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6 Sweet Southern Charms of St. Simons Island

A sultry breeze ripples across golden marshes swaying them in a low-country welcome as we approach St. Simons Island. Leaving the hum of Route I-95 traffic behind, three scenic bridges wind us across rivers and creeks to the privileged shores of Georgia's Golden Isles. The barrier islands of Sea …

Sugar Cane

Lawn Alternative Plants For The South: Alternative Lawn Ideas In Warm Climates

By Jackie Carroll<p>A well-tended lawn makes your home look neat and tidy, but is it worth all the work? And what about those hot climates? No one …

Russell Page’s Brilliant Gardens Come to Life in a New Exhibition Photos

<b>Russell Page</b> once described himself as “the most famous garden designer no one has ever heard of,” and while that was not really true during his lifetime (his admirers and clients included Oscar de la Renta and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor), it is most certainly not the case now. The British …

Birds

How to Build a Rain Garden

Home>How To | More in Gardening<p><i>This Old House</i> landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to use rainwater to sustain a lush garden<p>In this video, <i>This</i> …

Gardening

Green Thumb: How to Start a Balcony Garden

My mother has always kept a garden, and I inherited a love of gardening from her. Gardening is one of my very favorite ways to spend a weekend …

5 Essential Spring Gardening Tips

The sun is shining, birds are singing and it's time for your garden to come back from the winter weather. Your garden needs some help getting back in shape, though, so it's time to get the supplies from the home improvement store, pull out the tools from the shed and get to work.<p>Here are some tips …

Garden Design

30 Gorgeous Spring Gardens

There's no sight more beautiful than flowers in bloom and lush greenery.<p>From sprawling paths to simple patios, find the best look for your backyard with these gorgeous garden designs.

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The Heights' best revamped houses: This home tour embraces change and new construction

Celebrating renovated historic and recently constructed residences, the Houston Heights Association's 2015 Spring Home & Garden Tour showcases six …

Houston

There is magic in the garden this spring

There is magic in the garden this spring, but there are no magic formulas to achieve such beauty. Gardening is hard work. Cutting back perennials, …

Gardening

Every Garden Should Have These Herbs!

<b>It is gardening season and as we are planning our Spring garden, it is time to figure out just what should be growing this year</b>. Maybe you have your …

Gardening

4 Super-Easy Curb Appeal Projects to Max Out Your Home’s Value

You’ve been spending so much time on projects inside your home (like that new shower you have to drag yourself out of), that your front yard is …

Landscaping

The Biggest Source of Plastic Trash You've Never Heard of

Whether it's a small organic farm or a large conventional operation, plastic is a huge part of modern agriculture. Billions of pounds are used around …

Sustainability

The Urban Farm Story

Welcome to the Urban Farming Revolution!<p>My name is Greg Peterson, and for the last 40 years I have been practicing urban farming.<p>It all started in …

Urban Agriculture

Diarmuid Gavin: four ways to create instant impact in your garden

Tackling garden projects for the summer can be daunting, but Diarmuid Gavin reassures gardeners with his know-how<p>Three in five Brits have a passion for gardening, but half of them don’t consider themselves knowledgeable enough to tackle <b>garden projects</b>, according to research carried out by <b>Wickes</b>. …

Pop Up Garlic Farmers ready to start planting

On Sunday, the fledgling farmers will each sow 500 cloves, at four different donor farms around Melbourne – in Coburg, Keilor, Ballan and the …

Podcast

Backyard gardeners, pros alike face daunting spring after difficult winter

Most people are relieved that the snow is almost gone. Runners, cyclists, dog walkers, and roof rakers, to name but a few.<p>But gardeners? …