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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...

Time for Winterscapes

Instead of winter escapes, think winterscapes! Take advantage of the cold to design your landscape with this advice from a local landscape architect. By Scott...

Lawn Lingo: Fall Lawn Care

Fall is the time to prepare your lawn for spring. A lawn expert explains why “green” lawns are greener and what you need to...

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...

Dandies of the Desert

Many agaves, yuccas and other succulents perfectly partner with our semiarid climate and cold winters. They also add sculptural interest and thrive in the garden’s...

More for Your Mulch

Mulches are like sure-fire aces that protect plants and improve soil conditions. In the game of gardening, it pays to play with mulches. Mulches are like...