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Maple Tree Planting Pros And Cons

In many regions of the United States, maple trees abound. Whether grown for its mature shade or planted for its stunning fall color, it is easy to see why many homeowners choose to plant maple trees in their yards and larger green spaces. These qualities figure prominently on a maple’s CV and must be counted among the …

7 Surprising Household Items Used In Gardening

A trip to the garden center can put a real dent in the budget, but you might be surprised how many convenient things are in your house, right at your fingertips. Using household items in the garden frees up money for the important stuff, like more plants! Here are 7 surprising household items that can be used …

Novice Gift Guide: 10 Best Gifts For Beginning Gardeners

Making a list of holiday gifts for your favorite new gardener? All of us at Gardening Know How are just full of gift ideas for beginning gardeners, and really special gifts for first-time gardeners!  Scroll on through our novice gift guide and enjoy gift ideas that will spark the imagination and motivate the inner-gardener in anyone. These …

Heirloom Squash Plants – History Of Gete Okosomin Squash

The Gete Okosomin squash has two very interesting stories. One of them is true. The other isn’t, and that’s the one that’s made it famous. But even the true story, while a little less click-baity, is fascinating, and a testament to the long relationship between people and gardening. So let’s look at the real history of Gete …

5 Wonderful Things About Planting a Hedge

A hedge is an investment, there is no doubt about it. No matter how you do it, whether you start with young plants or pre-finished hedges, you will invest time and/or funds. The return on the investment far outweighs the costs, however, which is why hedging has been such a popular landscape element for centuries. Here are …

Top 10 Questions About Garlic Plants

Here at Gardening Know How we get lots of questions, and many of those include issues surrounded with growing garlic. We try very hard to provide answers to the best of our knowledge. The following information includes the 10 most commonly asked questions about garlic plants in the garden. 1. How do you know what kind of …

Top 10 Surprising Plants You Can Eat

We all have them lurking somewhere within the landscape, or our gardens. WEEDS! They drive us nuts as we tirelessly pick, pull, hoe, spray and curse their presence. But did you know that many of these pesky plants have another more endearing and useful side? What if you could look at them differently, almost lovingly? What?! It’s …

Oleander Plant History: Where Does Oleander Come From

Oleander has been called a “deadly beauty,” admired for its fragrant blossoms of red, yellow, coral, pink and white, but feared for its less desirable qualities – namely, its toxicity. According to a popular legend in oleander plant history (which may or may not be true), Napoleon lost one hundred soldiers when they dined on meat roasted …

Pros And Cons Of Garden Upcycling

Upcycling is kind of similar to recycling in that you are reusing an item. But with recycling, an item is often broken down in some way, making it less than it was before, whereas upcycling is just as the name suggests…taking an item “up” a notch and making it something more than it was before. While the …

5 Smart Ways To Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

If you’re looking to sell your property, you want to do everything you possibly can to make your home eye candy to potential buyers in order to sell it fast and at the price point you are seeking. There are many ways you can increase your home’s curb appeal without putting too much pressure on your schedule …