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55 Inspiring Pathway Ideas For A Beautiful Home Garden

The garden pathway is a must-have not only because it enriches the landscape and make the décor more beautiful but also for practical reasons. At its …

Gardening 101: How to Plant an Open Terrarium

If only the rest of life were as simple as growing succulents in an open terrarium. All you have to do is find a few like-minded plants, introduce …

Gardening 101: How to Root Herbs in Water

Rooting herbs in water is so easy to do that the first time it happened to me was a surprise. A friend brought me a housewarming gift–a bouquet of …

DIY VIDEO: How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden with Model Summer Rayne Oakes

If you’ve always dreamed of having a little herb garden in your kitchen, here’s a video DIY from our friend Summer Rayne Oakes that can bring that …

Windowsill Gardening on the Cheap: Vintage-Style Tin Herb Gardens

I stumbled on the idea of using tea tins for a mini container garden the other day when looking around for an attractive option that would fit on my …

Gardening

This is a planter that Stephanie helped make last fall. She gave it to me for Christmas. This spring, we moved it to a nice location in my yard and filled it. This last weekend, I started planting it with herbs. This will now be the most fragrant corner of my yard thanks to the herbs in the planter and the flora surrounding it.

DIY: The Best Garden Insecticide (and No Harmful Chemicals)

To repel spiders, aphids, and other insect pests in the garden, my neighbor Bea douses plants with an all-natural insecticide she makes with Castile …

Gardening

Urban Gardening: Shade-Tolerant Herbs to Grow in Your Apartment

Buttermilk biscuits with chive butter, egg salad with ribbons of tarragon, iced tea with fresh mint. There are many reasons to love fresh herbs. …

Oxeye daisies

It's that time of year when the oxeye daisies are at their exuberant best, when their oversized, gleaming white blooms sparkle across grassy cliffs, along waysides and throughout our more flowery dairy meadows. I've seen plants little more than an inch high on the cliffs of the Lizard Peninsula in …

Top 10 all-weather perennial plants

A Net-Zero Energy House in Santa Monica, California

Architect Buzz Yudell, of Moore Ruble Yudell, and his wife made the decision to move from a rural area into the city so they could be close to work …

10 Modern Kitchen Design Updates For a Kitchen That Wows

I’ll be honest. I strongly dislike cooking. And chopping. And slicing and dicing, frying, broiling and sautéing. But I can tell you from experience, …

Kitchens