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Growing tips, planting advice and beautiful garden design for gardeners of all skill levels.

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Indoor Container Gardening Make your container garden look old with an aged terra-cotta pot - Make your container garden look old with an aged terra-cotta pot

How to Age a Terra Cotta Pot

Make your container garden look well-established with old terracotta pots.

Care of Summer-Blooming Bulbs - This Old House Plant Roots, Bloom, Planting Bulbs, Bulb, Mother Plant, Shasta Daisies, Compost Tea, Types Of Soil, Summer Flowering Bulbs

Care of Summer-Blooming Bulbs

Bulbs are pretty easygoing, but with these tips you can help maximize blooms and increase the odds that they'll naturalize into more plants

An ingenious pruning method for growing an orchard in a small backyard Garden Projects, Herbs, Fruit Trees, Homegrown Fruits, Tree Base, Growing, Peach Trees, Tree Pruning, Gardening Tips

Grow Little Fruit Trees for Big Rewards

An ingenious pruning method for growing an orchard in a small backyard

In this DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a front entry planter for a homeowner that will last through the winter.

How to Install Winter-Proof Planters

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a front entry planter for a homeowner that will last through the winter.

25 River Rock Garden Ideas for Beautiful DIY Designs – Mary C. Kramer 25 River Rock Garden Ideas for Beautiful DIY Designs Garden pebble mosaic by Graham Fry at Winding Path

85 Gorgeous Front Yard Rock Garden Landscaping Ideas - Decoradeas

Rock gardens can bring a natural, rugged beauty to any yard, including those with steep hillsides or other difficult growing conditions. Common rock garden plants grow naturally on high mountains, where they need to stand up to harsh conditions such… Continue Reading →

Garden Flowers - Annuals Or Perennials Dahlias Can Play A Leading Role In Your Garden's Finale. We Show You How To Fertilize And Deadhead Them To Encourage Recurring Blooms. Flower Garden, Dahlia, Plants, Garden, Backyard Garden, Dahlias Garden, Outdoor Gardens, Perennials, Perennial Garden

Dahlias: Late Summer's Drama Queens

They spend the first half of summer waiting in the wings. Then—pop!—dahlias unfurl their showy blossoms just as summer's heat leaves most garden perennials in faded tatters. With their fanciful forms and fabulous hues, they're a surefire hit for anyone looking to give waning beds a color boost. #dahlias #garden #gardenideas #gardening #latesummergarden #summergarden #gardentips

New backyard patio ideas on a budget diy driveways ideas Terrasse auf ein Budget Einfahrten New backyard patio ideas on a budget diy driveways ideas - Modern patio on a budget driveways Small Backyard Patio, Patio Garden, Patio Steps, Patio Makeover, Patio Landscaping, Front Patio, Patio Stones, Patio Plants, Gravel Landscaping

A Private and Inviting Front Yard

Flagstone stepping-stones leading to the driveway provide an easier-to-navigate surface in a crushed-stone patio. They are also easier to keep clear of snow come winter. #frontyard #yardideas #gardenideas #gardening #gardendesign #frontyardgarden #invitingyard #frontyardideas #frontyarddesign #homeimprovement #gardendecor #steppingstones #crushedstonepatio #patio #flagstonesteppingstones

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From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

Alkaline-tolerant herbs, such as catmint and lavender, run along the stone paths and act, in theory, as a buffer between the limestone dust and Corky's roses. #garden #gardenideas #gardendesign #gardentour #gardening #herbgarden #catmint #lavender #limestonedust #corkysroses #gardeningideas #beforeandafter #gardenmakeover

toh reader Matthew Grubaugh with daughter hazel potting up container plant edibles inside potting shed he designed on a CAD

Non-Toxic Garden Shed for Potting Family Edibles

Take a peek into this reader's garden shed. #gardenshed #yardupgrades #gardenupgrades #homeimprovement #gardening #gardenideas #gardeningideas #pottingshed

Plant a Better Window-Box Garden - This Old House

Plant a Better Window-Box Garden

Packed with potential, these mini garden landscapes can benefit from a few design tricks of their own. Here are some window box ideas that’ll be sure to impress.

Garden Beauty on a Budget This iron bistro set, shielded from the street by a shingled privacy scree

Garden Beauty on a Budget

This iron bistro set, shielded from the street by a shingled privacy screen, was a thrift-store purchase; the wall fountain was an eBay find. #gardenideas #gardenplanning #budgetgarden #budgetfriendlygarden #outdoorentertaining #ironbistroset #privacyscreen #gardendecor

10 summer fixes Moon Flower, Container Herb Garden, Bloom, Planting Flowers, Growing Gardens, Perennials, Creative Gardening, Summer Garden, Large Flowers

10 Summer Fixes

Plant a night-blooming garden: Get a round-the-clock show from your garden by planting flowers that open up between dusk and dawn, taking their cues from light and temperature. Try moonflower (shown), a fast-growing annual vine featuring large flowers that come alive at night. Four o’clocks, a fragrant perennial, are a good pick too, usually blooming between 4 and 8PM. #summergarden #nightbloominggarden #gardenideas #garden #moonflower #perennials #gardenplanning #summerupgrades

Build a Trellis Add dimension, color, and decoration to a blank space with a sturdy host for climbing plantsAdd dimension, color, and decoration to a blank space with a sturdy host for climbing plants

Popular Building Projects for Gardeners

A wall covered with climbing vines may benefit the fairy-tale suitor who scales it to reach his true love, but in the real world the twisting tendrils will wreak havoc on your house's siding. Better that you create a buffer between the foliage and the facade with a garden trellis. Get the full tutorial for this project here. #howto #gardenideas #gardenprojects #diy #diygarden #trellis #diytrellis #homeimprovement #gardendiy

The boulders that border the flower beds—echoed on the patio pillars —were mostly dug up on the property, but some were purchased. “Yes, we actually paid for rocks,” Kathie confesses, with a smile. “Don’t judge!

Practical Magic Garden Upgrade

The boulders that border the flower beds—echoed on the patio pillars —were mostly dug up on the property, but some were purchased. “Yes, we actually paid for rocks,” Kathie confesses, with a smile. “Don’t judge!” #garden #gardendesign #gardenideas #flowerbeds #boulderedging #gardenboulders #gardenedging #flowerbedborder #gardenedgingideas

Garden Designs Ideas 2018 : ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea, lavender, and gaura reflect the garden’s white-purple-pink color scheme. Hot hues are confined to the hellstrip. Patio Garden, Garden Patio Furniture, Garden Design, Perfect Garden, Gorgeous Gardens, French Country Garden, Side Garden, Vertical Garden, Backyard

Street-Side Gardens: Inspirational, Lawnless Front Yards

‘Annabelle’ hydrangea, lavender, and gaura reflect the garden’s white-purple-pink color scheme. Hot hues are confined to the hellstrip. #frontyard #frontyardideas #frontyardgardening #frontyardgarden #garden #gardenideas #lawnlessyard #hellstrip #hellstripgarden #hellstripgardening #hellstripideas #gardedesign