•    NEW TO HELPFUL GARDENER?
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  • Introduce Yourself Please
    New on the HG Garden Forum? Stop in and say howdy!
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    Last post by bonk1070 View the latest post
    Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:18 am
  • Tips for New Members & Posting Guidelines
    A few tips about posting on the Helpful Gardener Forum. By taking a small moment to read these helpful tips you will be able to get the most out of the garden forums and have a pleasurable experience.
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    Last post by webmaster View the latest post
    Sun May 27, 2012 6:29 pm
  •    ORGANIC GARDENING
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  • Organic Gardening Forum
    Quite likely the friendliest Organic Gardening Forum on the web. Promoting sustainable gardening since 2003. Join the conversation!
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    Last post by Taiji View the latest post
    Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:32 am
  • Composting Forum
    Compost is the key for a healthy thriving garden. We cover the how, what, where, and why of composting. Read our discussions in the composting forums.
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    Last post by rainbowgardener View the latest post
    Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:59 am
  • Organic Insect and Plant Disease Control
    How to control insects and plant diseases the natural way.
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    Last post by applestar View the latest post
    Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:09 am
  • Permaculture Forum
    A forum about Permaculture
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    Last post by Mr green View the latest post
    Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:52 pm
  •    VEGETABLE GARDENING
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  • Vegetable Gardening Forum
    The quality and flavor of the fresh veggies you grow will reward you all summer long, especially when you garden organically. Discuss the care and propagation of a vegetable garden, share your knowledge with others about growing veggies, or find out what you need to know to grow great veggies.
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    Last post by Stourme View the latest post
    Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:46 am
  • Vegetable Garden Progress + Photos & Videos
    A forum to discuss the progress of your garden... with photos and videos!
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    Last post by bonk1070 View the latest post
    Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:55 am
  • TOMATO FORUM - How to Grow Tomatoes
    A FRIENDLY Tomato Forum since 2003 - Voted Best of the Web by BusinessWeek Magazine. Share & discuss growing tomatoes, diagnose tomato problems and learn about different varieties.
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    Last post by applestar View the latest post
    Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:36 am
  • Tomato Garden Progress + Photos & Videos
    Share how your tomatoes are growing... with photos and videos! This is the tomato forum for sharing details about how your tomatoes are doing.
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    Last post by JayPoc View the latest post
    Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:37 am
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
    Heirloom Tomato Forum
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    Last post by MichaelC View the latest post
    Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:57 pm
  • Pepper Forum
    A community to help you grow peppers! Information on Hot & Sweet peppers, soil preparation, starting peppers, identifying cultivation problems and great tips for a successful pepper harvest! Yum!
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    Last post by applestar View the latest post
    Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:39 am
  •    HOMESTEADING FORUM
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  • Chickens/Ducks, Goats, and other Livestock Forum
    A forum for the discussion of the care and maintenance topics related to raising chickens, ducks, goats and other animals.
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    Last post by Marlingardener View the latest post
    Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:13 pm
  • Canning - Preserving - Recipes
    A forum about what to do with the food after it is harvested. Now that you have pulled it out of the ground, are you going to cook it, can it, preserve it? Tell us how you play with your food! :)
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    Last post by imafan26 View the latest post
    Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:36 pm
  • Beekeeping Forum
    How to care for bees. A forum for discussing all aspects of beekeeping, and not just honeybees, all kinds of bees!
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    Last post by imafan26 View the latest post
    Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:29 am
  •    HERB GARDEN
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  • Herb Gardening Forum
    Herbs! Convenient for growing in containers and even in the smallest of gardens, even on a patio.
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    Last post by merrycat View the latest post
    Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:35 pm
  •    FRUIT
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  • FRUIT FORUM
    A forum for discussion and queries pertaining to all types of fruit, be they vine, ground, bush or tree. Discuss pruning a fruit tree, general fruit tree care, and even growing exotic fruit. Share with us your tips, best varieties, and even downfalls, or just drop in for some advice!
