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Balsam Flower Planting Pros And Cons

Also known as touch-me-not, rose balsam, garden balsam or jumping betty, balsam flower (Impatiens balsamina) is beautiful and easy to grow – so easy, in fact, that this self-sowing plant can become a weedy nuisance in certain areas. There are many reasons to grow balsam flowers in the garden, and if you’ve got space for this rambunctious …

10 Houseplants For People Without Green Thumbs

Though sometimes frustrating, learning to garden can be a lifelong process. From planting to watering, inexperienced growers may begin to feel as if they will never have a green thumb when the demands of needy plants are not adequately met. Fortunately, when it comes to houseplants, there is a plethora of options for those of us who …

Top 10 Questions About Beneficial Garden Friends

Here at Gardening Know How we get lots of questions, and our goal is to provide answers to those inquiries to the best of our knowledge, and this includes beneficial insects and wildlife in the garden. The following information includes the 10 most commonly asked questions about beneficial friends in the landscape. 1. What plants will attract …

Q&A and a GIVEAWAY: The Posy Book

Teresa H. Sabankaya, a pioneer of the Slow Flower movement, runs the Bonny Doon Garden Company in Santa Cruz, California. She was featured in Michael Pollan’s PBS documentary The Botany of Desire and has appeared on CBS News Sunday Morning. Her work has been featured in Elle magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, and many bridal magazines. In her recent book, “The Posy Book“, Sabankaya …

5 Secrets to a Better Herb Garden

Herbs are a must in my garden and over the years I’ve become quite adept in their culinary uses. As my cooking skills have grown, so too has my knowledge about when, where and how to plant herbs in the garden. Here are my top 5 secrets to a better herb garden. 1. Choose a suitable site. …

BioBag® ‘Get Composting’ Giveaway

Make greener, earth-friendly choices with BioBag®. This weekend (Friday 9/13 – Sunday 9/15) you have the opportunity to win one of three full product packs from BioBag®! BioBag® is the world’s largest brand of compostable bags for the collection and composting of organics. Their mission is to keep organic waste from ever entering a landfill. Unlike regular …

Aster Plant History – Learn About The Origin Of Aster Flowers

If you’re looking for beautiful, diverse flowers, you don’t need to look much further than asters. A genus of 180 species, asters come in all colors and sizes, which means there’s an aster for pretty much every occasion. There’s really only one shape the flowers take, though, and it’s the one that earns them their name. Aster …

5 Methods To Pet Proof Your Lawn

You love both your lawn and your dog. However, your dog doesn’t always love or respect your lawn (unfortunately), so we have to take responsibility for both. In this article, discover how you can achieve a healthy balance between your garden and your beloved pet. Photo by Dragon77 Your dog loves running around in the garden. All …

Top 5 Tips for Growing Bearded Irises

Bearded irises are a beautiful addition to any sun garden. They command one of the most extensive color palettes in the entire flower kingdom, with each hue as vibrant and striking as the next. They bloom in late spring to early summer, while reblooming varieties add a second flower period sometime between midsummer and the first frost.Here …