Gardening

Dig, plant, water, feed, harvest--gardening is a way to get your hands dirty while admiring the full and lush cycle of life.
Gardening tips for tomatoes
Positive Living

How to Keep Your Tomato Plants—and Your Summer Mood—Fruitful

Holding back growth is, ironically, sometimes the best way to get more from your life.

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Herb bouquet
Positive Living

How to Make an Edible Bouquet from Your Herb Garden

Beautiful, fragrant and delicious, this herbal arrangement is so much more than decor.

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Protecting your back in the garden
Health and Wellness

How to Protect Your Back from Injury in the Garden

Tending to your patio pots or garden beds shouldn’t hurt. Grow healthy habits with these tips.

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Trimming your herb plants
Recipes

How to Prune Herb Plants to Feed You All Summer Long

Fresh herbs are a summer joy. Keep yours busy and bushy all season long with these easy techniques.

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Illustration of seed sprouts in an egg carrton; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Seeds of Happiness

Planting seeds became a source of happiness in the community during the pandemic.

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Jars of bean sprouts
Recipes

Grow Sprouts for Fast, Easy Countertop Gardening

Sprouting seeds is the very definition of simple, edible and satisfying indoor gardening.

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Mike Frezon with his vintage tin; photo by Roy Gumpel
Stories of Hope

How 80-Year-Old Hibiscus Seeds Reassured This Reluctant Retiree

The old tin had been hidden away for decades. Could the seeds still grow into plants?

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How gardening helps mental health
Emotional and Mental Health

How Gardening Is Good for Your Mental Health

The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature is a beautiful, deeply researched book about finding emotional wellness in the act of growing things.

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A woman uses a watering can to care for her plants; Getty Images
Emotional and Mental Health

5 Tips for Keeping Healthy House Plants When You Don’t Have a Green Thumb

I killed every plant I ever owned. But after making a few simple changes, my indoor garden is thriving.

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Alarm clock and dandelion flowers
Life Advice

Spring Forward: 7 Tips to Help You Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

Follow these simple steps to help your body and mind adjust to the time change.

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