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6 Big Garden Trends We're So Excited to See This Year

Here in New York, it's still chilly outside, but there are occasional signs (like that one 70 degree day) that spring will come someday. To get …

10 Secrets to Successful Houseplants from the Experts

Are you tired of hearing the same old obvious tips about how to take care of houseplants? We certainly are. These days the Internet seems to …

Swedish Meatballs with Ground Beef and Pork

These excellent Swedish meatballs are made with a mixture of ground beef and pork, bread crumbs, and sauteed onions. The meatballs are browned and …

Balconies to suit all tastes!

A balcony is a terrific bonus space for any apartment, but the pressure to decorate them in a gorgeous and cohesive way is tangible! Not everyone has …

Landscaping

These Are the Top 15 Fan-Favorite Recipes From Blue Apron

How often do you <i>actually</i> keep the recipe cards for the meals you make through food delivery services like Blue Apron? Yes, the dishes are good, but the best of the best are worth replicating. For the month of October, Blue Apron is actually bringing back fan favorites, so you can make them again or …

40+ Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

These expert tips will help you beautify even the tiniest yard.<p>You don't have to call Versailles home to design a stunning outdoor space. Even with a …

Landscaping

Steal This Look: Balcony Garden on a Budget

Back to basics: here’s a simple, pleasing balcony garden you can create on a budget (renters, take note).<p>We spotted the setup in A Glamorous Studio …

Landscaping

10 great trees for small yards

<b>Even small yards and gardens can be home to a variety of trees, without crowding out everything else, and provide fruit, shade, wildlife habitat, or</b> …

Buying boxwoods? Be on the lookout for blight

Boxwoods, with their tidy little evergreen leaves, are classic and popular shrubs in Chicago-area gardens, especially in formal gardens and for containers or small spaces. If you're shopping for a boxwood this spring, be alert to signs of a serious disease that is new to Illinois: boxwood …