Garden Design

Garden design should be one of your first considerations in planning a garden since it lends style and cohesion to a collection of plants. Find out what goes into designing a garden with these articles.

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New Sharing Website Links Farmers, Saves Seeds

People have been saving seeds for centuries. But a new website takes the idea online, making it easier for farmers to find and share the seeds they want and need.

'Warm Snap': What Happens When Trees and Shrubs Flower Early?

Many of us love a break from the cold weather, even if temporarily, but should we be worried about early blooms and the environment?

Backyard-Free Gardens: How to Grow Without Space

Don’t have much space? That doesn’t mean you have to go without a garden.

Gardening for Beginners: Tips for First-Timers

Even if you've never gardened before, it's easy to add some plants to your yard in five easy steps.

5 Amazing Backyard Waterfalls

Creative waterfalls for yards of all shapes and sizes.

Can you start a garden in the summer?

As is usually the case, time is in short supply and has been slipping away from you fast. You had great intentions of preparing your summer garden months ago, but life got in the way. Is it too late?

10 Flowers With Secret Meanings

Flowers are gorgeous to look at, but they've also got a lot to say. There's a secret flower language we'll clue you in on -- and you might be surprised by the message your favorite bloom is sending!

Top 10 Prettiest Flowers

There's no such thing as an ugly flower, but some blooms definitely stand out. It took a lot of work, but we picked the 10 most beautiful flowers. Pick up a few of these stems to arrange in your home, and you won't be able to take your eyes off of them!

10 Worst Plants for Your Allergies

If you're sneezing and scratching your eyes, it's probably because it's allergy season. Which plants are the worst hay fever offenders?

10 Best Smelling Flowers

Why do some people love flowers so much? It could be their delicate beauty or bright colors, but more than a few will cite the way they smell. There's a reason why Shakespeare felt compelled to contemplate the sweet scent of the rose, after all. Here are 10 of the most fragrant flowers around.

How to Prune Grape Vines

You need to prune grape vines, but you’re not sure how to do it. Learn about how to prune grape vines in this article.

10 Things Your Garden Wishes You Knew

Your garden is a place for you to zone out from the harsh reality of life and spend a little time with nature. There are just a few things your garden wishes you knew so that you both can live happily ever after together.

How to Make a Scarecrow

You'd like to make a scarecrow to keep birds away from your garden, but you're not sure how to do it. Read this article to learn how to make a scarecrow.

What You Need to Do Now to Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

Ah, spring. The weather is getting warmer, the leaves are turning green and the days are getting longer. Unfortunately, your garden needs a bit of tending before it's ready for its springtime debut.

5 Ways to Garden with Aluminum Foil

Don't let your garden get the best of you; control weeds and ward off pests with one of your most common household items, aluminum foil.

Top 10 Ideas for Small Water Features

We can't all install an Olympic-sized swimming pool in our backyards, but that doesn't mean water features are totally out of the question. How can you use a waterfall, rock pond or birdbath to help enhance your outdoor space?

5 Ways to Create a Cool Rooftop Garden

So you live in a high-rise in New York City. That's no reason to let your green thumb grow rusty! Create an urban rooftop oasis -- we'll show you how.

How to do Landscaping on a Budget

Landscaping on a budget can be a daunting prospect. But with a good plan and a little ingenuity, you can create a stunningly landscaped yard that will make the pros drool.

Window Boxes

Window boxes are quick and easy ways to add beauty to a home's exterior. Check out these pictures of window boxes and get inspired to create your own version at home.

Indoor Gardens Pictures

Creating an indoor garden is one of those things that can remind you that anything's possible. Even if you don't have space for an outdoor garden, bringing some plants inside offers a lot of the same benefits and may enhance your home's decor.

Top 10 Low-light Plants

Plants have pretty basic needs. They crave water, healthy soil and rays of sunshine. But if you can't provide your flora with lots of direct sun, you can still grow these low-light plants in your shady garden.

How to Bring the Outdoors in With Indoor Gardens

Once you know a few simple tricks, an indoor garden is easy to care for. Don't smirk; it's true. And the rewards you reap from your indoor garden will offset any work you have to put into it.

How to Grow Your Own Indoor Herb Garden

Start with a sunny windowsill and a few herb seeds and -- snip-snip, you have an instant gourmet meal. Well, it may not be quite that simple, but fresh herbs are still a great asset to have in the kitchen.

How to Keep Plants Alive on Vacation

You've worked hard to turn that brown thumb green, and you're finally seeing the fruits of your labor. But that weeklong vacation looms on the horizon, and you know that it could all go down the tubes if you don't have a plan in place.

Top 10 Spring Plants

Spring is a time of regeneration and renewal. Colorful evidence of this exciting time can be found in your garden. The bulbs you planted in cooler weather are bursting out of the soil. These 10 will infuse your plot with color, dimension and fragrance.


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