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    Last post by applestar View the latest post
    Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:16 am
  •    MUSHROOMS
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  • Mushroom Forum
    Learn how to grow mushrooms! A friendly community for discussing all aspects of the cultivation of mushrooms.
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    Last post by Sweyn View the latest post
    Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:40 pm
  •    HOW TO PLANT SEEDS - SEED STARTING
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  • Seed Starting
    Starting Seeds - A forum for discussing how to start seeds.
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    Last post by imafan26 View the latest post
    Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:05 pm
  • Seed Exchange - Share & Trade Seeds
    Share and Trade Seeds with other gardeners.
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    Last post by lexusnexus View the latest post
    Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:06 pm
  •    BONSAI
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  • BONSAI FORUM
    Bonsai Forums for discussing care, pruning, identification, watering of bonsai.
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    Last post by rainbowgardener View the latest post
    Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:30 pm
  • Indoor Bonsai
    Discuss tree issues unique to growing bonsai indoors. Visit here to research and discuss.
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    Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:03 am
  • Bonsai Identification
    Do you have a bonsai but don't know what kind of tree it is, much less how to care for it? Then please take a look at this library of tree indentifications and see if you can find the tree that looks like yours. Once you have identified it and the care instructions, if you have more questions then feel free to ask them in the regular bonsai forum.
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    Last post by Kendrasui View the latest post
    Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:21 am
  • Bonsai Learning Forum & Library
    Helpful bonsai discussions from the past that will help answer common bonsai questions as well as increase your knowledge of caring for bonsai. Moderators will also post about articles and other finds on the Internet.
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    Last post by Juliew View the latest post
    Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:17 pm
  • Bonsai Photo Gallery
    Looking for pictures of bonsai? If you have a photo you'd like to share, we'd like to see it!

    We encourage you to publish pics to those that you have actually taken yourself. :)
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    Last post by lolokaiwahine View the latest post
    Fri May 29, 2015 5:26 am
  •    JAPANESE GARDENING
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  • Japanese Garden Forum
    A friendly place to discuss Japanese gardening techniques.
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    Last post by tomc View the latest post
    Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:15 pm
  •    CACTUS & SUCCULENTS
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  •    CONTAINER GARDENING
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  • Container Gardening Forum
    A forum for discussion of growing plants in containers, whether indoors or outdoors.

    Container gardening is similar to regular gardening (ie. use good soils and so on....place shade plants in shaded areas, place sun plants in sunny areas etc.). But, watering and other considerations are so much different with container plants.
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    Last post by Countryladiesgardens View the latest post
    Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:48 pm
  • HYDROPONICS FORUM
    Discuss issues specific to hydroponic gardening, including grow lights, techniques, supplies, and nutrients.
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    Last post by Stourme View the latest post
    Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:06 pm
  • Greenhouse Forum
    A forum to discuss all aspects of cultivating plants in a greenhouse.
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    Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:03 am
  •    ROSES
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  • Rose Forum
    Forums related to the care of roses, including pruning, weather protection, watering, fertilizing and also organic roses, planting instructions, disease prevention, etc. Drop in and share! Although thought to be one of the most demanding plants to grow, roses can now easily be grown almost anywhere.

    Roses have been with us for centuries. Discuss roses here – the hundreds of different types, problems, or just post a question on rose gardening or brag about your own rose!
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    Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:22 pm
  •    NATIVE SPECIES
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  • Gardening with Native Plant Species
    How to garden with native plants. While what's native differs depending on where you're living, the principle remains the same.

    Gardening with native plant species feeds the insects that feed the birds that help the plants propogate, affecting all points of the animal and plant life cycle.
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    Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:27 pm
  • Wildlife - Gardening with Local Critters in Mind
    For discussion of getting along with wildlife species that are native to your garden, including beneficial birds, insects and other animals that will help in creating a garden that is harmonious with your environment. Discussions about co-existing with deer, rabbits, and rodents are also welcome!
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    Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:17 am
  •    WOODY PLANTS: TREES, SHRUBS, AND HEDGES
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  • Trees, Shrubs, and Hedges
    A friendly forum to explore the unique qualities and problems that come with trees, shrubs and hedges. Share your questions and tips about trees, shrubs and hedges right here!
