Garden Healthy: Grow More Greens in 2017!

No garden vegetables offer more bang for the buck than those leafy wonders known collectively as greens.  Nutritional champs of the vegetable tribe, they produce a season-long bonanza of vitamin- and mineral-packed foliage while requiring relatively little care. For home growers looking to eat healthier by upping their vegetable gardening game  in 2017, greens are a great way to get there.

» Garden greens are like having your own home "Farmacy". Get growing tips here!

Vegetable Garden Resolutions—6 Steps to Success

Last year the weeds took over, you didn’t feed or water enough, you didn’t mulch that bed, or start that new raised bed you’ve been dreaming of for years. Never fear! It’s a New Year! Time to fix your vegetable gardening woes with good planning and smart garden resolutions.

» Increase yields in 2017 with six easy steps for veggie garden bounty!

New Garden Flowers for 2017

People who believe there is nothing new under the sun have never looked at spring garden catalogs.  Every year plant retailers bombard gardeners with pages of the new and different garden flowers to make our gardens prettier and brighter for longer.  2017 is no exception. Familiar themes abound—color is king, rebloom leads the roster of “most desirable traits”, and old standbys have shrunk into compact sizes that are perfect for containers and smaller garden spaces.

» New flower gems for the garden! These are the garden beauties you want for 2017!

10 Terrific Flowers to Grow for Honeybees

The decline in honey bees (Apis mellifera) has heightened the popularity of honey bee plants. Here are some beautiful summer garden flowers, many being  North American natives, which are also great nectar and pollen plants favored by these Old World native bees. Regional natives are also superb forage plants for regional bees.

» Help save the bees by planting these beautiful, easy garden flowers!

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