The Black Thumb Guide to Gardening

Your flowers never grow, but you can’t put your finger on what you’re doing wrong. With these tips, tricks, and techniques, you’ll soon be an old hand at gardening.

Flowers, Shrubs, and More

How to Create a No-Fuss Garden

Terrariums give you low-maintenance beauty all year long.

How to Force Bulbs Into Bloom

For a hint of spring any time of year, coax bulbs into flowering indoors.

Readers' Top 10 Gardening Mistakes

Digging up flowers instead of weeds. Drowning the tulips. Real Simple readers reveal their growing woes and garden design pros plot out the solutions.

3 Easy Ideas for Flower Boxes

Deck the sills with blooms, then enjoy the view.

Readers’ New Gardening Uses for Old Things

Real Simple readers share their secret double-duty gardening tools.*


Growing Tips and Tricks

A Guide to Indoor Gardening

Use these expert tips and techniques to keep your house plants looking their best.

Decorating With House Plants

Seven ideas for gorgeous displays and the secrets for keeping your indoor greenery growing strong.

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