Tag: container gardening

Deck overall

Outdoor Rooms: A Jazzy Deck Makeover

You’ll love what a comfy deck can do for your state of mind. Who can fret when surrounded by fresh, summery colors, plump cushions, and pink lemonade? With…

McCoy planters

Creative Collections: McCoy Pottery

McCoy’s midcentury art pottery adds shapely style and a burst of color to your shelf, potting bench, or windowsill.   In the 1920s, the Nelson McCoy Pottery Company…

Perennial flower bed

Garden Ideas: Best Plants for Small Spaces

We all know that gardens are never finished and there is always room for one more stellar plant. Try these varieties for great impact in a limited space….

Cracked pot gnomes

Garden Tour: A Home for Gnomes

After her sons nicknamed her “gnome,” Kathy Penner made it a theme in her charming Midwestern garden.   Once a plain white farmhouse on a former dairy farm,…

Umbrella Stand Feature

Easy Garden Ideas: Make a Planted Umbrella Stand

If your deck gets a little too much sun for comfort on long summer days, adding a large market umbrella will cool things down in a jiffy. And…

Outdoor Living: An Instant Patio Makeover

Even the most uninspiring concrete slab can become a lively and welcoming outdoor room overnight with a cheerful infusion of color, character, and comfort. Talk about a blank…

Planted vintage wheelbarrow in lawn

Easy Garden Ideas: Flea Market Containers

Almost anything can be transformed from a flea market find or junk rescue into a planted pot. Look for inspiration in all the likely places: tag sales, farm…