Tag: perennials

Retaining wall garden

Gardening Ideas: A Late-Season Success Story

Planning a garden late in the growing season generally means your plant choices are limited but if you’re particular and protective, you’ll be rewarded with a thriving garden in the spring. Last year, we built a deck expansion and planted a new garden to

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…

Patio-umbrella

Gardening Solutions: Spring Has Sprung

Winter doesn’t seem to want to let go in large parts of the country but despite what you’re seeing outside, this is the best time to start gearing…

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…

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….

Tough perennials for challenging gardens

Garden Solutions: Plants for Problem Spaces

When life hands you a nightmare gardening space, turn it into a dream come true with these helpful perennial plants. We’ve got ideas for plantings near concrete, in…