The Best Articles in Gardening
The most useful articles in Gardening from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Gardening Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Gardening by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- 200 Years of Great Writers and Artists on the Creative and Spiritual Rewards of Gardening
- Inside one of the world’s first human composting facilities
- Gardening May Help Reduce Cancer Risk and Boost Mental Health
- The alien shrub that can't be stopped
- The Only Weed Identification Guide You'll Ever Need
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How To Attract More Songbirds To Your Yard
To attract songbirds to your yard for backyard birdwatching, you need to first do a bit of research on your area, then create a habitat the birds will love.
How to trim ornamental grasses: when and how to prune the different types
Find out how to trim ornamental grasses and keep yours looking their best all year round
How to Fertilize Vegetable Gardens Without Chemicals
How to Fertilize Vegetable Gardens Without Chemicals. Fertilizer manufacturers would like you to believe that it's impossible to grow a vegetable garden without chemicals, but gardeners and farmers…
How to save seeds from your garden to replant next year
Collecting seeds in September is one of our garden editor's favourite things to do - here she explains how to do it properly
How To Save Your Lawn During Water Restrictions and Drought
From skipping the fertilizer to sharpening your mower blades, here's how to help your lawn survive when water is scarce.
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Government accused of failing to tackle invasive rhododendron in England
Ridding country of the shrub will take 250 years at the current rate of progress, despise posing ‘a mortal threat’ to Britain’s temperate rainforest, say campaigners
8-year-old boy rewrites 100 years of scientific knowledge regarding plants and insects
When Hugo Deans discovered a handful of BB-sized objects lying near an ant nest beneath a log in his backyard, he thought they were seeds.
8 Houseplants That Can Help Keep Your House Mold-Free
Do you suffer from allergies or just want to keep mold from wreaking havoc in your home? These houseplants add a pop of greenery while keeping mold at bay.
Your Houseplants Have Some Powerful Health Benefits
The perks can include sharpened attention, more productivity, reduced stress and anxiety, and a happier outlook
The 3-Second Rule That Takes The Guesswork Out Of Watering Plants
Gardening would be simple if plants could tell you what they need. Since they can't, use this rule to ensure that they get enough hydration.
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Gardening May Help Reduce Cancer Risk and Boost Mental Health
A new study reveals community gardening helps lower stress and anxiety, and reduces cancer risks. Researchers found those who gardened had elevated fiber intake and increased physical activity.
How to feed your garden birds if you want to attract and support native species
Sugar water feeding in cities helps native nectar-eating birds in winter, but it’s important to use the right feeders to avoid pathogens.
Inside one of the world’s first human composting facilities
Washington State is the birthplace of a new death industry.
Grandma’s ‘Bawena’: On the Kinship of Plants and People
My family introduced me not only to plant knowledge but also to a frame through which I place myself into my environment and universe.
The Beautiful, Brutal World of Bonsai
An American undergoes a gruelling apprenticeship to a Japanese master.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Gardening.
The alien shrub that can't be stopped
Japanese knotweed evolved in one of the harshest environments on Earth – now scientists are desperately trying to find a way to destroy it.
Battle of the botanic garden: the horticulture war roiling the Isle of Wight
The long read: When a US businessman took over a beloved garden a decade ago, he decided on a radical new approach, all in the name of sustainability. But angry critics claim it’s just plain neglect
200 Years of Great Writers and Artists on the Creative and Spiritual Rewards of Gardening
Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Oliver Sacks, Rebecca Solnit, Bronson Alcott, Michael Pollan, Jamaica Kincaid, and more.
«The first pure joy of the garden… weeding all day to finish the beds in a queer sort of enthusiasm which made me say this is happiness.»
The Only Weed Identification Guide You'll Ever Need
Don't let these pesky plants crash your garden party!
Landscaping with evergreens – 9 ways to add structure and interest to your garden year round
Discover how landscaping with evergreens can form the backbone of your garden design with year round planting
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