General Gardening

Watering and Germinating Tomato Seeds

Tomato plant srouts

How often should I water my tomato seeds? How long will it take them to start showing?


10 Tips for Healthy Container Plants: Part 2

See Part 1 of "10 Tips for Healthy Container Plants."

Celosia flower6. Learn to identify pests. Healthy container plants can stand a small number of pests, but those pests will breed and become a problem. Keep an eye out for garden pests and nip the problem in the bud once you see them. Learn about the common balcony garden pests >>


Tips for Propagating Plants with Stem Cuttings

Plant cutting propagationA large number of container plants can be propagated by taking cuttings. Any plant that has woody or semi-woody stems can be propagated this way. Propagating plants by cutting is one of the easiest ways to grow new plants. If you see a plant you like, take a cutting and see what happens!


19 Spectacular Sights at the 25th Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show

Southern California Spring Garden Show 2014From April 24-27, 2014, South Coast Plaza mall was the home of the 25th Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show. The four-day show featured more than 70 specialty garden vendors offering everything from exotic plants to the latest garden accessories; competition display gardens created by landscape architects, designers and students; garden seminars and book signings; garden projects, crafts and storytellers for kids; and an amazing floral centerpiece designed by Fiesta Parade Floats (a Rose Parade Float creator). The 20-foot-tall floral centerpiece featured California Golden Poppies and Southern California birds convening around a birdbath in a garden. The sculpture was decorated entirely with plant materials, including flower petals, seaweed, coconut, onion and seeds. Speakers included John Gidding, an architect, interior designer and HGTV's Curb Appeal co-host; Johanna Silver, Associate Garden Editor at Sunset magazine; and Pat Welsh, an Emmy award-winning garden writer and author.


When to Water Plants

Watering canWhat is the best time of the day to water plants? I live in Sydney, Australia, and sometimes it gets really hot.


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