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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,…

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…

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…

Containers on porch

Gardening Solutions: Top Tips for Container Success

Keep the beauty quotient high for potted plants with these can’t-fail ideas for container success.   Bigger is better. Because plants can grow more roots in big pots,…

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…

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.  …

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…

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…