Door potting bench with tools and flowers

Gardening DIY: Create a Repurposed Potting Station

Assemble a unique potting area using architectural salvage and repurposed artifacts. Give it personality by adding items you’ve collected and make it pretty with a profuse planting of…

McCoy planters

Creative Collections: McCoy Pottery

McCoy’s midcentury art pottery adds shapely style and a burst of color to your shelf, potting bench, or windowsill.   In the 1920s, the Nelson McCoy Pottery Company…

Quick filler plants

Gardening Solutions: Plants That Fill In Fast

Choose from among these vigorous and fast-growing plants for a lush-looking garden that will flourish all season long. Pictured are our favorite varieties of each plant type.  …

Colorful dining room

Easy Room Makeover: A Color Happy Dining Room Do-Over

Taking time to bring in color builds superior designs. In the third step of our three-step plan you’ll be bravely adding in color like a seasoned design pro….

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Easy Room Makeover: Three Steps to a Dazzling Dining Room

Color courage is just steps away. Check out our ideas for taking one dining room from calmingly cool to warmly welcoming to vibrantly vivacious in three simple phases….

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Decorating Know-How: Style a Vintage Nightstand

Give your bedroom a vintage vibe by styling a primary school desk with classic treasures and nighttime necessities. Follow these steps to bring collected character to your bedside….

Planted vintage milk pail

Gardening Solutions: Decorating with Purple

Purple is Pantone’s Color of the Year and the trend extends beyond home decor (see our ideas for decorating with purple here) and fashion. Bring the hue into…

Garden in raised beds

Gardening Solutions: Pint-Size Vegetable Varieties

Pack a lot of food into your garden with vegetable varieties designed for small spaces. Most grow well in containers, too.   Growing your own food in a…

tool pegboard with hanging tools

Storage Solutions: Grab ‘N’ Go Tools

Shadow boards make it easy to find the tool you need and then return it to the right spot. These boards also make quick work of seeing which…

Hummingbirds hovering above a flower

Gardening Solutions: Attracting Pollinators

The U.S. grows more than 100 crops (with an annual value estimated at $3 billion) that need or benefit from pollinators. Help the hardworking critters that bring us…

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Garden Solutions: Tough Street-Savvy Plants

The space between the sidewalk and the curb is a tough place to live. Some even call it a hell strip. But you can beautify this prime real…

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Gardening Solutions: Spring Has Sprung

Winter doesn’t seem to want to let go in large parts of the country but despite what you’re seeing outside, this is the best time to start gearing…