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Plant Lady Podcasts: Tune in to Great Gardening Shows

A good gardening podcast doesn't just hold your attention, it educates and inspires your inner green thumb, as well. And while the web is brimming …

A visual guide to companion planting

<b>Gardening is a great way to spend your spare time, especially in the summer months, but it can sometimes be frustrating.</b><p>Your plants, vegetables and …

Gardening

The Sod Of Music

"I mean, <i>look</i> at this. Just <i>look</i> at this," said Scott Geiger, an account manager for DeLea & Sons Sod Farm. "Can't you envision yourself throwing a football right here? Or setting up a lawn chair and just sitting? It doesn't get any better than this."<p>He was right. On a Friday afternoon earlier this …

What Did the Ancestor of All Flowers Look Like?

Some 140 million years ago, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, the ancestor of all flowering plants likely blossomed. But their delcate forms aren't …

The 10 Plants You Should Be Decorating With, According to Joanna Gaines

When Joanna Gaines dishes on her list of favourite plants for styling <b>Fixer Upper</b> reveals, you take note. After receiving countless inquiries from …

Home Decorating

9 houseplants you can totally neglect

<b>Every plant requires a certain amount of care — but some can put up with (or even prefer) minimal tending. These options look lovely, and will fare</b> …

Plants

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Chinese Feng Shui Masters

Feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of arranging physical objects to create serenity and balance in a home, also offers lessons for modern …

10 Great Tool Restoration Projects

As we have commented here before, there seems to be something of a restoration fad going on within the maker community. And why not? Vintage tools are not only frequently better made than modern tools, they are cheaper, they come with untold build stories encoded within their scratches, dents, and …

Woodworking

Roomba creator wants to do for gardens what he did for your floors

Let's be honest: while planting your garden can be fun, weeding it usually isn't. Not unless you enjoy crouching down for long stretches, anyway. You might not have to endure the drudgery for too much longer, though. Roomba co-creator Joe Jones and Franklin Robotics are launching Tertill, a robot …

This is what spending one hour in the garden does to your body

From a healthier heart to stronger muscles, we're reaping all the benefits<p>With the sunshine becoming a more regular feature in our lives and lots of …

Gardening

7 Flowers Bugs Won't Eat

Insects wreak havoc on our flowers by chewing, sucking, and transmitting diseases, leaving frustrated gardeners to ponder whether to fight back with …

The Best Lower Back Stretch You're Not Doing

​Use this lat stretch pre or post-workout to pamper your lower back<p>One of the health and performance hacks I've consistently recommended to <i>Men's Health</i> readers over the years and in my bodyweight training book, "Your Body Is Your Barbell," is hanging from a bar daily. Hanging vertically provides …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Japan

It’s no coincidence if Japanese gardens remind you of those scene-in-a-shoebox dioramas you made in grade school.<p>A Japanese garden is a miniature …

Landscaping