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This 6"x10"x14" statue of a Tyrannosaurus Rex eating garden gnomes from SOWSUN is truly the perfect garden decor. Just look at these details! The description is pretty wonderful, too: The garden gnomes statue can be positioned indoors or ou...

The pandemic-propelled gardening boom has been great for people with a yard, a community garden plot, or even a balcony. But for those of us who have none of the above, outdoor gardening options have been as limited as ever. But there is one avenue...

From KQED's Deep Look at the secret life of aphids: "Aphids are just experts at reproducing," said Ian Grettenberger an entomologist at the University of California, Davis. "Given the right conditions, they can multiply really quickly and get out...

Gardening has always had its fair share of fans, but it’s another example of an activity—like baking, knitting, and doing puzzles—that has taken off even more since the COVID-19 outbreak began. Not only do some people find it relaxin; gardening...

Several US state departments of agriculture report that people are receiving unsolicited packets of seeds in the mail, apparently from China. Don't plant them, the officials warn. From USA Today: The agriculture departments in Washington, Lo...

Beautiful gardens are not created without the blood, sweat, and tears of busy gardeners. The best gardens are the direct result of hours of hard work, and it's a constant battle to make sure things continue to look neat and tidy. Gardeners are contin...

I love plants and I love pets, but unfortunately for me, the two don’t mix. For starters, I’m terrible at keeping plants alive. Also, a lot of plants are toxic to my cats. Recently, though, I vowed to finally bring some greenery into my space wit...