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Perennial flower bed

Garden Ideas: Best Plants for Small Spaces

We all know that gardens are never finished and there is always room for one more stellar plant. Try these varieties for great impact in a limited space….

Fiesta party paper flower bouquet

Entertaining Ideas: A Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Host a festive Cinco de Mayo party with these easy table setting and decorating ideas. Opt for a color scheme of vivid, saturated hues—no delicate tints allowed! Think…

Vintage potting bench

Easy Garden Ideas: A Repurposed Potting Bench

Karla Ritchey’s McKinney, Texas, garden is a decorative tour de force of the art of repurposing. But she also turns her talents to embellishing the hardest-working element, too—her…

Repurposed patio with door, mantel, table and chairs

Outdoor Rooms: A Repurposed Patio

Karla Ritchey knows a thing or two about putting together repurposed elements. And she’s got a gorgeous outdoor room to prove it.   Behind the garage, a junked-out…

She Shed interior

Outdoor rooms: A Sweet Salvage She Shed

Karla Ritchey’s hand-built shed in McKinney, Texas, beckons with comfy furnishings, clever repurposing, and attention to hardworking details.   The centerpiece of Karla’s back garden, the light-filled shed…

Shed and garden

Garden tour: A Salvage-Rich Landscape

Part gardener, part decorative-paint distributer, and 100 percent junker, Karla Ritchey specializes in turning her McKinney, Texas, landscape into a garden festooned with flea market and salvage treasures….

Tough perennials for challenging gardens

Garden Solutions: Plants for Problem Spaces

When life hands you a nightmare gardening space, turn it into a dream come true with these helpful perennial plants. We’ve got ideas for plantings near concrete, in…

Outdoor chalk board with a pumpkin and pail, situated between flowering Mums and a patina'd outdoor metal chair

Easy Garden Ideas: Pretty Fall Porch Decor

When autumn’s slow and dazzling dance to winter begins, give your porch or entry a seasonal makeover with these simple ideas.   Make the most of an imposing…

Market flowers Portobello Road

Easy DIY Projects: Flea Market Floral Ideas

Show off your bountiful blooms in vintage vessels. Floral trimmings from the backyard always look best in a casual outfit, so skip the crystal vase and opt instead…

Cracked pot gnomes

Garden Tour: A Home for Gnomes

After her sons nicknamed her “gnome,” Kathy Penner made it a theme in her charming Midwestern garden.   Once a plain white farmhouse on a former dairy farm,…

Seed box lid detail

Vintage Seed Collectibles

Colorful and historical, vintage seed packets and boxes are appealing works of art that offer unique ways to collect and decorate.   Well-preserved seed packet specimens hold collectible…

Group of vintage seed packets

Saving Seeds: How to Collect and Store Them

Once a plant’s growing cycle has come to an end, saving seeds from the pod gives you an economical way to fill out your garden next year, share…