Ashlyn Tahlier

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Five evergreen plants for shade

Evergreen plants are an essential part of any garden – they offer structure, form and interest, especially in winter, and act as a foil for the …

Landscaping

Best Books of 2017

Drawdown / Penguin PressWhether you are looking for a unique book to give as a gift or just one for yourself to delve into, we have some options. …

No green thumb needed: 6 drought-tolerant herbs that are almost impossible to kill

If you have dutifully swapped out your lawn and flower gardens for water-miserly cactus and succulents, you can be excused for feeling a tad nostalgic for the lush, the scented, the flowering.<p>"When I just see succulents, it can feel a bit sparse or stark," admits Kelly Fernandez. But she has a …

15 Impossible-to-Kill Outdoor Plants

With summer in full swing, it’s hard not to admire the yards and gardens around town that are filled with greenery and colorful blooms. If you’ve …

Plants

Best Houseplants: 9 Indoor Plants for Low Light

Indoor plants is an oxymoron. The most important thing to know about plants: they prefer to live outdoors. You will never see a botanical description …

Plants

22 easy ways to make a small home bigger

If you have a small home, that you are keen to make a little larger and easier to use, it can be tempting to try and add a huge extension, but that's …

Beautiful cabin pops up in ten days with minimal landscape disturbance

BIO Architects recently completed a modern modular cabin, proving yet again that beautiful homes can be affordable with the help of prefabrication. …

Beekeeper built dream hexagonal house without 'hateful' right angles

Apiarists tend to be very serious about their beehives, but one New Zealand beekeeper took his passion one step further. Roy Brewster (1905- 1978) …

Beekeeping

How to design and plant a woodland garden

A woodland garden doesn't need the huge amount of space you might imagine. Clever design and the planting of shrubs to create shade for diminutive …

Miniature