Outdoors - Garden
I garden in zone 5b. So many ideas in these photos for new plants to get and ways to use them. Hope you find some inspiration too!
30 shrubs you can grow from cuttings: Forsythias (Forsythia spp.) Honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.) Hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp.) Japanese maples (Acer palmatum cvs.) Kerria (Kerria japonica) Large fothergilla (Fothergilla major) Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) Magnolias (Magnolia spp.) ...and more
If you crave fragrance and flowers, as well as colorful leaves in fall, Witch Hazel if for you. It glows with yellow when its leaves turn in early autumn. In late fall, its flowers appear and remain on the branches even after the leaves have fallen (see inset). Zones 3-9. | Photo Yasuo Murota/Getty Images | thisoldhouse.com
If you're building a fence, a retaining wall or a planter, set a course of protruding stones in the soil beneath it. That way, your mower can cut all the grass—no trimming by hand needed. The stones should protrude about 4 in. from the wall and stand at least an inch above the soil so grass doesn't creep over them.