Dividing perennials and grasses (image + link)

One of the most rewarding aspects of perennial gardening is that most plants actually increase in size over the years. After time, some perennials are going to benefit from being divided and in most cases spring is a terrific time to go about this task

Shade garden combinations

Planting in shady areas of the yard may seem a bit daunting since plants usually require a certain amount of sunlight to prompt healthy growth. However, it’s far from impossible and actually very possible to create some beautiful outdoor planted shade arrangements in dappled sunlit conditions.

How to start a vegetable grarden

One of the most rewarding aspects of gardening is being able to harvest your home grown vegetables. Before this can occur, however, your vegetable garden should be well planned out in advance.

The magic of pollination (image + link)Most fruiting trees and shrubs require pollination from another tree or shrub of the same kind to set fruit. This means that an apple tree needs another variety of apple in close proximity. That can be an apple tree in a neighbor’s yard.

Keeping a garden journal

When I was growing up I always hated when my mom was right. When I got my first house and ran into some gardening problems she was right there to remind me what I was doing wrong.