Why, When and How to Plant a Tree (15 photos)

Trees are vital to our landscape, providing beauty and welcome shade. They also offer environmental benefits, such as cleaning the air and reducing energy costs when placed near our homes. Many trees have other bonuses, such as colorful flowers, delicious fruit and nuts, and in some cases acting as a...

The Kinds of Plants You Find in a Yard (11 photos)

When visiting your local nursery, you’ve undoubtedly come across terms such as “annual,” “perennial” and “succulent” used to describe certain kinds of plants. Have you ever wondered what those words mean and what they tell us about the plants? Toss in other words like “deciduous” and “evergreen,” and...

When Should You Prune Your Trees and Shrubs? (8 photos)

Pruning is a vital part of keeping the trees and shrubs in your landscape healthy and attractive. But when is the right time to do it? We’re here to answer that question for a whole range of popular garden plants. From roses, fruit trees and hydrangeas to deciduous and flowering trees, we’ll tell you...

How to Prune Your Fruit Trees in Winter (11 photos)

We all look forward to seeing our fruit trees laden with sweet fruit in the warmer months of the year, but without proper pruning in winter, the quality and amount of fruit produced may be disappointing. Pruning and selectively removing branches are also vital parts of keeping your tree healthy, while...

Enliven Winter Gardens With Tropical Euphorbias (9 photos)

Euphorbias, also called spurges, come in a variety of shapes and sizes; many look as if they came straight from the pages of a Dr. Seuss book. With origins in a wide range of regions, including Africa, South America, Europe and the Americas, these succulents have found a well-deserved place in drought-tolerant...