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Screen Porch dining area

Outdoor Living: A 3-Season Porch Makeover

Like others in its 1970s suburban neighborhood, this home featured a tacked-on, three-season porch that was uninviting and underused. We quickly transformed the space by repurposing furnishings and updating materials, all wrapped…

Annual poppies

Gardening: My Grandmother’s Gift of Poppies

Pass-along plants and seeds can have more meaning than you ever thought possible. So share those extras from your garden and you may create lasting memories for yourself…

four adults watching a movie outdoors

Entertaining Ideas: Host a Backyard Film Festival

Warm summer evenings tempt us outside for barbecues and banquets, but why stop there? Bring back the pleasure of a night at the drive-in theater with a backyard…

Containers on porch

Gardening Solutions: Top Tips for Container Success

Keep the beauty quotient high for potted plants with these can’t-fail ideas for container success.   Bigger is better. Because plants can grow more roots in big pots,…

Open Potting Shed with cottage style landscaping

DIY Garden Project: Decorate an Open Potting Shed

Open to the elements, this small yet roomy potting shed brings workspace, storage and decorative cottage charm to the garden while blending it into the scene. We built…

Finished Open Potting Shed

DIY Garden Project: Build an Open Potting Shed

No more excuses. If you’ve always wanted a small shed but thought you couldn’t swing it, think again. A trip to Lowe’s, a few handy tools and willing…

Door potting bench with tools and flowers

Gardening DIY: Create a Repurposed Potting Station

Assemble a unique potting area using architectural salvage and repurposed artifacts. Give it personality by adding items you’ve collected and make it pretty with a profuse planting of…

Quick filler plants

Gardening Solutions: Plants That Fill In Fast

Choose from among these vigorous and fast-growing plants for a lush-looking garden that will flourish all season long. Pictured are our favorite varieties of each plant type.  …

Planted vintage milk pail

Gardening Solutions: Decorating with Purple

Purple is Pantone’s Color of the Year and the trend extends beyond home decor (see our ideas for decorating with purple here) and fashion. Bring the hue into…

Garden in raised beds

Gardening Solutions: Pint-Size Vegetable Varieties

Pack a lot of food into your garden with vegetable varieties designed for small spaces. Most grow well in containers, too.   Growing your own food in a…

Hummingbirds hovering above a flower

Gardening Solutions: Attracting Pollinators

The U.S. grows more than 100 crops (with an annual value estimated at $3 billion) that need or benefit from pollinators. Help the hardworking critters that bring us…

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Garden Solutions: Tough Street-Savvy Plants

The space between the sidewalk and the curb is a tough place to live. Some even call it a hell strip. But you can beautify this prime real…