How to Start Gardening There is no magic to becoming a successful gardener: it simply requires desire, commitment and a willingness to follow a few basic guidelines as we explain in detail
  USDA Hardiness Zones We demystify this term a bit and explain how location should play into your selection of plants.
  How to Grow a Cut Flower Garden Cut gardens may vary in size from just a few patio containers to entire fields. Learn how to plan, grow, and harvest plants from your very own cutting garden.
  How to design a garden The aim of this article is to help you select a site, size, and shape for a flower garden and then to fill it with a harmonious combination of plants.
  How to Design a Deer-Resistant Garden Your garden dreams can still be reality even if you live in a neighborhood frequented by deer. Here are good options for designing a deer-resistant garden.
  The Ultimate Guide to Container Gardening Everything you need to know to start gardening in containers, pots, hanging baskets, and window boxes.
  How to Plant and Grow Bulbs Learn how to plant and grow a variety of spring- and fall-blooming bulbs. For most bulbs, the show is beautiful the first year and keeps getting better.

Gardening Tips

Gardening Tips

Here is practical planting and growing information intended to help you succeed. This section includes articles on topics ranging from the basics—how to start gardening and hardiness zones—to more detailed topics like container gardening and growing bulbs. We also include helpful guidance on Garden Design which can be a challenge for new gardeners.

If you are an experienced gardener or if you’re looking for information on particular plants, you might want to go directly to our Growing Guides by Plant Name and search for cultural instructions for the plants we sell.