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5 Lessons From the Punk Rockers of Gardening

On my first visit to Great Dixter, I was a mere tourist following the heavily trod trail of famous gardens that wind through southeast England. A horticultural neophyte, I didn’t even know how to free a plant from a black plastic pot when I arrived in Sussex. Still, the legendary iconoclastic …

Wall Street

7 Mexican Appetizers That Aren't Just Chips and Guac

Throwing a fiesta when the weather gets nicer is basically required, and since we know you've got the bowl of guac covered, here are seven other …

Cooking

Fast-Climbing Vines for Your Garden

These fast-climbing vines can hide unwelcome features, cover bare walls and fences, and lend an air of wildness to even the most staid landscape. …

Gardening

The Real Reason You Keep Killing Your Succulents

This one's for my black-thumbed brethren. The folks, like me, who ran out to buy a dozen succulents once word got around about how easy they are to …

Plants

5 Landscaping Disasters You Should Avoid

<b>Not Planting Native Plants</b><br>You should use native plants whenever you can because they require less maintenance, when compared to non-native plants. So …

Landscaping

Container Rose Gardening Made Easy; Learn to grow roses in pots

Container rose gardening is a stylish way to brighten up outdoor spaces. Use a potted rose to create a focal point in a garden or add bold color and …

Gardening

Easy-to-Build Raised Bed Gardening Plans Using Reclaimed Lumber

Raised bed gardening is an easy way to add more efficiency and beauty to your garden areas with little more than some good old-fashioned elbow grease …

Gardening

Six indispensable tips to create a perfect space for outdoor living

Creating a beautiful outdoor space is no less involved than making a beautiful room inside your house. Amelia Thorpe spoke to two expert designers …

Landscaping

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that you do not want to share with …

Landscaping

Fabulous Photo Booth Models In 1950s Kodachrome

1950s Kodachrome models.<p>1955 – Photo Booth model<p>Were you or someone you know a model at a photo show in 1954 or 1955. These found photos – in …

Photography

15 Beautiful Perennials That Grow In The Shade

In almost every garden, you will find at least one area that lies in the shade. It could be under a beautiful tree in a very prominent part of the …

Flowers

Perfect Plants for Attracting Butterflies

Butterfly Gardening (Princeton University Press, 2018) <i>by Jane Hurwitz helps beginners and exerts alike to transform their yard into a butterfly</i> …

Gardening

5 Things Trump and Ryan Didn’t Tell You About Their Tax Plan

The shine is already wearing off the Donald Trump-Paul Ryan tax cuts so extravagantly wrapped and presented as a Christmas gift to America last …

Middle-class

20 Small Garden Water Feature Ideas To Add A Little More Zen To Your Life

Flowing water is not only beautiful to admire, but the sound is very relaxing. And, if you have a small garden, terrace or patio, strategically …

Landscaping

Why you should use compost, even if you don’t have a big garden

Compost piles have been a staple of gardening since Adam was handed that accursed apple, but compost itself takes many forms.<p>It might be a pile of windblown leaves, trapped in the ankles of a shrub to rot away over the winter with no help from the gardener whatsoever.<p>At the other end rests the …

Gardening

21 Easy DIY Garden Trellis & Vertical Growing Structures

As a garden designer and plant lover, I visit gardens every chance I get. One of my favorite garden elements is the garden trellis.<p>A garden trellis …

Landscaping

All-Natural Homemade Weed Killers That Really Work

Learn how to kill those pesky weeds with natural ingredients you already have on hand.<p>Homemade Weed Killer<p>Try this make-at-home weed killer: a gallon …

Gardening

Everything You Need to Know About Arbors

It’s important to make an entrance at a party or in a garden. For a party, you need charisma and of course the right shoes. For a garden, all you …

Landscaping

Gardening 101: Lobelias

Lobelia, <i>Lobelia erinus</i>: “Summer Color”<p>Lobelia is a go-to flower to add showy, delicate blooms to your borders, window boxes, or hanging baskets. This …

Gardening

The Stunning Winners of The World Press Photo Award 2018

The World Photography Organisation has announced the overall winners of the prestigious 2018 Sony World Photography Awards at a London ceremony. This …

Sri Lanka

Tips for Photographing National Parks

Photographed during the hike through the Subway at Zion National Park, UT.<p>I’m the first to admit that I hadn’t been to many National Parks or …

National Parks

The simple way to manifest your single succulent into a full-on garden

Once you’re set with the whole keeping-your-succulents-alive business, it’s time to expand your plant-lady horizons and transform your handful of …

Plants

Do Taxpayers Know They Are Handing Out Billions to Corporations?

Every year, states and local governments give economic-development incentives to companies to the tune of between $45 billion and $80 billion. Why such a wide range? It’s not sloppy research; it’s because many of these subsidies are not public.<p>For the known subsidies, such as Maryland’s recent $8.5 …

Public Servants Are Losing Their Foothold in the Middle Class

OKLAHOMA CITY — The anxiety and seething anger that followed the disappearance of middle-income jobs in factory towns has helped reshape the American political map and topple longstanding policies on tariffs and immigration.<p>But globalization and automation aren’t the only forces responsible for the …

Income Inequality

Soviet film posters of the 50s and 60s – in pictures

After the break-up of the USSR in 1991, many artefacts associated with Soviet life – from posters to gadgets – were discarded, destined to be forgotten. Founded in 2012, the Moscow Design Museum collects objects from the era, which form the basis of a new book, Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989 …

Film Posters

These smashing backyard ideas are hot and happening!

Blessed with extra outdoor space at the rear end of your home? You can convert it into your choice of recreational zone with a little bit of …

Landscaping

10 Narrow Trees for Small Gardens and Tight Spaces

Let’s face it. Most gardeners aren’t working with an endless amount of space. We have small yards and gardens and a limited amount of time to …

Landscaping

Before-and-After Porch Makeovers That You Need to See to Believe

This Porch Was Just a Stoop<p>Prior to the renovation, the entrance to the 600-square-foot cottage was just a stoop.<p>Now It’s a Classic Southern Porch<p>The …

Landscaping

The tax cuts are working (for banks)!

For a while, the Republican Party was pretty confident that it had figured out its message for the 2018 midterms. It passed massive tax cuts in December, you see, and that would fill America’s wallets to the point that voters could barely resist pulling the lever for the party come November.<p>It …

Taxes

Nostalgic Photos of Tourists in U.S. National Parks

Captivated by hordes of visitors, camera-toting families, and packed motor coaches, this photographer embarked on a road trip to capture them.<p>In 1976, photographer Roger Minick was teaching a workshop in Yosemite National Park when he became fascinated with an unexpected subject: the American …

National Parks