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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…

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…

Patio-umbrella

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…

Pirate skeletons on a boat

Decorating for Halloween: Ship-Shape Skeletons

Scurvy skeletons cavorting around a sea-worthy vessel turn a front-yard obstruction into frightful outdoor Halloween decor.   Six months of the year, our driveway plays host to a…

galena in the fall

Seasonal Sensations: Fun Things to Do This Fall

Once the busyness of summer is gone and the slow dance of autumn begins, it’s tempting to start hibernation habits a bit early. Don’t give in! There’s a…

Cutting garden

Garden Tour: The Patient Gardener

Sometimes, a garden waits for you. Texan Jeanne Larson always knew she would return to the place that felt like home.   The Larsons’ modest 1920s house in…

Glass totem in border

DIY Garden Ideas: Glittering Glass Accents

Give your garden some glimmer and glam with accents made from glass and ceramics.   Summer may be winding down but there’s still plenty of time to add…

Summer patio party eating table for brat fest

Entertaining Ideas: A Labor Day Brat Bar

Make your Labor Day entertaining as enjoyable for the hostess as it is for her guests with this easy-to-prepare and simple-to-serve brat bar.   Set up tables on…

Koi farm

Garden Tour: A Home-Grown Koi Farm

An eastern Iowa couple carves out a life and a business amid gardens, salvaged-wood buildings, and ponds brimming with colorful koi.   Rural homeowners, gardeners, and entrepreneurs Greg…

Shed exterior

Building a Garden Shed: Inside the She Shed

At 12 feet square, our DIY she shed is big enough to host several hobbies. We outfitted it to accommodate two favorite pastimes: reading and gardening.   A…

Finished shed and patio

Building a Garden Shed: The Final Touches

The results are in! In partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores, we turned this lackluster backyard corner into a destination shed, patio, and garden.   Narvas shows Hannah…