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Garden Tour: English Garden Style Beds and Borders

With flowers growing on every side in curvaceous borders, a suburban Chicago home becomes one with a landscape planted in English garden style.   Only a decade in the making,…

Arbor to backyard

Garden Tour: Creating Depth in a Small Garden

Classic charm keeps this New England coastal small garden in constant form. Hidden surprises, private spots, and plantings reveal the space with each step down the garden path….

Planted wire basket

Gardening Solutions: Design with Succulents

Moisture-storing succulents are a living palette for the artist-gardener. From loafers to loaf pans, the plants will grow in anything that holds soil.   Succulents are problem-solvers. They come in every…

Finished path with a happy fluffy dog running down it

Garden Solutions: A Quick and Easy Path

Creating gorgeous borders and beds is every gardener’s ultimate goal. But playing with plants is only part of the landscape equation. As you work in your garden, you’ll…

Annual poppies

Gardening: My Grandmother’s Gift of Poppies

Pass-along plants and seeds can have more meaning than you ever thought possible. So share those extras from your garden and you may create lasting memories for yourself…

Open Potting Shed with cottage style landscaping

DIY Garden Project: Decorate an Open Potting Shed

Open to the elements, this small yet roomy potting shed brings workspace, storage and decorative cottage charm to the garden while blending it into the scene. We built…

Finished Open Potting Shed

DIY Garden Project: Build an Open Potting Shed

No more excuses. If you’ve always wanted a small shed but thought you couldn’t swing it, think again. A trip to Lowe’s, a few handy tools and willing…

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…

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.  …

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…