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Backyard makeover garden

Outdoor Living: Plant a Retaining Wall Garden

A sloped backyard becomes a welcoming oasis with an easy-care retaining wall garden. After completing a DIY deck extension (see how we built it here) and walkway we…

Backyard deck expansion

Outdoor Living: Expand a Tiny Deck

Expanding your deck and have some handy friends? This 12 x 12-foot addition is a surprisingly doable DIY. A new home usually calls for a refresh by painting…

Backyard and shed

Garden Ideas: A Landscape of Earthly Delights, part 2

In her southwest Missouri garden, Linda Heman uses vintage finds and cast-offs from friends and family to decorate her landscape beds. A metal arch covered in trumpet vine…

Turf free yard

Gardening Ideas: A Turf-free Yard

No more mowing! No more lawn chemicals! A turf-free lawn brings all kinds of benefits to humans as well as to birds and pollinators. And a yard without…

Overall of garden

Garden Tour: English Garden Style Beds and Borders

With flowers growing on every side in curvaceous borders, a suburban Chicago home becomes one with a landscape planted in English garden style.   Only a decade in the making,…

Arbor to backyard

Garden Tour: Creating Depth in a Small Garden

Classic charm keeps this New England coastal small garden in constant form. Hidden surprises, private spots, and plantings reveal the space with each step down the garden path….

Planted wire basket

Gardening Solutions: Design with Succulents

Moisture-storing succulents are a living palette for the artist-gardener. From loafers to loaf pans, the plants will grow in anything that holds soil.   Succulents are problem-solvers. They come in every…

Finished path with a happy fluffy dog running down it

Garden Solutions: A Quick and Easy Path

Creating gorgeous borders and beds is every gardener’s ultimate goal. But playing with plants is only part of the landscape equation. As you work in your garden, you’ll…

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…

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…