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English Gardens: Everything You Need to Know About Dovecotes

Let’s decode the dovecote—the ultimate birdhouse and a quintessential element of English gardens. Where did these charming shelters for pigeons and …

Gardening 101: Hostas

Hosta, <i>Hosta:</i> “Plantain Lily”<p>My introduction to hostas came when I was the new owner of a 1920s brick row house in Queens, New York. Spring arrived …

Everything You Need to Know About Bearded Iris

After 13 years as head gardener of England’s world-famous gardens at Sissinghurst Castle, Sarah Cook may have been forgiven for putting her feet up …

Shade-Loving Perennial Flowers: 15 Beautiful Choices for Your Garden

While shade may feel like a limiting factor when it comes to colorful garden plants, it simply isn’t. Yes, your plant palette may not be quite as …

Gardening 101: Garlic

Garlic, <i>Allium sativum</i><p>Pungent garlic is one of the most satisfying crops to grow. From a single clove planted the previous autumn comes a full, fat …

Everything You Need to Know About Grass Block Pavers

Joni Mitchell wasn’t kidding when she said you could wreck paradise with a parking lot. You can damage it with a driveway, too, especially the …

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; …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Better Homes & Gardens Home

Brighten up dark garden spaces with these shade flowers that happily grow where their sunny counterparts won't.<p>1 of 18<p>Bleeding Heart<p>Perk up the dark …

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. …

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 …

All about Home Decoration

<b>Unique Mini Kitchen Set<br>–</b> Pleasant for you to my website, on this occasion I’ll teach you with regards to mini kitchen set<br>. And now, here is the first …

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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 (<i>Chlorophytum comosum</i>)<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 …

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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 …

Urban Farming - Hobby Farms

UF<p>Urban Farming<p>April 26, 2018<p>You can grow most vegetables in pots, but few as easily as peppers. Though any variety will succeed, these peppers for …

Everything You Need to Know About Growing Parsley

Flat-leaf parsley, growing alongside one of its great companion plants, tomatoes.<p>(Image credit: Jayme Henderson)<p>Growing up, kale was simply the …

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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. …