Celebrate July 4th with these All-American Classics


What’s Independence Day without a cook-out? To help you keep things simple this holiday, we’ve collected our favorite July 4th BBQ ideas that will hit a home run with the whole family. Celebrate Independence Day …

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Bay-Wise Gardening Tips to Preserve the Chesapeake Bay


Did you know that stormwater runoff, water that reaches the bay after a rainstorm, is actually a huge cause of ocean pollution? This water carries litter, pet waste, sediment, excess nutrients, and chemicals into the …

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The Ins and Outs of Composting

The Ins and Outs of Composting

One of the best steps you can take to improve your garden this year is composting. It allows you to turn kitchen scraps like banana peels, eggshells, garden clippings, and trimmings into valuable organic matter that improves the soil in your garden. Composting helps the environment, too!

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Some Like it Hot! Best Vegetables to Grow in the Heat

Best Vegetables to Grow in the Summer Heat

Summer may be thought of as gardening season, but for certain vegetables, midsummer is just too hot. Veggies like broccoli, spinach, and lettuce, as well as herbs such as cilantro and parsley, love the cool, …

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How to Plant a Pizza Garden

Plant Your Own Pizza Garden

You don’t have to live on a farm to grow your own food. A new trend called food-scaping combines edible gardening and landscaping to maximize beauty and productivity. If you’re new to food-scaping, a pizza …

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Introduce Your Kids to Gardening with 7 Unusual Plants

Introduce Kids to Gardening with Unusual Plants

“Plant a garden!” might not be the first thing your kids say when you ask them what they want to do on a Saturday afternoon, but it can be fun, and it has great benefits!  

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5 Herbs You Can Grow & Use at Your Next BBQ

5 Herbs Next BBQ

Homegrown herbs are a great way to make any backyard bbq special. They add a lot of flavor to your cooking and are sure to impress your guests!

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How to Make Your Backyard a Butterfly Oasis

backyard butterfly oasis

There’s nothing that adds beauty and interest to your garden like butterflies, so why not create a garden specifically to attract them?  Your very own backyard butterfly oasis!

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Tiny Gardens for Tiny Spaces

tiny gardens for tiny spaces

Just because you live in a small space doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy gardening. Whether you want to grow cherry tomatoes with your kids or some herbs to add fresh flavor to your cookouts, just …

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Be an Edible Garden Guru

edible garden guru

There are so many benefits to growing your own food, from increased flavor to taking control of what your food is exposed to. Plus, anyone can do it! Whether you have a yard with a …

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Cocktail Garden Garnishes for Memorial Day

cocktail garden garnishes

It may be a little early for your garden to provide a full meal for a Memorial Day cookout, but you can still harvest plenty of fresh flavor for finishing touches. One way to let your garden shine is to serve fresh-from-the-garden cocktails. 

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5 Tips to Help Your Plants Survive Your Vacation

plants vacation survival tips

Summertime often means going on vacation and spending extended periods of time away from home.  If you’re an avid gardener, this can spell trouble. Thankfully, you don’t have to choose between a productive garden and …

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2019 Garden Trends: Moon Gardens

moon garden trend

We might wish we could spend all of our time in the garden, but in reality that’s not always possible. If you only have a few free days per week, it can be tough to find time to enjoy your garden.

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The Sky is the Limit with Container Gardening

container gardening tips]

Interest in container gardening continues to grow year after year because it’s so versatile. Use containers as accent pieces all over your garden, to liven up a balcony or to frame an entryway.

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Indulge Yourself (or Mom) with a Self-Care Garden

self care garden

Self-care looks a little different for everyone.  If you’re looking to indulge yourself (or your mom) this summer, one item you might consider adding to your to-do list is creating a self-care garden.

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Plant Parenthood: Where You Can Find a Community

plant parenthood community

Welcome to Plant Parenthood! As plant people ourselves, we are so excited you have taken the first step into the houseplant-loving world.

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Plan a Tropical Staycation

plan tropical staycation

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to start daydreaming about sunny mornings enjoying coffee or tea on the front porch, warm evenings entertaining guests on the patio and hot afternoons by the pool.

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From Garden to Table: Salad Gardens

spring summer salad garden

Salads fresh from the garden are one of the highlights of spring and summer. No grocery store vegetable will ever match the flavor of a vegetable you’ve tended yourself. Growing your own salad is easier than you think! 

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Green Beans & Patience: Advice for Gardening with Children

gardening advice children

Summer is finally on its way, and families are starting to plan their summer activities. Swimming, family cookouts, and camping trips are all on the family to-do list.  One great project that kids will definitely enjoy is planting a garden!

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10 Fast Facts About Arbor Day

arbor day facts

Arbor Day, one of our favorite holidays, is right around the corner! It’s a day to celebrate trees and the vital role they play in the world. Trees have a number of important functions beyond looking pretty.

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