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Yard Art: Tacky or Tasteful?

For many people, a garden is a canvas they fill with more than flowers, to the pleasure or dismay of neighbors. Here are some...

Shady Secrets: Growing successful shady gardens

Shade gardens require a little extra TLC to be successful. Whether you’ve got tree shade, dappled shade or deep shade, here are some suggestions for...

Feature Garden: A Place for Paws

This backyard was completely re-landscaped to make it user-friendly for the owner and her dogs. Here is her advice for creating a dog-friendly yard. Photos...

Top 10 Uses for Fresh Lavender

Fragrant and beautiful, lavender has many wonderful uses. In addition to the tastiest lemonade you’ll ever drink, Richelle  Reilly (pictured here) has come up with...

No-No Plants for Pups

The following substances are highly toxic to puppies and adult dogs, and should always be avoided in a dog-friendly landscape: Cocoa mulch: “Even though it’s...

Out & About: Creating Outdoor Rooms

Summer’s the time to enjoy your yard, and creating an outdoor room lets you enjoy it even more. Here are some tips for making an...

The Thrill of No-Till

This organic garden stays healthy because its soil creatures are happy with the homeowners’ till-free techniques. Barbara Miller caught the gardening itch at an early...

Gimme the Dirt!

The secret to a great garden lies just beneath your feet. Hardy blooms start with healthy soil, and spring is the ideal time to get...

Wondrous Wildflowers

With all of the time and effort we spend on our gardens, we sometimes forget that Mother Nature is the best gardener of all. Here...

Gardening as Therapy

If you think gardening is just a bunch of work, think again and you may discover this pastime’s therapeutic benefits. If gardening is more work...