day or two in the morning; produce degrades rapidly in hot weather Harvest sweet fruit like berries, tomatoes, and melons when...

Care Sheets for Successful Gardening

Check out our quick reference care sheets below for all of your indoor and outdoor gardening needs. If you need more information on a specific topic, our blog articles go into further detail. Happy gardening!

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October in the Garden

September in the Garden

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Outdoor Gardening Tips

In-Ground Planting Guide

Growing Tomatoes

Pruning Basics

Basic Rose Care

Container Gardening

Indoor Seed Starting

Carnivorous Plant Care

Houseplant Tips

Houseplant Care 101

Pet-Safe Indoor Plants

"Light Reading" for Indoor Plant Lovers

Air Plant (Tillandsia) Care

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