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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. …

The 11 best botanical gardens in the United States

Beat the heat in these urban paradises<p>Summer is in full swing, which means there’s no better time to play outdoors. But even diehard city lovers sometimes tire of the incessant urban annoyances in the summer months: the long commutes, the endless pavement, and the oppressive heat.<p>Luckily, nearly …

After You Cut Down Your Bradford Pear, Plant This

The snarl of a chainsaw never sounds sweeter than when slicing through the trunk of a nasty Bradford pear. As you know, Grumpy has railed against the …

Hardware 101: Smart Irrigation Controllers

Let’s say you already have an automatic sprinkler system—but it’s not too smart. Even when it’s pouring outside, the control box doesn’t have a clue; …

Smart Homes

Gardening 101: Arugula

Arugula, <i>Eruca sativa:</i> “The Rocket”<p>Arugula is a bright, crunchy green that began its march across civilizations when the Romans realized it piqued …

Gardening

20 Impressive vegetable garden designs and plans

The vegetable garden designs are suitable for those who have a lot of spare time. Indeed, you will be very busy to keep the entire plant. Vegetable …

Gardening

Container Gardening – How Do You Pick Your Planters?

It’s easy to get confused when shopping for planters or containers for your garden. Container gardening is not easy since there are many different …

Oregano - Growing Guide - Quiet Corner

A member of the mint family, oregano is commonly used in Italian dishes and is a component of chili powder. This low-growing plant also makes an …

Gardening

Garlic - Growing Guide - Quiet Corner

The last crop to go into the garden, garlic is planted in fall and harvested the following summer. Flavorful, nutritious, and helpful for warding off …

Garlic

Shade Flowers That Will Make You Forget the Lack of Sun

1 of 19<p>Bleeding Heart<p>Perk up the dark corners of your landscape with a generous helping of bleeding heart, <i>Dicentra spectabilis</i>. These hardy …

New Guinea

57 Ways - 6. Keep Your Trees Healthy and Safe

1. Aim for a healthy lawn rather than a perfect lawn <br>2. Cut the grass without gas <br>3. Prevent insect, disease, and weed problems in the garden <br>4. …

Gardening

How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed - Quiet Corner

Tips How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed<p>Creating your own home garden is not always an easy task, but with this DIY U-Shaped garden, it will be …

Landscaping

HugeDomains.com - OurGardenClub.com is for sale (Our Garden Club)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

10 Indestructible Houseplants

Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)<p><i>Chlorophytum</i><i>,</i> native to tropics around the globe, probably owes its popularity to its unique growth habit. The …

Garden Travel: An Insider’s 9 Favorite English Gardens to Visit

Our UK correspondent Kendra Wilson has a collector’s eye for gardens. Crisscrossing the country with camera in hand, she visits English gardens both …

Travel Photography

Outstanding American Gardens | A Celebration 25 Years of the Garden Conservancy

In 1988 “horticultural enthusiast” Frank Cabot had a vision. So inspired by a visit to Ruth Bancroft’s unusual garden of succulents near San …

Landscaping

Urban Farming - Hobby Farms

UF<p>Urban Farming<p>December 29, 2017<p>It’s never too late to commit to sustainability around your home and urban farm. Here are ways you can help save the …

Everything You Need to Know About Growing Parsley

Growing up, kale was simply the "green stuff" that lined the beds of pale, nutrient-deficient iceberg lettuce at the salad bar. Talk about the</i> …

Create a Personalized Vegetable Gardening Cheat Sheet with This Tool

Vegetable growing charts and infographics are handy for both beginner and seasoned gardeners, but planting advice can also depend on where you live. …

Gardening

Self-Fertilizing Design: This Is The Coolest Raised Bed You Will Ever See

Anybody who’s ever grown vegetables in a raised bed garden knows how awesome they are at producing an incredible yield that eclipses that of a …

5 Perennial Vegetables to Grow in Your Garden

Gardeners in Southern California are blessed with a year-round growing climate where tomatoes and peppers often overwinter with proper care. But …

Top 10: the best hotel gardens in England

Amongst the great glories of England are its gardens, and English hotels are no less blessed. One enormous change over the past decade or so has been the advent - in response to the increasing demand for local produce - of the kitchen garden in every kind of hotel from luxury establishment to …

West Sussex

List of Shade-Loving Plants

It’s easy to grow pretty plants in those sunny spots outdoors, but what about the shadier areas in your garden? These five shade-loving plants don’t …

Flowers

Creating a Shade Garden

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Landscaping