Inspiring garden designs, plant picks, and expert gardening tips.
How to turn flowers, succulents, even vegetables into long-lasting decorations you can hang on your front door!
8 Hidden Dangers of Gardening
We're not saying you can't keep them. But watch pets and kids closely — they might get sick (or worse) from eating these leaves and flowers.
8 Deadly Plants You Might Have at Home
It's easy to make your garden into a more inviting place for birds and butterflies to gather.
6 Ways to Attract Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden
Make Your Home a Happier Place to Live
Circular or winding patio shapes are inherently attractive, so you won’t have to add much in the way of furniture or decor.
Lush greenery is one of the easiest ways to spruce up the area surrounding your porch or patio. The best options for achieving this secret garden effect are full-bodied plants such as roses, daylilies, hydrangeas, hebe, clematis, fleabane, rose campion, and hardy geraniums.
Go dramatic and colorful with your exterior paint choice to really spruce up your back deck or patio. The infusion of color will instantly transform your outdoor space—and you'll stay under budget.
Next time you want to toss a tin can in the recycling bin, think again! Instead, save a few and turn them into adorable lanterns, perfect for lining a sidewalk or bordering a garden.
11 DIY Lanterns That Will Light Up Your Summer
Garden owners can try everything from fences to motion-activated sprinklers with little effect. If deer are starving, they'll eat almost anything, but under normal circumstances the critters are surprisingly choosy.
How to Stop Deer From Eating Your Garden (With 22 Plant Ideas!)
The labor-intensive process of training fruit trees into an espaliered pattern can take five or more years. “We wanted instant gratification,” admits Michigan vintners David Maki. He shelled out for this 10-year-old espaliered Kieffer pear. “It produces such a huge harvest that we’re able to give pears as gifts.”