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Party_pantry

Storage Solutions: Create a Party Pantry

Get ready for spring holidays, family events, and impromptu gatherings with this simple stash. Stock a cupboard or closet with essential items to help make your party planning…

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…

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…

Shed exterior

Building a Garden Shed: Inside the She Shed

At 12 feet square, our DIY she shed is big enough to host several hobbies. We outfitted it to accommodate two favorite pastimes: reading and gardening.   A…

Finished shed and patio

Building a Garden Shed: The Final Touches

The results are in! In partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores, we turned this lackluster backyard corner into a destination shed, patio, and garden.   Narvas shows Hannah…

Shed with roof

Building a Garden Shed: Dressing Up the Structure

With the shell of our shed built, we had lots of fiddly details to add (like a roof, door, and windows) to give the structure some character.  …

Color drawing of the shed plan

Building a Garden Shed: Raising the Roof

With products from Lowes Home Improvement, our do-it-yourself shed takes on shape with walls and a roof. Since we’re not professional builders, constructing the roof trusses was the…

hand drawn sketch of the shed and flower bed

Building a Garden Shed: Laying the Foundation

Can’t find a pre-fab garden shed that tickles your fancy? Get a structure that graces your landscape by building it yourself.   Last year, we created a lovely…

Mosaic sea mural

Easy Garden Ideas: Summer Project Round-Up

If you’re like me, the coolest weather for outdoor summer projects has past, but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about the next thing or reflecting on the…

Great Gifts: Pet and Outdoor Lovers

People who love their pets, also love getting gifts for their little companions. And let’s face it, pets are WAY easier to buy for, so treat your friends…

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,…

Group of vintage seed packets

Saving Seeds: How to Collect and Store Them

Once a plant’s growing cycle has come to an end, saving seeds from the pod gives you an economical way to fill out your garden next year, share…