We're always on the lookout for great articles to help new and experienced gardeners. Please feel free to share any great articles you come across and we'll add them to our site so other members of the North Shore Plant Club can continue to learn more about gardening. Send a link to us at readingroom@northshoreplantclub.com.

Title / Author Tags Date
Saving Water: 11 Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home and Garden
Hugh Metcalf, Homebuilding & Renovating
Watering 7/21/21
The Best Ways to Water Your Garden Through the Seasons
Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens
Watering 7/20/21
Water Wisely: 6 Tips on How to Water Your Garden Without Waste
Kier Holmes, Gardenista
Watering 7/19/21
Home Advice When is the best time to water plants? Expert tips on the perfect time to water your garden
Sarah Wilson, Gardening etc.
Watering 7/16/21
How Much is Watering Your Lawn and Garden Costing You? Reduce Your Bill With These Tips
Lauren David, Better Homes & Gardens
Watering 7/14/21
Take it easy on the watering and your veg will thank you
James Wong, The Guardian
Vegetable Gardening, Watering 7/11/21
Home Advice Watering plants while away on vacation: how to keep the garden watered
Ruth Hayes, Gardening etc.
Watering 6/23/21
Martha's Genius Water-Tracking Chart Will Transform the Health of Your Indoor and Outdoor Plants
Caroline Biggs, Martha Stewart Living
Watering 4/22/21
How Often Should Indoor Plants Be Watered?
Jacqueline Tynes, House Digest
Houseplants, Watering 4/16/21
To water or not to water? (Requires subscription?)
James Wong, The Guardian
Houseplants, Watering 2/21/21
Different Types of Garden Hoses
Jennifer Howell, Garden Gate
Watering 4/30/20
How to Water Perennial Plants
Garden Gate Magazine
Perennials, Watering 2/4/19
Watering Trees & Shrubs
The Morton Arboretum
Shrubs, Trees, Watering
Should I water or is it going to rain?
Proven Winners
2 Smart Ways to Water Your Garden
Steve Aitken, Jennifer Brown, Fine Gardening

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