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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,…

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…

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…

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…

Koi farm

Garden Tour: A Home-Grown Koi Farm

An eastern Iowa couple carves out a life and a business amid gardens, salvaged-wood buildings, and ponds brimming with colorful koi.   Rural homeowners, gardeners, and entrepreneurs Greg…

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…

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.  …

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…