Heather Blackmore

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Heather Blackmore is an award winning writer and photographer specializing in gardening, health, and family. Her work has appeared on Good Morning America as well as in several regional and national publications including Better Homes and Gardens magazine, Chicagoland Gardening, Farmers' Almanac, and Chicago Tribune. She also contributes weekly to her blog, Here She Grows, where she shares the highs and lows in her suburban Chicago garden. Heather and her husband are currently weathering the storm of two teenage daughters and one attention-hungry dog named Stella.
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MARCH 24, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Hose Nozzle for Your Gardening Needs

Using your thumb to adjust water flow on your garden hose is annoying, not to mention uncomfortable (and it's hard to take yourself totally seriously while doing it). A hose nozzle is a b...

MARCH 23, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Grow Lights for Your Indoor Plants

When it comes to plants, all light is not equal. Unless you have a greenhouse or an unlimited number of south-facing windows, grow lights are your best option for providing the right ligh...

MARCH 19, 2020 | THURSDAY
6 Beneficial Garden Critters You Can Buy Online

Your garden inevitably attracts unwelcome visitors like aphids and tomato-loving caterpillars that can destroy your hard work practically overnight. But not all garden critters are bad. I...

MARCH 19, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Hose Reels for Keeping the Lawn and Garden Tidy

The bushes are pruned, the lawn is mowed, and the planting beds are weeded. Your yard and garden are looking great—except for that pile of twisted hose. To put it in its place, you need a...

MARCH 16, 2020 | MONDAY
Solved! Why Are My Succulents Dying?

Q: I thought I’d finally found a plant I couldn’t kill, but the small collection of succulents I arranged in my living room are looking pretty sickly, with the leaves falling off. What am...

MARCH 10, 2020 | TUESDAY
16 Landscaping Trends You Can Expect to See This Year

As sustainability becomes more a lifestyle goal than merely an esoteric idea, homeowners are looking for new ways to “smarten up” their landscaping with eco-friendly features. Time-suckin...

FEBRUARY 27, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Most Innovative New Varieties for Your 2020 Vegetable Garden

Tired of the same old, same old in the garden? We’ve got the scoop on new vegetables that will amp up the flavor and the visual flair.

FEBRUARY 25, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Dos and Don’ts of Mulching the Garden

Mulch is any material laid over the surface of the soil to retain moisture, suppress weeds, regulate temperature, and prevent erosion. Bare soil exposed to harsh sunlight means plant root...

FEBRUARY 12, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
5 Things to Know Before Forcing Bulbs

Although it sounds rather aggressive, forcing bulbs for flowering plants is a lovely way to bring pops of springtime color to your home and banish the winter blahs. This horticultural mag...

FEBRUARY 7, 2020 | FRIDAY
6 Things to Know Before Spraying Insecticide

The much-anticipated arrival of spring also brings a plethora of insects. Some, like ladybugs and honeybees, are beneficial to your garden. Others, sadly, not so much. From the tomato hor...