To help gardeners find the information they need when they need it, we've created special best-video collections on these essential topics.
11 videos about planting and 3 about moving them.
The right way to put plants in the ground is simple enough, though often done wrong. Learning by watching is easiest. (Videos rule!)
12 videos showing off native plants in garden settings (with links to lots more in California) plus 4 tours of native-plant gardens.
19 videos covering early spring pruning for: Roses, Crepe Myrtles, Rose of Sharon, Oakleaf and PeeGee Hydrangeas, Buddleia, summer-blooming Spirea, Crabapple, Boxwood and Juniper.
10 videos about designing and planning a vegetable garden, 11 videos about raised beds of various types, and 5 videos about growing vegetables in containers.
5 videos about blueberries, 4 about strawberries, 6 on raspberries and blackberries, 5 about planting and growing grapes, 10 videos on planting fruit trees and links to more.
ENLIGHTENED LAWN CARE FOR SPRING:
7 videos about general lawn care (feeding, seeding, etc) and 2 about repairing bare patches. For cool-season grasses.
This guide first answers the question - what does your lawn really need this spring? These experts offer the low-maintenance lawn-care option that saves you time and money and is safest for the environment.
8 videos about trellis and other supports for tomatoes, 8 for cucumbers, melons and squash, 2 videos on making a trellis, and 2 on other types of support for vegetables.
8 videos plus links to more.
For: Forsythia, evergreen azalea, rhododendrons, lilac, deutzia, kerria, mockoranage, weigela, viburnum, st. johnswort, redtwig and yellowtwig dogwoods, Virginia sweetspire, quince, spring-flowering roses, and spring-blooming spirea.
If you have these shrubs they probably need pruning, and the how-to is NOT intuitive. So watch.
10 videos (2 for new plantings, 5 for established plants, 2 for lawn and 1 for containers).
This is the top cause of plant death at the hand of gardeners!
9 videos on using mulch and other techniques; 6 videos on tools for weeding
25 videos covering these common pests: Japanese beetles, cucumber beetles, squash bugs, squash vine borer, flea beetles, and more.
17 videos (8 for strawberry pests, 6 for blueberry pests, 3 for raspberry pests.
15 videos cover the most common insect and disease pests affecting apple, plum, peach, cherry and citrus trees.
14 videos by 10 experts across the U.S. for growing and harvesting edibles in early summer, all selected by horticulturist and edibles expert Charlie Nardozzi.
10 videos from across the U.S., plus one from England.
11 videos (3 covering general fall lawn care, 4 about fertilizing, 3 about lawn repair and 1 about choosing the best seed) plus text and links to more good text.
For cool-season grasses, so fall is the best time to feed and seed lawns, and they probably need it.
11 videos that cover the benefits of cover crops, plus choosing the right one, how to plant and how to remove or till it into the soil.
10 videos from the U.S., U.K. and Australia divided into "Simple" and "More Complex" for the more ambitious.
14 videos (5 overviews, 4 bulb-specific, 3 about naturalizing and 2 cover bulbs in containers).
These videos explain the choices of bulbs (tulips, daffodils, etc), the right way to plant them, and have some design tips, too.
22 videos, most about harvesting a single crop each.
17 videos about storing: carrots, beets, potatoes, onions, garlic, squash, pumpkins, popcorn, greens, apples. Plus how to create a root cellar.
6 videos about composting, 6 videos about building soil.
8 videos from California, Florida, Texas and the Pacific Northwest, plus a link to many more good ones.
8 videos (3 general, 3 for amaryllis, 2 for paperwhites).
These videos show how easy it is to "force" indoor blooms in the winter when we appreciate them most.
13 videos (5 wreaths, 5 swags and garlands, 3 misc.)
Our craftiest videos ever!
Experts share their favorite, most effective methods of starting seeds in the winter.
WINTER PRUNING OF FRUIT TREES AND VINES
28 videos by 5 Extension Universities, plus nurseries, growers and gardening media. They cover winter pruning of raspberries, blueberries, apples, pears, kiwis, peach, plum, cherry, citrus and espalier for fruit trees.