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Local creatures that terrify us—and why they really shouldn’t

Why do we fear creepy-crawly creatures—those unloved but generally harmless inhabitants of our backyards and beyond?

Wild native plants that are suitable for local gardens

Wild for Wild Ones: The Rockies are full of wild native plants and many are suitable for local gardens. By Panayoti Kelaidis I know a handful of...

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...

Wiggly Wonders: Vermicomposting

If you’re interested in environmental sustainability, vermicomposting is one can of worms you’ll want to open. “Starve a landfill. Feed a worm.” That’s a mantra John...

Garden Gems

Grow wildflowers from seed with these seeds of wisdom from an avid gardener.

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...

No Pain, You Gain

Gardening is great, but it can be a pain if you don’t do it right. These tips can help you reap the rewards without the...

Tips for tucking in your garden for winter

Tucking in a garden for winter is mostly about cleaning up and covering up. Hopefully, your trees and shrubs grew stronger this growing season.

Two of a Kind

Fall is the perfect time to plant bulbs, and pairing bulbs makes for fabulous displays. Here are ideas for creating gorgeous beds come spring...

Hostas are a shoo-in for shady areas

Hostas come in endless varieties, colors and sizes By Mary Lynn Bruny Come blistering summer months, nothing is as inviting as a calm, cool shade garden—especially...