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    Last post by RobinM View the latest post
    Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:12 pm
  •    HYDRANGEA
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  • Hydrangea Forum
    The renewal of interest in the Hydrangea has led to many gardeners wondering what to do with them. Drop in for a friendly discussion or questions related to the care and propagation of hydrangeas.
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    Last post by luis_pr View the latest post
    Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:39 pm
  •    PERENNIALS
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  • Perennials
    Visit the Perennials Forum! Perennials are ever-reliable plants that require minimal maintenance and provide dependable beauty year after year in our gardens. Come here to discuss the care, selection, planning and propagation of your perennials.
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    Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:47 pm
  •    LILACS
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  • Lilacs Forum
    A forum for discussions about the Lilac. Share your Lilac care experiences and tips, or ask your Lilac questions here. Don't be shy!
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    Last post by rainbowgardener View the latest post
    Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:51 pm
  •    FLOWER GARDENING & GARDEN DESIGN
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  • Flower Gardening & Garden Design
    The joys of gardening range from planning all winter to the end product in the fall. Your garden may cover many acres, or it may be no larger than a small room, but in either case, it is your garden – to change, care for, and use as your refuge.
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    Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:43 pm
  •    LAWN & LANDSCAPE FORUMS
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  • Lawn Care Forum
    A friendly place to discuss lawns and grass issues, including choosing the best variety for your area and keeping it healthy.
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    Last post by imafan26 View the latest post
    Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:15 pm
  • Landscaping Forum
    Landscape Design and Landscaping Maintenance. This forum is a friendly place to discuss garden design issues. Ask questions about how to design a garden, find ideas and tips! Looking to hire a landscape architect or garden designer? Get your facts right here.
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    Last post by applestar View the latest post
    Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:44 am
  •    WATER GARDENS
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  • Water Gardening Forum
    For discussion of water based garden features, including ponds, waterfalls, landscaping with water, and the plants that live in the water.
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    Last post by applestar View the latest post
    Tue May 12, 2015 8:13 pm
  •    GARDENING ETCETERA
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  • Plant Identification
    Have a plant/tree/bush but don't know what it is? Ask here in the Plant Identification Forum.
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    Last post by rainbowgardener View the latest post
    Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:56 am
  • What Doesn't Fit Elsewhere
    Anything GARDENING RELATED that doesn't fit into the other categories please feel free to post in this forum.
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    Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:52 am
  • Gardening Blogs
    Noting the best of gardening blogs on the web. Highlighting blogs that we feel contain high quality information that is useful to home gardeners.
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    Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:58 am
  •    GARDENING BOOK CLUB
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  • One Straw Revolution - Masanobu Fukuoka
    The One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka. Join us in discussing this well regarded book. It's not a book review, it's a book club.
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    Last post by Penny1 View the latest post
    Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:24 am
  • Teaming with Microbes Revised Edition - Jeff Lowenfels - Wayne Lewis
    Discussion of the revised edition of Teaming with Microbes. A chapter by chapter discussion of the book as well as discussions about topics raised by each chapter. Pick up a copy of the book and read along!
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    Last post by webmaster View the latest post
    Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:44 pm
  • Gardening Books - General Discussions
    Read a good gardening book? Discuss your favorite gardening books here. This is the forum for discussing different gardening books, to recommend favorite books and to discuss various books.
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    Last post by kayjay View the latest post
    Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:44 pm
  • Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards
    A forum dedicated to the book, Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards by Sara B. Stein. Not a review, but a discussion of the book, chapter by chapter, the merits of the book and our subjective opinions on how applicable the book is to gardening.
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    Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:42 pm
  •    BEYOND THE GARDEN
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  • Non-Gardening Related Hoo-ha and Foo
    This is a Members Only Forum about anything you want to discuss, as long as it's NOT gardening related. You can even create polls. Let down your hair and leave the gardening gloves behind. :)
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    Last post by catgrass View the latest post
    Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:31 pm