How to Make a Garden to Honor Your Loved One

This garden was created to honor and remember my beloved son, Richard L. Jacobs, whose life was taken by a senseless brutal murder on March 27, 2015. Through this beauty, we remember and share with the world what a beautiful human being was lost that horrible fateful day. We will love him always.


How to Mosaic Garden Stones

Mosaic garden stones add color and charm to any corner of your flower beds and gardens. They can be any size and depict a butterfly, dragonfly, flowers, bugs, or a colorful design like a spiral.


Art in the Garden

Learn how to use sculpture to best effect in the garden. Finding the perfect piece of sculpture for a specific site will turn your borders, pools, hedges and vistas to poetry.


The History of the Garden Gnome

The definition, typology, and history of the garden gnome. Garden gnomes have had an unique history all over the world and continue to be a popular decoration of choice for lawns, garden, and homes.


How to Design a Simple Garden Plan

Designing a simple landscape plan requires a careful assessment of the garden site prior to selecting plants: you must determine the sun exposure, soil pH, moisture level, and location. Sample garden plans for different situations are included in this article about how to create a simple garden.


How to Design a Cottage Garden Cheaply

Design this cottage-style front garden on a budget using a few central paving stone slabs. With a variety of different plants and some outdoor furniture, you'll have a professional looking garden in no time, and at a fraction of the cost.


How to Plant a Dog-Friendly Garden

Learn how to create a dog-friendly garden with pet-friendly plants, hardscapes, and pet play areas to be enjoyed by you and your dogs. Pet-friendly landscaping uses an organic approach to gardening that is safer and healthier for our families and dog friends.