Time to build a 4' x 4' concrete block raised bed. Make this a fall project. Add leaves and grassy material throughout the cool seasons. Get a jump on spring with your new raised bed.
I am a lazy gardener. Every plant on this page has been personally stress tested by me. They are hardy, and easy to care for. They require little water and are distasteful to deer.
Brighten up the shaded areas of your yard with shade-loving flowering plants. Types of plants (with photographs) with the types of shade they prefer.
When purchasing supplies for a DIY irrigation project, knowing who makes the parts you need and where you can find them is critical - Ewing, Orbit, Rain Bird, Valley, and more are covered here.
Many people don't know the value of the plants around them. Do you see a dandelion as a weed spoiling the look of your lawn, or as a wild herb packed with vitamins? Everything in nature has a purpose.
Which plants are essential in a traditional English garden? Roses, hollyhocks, foxgloves, lupins, pinks, and more, with a sprinkling of fruits and vegetables.
Learn to make decorative ice gems in five easy steps. Includes step-by-step instructions and images. Ice gems are a fun, easy craft for adults and kids alike, and are a wonderful conversation starter. Add flair and an artistic touch to your winter garden this year!
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.
Landscapes consist of a variety of physical components combined together to form a "look" or style - plants, softscape, and hardscape. This article describes what they are and how to use them.
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.
Add a prehistoric accent to your gardens and landscape with an ambling pathway of DIY dinosaur tracks. This article includes photos, diagrams and step-by-step instructions.
Photos of most of the elements of a Chinese Garden can be found here on this page. Most Chinese classical gardens have these elements, and they are part of what makes the Chinese Garden Chinese.
Don't let gardening in the shade be daunting. Try planting some of these annuals that thrive in the shade.
Here is a list of the top 10 climbing plants perfectly suited for a small garden trellis. Bringing color, scent and interest into your yard, climbers also create a decorative screen or an ornamental feature that will bring months of pleasure.
Creating a romantic garden area in the yard is not always the simplest of tasks. There are many aspects of gardening that are useful for enrichment and texture in the planting area.