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How to Preserve Your Own Flowers

Display your summer and fall blooms all year long.

Sophia F. Gottfried
Tar Spot Disease Is Plaguing Corn Fields Across the Midwest

Experts estimate up to a 50-percent loss in corn crop yields for affected areas.

Lindsay Campbell
September 22, 2021
How to Design a Moon Garden

Night owls and hopeless romantics—this one’s for you.

Lindsay Campbell
September 18, 2021
One Way to Grow Despite Drought? It’s in the Roots

A rare barley mutation could have drought-farming potential.

Dan Nosowitz
September 14, 2021
The Rise of At-Home Hydroponic Gardens

With intelligent indoor gardening systems, you can now grow leafy greens, vegetables, herbs and fruits... (more)

Bridget Shirvell
September 11, 2021
Wild Relatives of Important Food Crops Are Facing Extinction

Agriculture and pesticide use are to blame, a new study finds.

Shelby Vittek
September 8, 2021
Monstera Mania: Why the Rare Houseplant Craze Isn’t Going Away

These rare houseplants sell for big bucks, and have helped nurseries stay afloat over the... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
September 6, 2021
5 Rare Plants That Are Surprisingly Easy to Care For

These stunners will be a special addition to your houseplant collection, without all the fuss.

Emily Baron Cadloff
September 5, 2021
Protecting the Timber Industry From the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer has destroyed millions of trees. Scientists think that tiny parasitic wasps,... (more)

Kristine Grayson
September 4, 2021
Ladybug Odor Could Be a Great New Pesticide

Maybe cologne, too, who knows.

Dan Nosowitz
September 3, 2021
Illegal Succulent Poaching Is a Worldwide Problem

Make sure your succulents are legal and sustainably grown!

Dan Nosowitz
August 31, 2021