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Welcome to Gardener's Path

Introduce yourself to the community and welcome new members. A great place to write your first post.

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The Gallery

Post photos of your trees, gardens, flowers, and lawns! Or anything that you might think the community will enjoy.

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Policies, Rules, and Updates - Please Read

Rules and updates for the Gardener's Path forums and gardening guides.

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Garden Talk
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Garden Structures, Sheds, Gazebos, and More

Discuss your existing or planned garden structures. Whether you have or plan to build a gazebo, shed, trellis, arbor, or pergola, this is the place to post.

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Beginner Gardening

Welcome, gardeners! Here's the perfect discussion forum to ask all your first garden-related questions. From flowers to fruit to veggies.

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Cottage Gardens

A place to discuss those beautiful informal, English-inspired country-style gardens that are packed full old fashioned flowers in layers of color.

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Garden Design

Discuss all types of garden and landscape design subjects like layout, irrigation systems, plant types, and hardscaping.

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Container Gardening

Learn about growing plants in pots, planters, containers, and window sills. No matter if it's shrubs, flowers, herbs, or vegetables, you find your answers here.

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Composting, Mulching, and Soil Building

Make your soil fabulous. Find tips and tricks on amending your soil to include topics such as composting, mulching, and promoting beneficial microorganisms.

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Greenhouses and Cold Frames

Learn how to build and maintain greenhouses and cold frames. Get advice on three and four season gardening and how to keep your plants from getting too much heat and cold and how to fight pests.

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Organic Gardening

Discuss cultivating plants of all types using natural methods of fertilizing and pest and disease control. Learn about beneficial soil organisms and predator insects and more.

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Seed Starting & Plant Propagation

Learn how to start your plants by seed, root divisions, or by propagating from stems and leaves.

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Plant Pests & Diseases

Do you have a disease or pest attacking your flowers or veggies? Learn how to identify and mitigate such attacks from our gardening experts and community members here.

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Lawn Care

Discuss all aspects of lawn care. Find out about proper maintenance of lawns, grass selections, fertilizers, and more.

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Rock Gardening

Do you love gardens that are designed around rocks and boulders? Show off your existing masterpiece here or post questions to get answers from the community and our experts.

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Shade Gardening

Is your lawn or garden covered in the shade? Find out about about cultivar selection and growing techniques for those plants that love living in the shadows.

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Houseplants

Discuss all things house plants. Find out how to care for them, get species and cultivar suggestions, find sources for plants, and more.

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Plant and Seed Swapping

This is the place to swap seeds and plants. Post what you got and trade with others.

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Gardening Tools and Equipment

Discuss garden related tools, whether they be human powered or motorized. Also chat about supplies and other stuff needed or desired for a productive and enjoyable gardening experience.

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Plant ID

Have you stumbled across a plant that your are trying to identify? Post a photo here and let our gardening experts and the community help to figure it out.

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Vegetable & Herb Gardening
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General Vegetable Growing

General vegetable gardening discussion. Ask questions and find tips about growing your favorite veggies at home or in allotments.

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Herb Gardening

Discuss herbs and kitchen gardens. Find out more about of the growing of and the culinary and medicinal uses of herbs.

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Raised Beds

Whether your soil is poor or you just like getting your plants a little higher to combat aching joints and muscles, this is the place to discuss everything about raised bed gardening.

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Alternative Food Growing Methods

Whether you are interested in square foot gardening, hugelkultur, or the Ruth Stout deep mulching method, this is the place to discuss these topics and get your questions answered.

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Orchards and Berries
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General Orchard Discussion

Looking to plant your own orchard? This is the place to discuss tree selection, care and maintenance, and get your general orchard questions answered.

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Fruit Trees

Ask questions and find answers to everything pertaining to the care of fruit trees to include citrus, stone fruits, and all other fruiting trees and shrubs.

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Growing Vine Based Fruit

Are you looking to grow melons, kiwis, passion fruit in your home garden? Discuss you plans, problems, and success stories here.

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Berries and Brambles

Are you looking to add blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries, loganberries, strawberries, or other berries to your garden? Get all of your questions answered here.

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Vineyards and Growing Grapes

Discuss grape growing and vineyard management including cultivation, propagation, pest and diseases, and everything grapes.

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Nut Trees

A place to discuss all things nuts. Learn how to grow, propagate, and care for nut trees like pistachio, hazelnut, pecan, walnut, cashew, almond, macadamia, and more.

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Flower Gardening
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General Flower Discussion

General flower gardening discussion. A place for flower care and tips, propagation, transplanting, and troubleshooting.

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Bulbs and Corms

Discuss your favorite flowers that grow from bulbs and corms. A place to gathering information about daffodils, tulips, lilies, bluebells, hyacinths, and thousands of other bulb-based flowering plants.

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Perennials

Discussion around your favorite perennial flowers. Ask questions about planting, growing, and troubleshooting your perennial flowering plants here.

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Annuals

Discuss flowering annuals and tender perennials. Learn about cultivation, find recommendations for species and cultivar selections, find sources for plants, and more.

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Roses

Discuss rose bushes and vines. Learn how to grow and care for them, get cultivar recommendations, learn propagation techniques, get tips on managing pests and diseases, and more.

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Shrubs, Hedges, and Trees
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Shrubs and Woody Plants

Discuss shrubs and wood plants. Learn about planting and growing them, find species recommendations for your zone or geographic area, and troubleshoot problems.

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Hedges and Topiary

Get answers to questions about garden hedges, plant selection, and pruning and topiary techniques. Find tips and techniques posted by our garden experts and the community.

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Shade Trees

Discuss shade trees. Learn how to grow and care for them, get recommendations for selections, learn how manage pest and diseases and more.

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Foliage
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General Foliage Talk

Discuss plants grown specifically for their leaves and foliage. Learn about the various plant types available and get your questions answered about planting and care here.

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Ornamental Grasses and Sedges

Discussion of ornamental grasses, sedges, rushes and other grass-like plants. Get expert advice from our garden writers and the community as to plant selection, planting and maintenance, and propagation.

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Ferns

Find out about ferns. Discuss plant selections, cultivation, propagation, and get growing tips from others in the community and our team of garden experts.

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Cacti & Succulents

Cacti and succulents chat. Learn how to grow, care, and propagate these low water and desert plants, and find varieties to suite your requirements from our team of experts and the community.

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Bamboo

Discussion all things bamboo. Learn about its cultivation, propagation and the species best suited for your requirements whether you are growing directly in the ground or in containers.

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Moss & Lichens

Learn about adding moss and lichens to your ornamental gardens.

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Garden Ponds
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General Garden Pond Talk

General garden pond discussion including water chemistry and other topics that don't fit elsewhere.

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Pond Construction & Equipment

Discuss pond construction and equipment from liners to water pumps. Find out what you need and don't need when designing and building your garden pond system.

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Show Your Garden Ponds!

Show off you hard work and post pictures of your beautiful garden ponds here.

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Winterizing Your Pond

Discuss everything about preparing your garden pond for winter. Learn about pond preparation and getting your plants and fish ready for the winter season.

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Fish & Koi

Discuss koi, goldfish, and other pond fish to include topics like health, diet and nutrition, fish illness, breeding and spawning, and more.

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Aquatic Plants

Discuss water plants. Find answers to your questions about aquatic plant life and how to purify your water and build a thriving ecosystem through the use of water plants.

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