How to Grow

How to Grow Sweet Peas: 5 Tips for Growing Sweet Peas

How to Grow Sweet Peas: 5 Tips for Growing Sweet Peas

Learn how to grow sweet peas with these 5 tips, and add beautiful and sweet smelling blooms to your garden. I first saw sweet peas at The Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, and I was blown away by their beauty. But, it wasn’t until I grew my own that I was blown away by something else […] Read more…

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How to Grow Purple Hyacinth Bean Vine​

How to Grow Purple Hyacinth Bean Vine

Learn how to grow purple hyacinth bean vine, and add this vigorous ornamental vine to your garden. Beautiful purple flowers and striking pods add beauty and interest.  Grown as a perennial in zones 10-11, purple hyacinth bean vine loves the heat. In cooler zones, it is grown as an annual from seeds planted in the […] Read more…

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How to Grow Winter Squash: 9 Tips for Growing Winter Squash

How to Grow Winter Squash: 9 Tips for Growing Winter Squash

Wondering how to grow winter squash? You’ve come to the right place. Are you also wondering why it’s called “winter” squash when it grows throughout the summer? Winter squash, unlike summer squash, develops a thick rind that increases its storage life, with many types of winter squash storing well through the winter. Another distinguishing characteristic […] Read more…

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How to Grow Onions - 10 Tips for Growing Onions

How to Grow Onions – 10 Tips for Growing Onions

Although my blog is full of articles about “How to Grow” different types of fruits, flowers, herbs, and vegetables, I had not written a “How to Grow Onions” blog post . . . until now!  Over the past 10 years, I’ve had varying levels of success growing onions. Some would grow well, but an overwhelming […] Read more…

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How to Grow Rosemary: 5 Tips for Growing Rosemary

How to Grow Rosemary: 5 Tips for Growing Rosemary

Add rosemary to your herb garden, kitchen garden, or rock garden. Rosemary is simple to grow, beautiful, and a flavorful addition in the kitchen. This hardy herb tolerates drought and tough conditions too. Read this article for information on how to grow rosemary, and tips for harvesting and using rosemary. There are plenty of tips […] Read more…

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How to grow thyme - tips for growing thyme

How to Grow Thyme: 5 Tips for Growing Thyme

Thyme is my favorite herb. I love the flavor it adds to soups, roasts, potatoes, veggies, and just about any savory dish. Thyme grows well year-round in the low desert of Arizona. I often head out to the garden to harvest a handful of stems. Bees love thyme as well and are drawn to the […] Read more…

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How to Grow Poppies: 8 Tips for Growing Poppies

How to Grow Poppies: 8 Tips for Growing Poppies

Learn how to grow poppies, and add stunning blooms to your garden. Poppies are grown nearly all over the world, and come in varied sizes, colors, and textures. Bees and other pollinators are drawn to these vibrant flowers. Poppies are a springtime staple in my garden in the low desert of Arizona. Although the blooms […] Read more…

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How to Grow Cantaloupe: 9 Tips for Growing Cantaloupe

How to Grow Cantaloupe: 9 Tips for Growing Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe thrives in warm weather and needs a long growing season; great news for desert dwellers. Learn how to grow cantaloupe, and add this tasty fruit to your garden and table. Once cantaloupe is picked, it continues to ripen but does not get any sweeter. When you grow your own cantaloupe you can pick it […] Read more…

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How to grow Zinnias - 5 Tips for Growing Zinnias

How to grow Zinnias – 5 Tips for Growing Zinnias

Learn how to grow low-maintenance zinnias and add a long-lasting pop of color to your garden during even the hottest months of the year. Butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators are drawn to these vibrant flowers. Zinnias make excellent cut flowers, and come in varied sizes, colors, and textures.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. […] Read more…

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