Make your own DIY herb garden using unique containers that can be found inside your home. Get tutorials for making a container herb garden from a wine box, galvanized buckets or trash cans, or from a strawberry pot. Learn what herb grow best inside each DIY herb container so you can have fresh mint, oregano and basil all year long.
Shades of cool blue look lovely in any garden. Not sure which plants to grow? Try growing some of our favorite blue-hued blooms! We recommend blue hydrangea, grape hyacinth, clematis, bellflower, salvia, morning glory, and more.
Add extra style to your garden with these cool landscaping accents! Create DIY concrete decorations, using our easy-to-follow instructions. Spheres, edging, leaves, containers, and birdbaths – whatever you want to add to your yard, try making it with concrete. You’ll have beautiful outdoor décor, thanks to the versatile material of concrete.
Take the stress out of selecting perennials to plant – we’re sharing the top perennial flowers that are easy to grow. Whether you’ve got a green thumb or two left feet, you should be able to have gorgeous blooms year after year. Try growing coneflower, hosta, peony, bearded iris, or one of our other favorites.
What’s better than succulents or artwork? Living succulents that will flourish in a perfectly arranged picture frame! This amazing DIY project leaves you with lovely plants to easily display in your home or outdoors. Plus, with simple step-by-step instructions, this project is easily achievable.
Container gardening is great, but it can be intimidating trying to figure out where to begin when it comes to pairing plants. Don’t worry though, we have great ideas for the perfect plant combinations. Keep things simple with a single shade, or find out how to effectively combine different flowers and their bright blooms effectively. Try succulents, fancy foliage, and ornamental grasses in containers as well, for even more charming fun!
Easier gardening? Yes, please! These easy garden plans will help you keep your cool this summer. Check out our plans for a drought-resistant garden, a heat-resistant garden, a no-fail annual garden, and so much more! You’ll love how beautiful these plants look, and how simple these gardens are to care for!
If you love looking at the famous water lily paintings by Monet, consider growing your own water lilies! Surprisingly hardy, these delicate looking flowers are actually dependable and a great choice for those new to gardening. Learn how to plant water lilies, find out where to buy them, and discover how to winterize these gorgeous plants.
What’s the best way to water your succulents? Whether your succulents are indoors, in outdoor containers, or in the ground, find out how often and the best practices for ensuring that your plants are well cared for. Between soaking and having the right soil, find out all you need to know!
Add this to the impressive list of things that vinegar can do: vinegar works to kill weeds, too! Find out what kind of vinegar to use (hint: your household vinegar may not be strong enough). Then, find out how to apply the vinegar for optimal effectiveness. You’ll want to avoid days where there is rain or wind. Be sure to follow safety precautions, too!
If you live in an area that has dry soil or doesn't receive a lot of rain, these drought tolerant landscaping ideas will help you have a beautiful yard without requiring a long of water! Our tips for landscaping include where to plant flower beds so they receive runoff water and what plants to choose that can withstand tough conditions.
Get ideas to spruce up your backyard space and turn it into a relaxing area to entertain or just kick back. We have projects to add flower beds and container gardens, add in water features, install a walkway or decorate your patio.
Get inspired to incorporate a rock garden into your spring garden plans. We have plenty of ideas for large and small rock gardens that flawlessly mix and match colorful flowers and shrubs with a variety of rock walls and slopes.
If you have houseplants with leaves turning brown on the tips, find out how to fix the problem! Generally, the reason is that your plants aren't getting enough water, but it could also be a lack of humidity that is causing this problem. Additionally, it could be that there is excess salt from too much fertilizer or softened water. If the latter is the case, use distilled water instead to keep the leaves nice and green.
Don't let a small space limit the level of style in your garden! A tiny garden can still be beautiful and successfully designed. Try our landscaping tips and tricks to transform your little gardening space. We recommend adding a freestanding wooden pergola, putting in gravel for low maintenance paving, taking advantage of trees, adding a pond, and more!
Every garden needs a few roses! See our top picks for the easiest roses to grow. Even beginning gardeners can watch these thrive. Choose from a variety of roses the have colorful blooms including red, white, pink and coral.
If you love hydrangeas, find out how to grow more beautiful blooms! Hydrangeas love water, but be careful about applying fertilizer (be sure it’s not too much, and that it is applied at the right time). To successfully grow hydrangea flowers, though, you need to know about your specific variety, so read our tips and tricks for caring for each type of hydrangea. Before long, your garden will be filled with lots of lovely hydrangea flowers.
It can be difficult to determine which plants will pair well together. Thankfully, we have helpful hints to solve that problem. Try mixing herbs or shrubs with your flowers, or even vegetables with your florals! Roses and hydrangeas each pair well with many flowers. Consider the shape and color of blooms and foliage. Lastly, when in doubt, stay simple and classic in your pairings.
Find out what you should be planting during the fall season! Spring bulbs, pansies, cool-season vegetables, turfgrass, trees, shrubs, and perennials should be planted during these cooler months. Spring is great for planting, but fall has its own benefits – learn what to plant during fall, and why you should take advantage of putting plants in the ground during this season.