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Plans for the Backyard


Plans for the Backyard

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Electrify the darkest corners of your landscape with shade-loving perennial flowers. Here are some of our top picks for 2014.

edge garden

5 Tips for Getting a Start on Next Year’s Garden this fall.

20 Colorful Plants for Shade Gardens

Raised Kitchen Garden

small round bushes with stone (maybe brick) border

Low Maintenance Front Yard Landscaping | front-yard-landscaping - this looks just like the entrance to our house! Now I just need to add the landscaping!

5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants

"Bug Off" in a Mason Jar! Add floating candles, citronella oil, mint, lemon, lime, & rosemary. Perfect to keep the bugs away for a backyard party.

Do this in the fall: Plant bulbs in Pots. Store the potted bulbs in an unheated garage or storage room. You'll need to water every few weeks since the pots won't have access to rainfall. In addition to small pots, pack bulbs "shoulder-to-shoulder" in big containers for an abundant display in spring. Toss aside the spacing recommendations so you can get as many bulbs into the container that will fit.

6 Plants That Repel Insects

7 tips for growing giant basil plants

Perennial Gardens -

deck herb garden in crates

1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 c table salt 1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix above ingredients in a spray bottle. Spray weeds thoroughly. Safe for use in yards used by children and pets.

5 Simple Deck Wash Recipes & Tips

Two old chairs facing each other with new wood made into a Bench

Shade loving perennials:Fern, Hosta, Astilbe, Primula, Foxglove and Coralbells

Tea box herb gardens

35 Indoor & Outdoor Succulent Ideas

contrasting hostas

Growing Potted Hydrangeas: Tip Sheet